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Apical Pulse

Apical pulse is found in the chest, near the heart. It refers to the pulsations at the apex of the heart.  In other words, apical pulse is defined as measure of cardiac function, arrived at by placing a stethoscope at the apex of heart and counting for a minute. The heart is so located that […]

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Diastasis Recti Surgery

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Diastasis recti occurs when there is separation of abdominal muscles such that they are no longer located close to each other. This condition may be caused by pregnancy. The separation occurs when rectus abdominis muscles becomes separated by more than 2.7 cm. While it is common to pregnant women, it may also occur in new […]

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Pericardial Sac

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Also known as the pericardium, the pericardial sac is a conical pouch of fibrous tissue that encloses the heart and the big main blood vessels that supply the heart. This conical pouch of fibrous tissue mainly acts a protective and insulating coat for the heart and the large blood vessels while allowing normal movements of […]

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Belly Button Piercing Infection

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There are many forms of body art, and belly button piercings are some of the most common. Similar to ear and nostril piercings, these are generally quite safe as long as they are done by a trained professional. The professional knows that for the piercing to be safe, it has to be done in a […]

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