Pericarditis – an inflammation of the pericardium, the outer lining of the heart separating it from other organs of the chest. The pericardium consists of two layers, the inner and outer. Between them, there is normally a small amount of fluid that facilitates their displacement relative to each other during heart contractions. Continue reading
Pain in the heart varied in intensity and character; from the feeling uncomfortable to the piercing, contractive, unbearable “dagger” pain. Can come from a certain area is locally (heart region), but can be across the thorax.
Pain behind the sternum may occur as when physical stress and at rest, may last from several minutes to several hours or even days, varying in intensity depending on the movement and body position. Continue reading
Most people associate cigarette smoking with breathing problems and lung cancer. But smoking is also a major cause of cardiovascular disease.
Smoking and tobacco use are significant risk factors for a variety of chronic disorders. According to the American Heart Association, cigarette smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death in the United States, accounting for 440,000 of the more than 2.4 million annual deaths. Continue reading
Heart – a vital organ responsible for the movement of the blood, which supplies tissues with oxygen and nutrition, thus allowing the body to to function normally, and removes harmful substances such as carbon dioxide.
Every day your heart beats about a hundred thousand times. For work it needs oxygen and nutrition, which are delivered to the heart muscle via blood vessels. Continue reading