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I Had a Cardiac Angiogram: Case Study
I Had a Cardiac Angiogram: Case Study
A cardiac angiogram is an X-ray examination of the arteries that feed the heart muscle. It can show up areas of narrowing that may need further treatment to lower…...
I Had a Cardiac MRI: A Case Study
I Had a Cardiac MRI: A Case Study
A cardiac MRI scan is used to examine the soft tissues of the heart in great detail. It is painless, but can be a bit stressful, but can reveal problems with the…...
I Had a Heart Attack: A Case Study
I Had a Heart Attack: A Case Study
When Jane got stuck in traffic on the way to a meeting, little did she realise that she would go from traffic jam to intensive care, after suffering a heart attack in…...
I Had My Cardiac Enzymes Measured: A Case Study
I Had My Cardiac Enzymes Measured: A Case Study
Cardiac enzymes are measured in everyone who experiences symptoms of a heart attack. Troponin levels are directly related to how serious the heart attack has been and…...
I Had to Have a Pacemaker Fitted: A Case Study
I Had to Have a Pacemaker Fitted: A Case Study
A heart pacemaker is implanted to correct problems with heart rhythm, such as a slow heart rate, to make the heart beat evenly and at the right rate. Having a heart…...
I Lost a Friend to Sudden Death Syndrome: A Case Study
I Lost a Friend to Sudden Death Syndrome: A Case Study
Sudden death syndrome in young adults is extremely rare but when it strikes it causes devastation among family and friends....
Living With Angina: A Case Study
Living With Angina: A Case Study
In his late 50s, Geoff started to have regular angina attacks which required medical treatment and major lifestyle changes, culminating in heart bypass surgery....
My Baby Had a Hole in the Heart: Case Study
My Baby Had a Hole in the Heart: Case Study
Some babies are born with a hole in the heart, either in the wall between the atria or the wall between the ventricles. Smaller holes tend to close naturally and…...
My Cholesterol Was Sky High: A Case Study
My Cholesterol Was Sky High: A Case Study
Dawn was fit, healthy and nearly 40 when she found she had very high blood cholesterol. To prevent a heart attack or stroke in the future she was prescribed statins....
My Sister Had a Heart Transplant: A Case Study
My Sister Had a Heart Transplant: A Case Study
It is rare for young people to suffer cardiac problems but pregnancy can result in problems so severe they can only be corrected with a heart transplant....
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