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Spastic Cerebral Palsy – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

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Spastic cerebral palsy is the most common type, making upover 70 percent of all CPdiagnoses.What is Spastic Cerebral Palsy? Continue reading

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Cerebral Palsy in Adults | Treatment of CP in Adults

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Generally defined: cerebral palsy is physical condition that inhibits the brain from properly controlling the functions of the body, particularly motor skills. Cerebral palsy in adults and children can have a variety of physical manifestations that range from highly debilitating to highly manageable through a comprehensive treatment program. Continue reading

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Coronary artery disease – Wikipedia

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Coronary artery diseaseSynonymsAtherosclerotic heart disease,[1] atherosclerotic vascular disease,[2] coronary heart disease[3]Illustration depicting atherosclerosis in a coronary artery.SpecialtyCardiology, cardiac surgerySymptomsChest pain, shortness of breath[4]ComplicationsHeart failure, abnormal heart rhythms[5]CausesAtherosclerosis of the arteries of the heart[6]Risk factorsHigh blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, lack of exercise, obesity, high blood cholesterol[6][7]Diagnostic methodElectrocardiogram, cardiac stress test, coronary computed tomographic angiography, coronary angiogram[8]PreventionHealthy diet, regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking[9]TreatmentPercutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)[10]MedicationAspirin, beta blockers, nitroglycerin, statins[10]Frequency110 million (2015)[11]Deaths8.9 million (2015)[12] Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as ischemic heart disease (IHD),[13] is the most common of the cardiovascular diseases.[14] Types include stable angina, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, and sudden cardiac death.[15] A common symptom is chest pain or discomfort which may travel into the shoulder, arm, back, neck, or jaw.[4] Occasionally it may feel like heartburn. Usually symptoms occur with exercise or emotional stress, last less than a few minutes, and improve with rest.[4] Shortness of breath may also occur and sometimes no symptoms are present.[4] In many cases, the first sign is a heart attack.[5] Other complications include heart failure or an abnormal heartbeat.[5] Risk factors include high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, lack of exercise, obesity, high blood cholesterol, poor diet, depression, and excessive alcohol.[6][7][16] The underlying mechanism involves reduction of blood flow and oxygen to the heart muscle due to atherosclerosis of the arteries of the heart.[6] A number of tests may help with diagnoses including: electrocardiogram, cardiac stress testing, coronary computed tomographic angiography, and coronary angiogram, among others.[8] Ways to reduce CAD risk include eating a healthy diet, regularly exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking.[9] Medications for diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure are sometimes used.[9] There is limited evidence for screening people who are at low risk and do not have symptoms.[17] Treatment involves the same measures as prevention.[10][18] Additional medications such as antiplatelets (including aspirin), beta blockers, or nitroglycerin may be recommended.[10] Procedures such as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) may be used in severe disease.[10][19] In those with stable CAD it is unclear if PCI or CABG in addition to the other treatments improves life expectancy or decreases heart attack risk.[20] In 2015 CAD affected 110 million people and resulted in 8.9 million deaths.[11][12] It makes up 15.9% of all deaths making it the most common cause of death globally.[12] The risk of death from CAD for a given age has decreased between 1980 and 2010, especially in developed countries.[21] The number of cases of CAD for a given age has also decreased between 1990 and 2010.[22] In the United States in 2010 about 20% of those over 65 had CAD, while it was present in 7% of those 45 to 64, and 1.3% of those 18 to 45.[23] Rates are higher among men than women of a given age.[23] Chest pain that occurs regularly with activity, after eating, or at other predictable times is termed stable angina and is associated with narrowings of the arteries of the heart. Angina that changes in intensity, character or frequency is termed unstable Continue reading

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Cardiac muscle – Wikipedia

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Cardiac muscle (also called heart muscle or myocardium) is one of three types of vertebrate muscles, with the other two being skeletal and smooth muscles. Continue reading

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Hypothalamus – Wikipedia

Posted: October 17, 2018 at 7:45 am

The hypothalamus is a portion of the brain that contains a number of small nuclei with a variety of functions. Continue reading

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Heart Disease in Women | National Heart, Lung, and Blood …

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Certain traits, conditions, or habits may raise your risk forcoronary heart disease(CHD). These conditions are known as risk factors. Risk factors also increase the chance that existing CHD will worsen. Continue reading

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Mental health – Wikipedia

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Mental health is a level of psychological well-being or an absence of mental illness. It is the “psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioural adjustment”.[1] From the perspective of positive psychology or holism, mental health may include an individual’s ability to enjoy life, and create a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental health includes “subjective well-being, perceived self-efficacy, autonomy, competence, inter-generational dependence, and self-actualization of one’s intellectual and emotional potential, among others.”[2] The WHO further states that the well-being of an individual is encompassed in the realization of their abilities, coping with normal stresses of life, productive work and contribution to their community.[3] Cultural differences, subjective assessments, and competing professional theories all affect how “mental health” is defined.[2] Contents According to the U.K. surgeon general (1999), mental health is the successful performance of mental function, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with other people, and providing the ability to adapt to change and cope with adversity. Continue reading

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Interventional Cardiology – Boston Scientific

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Boston Scientific offers the broadest suite of solutions for today’s Interventional Cardiologist to treat patients of all degrees of complexity. Continue reading

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Interventional Cardiology Conferences & Meetings

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Mark your calendars for one of worlds leading interventional cardiology conferences, CRT 2017. Continue reading

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Rhode Island Interventional Cardiology | Cardiovascular …

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For more information or to refer a patient, please call 401-444-8712or visit cviri.org Interventional cardiologists at the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute of Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals offer a broad array of high-quality services unique in our area. They specialize in treating patients who arrive in the early stages of a heart attack, and excel in caring for acutely ill patients Continue reading

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