Heart and Blood System

Cardiac Ablation Procedures

Cardiac ablation is a procedure that is used to scar little areas in your heart that may be involved in your heart rhythm issues. This can avoid the irregular electrical signals or rhythms from moving through the heart. Different names of the procedure are Catheter ablation; Radiofrequency catheter ablation; Cryoablation.

Updated: January 28, 2017 — 11:11 am

Troponin Test

A troponin test measures the levels troponin T or troponin I proteins in the blood. These proteins are launched when the heart muscle has been harmed, such as occurs with a cardiac arrest. The more damage there is to the heart, the greater the quantity of troponin T and I there will remain in the […]

Updated: January 27, 2017 — 1:48 pm

Aortic Dissection

Aortic aneurysm - dissecting

Aortic dissection is a severe condition where there is a tear in the wall of the major artery bring blood from the heart (aorta). As the tear extends along the wall of the aorta, blood can flow between the layers of the blood vessel wall (dissection). This can lead to aortic rupture or decreased blood […]

Updated: January 20, 2017 — 12:32 pm

Hemolytic Transfusion Reaction

Blood transfusion reaction

A hemolytic transfusion reaction (also known blood transfusion reaction) is a serious issue that can occur after a blood transfusion. The reaction takes place when the red cell that were provided during the transfusion are destroyed by the person’s body immune system.

Updated: January 15, 2017 — 8:38 am

Creatinine Blood Test: Procedure and Ranges

Creatinine Blood Test

The creatinine blood test (Serum creatinine) measures the level of creatinine in the blood. This test is done to see how well your kidneys are working.

Updated: January 11, 2017 — 2:21 pm

Pulse: Normal Heart Rate in Human


The pulse (also known as Heart rate; Heart beat) is the number of heart beats per minute.

Updated: January 11, 2017 — 8:37 am

Blood Smear

tear drop cells

A blood smear is a blood test that provides details about the number and shape of blood cells. It is typically done as part of or in addition to a complete blood count (CBC). The test also known as Peripheral Smear; Blood Film; Manual Differential; Differential Slide; Red Blood Cell Morphology; Erythrocyte Morphology; Leukocyte Differential.

Updated: January 9, 2017 — 4:09 am

Carotid Artery Surgery

artery blockage in neck

Carotid artery surgery is a procedure to bring back proper blood circulation to the brain. Alternative names of Carotid artery surgery are Carotid endarterectomy; CAS surgery; Carotid artery stenosis – surgery; Endarterectomy – carotid artery.

Updated: January 2, 2017 — 8:29 am

Coronary Artery Spasm

Coronary artery spasm

The coronary arteries supply blood and oxygen to the heart. Coronary artery spasm is a brief, sudden narrowing of one of these arteries.

Updated: January 1, 2017 — 7:36 am

Prothrombin Time (PT)

Prothrombin Time

Prothrombin time (PT) is a blood test that measures the time it considers the liquid portion (plasma) of your blood to embolisms.

Updated: December 22, 2016 — 12:37 pm
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