Heart Attack

Edited by: John son
Acute Coronary Syndrome is a name given to three types of coronary artery disease that are associated with sudden rupture of plaque inside the coronary artery: Unstable angina Non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction or heart attack (NSTEMI) ST segment elevation myocardial infarction or heart attack (STEMI).


Most heart murmurs are innocent: They are caused by blood flowing through healthy valves in a healthy heart and do not require treatment. However, heart murmurs can be caused by blood flowing through a damaged or overworked heart valve.

Sub Topic 1: Irregular Heart Rhythm


Irregular heart rhythm -- arrhythmia -- is when your heart doesn't keep up a good beat. Learn what it means here
Last Updated: 4/30/2014 12:51:07 PM

Sub Topic 2: Atrial Fibrillation


It's the most common kind of irregular heart beat. Here's where to find out what it is, and what to do about it.
Last Updated: 4/30/2014 12:51:36 PM

Sub Topic 3: Heart Rhythm Disorders


Irregular heart rhythms can cause the pumping function of the heart to fail. See how.
Last Updated: 4/30/2014 12:52:16 PM

Sub Topic 4: Pericardial Effusion


Fluid around the heart can be caused by various types of infection/inflammation or cancer, kidney disease or heart surgery. This fluid can impair heart function. Read more in this technical article written for doctors.
Last Updated: 4/30/2014 12:52:45 PM

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