What happens during a heart attack? – Krishna Sudhir

Approximately 7 million people around the world die from heart attacks every year, and cardiovascular disease, which causes heart attacks and other problems like strokes, is the world’s leading killer. So what causes a heart attack? Like all muscles, the heart needs oxygen, and during a heart attack, it can’t get enough. Fatty deposits, or…

Salt, Hypertension and Me (English Version)

Do you know? An average of 1 in 3 people in Malaysia suffers from High Blood Pressure This is about 30% of our Malaysian population. But why are we so concerned about high blood pressure? High blood pressure will lead to many other non communicable diseases like heart attack, stroke and kidney failure These diseases…

Swan-Ganz Catheter | Cedars-Sinai

I had had a very difficult evening, a night, with a very sick lady and failed completely to advance one of these very thin, flexible catheters. And the next day I was watching my kids at the beach and there was a sail boat. On an apparently calm sea and it had a big spinnaker…

How Hypertension Raises Heart Disease | Heart Disease

So, how does high blood pressure lead to heart disease? Well, high blood pressure or hypertension is a condition in the body where the pressure inside the arteries is high. The link between hypertension and heart disease is one of the most well established links in the medical literature. Finding out if you have high…