Category Archives: Cardiovascular System

Whitney Houston Cause of Death

From various news sources, it is said that Whitney Houston’s cause of death is due in part to an approximate 60% occlusion in her coronary arteries. This percentage of occlusion, in and of itself, is not likely to lead to … Continue reading

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Cellular Memory and Heart Transplants

There are lots of interesting and compelling stories about heart transplant recipients also receiving some of the memories, behaviours, preferences, and habits of the donor. It used to be assumed that all memory was stored in the nervous system, primarily, … Continue reading

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Epidemiology of Atherosclerosis

Robbins Basic Pathology explains the constitutional risk factors for Ischemic Heart Disease – 1) Age 2) Gender, and 3) Genetics. It also presents the major modifiable risk factors – 1) Hyperlipidemia, 2) Hypertension, 3) Cigarette Smoking, and 4) Diabetes Mellitus. … Continue reading

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Congestive Heart Failure, comment

I agree that I never thought CHF was a curable disease. I also did not know that it could be an acute onset disease. The people I know of having CHF acquired it as an insidious onset that was secondary … Continue reading

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Congestive Heart Failure, comment

The example of congestive heart failure using a fist that is trying to open under pressure was a great way to explain the work the heart is doing. It will be interesting to follow the use of lymphatic work in … Continue reading

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Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure has always been a mystery to me. When I first got into the health field I always thought congestive heart failure was incurable, but I may have to disagree now. When I have studied the stress the … Continue reading

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