Heart Diseases

Atrial Fibrillation, also known as AF is one of the most common types of arrhythmia that disrupts the body’s regular heartbeat. The AF occurs when rapid, disorganized electrical signals have the atria (the upper two chambers of the heart) to fibrillate causing them to contract very fast and irregularly. The incidence of AF is about […]

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Heart failure develops over time when the pumping capacity of heart diminishes and it is not able to supply enough blood and oxygen to support other organs in the body. It is usually called a geriatric syndrome as most of the heart failure patients are the older adults. It is also a serious cardiac syndrome that can […]

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Human beings require calcium for signal and muscle contradiction and to build and maintain skeletons. Aging, even in the healthy elderly, reduces muscle mass and muscle strength leading to a functional impairment. It is important in a number of physiologic processes, including calcium absorption, innate and adaptive immunity and homeostasis of a number of organs. The […]

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According to a recent research, only about 5% of patients who require the CPR will survive outside the hospital and only 15% of them will survive in the hospital. To make the matters worse, the elderly who have multiple medical issues or those with advanced stage cancers are much less likely to survive. A DNR can […]

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating and consequently leading blood to stop flowing to the brain and other vital organs. If not treated within minutes it usually causes death. It is one of the major causes of mortality in the elderly individuals owing to a […]

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Each year in the United States, approximately 795,000 people have a stroke. Nearly three-quarters of all strokes occur in people over the age of 65. And the risk of having a stroke more than doubles each decade between the ages of 55 and 85. On average, one American dies from stroke every four minutes. Stroke […]

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