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Diseases and conditions

  • What Is Heart Failure?
    Heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure, is a condition that develops when your heart doesn’t pump enough blood for your body’s needs. This can happen if your heart can’t fill up with enough blood. It can also happen when your heart is too weak to pump properly. The term “heart failure” does not mean that your heart has stopped. However, heart failure is a serious condition that needs medical care.
  • What Is a Heart Attack?
    A heart attack, also known as a myocardial infarction, happens when the flow of blood that brings oxygen to a part of your heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked. Your heart can’t get enough oxygen. If blood flow is not restored quickly, the heart muscle will begin to die.
  • What Is Heart Inflammation?
    Heart inflammation is your body’s natural reaction to an infection or injury to the heart. To protect your body, your white blood cells send chemicals that increase blood flow to the affected area, which can lead to redness, swelling, or pain. Inflammation can affect the lining of your heart or valves, the heart muscle, or the tissue surrounding the heart.

Medicines

  • VIJOICE® (alpelisib) tablets
    VIJOICE (alpelisib) is a kinase inhibitor. VIJOICE is indicated for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients 2 years of age and older with severe manifestations of PIK3CA-Related Overgrowth Spectrum (PROS) who require systemic therapy.
  • VEMLIDY® (tenofovir alafenamide) tablets
    VEMLIDY is a tablet containing tenofovir alafenamide for oral administration. VEMLIDY is indicated for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older with compensated liver disease.
  • TURALIO® (pexidartinib) capsules
    Pexidartinib is a kinase inhibitor. TURALIO is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with symptomatic tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TGCT) associated with severe morbidity or functional limitations and not amenable to improvement with surgery.

Health and Well-being

  • Team and Team work in healthcare services
    Team work is one of the principles of quality improvement in health care services. A Team is a group of people working together to achieve a common goal for which they share responsibility.
  • What Are Genetic Therapies and Their risks and benefits?
    Genetic therapies aim to treat or cure conditions by correcting problems in your DNA. Your DNA, including specific genes, contains instructions for making proteins that are essential for good health. Mutations, or changes in your DNA, can lead to proteins that do not work properly or that are missing altogether. These changes can cause genetic, or inherited, disorders such as cystic fibrosisthalassemia, hemophilia, and sickle cell disease.
  • What are Defibrillators?
    Defibrillators are devices that send an electric pulse or shock to the heart to restore a normal heartbeat. They are used to prevent or correct an arrhythmia, an uneven heartbeat that is too slow or too fast. If the heart suddenly stops, defibrillators can also help it beat again. Different types of defibrillators work in different ways

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Cricothyrotomy
    A cricothyrotomy is an incision made through the skin and cricothyroid membrane to establish a patent airway during certain life-threatening situations
  • Tracheotomy
    The term “tracheotomy” refers to the incision into the trachea (windpipe) that forms a temporary or permanent opening, which is called a “tracheostomy,” however; the terms are sometimes used interchangeably.
  • Brain mechanism of movement
    Motor neurons are the final common path to the muscles that move your bones. However, the brain has a major problem controlling the activity of these cells. Which muscles should it move to achieve any particular action, by how much, and in what order

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