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Diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiology)

Treatment of palpitations: first aid, what can and can not

Among cardiac glycosides, the most famous are Digitoxin, Celanid. Such drugs are prescribed only by a doctor, since their irrational intake can lead to disastrous consequences, even to a cardiac arrest.

Attacks of palpitations and other symptoms: shortness of breath, fear, pain, weakness

The rate of heartbeats per minute for an adult varies between 60-80 times. A strong heartbeat can be said if this number exceeds 90-100 beats.

Pacemaker Operation: Pros and Cons

To maintain the functioning of the heart, a special device is used - a pacemaker. Consider the features of this unit, types, indications for use.

Consequences and treatment after installing a pacemaker

In some cases, late complications develop. Patients are faced with the so-called syndrome EX. There are frequent headaches and dizziness, possible loss of consciousness, shortness of breath and a sharp decrease in blood pressure. 

Types of pacemakers

There are several types of medical devices for maintaining heart rate. All of them perform the main function - the preservation of the physiological work of the heart. Each of the pacemakers has its own characteristics of functioning.

Pacemaker manufacturers

Today, there are many manufacturers of pacemakers on the medical equipment market. World leaders are American companies: Medtronic, St Jude, Boston Scientific, German Biotronic, Italian Sorin Group and Dutch Vitatron.

Life with a pacemaker: what can and can not be done?

At first, after installing the EKS, the patient's life changes significantly. This is due to certain limitations and a long rehabilitation period.

Setup and Pacemaker Modes

A medical device that maintains a heart rhythm is a complex device made from an inert medical titanium alloy. The device is a kind of mini computer that regulates the heart.

Sinus bradycardia: causes, symptoms, treatment

The symptom, manifested as a decrease in the rhythm of contractions of the heart, does not necessarily indicate a disease. For example, when a person sleeps, the heart rate is lower than in a waking state. 

Exudation in the pericardial cavity: norm, technique of determination

If the volume of fluid in the pericardial space tends to a pathological increase, then they say about the appearance of effusion in the pericardium. During the study, a darkened echo-negative cavity is detected, mainly through subcostal access. 

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