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Acute Coronary Syndrome and Heart Attack - The heart is the human body s hardest working organ. Throughout life it continuously pumps blood enriched with oxygen and vital nutrients through a network of arteries to all tissues of the body. To perform this strenuous task, the heart muscle itself needs a plentiful supply of oxygen-rich blood, provided through a network of coronary arteries. These arteries carry oxygen-rich blood to the heart s muscular walls (the myocardium). A heart attack (myocardial infarction) occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle is blocked, and tissue death occurs from loss of oxygen, severely damaging a portion of the heart. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a severe and sudden heart condition that, although needing aggressive treatment, has not developed into a full blown heart attack. Acute coronary syndrome includes: - Unstable Angina. Unstable angina is potentially serious and chest pain is persistent, but blood tests do not show markers for heart attack. - NSTEMI (Non ST-segment Elevation Myocardi

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Pregnancy Care: Amniocentesis - Amniocentesis is a medical procedure used in prenatal diagnosis of chromosomal abnormalities and fetal infections, and also used for sex determination in which a small amount of amniotic fluid, which contains fetal tissues, is sampled from the amniotic sac surrounding a developing fetus, and the fetal DNA is examined for genetic abnormalities. The most common reason to have an "amnio" is to determine whether a baby has certain genetic disorders or a chromosomal abnormality, such as Down syndrome. Amniocentesis (or another procedure, called chorionic villus sampling (CVS)) can diagnose these problems in the womb. Amniocentesis is usually done when a woman is between 14 and 16 weeks pregnant. Women who choose to have this test are primarily those at increased risk for genetic and chromosomal problems, in part because the test is invasive and carries a small risk of miscarriage. This process can be used for prenatal sex discernment and hence this procedure has legal restrictions in some

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Skin Care: Acne - Acne is a long-term skin condition characterized by areas of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, greasy skin, and possibly scarring. The resulting appearance may lead to anxiety, reduced self-esteem, and in extreme cases, depression or thoughts of suicide. The animated video gives a brief about how acne, blackheads, whiteheads, blemishes, greasy skin and pimples are formed due to the secretion of sebum and its exposure to the outer environment. It goes on to give the details of the medicines that doctors prescribe according the. Categories:

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery - The animated video describes the procedure involved in the orthopaedic procedure involving the ACL joint. Each stage of the procedure is explained and the video ends with what to do and what to avoid post-surgery. Categories:

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair - The procedure is then explained as well as the minimally invasive version, the endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, ending the viedo with post-surgical care tips. The animated video describes the aorta and its section, focussing on the abdominal aorta and the reasons to perform an abdominal aortic aneurysm repair as well as the cause for it. Categories:

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Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair - This video details information about the Achilles tendon and its repair. The video begins by describing the tendon and its functions as well as the risk factors for its injury. Three types of repair are posited and each one is explained in detail. Categories:

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Treating Low Blood Sugar - Low blood sugar called hypoglycaemia happens when the glucose or sugar in your blood drops below normal levels or below the target range set by your doctor. Hypoglycemia may be caused by taking too much insulin or taking too much medication that raises insulin levels, not eating enough food or waiting too long between meals, exercising too much, or drinking too much alcohol. Each person’s reaction to low blood sugar is different. You need to know your own signs and symptoms. Common symptoms of hypoglycaemia or low blood sugar include feeling shaky or dizzy, feeling moody or nervous, sweating, hunger, headache, anxiety, confusion, blurred vision and weakness. This video is an informative animated presentation that explains in detail about Hypoglycemia. This video will teach you how to manage and treat low blood sugar. Please watch the entire video before treating your low blood sugar. Categories:

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Spinal Cord Stimulator for Chronic Pain - Learn about spinal stimulator implant procedure. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a procedure that uses an electrical current to treat chronic pain. A small pulse generator, implanted in the back, sends electrical pulses to the spinal cord. These pulses interfere with the nerve impulses that make you feel pain. Implanting the stimulator is typically done using a local anesthetic and a sedative. Your doctor usually will first insert a trial stimulator through the skin (percutaneously) to give the treatment a trial run. (A percutaneous stimulator tends to move from its original location, so it is considered temporary.) If the trial is successful, your doctor can implant a more permanent stimulator. The stimulator itself is implanted under the skin of the belly (abdomen), and the small coated wires (leads) are inserted under the skin to the point where they are inserted into the spinal canal. This placement in the abdomen is a more stable, effective location. After this outpatient proced

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Uterine Prolapse Surgery - The uterus is held in position by pelvic muscles, ligaments and other tissues. If the uterus drops out of its normal position, this is called prolapse. Prolapse is defined as a body part falling or slipping out of position. Prolapse happens when the pelvic muscles and connective tissues weaken. The uterus can slip to the extent that it drops partially into the vagina and creates a noticeable lump or bulge. This is called incomplete prolapse. Complete prolapse occurs when the uterus slips to such a degree that some uterine tissue is outside the vagina. Pelvic prolapse is usually accompanied by some degree of vaginal vault prolapse. Vaginal vault prolapse occurs when the upper part of the vagina loses its shape and sags into the vaginal canal or outside the vagina. Pelvic prolapse may also involve sagging or slipping of other pelvic organs, including the bladder, the urethra which is the tube next to the vagina that allows urine to leave your body, and rectum. Categories:

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Uterine Balloon Therapy - The Gynecare Thermachoice Uterine Balloon Therapy System is a one-day treatment option designed to end heavy menstrual flows by removing the lining of the uterus. This medical device resolves heavy menstrual periods (clinically known as menorrhagia) due to benign causes in premenopausal women who have completed childbearing. Unlike hysterectomy, which takes out the entire uterus, the device only treats the lining of the uterus with heat through a process called endometrial ablation. Categories:
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