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Heart attack

A heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction, refers to damage to the heart caused when the blood supply to

Heart transplants

What is a heart transplant? A heart transplant is the replacement of a person’s diseased or damaged heart with a

von Willebrand disease

Von Willebrand disease is an inherited condition in which one of the clotting factors needed in order for the blood

Blood and bleeding

All about blood Blood is unique among all the body’s tissues in that it is the only fluid tissue. By

Heart failure overview

Heart failure happens when your heart is damaged and not able to effectively pump blood around your body. While it

Stroke affects more than just your physical function

A stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain is somehow stopped – like when an artery to the brain

Flu increases the risk of a heart attack

Fever, aches and pains, and a general feeling of weakness – you may have caught the dreaded flu. Influenza is a

Polycythaemia vera

What is polycythaemia vera? Polycythaemia vera (PV) is a rare condition where the body makes too many red blood cells.

Video: Can pet dogs help heart disease?

For some time research has looked at the heart disease and wellbeing related to dog ownership. Owning a dog can

A garlic clove a day may keep bad heart health away

Garlic has a long history of use for medicinal purposes. Ancient Greeks used garlic to treat respiratory infections and digestion

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