Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), Animation.

Atrial septal defect, or ASD, is a congenital heart defect in which blood flows abnormally between the two atria of the heart. Normally, the atria are separated by a wall called the interatrial septum. In ASD patients, this septum is defective allowing blood flow between the two chambers. During fetal development, when the interatrial septum…

World Hypertension Day

– Welcome. My name is Anne Leonard. I’m a science and medical advisor with the American Heart Association. I have the pleasure of being here with Dr. Dan Lackland who is one of our really valued volunteers with the American Heart. Dr. Lackland is involved with several counselors within the American Heart Association. The stroke…

Risk Factors of Hypertension

Your blood pressure value is considered as hypertension when constantly there is a blood pressure of more than 140/90 mmHg. What are the risk factors of Hypertension? 1. Age 2. A family history of hypertension 3. Smoking and tobacco consumption 4. Regular alcohol intake 5. Lack of physical activity 6. Increased salt intake in the…

Nitroglycerin: Explosive Heart Medication

[Theme song] Imagine a substance so potent that depending on how you use it, it could blow you to pieces, or it could save your life. This stuff exists, and you’ve probably heard of it. It’s called nitroglycerin. Nitroglycerin was first discovered in 1847 by an Italian chemist named Ascanio Sobrero, who was experimenting with…

High Blood Pressure and Natural Management Tips

What is High Blood Pressure By Dr. James Meschino, DC, MS, ND What is high blood pressure? High blood pressure is the abnormally high force of contraction of the heart muscle and it’s really contracting super hard, and/or it’s an abnormally high resistance of the blood flow in the arteries that are being fed the…