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Global Hypokinesis

Global hypokinesis is a disease that affects the heart. It is termed global because it affects all the parts of the heart including the ventricles, walls, arteries, tissues and the membranes. The condition weakens the heart and can cause severe or mild blockage of the coronary arteries. Regional cardiac weakness is different from the global […]

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DiGeorge Syndrome

DiGeorge Syndrome is a disorder of the chromosomes. The severity of the defects can lead poor development of different parts of the body. Its range of diagnosis among people ranges from 1 to 2000 to 1 to 4000 in the population. Sponsored link Causes of DiGeorge syndrome The disorder is caused by deletion of some […]

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Wiliams Syndrome

About one in every 7,500 to 20,000 people around the world suffer from Williams syndrome. It’s a condition, which is usually noticeable at birth due to the unique facial features of the affected newborns. It persists throughout the life of the individual, even though a lot can be done to ensure that affected persons lead […]

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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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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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Anteroseptal Infarct

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An anteroseptal infarction is a specific area of heart that dies due to lack of or insufficient flow of blood. The front of heart just above the septum or wall dividing the left and right sides of heart is the one referred to as anteroseptal. There are three main arteries supplying blood to different parts […]

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