Articles

  • Disease

    Restrictive cardiomyopathy

    The interior of the heart is composed of valves, chambers, and associated vessels.

    Restrictive cardiomyopathy refers to a set of changes in how the heart muscle functions. These changes cause the heart to fill poorly (more common) or...

  • Test

    Right heart ventriculography

    The interior of the heart is composed of valves, chambers, and associated vessels.

    Right heart ventriculography is a study that images the right chambers (atrium and ventricle) of the heart.

  • Nutrition

    Sodium in diet

    Sodium is an element that the body needs to function properly to regulate blood pressure and blood volume. For individuals who are sodium-sensitive, an increased intake of sodium may contribute to high blood pressure. When watching the intake of sodium, read labels carefully to determine the total sodium content. Canned, packaged, and frozen foods can be particularly high in sodium.

    Sodium is an element that the body needs to work properly. Salt contains sodium.

  • Surgery

    Ventricular assist device

    The interior of the heart is composed of valves, chambers, and associated vessels.

    Ventricular assist devices (VADs) help your heart pump blood from one of the main pumping chambers to the rest of your body or to the other side of the...