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Atrial fibrillation (diseases)

Atrial fibrillation is a condition of the heart in which the atria, or the heart’s two upper chambers, beat irregularly. This puts them out of synchronization with the lower two chambers, the ventricles. The result is a chaotic and rapid heart rate, which causes the flow of blood to the more...

Blood clots (diseases)

Blood clots are formed as a natural reaction of the body to bleeding. Whenever a vein or artery is damaged from cuts, abrasions or wounds, the body immediately starts a clot forming in order to seal the opening in the skin to prevent further bleeding. The clotting process begins when more...

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (diseases)

When the muscles of the heart start to thicken, making it difficult for the blood to flow from it, the heart has to work double time to be able to pump blood for the rest of the body. This condition is known as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy or HCM, and it is more...

Irregular heartbeat (diseases)

The heart is a muscle with four chambers that contract at regulated intervals to pump blood throughout the body. These contractions are generated by electricity that passes with very precise speeds through distinct pathways along the fibers of the heart muscle. This electricity originates from the heart's sinoatrial node, also known more...