Factors that raise heart rate
By: Lorraine Carter
Raising your heart rate can have some healthy benefits as long as there are no medical problems in that area. Athletes raise their heart rates all the time. Gymnast, dancers, swimmers, hikers, bikers and walkers all have raised heart rates when they are busy with...
Factors that raise heart rate
By: Kyriakos Anastasiadis
Heart rate is the number of heartbeats per minute (BPM). A normal heart rate varies between people, depending upon age, gender, activity levels, and their health status. It is universally accepted that a healthy, adult heart should beat 60-100 times per minute while resting. As...
What is dilatation and curettage?
By: Melissa Patterson
Dilatation and curettage are medical procedures which are performed on the cervix and uterus. This procedure is performed by a physician in the medical practice of obstetrics and gynecology. Many times, the procedure is simply referred to as a “ D & C”. During a...
By: Omar Salvador
Our bones are held together at a joint by tough, fibrous bands of tissue called ligaments. Smooth cartilage, which provides a low-friction surface for movement, covers the ends of bones. A layer of tissue, called synovium, lines the joint space. It is this membrane that...
Systemic mycoses: What are cryptococcosis and moniliasis
By: Omar Salvador
There are at least nine different diseases that are classified as systemic mycoses. While many of these are airborne infections, some are not. Mainly caused by fungi, systemic mycoses are often serious or fatal. The diseases cryptococcosis and moniliasis are two examples of systemic mycoses...
Types of non-cardiac stents
By: Paul Manalo
Stents are metal or fabric tubes inserted in weakened arteries in the body to hold the arteries open to restore normal blood flow (Stoller & Meng, 2007). Stents are more popularly and commonly associated with weakened coronary arteries resolved with cardiac surgeries, but there are...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The human body consists of many passages and conduits, which carry elements such as blood, urine, secretions, food and sometimes even air. Due to different reasons, these conduits can become narrow and may cause impairment to the flow. Because of advanced medical sciences, correction or...
Types of non-cardiac stents
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Stents vary in size and material based on their intended use. Though wire mesh cardiac stents implanted into arteries are the most common technology that comes to mind, the basic concept of stenting can be used in a number of other organ systems. Stents are...
New eye operation restores man's sight
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Blindness was once an incurable, and hardly treatable, condition. In recent decades, corneal transplant has been pursued as a way of correcting certain forms of blindness, particularly those that affect the cornea – the clear outer layer of the visible portion of the eye. More...
By: Dr. Manura Nanayakkara
A stent is an artificial tube made up of metal or plastic, that is inserted (temporary or permanently) into a natural tube or vessel to prevent constriction and loss of function. Stents are surgically inserted in various disease conditions including cardiac problems and non-cardiac problems...

 

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