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Good cannabis for the heart?

The main active compound in cannabis may prevent the accumulation of fatty deposits in the arteries. Called atherosclerosis, this phenomenon may lead to heart attack or strokes. No question to make an apology for the seal, it is very low doses! Despite its pain, cannabis remains little studied and little used by physicians. But a […]

The pacemakers in ten questions

More than 40,000 cardiac pacemakers or pacemakers, are implanted each year in France. Do not be afraid of this small device will save lives and that has benefited many technical improvements in recent years. Some answers to questions you might still have to pacemakers. 1. What is a pacemaker? As its name suggests, this device […]

Do forget your medications!

Regardless of the medium used, the important thing is to remember to take the treatment that you prescribed your doctor. Here are a few tips to help you. If one of us does never wondered if he took his medication, he raises his hand. He certainly lies. Or is it there are a few tricks. […]

Cardiac surgery: stents, a cure worse than the disease?

When a coronary artery becomes clogged, a small mesh called stent can there be inserted in order to keep it open. The last broadcast drugs reduce the risk of a new blockage. But today, these devices are accused of increasing mortality in the long term. Fatty plaque formation in the arteries can lead to the […]

The prowess of the cardiac surgery

Today, heart surgeons are able to realize yet what was unthinkable a few years ago: replace defective parts of the heart, adjust its beats, adapting new vessels, in short, offer a wide range of interventions tailored to each pathology. Is Doctissimo point on the techniques frequently used in hospitals and this therapeutic prospects offered by […]

What is Cardiology?

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in France. In addition to the general practitioner, cardiologist following some patients said to be at risk. Relying on more specific examinations and therapeutic arsenal more effective specialist takes your health very heart. 1. What is Cardiology? Cardiology is the study of the functioning of the cardiovascular […]

Phlebitis, thrombosis, embolism: what are your risks?

Phlebitis and embolism are both severe and relatively common but little-known conditions. The origin of these phenomena: thrombosis, a blood clot blocking an artery. How such accidents occur? Can we reduce the risk? The point with Doctissimo. When blood clots form in a vein, the support is easy. On the other hand, when it comes […]

Expansion of the use of external defibrillators

In a cardiac arrest, the use of defibrillators to increase the chances of survival. Widely disseminated in public places across the Atlantic, the use of these devices remained limited in France. But a new decree has changed the situation. There are each year in France between 30,000 and 60,000 heart attack. Against this scourge and […]

How does it explore the coronary arteries today?

Prior fears a heart scan are good legitimate. Are but they based? In recent years, Cardiology (medical or surgical) has been the subject of such progress that these reviews are totally controlled and harmless. Many reviews to explore the vascular network which irrigates the heart, some have lost their interest over time because they did […]

Can be done of the sport when the voltage?

When you have high blood pressure, sports is particularly recommended. Regular, moderate physical activity is part of the treatment. This Council of exercise could even be entered on the order in the same way as drugs! If you exercise regularly, your blood pressure will drop by approximately “1 point”, so the figure higher than for […]