Tag Archives | Cardiovascular disease

Binge drinking may have detrimental impact to your health

The health risks associated with the excessive consumption of alcohol as well as the long-term effects it can have on the human body, are unfortunately still totally underestimated by many people the world over. People, particularly young people, who binge on alcohol, run a high risk of alcohol overdose and even alcohol poisoning. (more…)

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Air pollution is bad for the heart

Prof James Ker In 2010 the American Heart Association produced a statement that the World Health Organization estimated that mass of fine particles of <2.5 micro meter in aerodynamic diameter was the 13th leading cause of global mortality.1 These data are updated in a new document published recently to add those accumulated since 2010.2 Current […]

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Right bundle branch block: not so innocent

Prof James Ker The right bundle branch in the heart is long and thin and made up of high-velocity conduction Purkinje fibers. It runs on the right side of the intraventricular septum beneath the endocardium. It starts to branch as it reaches the base of the anterior papillary muscle. A right bundle branch block (RBBB) […]

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Poor Glycaemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Risk for Heart Failure

Prof James Ker Cardiovascular disease in general, including heart failure, is the most common cause of death in diabetic patients.1 Most of the cardiovascular disease in diabetics occurs in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, excess mortality due to cardiovascular disease in young adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is between eight […]

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