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How can antidysrhthmic drugs changes the shape of various phases of the cardiac action potential?

How can antidysrhthmic drugs changes the shape of various phases of the cardiac action potential?

Drugs: Antiarrhythmic drugs alter the flow rate of various chemicals across the membranes of the electrically active cells of the heart. Depending on what is going on in what phase, the rate of change of that phase will be altered and thus change the overall appearance of the action potential. ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more


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What are cardiac risk factors

What are cardiac risk factors

Modifiable and non: Modifiable : smoking, lifetstyle, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes non-modifiable: heredity, age, gender, . ...Read more

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What is cardiac insufficiency?

What is cardiac insufficiency?

Vague: This is a vague term which is not typical nomenclature. I assume its referring to a pt with a weak heart called a cardiomyopathy. The pumping function is impaired and thus " insufficient " to meet the bodies needs. Pts like this are prone to episode of cogestive heart failure. ...Read more

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What causes cardiac temponade?

What causes cardiac temponade?

Cardiac tamponade: cardiac tamponade is collect of either blood , pus or fluid in sac around the heart resulting in reduction of filling of ventricles leading to haemodynamic compromise.It is life threatening condition. it can be caused by infection, injury, post heart attack, malignancy, associated with certain disorders like rheumatoid arthritis ,SLE, radiation etc. http://patient.info/doctor/cardiac-tamponade ...Read more

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How common are cardiac arrests?

How common are cardiac arrests?

Too common.: Each year, approximately 300, 000 persons in the United States experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; approximately 92% will die. ...Read more

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What are common cardiac abnormalities?

What are common cardiac abnormalities?

Heart abnormalities: go to this site and check it out: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Conditions_UCM_001087_SubHomePage.jsp ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce cardiac diseases?

What can you do to reduce cardiac diseases?

Lifestyle: Changes in lifestyle. Exercise, good diet, moderate alcohol, if you don't drink do not start, control of diabetes, stop smoking, control your weight, keep BP less than 130/80, control stress. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about cardiac recovery?

What can you tell me about cardiac recovery?

Recovery: read this: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/PreventionTreatmentofHeartAttack/Heart-Attack-Recovery-FAQS_UCM_303936_Article.jsp

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