Deep vein thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) happens when blood clots in a vein deep within the body — usually in the calf,

Video: Omega-3 supplements don’t prevent heart disease

Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids – a mouthful to say, and you may have heard the advice you should get mouthfuls

Exercise may help in chronic heart failure

Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a condition characterised by damaged heart muscles, which subsequently weaken and prevent the heart from

Peripheral arterial disease

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition in which there is narrowing of the blood vessels (arteries) leading to reduced

Haemophilia: what is it?

What is haemophilia? Haemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder where blood doesn’t clot properly. It is caused when blood does

Heart attack and cardiac arrest: emergency treatment

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

Heart attack recovery

Most people make a good recovery following a heart attack. The heart is a tough muscle and heals very well,

Women twice as likely to die from a serious heart attack than men

Video transcript STEMI (ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction) is a heart attack which shows up as an abnormality on the electrocardiogram (ECG). Like

Women treated worse than men after heart attack

An “ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction,” or STEMI, is a heart attack  where one of the main arteries to the heart –

Heart anatomy

The heart is divided into 4 chambers: 2 on the right hand side and 2 on the left. Each upper

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