Archive for the ‘heart’ Category

What is Coronary Angioplasty?

Friday, December 9th, 2011 1,391 views

Coronary arteries are the vessels responsible for blood supply, oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscle. When the coronary arteries have blockage by fatty plaque there is a difficulty in the passage of blood, which can cause chest pain (angina pectoris) and / or acute myocardial infarction. Angioplasty is a ...

Heart Attack, Causes and Symptoms

Saturday, May 15th, 2010 4,443 views

It occurs when blood vessels provisioning the heart are blocked, preventing appropriate oxygen to this organ. The heart muscle dies or is permanently injured. Doctors call this a myocardial infarction.