Cardiovascular Examination – Clinical Examination of the Heart

Cardiovascular Examination – Clinical Examination of the Heart

Examination of the Heart Examination of the heart is performed with the patient lying supine and the upper body undressed. Begin with a general inspection which can reveal signs of cardiac illnesses. For example, a thoracotomy scar can indicate a history of cardiac surgery and …

A Common Medication Could Tackle TB

A Common Medication Could Tackle TB

I’m Shelby Cullinan with today’s health news. That antacid in your medicine cabinet might be helpful enough when heartburn strikes, but now researchers are exploring whether it might have another, more surprising use. Researchers have found evidence that an over-the-counter antacid, lansoprazole (sold under the …

Pulmonary Hypertension: High Blood Pressure in Your Lungs and Heart

Pulmonary Hypertension: High Blood Pressure in Your Lungs and Heart

Pulmonary hypertension is an umbrella term for a family of diseases that all have the same presentation, which is where the blood pressures in the lungs are elevated. As the heart pumps on the right side, it pumps that blood through the lungs where oxygen …