This is the last piece in this three-part article on Heart Failure, Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest. Our readers would have noticed that we streamlined the part two and three to Heart failure to enable us deal with specifics and also allow the readers to glean as much information as possible to help […]

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    In our previous article on this topic, we promised to have a follow up which notes the symptoms and causes of these major Heart ailments. We hope the initial article was helpful and allowed you gain a little more knowledge on this important health topic. This is the second of the three-part article. […]

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I am 26 years old. The last 13 months, I’ve had 7 cardiac ablations, one cardiothoracic VATS procedure and two pacemakers. I have a diagnosis of Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia and Atrial Myopathy. I’m also 100% pacemaker dependant in my ventricles and I have POTS (postural orthostatic Tachycardia syndrome). It started out when I was 24. […]

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One of the major challenge of living with a rare chronic illness, is the fact that majority of people are unaware of your illness and it leads to many misunderstandings and misconceptions surrounding the illness. I keep explaining pulmonary hypertension all the time, and its also mostly confused with hypertension. People living with pulmonary hypertension […]

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Pulmonary hypertension is a condition of increased blood pressure within the arteries of the lung (pulmonary arteries). It is a rare chronic illness associated with abnormally high pressure in the blood vessels supplying the lungs from the heart. This restricts blood flow to the lungs, limiting effective oxygen transport throughout the body. Though its rare, […]

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Nigeria is one hell of a place to live in. The unavoidable struggles and challenges we face daily in this country are abundant. Then imagine living with a chronic illness in a Nigeria, a country with such deplorable living conditions. I’m super happy and excited to welcome you to my blog.  I have been too […]

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Here’s a reason for parents of children with a hole in the heart to cheer. An affordable and effective device that can close the hole and help the children lead a normal life has been developed by doctors of the Hyderabad-based CARE Hospitals. Called KONAR-MF, the titanium-nickel alloy device is bio-compatible, multifunctional and has benn […]

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In recent times, there have been a spate of deaths reported and mostly linked with Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attack. The high profile nature of some of these deaths (notably sports icons, celebrities etc) has increased the discussions on this very pertinent topic. This increase in awareness has also increased several misconceptions and half-truths in […]

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