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Coronary Syndromes – The Diagnosis, Symptoms and Causes

Coronary Syndromes – The Diagnosis, Symptoms and Causes

In general, coronary syndromes refer to various clinical presentations that range from myocardial infarctions to unstable anginas. Pathologically speaking, however, coronary syndromes are almost always linked to atherosclerotic plaque ruptures and complete or partial infarct-related artery thrombosis. Sometimes, though, coronary syndromes may lead to coronary artery disease, as well. This usually happens if thrombosis and [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Sudden cardiac death and risk factors

Sudden cardiac death and risk factors

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is defined as death within 1 hour of onset of symptoms. While SCD is more common in men than women, it is still a considerable public health problem with 120,000 cases occurring annually. Analysis from the Nurses’ Health Study shows that 69% of women who suffered Sudden cardiac death had no [...]

August 15, 2011 More