Read more about the article Pericarditis. Diagnosis is challenging: recovery takes weeks!
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Pericarditis. Diagnosis is challenging: recovery takes weeks!

Pericarditis implies inflammation of the pericardium – a thin fibro-elastic sac that encases your heart. It can be acute, subacute, recurrent, or chronic pericarditis. A diagnosis of pericarditis takes a…

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Read more about the article Angina. It’s imperative to understand this type of chest pain.
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Angina. It’s imperative to understand this type of chest pain.

When blood flow to the heart is compromised, a series of biochemical changes occur due to a lack of oxygen. These changes culminate in a distinct type of chest pain…

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Read more about the article Abdominal aortic aneurysm: controlling blood pressure will save you from the catastrophe.
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Abdominal aortic aneurysm: controlling blood pressure will save you from the catastrophe.

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the abdominal aorta, at least 1.5 times the conventional vessel calibre. A life-threatening condition that is often indolent but requires specific treatment…

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