ECG Interpretation Basics, Animation.

Lead II is most popular among the 12 leads. This is because the net movement of the heart’s impulses is toward lead II, making it the best general view. Unless otherwise specified, we will be looking at lead II. Our analysis will include the following: For heart rate: Identify the QRS complex – usually the…

Smoking Causes Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema

Every time you smoke a cigarette, toxic gases pass into your lungs, then into your bloodstream, where they spread to every organ in your body. A cigarette is made using the tobacco leaf, which contains nicotine and a variety of other compounds. As the tobacco and compounds burn, they release thousands of dangerous chemicals, including…

COPD I Nucleus Health

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the gradual loss of your ability to breathe effectively. Normally, as you inhale, air moves freely through your trachea, or windpipe, then through large tubes called bronchi smaller tubes called bronchioles and finally into tiny sacs called alveoli. Small blood vessels called capillaries surround your alveoli. Oxygen from…

TMJ and Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Animation.

The temporomandibular joint – the TMJ – is the joint between the lower jawbone – the mandible – and the temporal bone of the skull. The TMJ is responsible for jaw movement and enables chewing, talking and yawning. Temporomandibular disorders, or TMD, refer to a group of conditions characterized by pain in the jaw area…