Download e-book for iPad: 100 Q&A About Heart Attack and Related Cardiac Problems by Edward K. Chung

By Edward K. Chung

ISBN-10: 0763712949

ISBN-13: 9780763712945

ISBN-10: 0763764779

ISBN-13: 9780763764777

Over a million humans undergo center assaults every year within the usa on my own. middle ailment Is Our number 1 reason for dying. yet Many center assaults Are Preventable, And middle issues should be taken care of. when you Or your family were Touched by way of heart problems, a hundred Questions And solutions approximately center assault And comparable Cardiac difficulties bargains support. popular heart specialist Edward ok. Chung, MD, attracts Upon a long time Of medical event to supply Authoritative, functional solutions in your questions about motives Of middle assaults, middle assault Prevention, treatment plans, Post-Treatment caliber Of lifestyles, resources Of help and masses extra. Written In simple Language For The Lay Reader, together with a precise Interview With one in all Dr. Chung's sufferers, This e-book is a useful source For an individual dealing with The actual And Emotional Turmoil Of This scary sickness.

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Heartburn, for example, occurs when stomach (gastric) acid washes up from the stomach into the esophagus. Heartburn can produce a burning 50 chung2 7/1/03 10:53 AM Page 51 100 Q&A ABOUT HEART ATTACK AND RELATED CARDIAC PROBLEMS Other disorders that can imitate the symptoms of a heart attack center on the esophagus. They, too, cause chest pain similar to that of a heart attack. They include esophageal spasm, esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus), and achalasia (explained below). In esophageal spasm (spasm of the esophagus), the muscles that normally move foods down your esophagus while swallowing lose their coordination.

29 chung2 7/1/03 10:53 AM Page 30 100 Q&A ABOUT HEART ATTACK AND RELATED CARDIAC PROBLEMS You can reduce abnormally elevated triglyceride levels by losing body weight, by eating a low-saturated-fat, low-cholesterol diet, by regular exercise (see Question 23), and by avoiding smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol. 20. What are saturated and unsaturated fats? Saturated fats are usually solid or semisolid at room temperature. They are found mostly in foods from animal origin and in some dairy products.

49. What is a nuclear scan, and what is its diagnostic value? A nuclear scan is a useful diagnostic test to identify problems of blood flow to your heart. Small amounts of radioactive material, such as thallium or a compound known as Cardiolyte, are injected into your bloodstream. Special cameras can detect the radioactive material as it flows through your heart and lungs; they can spot a decrease in blood supply to the heart muscle due to coronary artery disease. 50. What is an echocardiogram, and what is its diagnostic value?

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