The Heart: A Four Room Apartment

 The heart has four chambers, two atria (atrium-chamber) and two ventricles (cavities). There is an atrium and a ventricle on the right and one each, on the left side. Heart Failure results if the ventricles are overworked, overstrained and swollen. The heart can be...

The Deadly Disease

 Given a choice I would rather have a painful disease, because pain will make me rush to take treatment. But if I have a disease without symptoms my body may be damaged without my knowing it! High Blood Pressure (HBP, hypertension) and Diabetes Mellitus (DM) are...

Heart attack damage.

Heart attack damage. At times the blood flow to a part of the heart muscle is suddenly stopped as coronary artery is blocked. This is a Heart Attack. The resulting chest pain is far more severe and lasts longer. Also, unless the heart attack is immediately treated...

Angina pectoris and heart attack.

Angina pectoris and heart attack. Although both Angina and Heart Attack indicate the same basic defect, i.e. reduced blood supply to the heart, there are differences. The heart needs more blood when it has to do more work. With narrowd blood vessels, as in Angina,...