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Framingham Risk Score is a scoring system used to assess an individual’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease over the next 10-years. It was first introduced from the Framingham Heart Study on residents of the town of Framingham, United States. It is…

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Salbutamol inhaler is an inhalation formulation of salbutamol sulfate. There are two types of inhaler; one is salbutamol metered dose inhaler (MDI) and another is salbutamol dry powder inhaler (DPI). Both are inhaled via mouth. Salbutamol metered dose…

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TIMI (Thrombolytic In Myocardial Infarction) score is used in patients with NSTEMI (Non ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction), STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) and unstable angina to define risk. TIMI Study Group established this…

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What is chronic heart failure? Chronic heart failure is an ongoing process in which the heart is unable to pump out an amount of blood that is adequate for the needs of the body. Commonly, it follows a relapsing and remitting course. During the periods of…

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Prochlorperazine is an antipsychotic drug that belongs to phenothiazine group. It acts by inhibiting the effects of a chemical in the brain called dopamine by blocking the D2 dopamine receptors. Though it is antipsychotic drug, it is also used in nonpsychotic disorders such as vertigo, vomiting and anxiety. 

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Cyclophosphamide is an alkylating agent that has an effective anticancer activity. It introduces alkyl radicals into  DNA strands  of cells and stops cancer cells from growing. It has also an immunosuppressive effect – suppress the body’s natural immune response, and used to treat some autoimmune diseases. 

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NSTEMI (Non–ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) and STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) are commonly known as heart attack. But they are different from each other in some extent. NSTEMI account for about 30% and STEMI about 70% of all heart attack.

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GRACE (Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events) score is used for risk assessment in NSTEMI and unstable angina. This score is more accurate because it is derived from a multinational registry of unselected patients. Risk assessment in NSTEMI and…

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Atherosclerotic plaque is a raised focal deposit of fat and other substances that accumulate within the intimal layer of the artery (intimal layer is the inner most layer of artery). The plaque is composed of a covering fibrous cap with a…
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