What are the implications of heart diseases?
Heart diseases are the leading cause of death in developed as well as developing countries. In addition to causing high mortality, heart disease also reduces the quality of life.
Dr. MSS Mukharjee, Founder & Director, Pulse Heart Center talks to eKincare about the health implications of heart diseases.
Heart is one of the most important organs of the body. It is basically a kind of pump which supplies blood to different parts of the body. This blood supplies oxygen and other nutrients that is needed for proper functioning of the body. At the same time, carbon dioxide and other wastes are removed through the body through the blood. Arteries supply fresh blood to the tissues while veins carry the waste blood. The heart contains electrical “pacemaker” cells, which cause it to contract — producing a heartbeat.
Even a momentary lapse in functioning of the heart can have far reaching consequences, which can often be fatal. Continue reading “What causes heart diseases?”
In our previous article we had a look at why it is important for you to measure your heart rate
Here we’ll discuss what happens if your heart rate is not in the normal range. Abnormal heart rates can cause arrhythmia, bradycardia or tachycardia.
Arrhythmia Continue reading “What does an abnormal heart rate indicate?”