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Heart and blood vessel disease,cardiovascular disease also called heart disease, includes numerous problems, many of which are related to a process called atherosclerosis

Blood Clots May Be Triggered By Dental Plaque Bacteria

blood clots by oral infection

Oral bacteria that escape into the bloodstream are able to cause blood clots and trigger life-threatening endocarditis. Further research could lead to new drugs to tackle infective heart disease, say scientists presenting their work at the Society for General Microbiology’s Spring Conference in Dublin. Streptococcus gordonii is a normal inhabitant of the mouth …

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Cardiomegaly – Hypertrophy of the Heart

Cardiomegaly

Cardiomegaly means enlargement of any chamber/chambers of the heart. It is termed right or left cardiomegaly, depending on whether the right or left chambers are enlarged. If only both upper chambers are enlarged it is called aortic hypertrophy. If only both lower chambers are enlarged, ventricular hypertrophy. Among all types …

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Hypertension / High Blood Pressure

Hypertension / High Blood Pressure

Hypertension / High Blood Pressure A blood pressure of 140/90 or higher is considered high blood pressure. Both numbers are important. If one or both numbers are usually high, you have high blood pressure. If you are being treated for high blood pressure, you still have high blood pressure even …

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ANGINA PECTORIS

Angina Pectoris

Angina is chest pain or discomfort that occurs when your heart muscle does not get enough blood. Angina may feel like pressure or a squeezing pain in your chest. The pain may also occur in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back. It may also feel like indigestion. Angina is …

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What Causes Hypertension?

What Causes Hypertension?

What Causes Hypertension? Normal blood pressure readings will fall below 120/80, while higher results over time can indicate hypertension. In most cases, the underlying cause of hypertension is unknown. The top number (systolic) shows the pressure when your heart beats. The lower number (diastolic) measures pressure at rest between heartbeats, …

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Hypertension Symptoms

Hypertension Symptoms

Hypertension Symptoms High blood pressure is sometimes called a silent killer because it may have no outward symptoms for years. In fact, one in five people with the condition don’t know they have it. Internally, it can quietly damage the heart, lungs, blood vessels, brain, and kidneys if left untreated. …

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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

What Is Hypertension? Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common condition that will catch up with most people who live into older age. Blood pressure is the force of blood pressing against the walls of your arteries. When it’s too high, it raises the heart’s workload and can cause …

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