What is a Pulmonary Embolism?

January 15, 2017

A Pulmonary embolism is the block in one of the pulmonary arteries in your lungs. In most cases, pulmonary embolism is formed by blood clots that progress to the lungs from the legs or seldom to other parts of the body (deep vein thrombosis) Since the clots block blood flow to lungs, pulmonary embolism can be life threatening. However, immediate treatment can greatly reduce the risk of death. Taking measures…

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Heart Disease Medication Options

January 17, 2016

There are many drugs that are available for patients with heart disease. It’s important for people who are living with heart disease, and those who care for them to understand the type of medication that is being prescribed. Critical to this understanding is following directions of usage, recognising possible sided effects, and notifying your doctor. The most commonly prescribe medicines include: ACE Inhibitors: ACE inhibitors dilates (widens) the arteries to…

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