cardiovascular diseases

The different cardiovascular diseases


Heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, angina pectoris… cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the world. They can affect the heart or the blood vessels that feed it, but also the network of arteries and veins in the brain or in the body. Different factors (lifestyle, age, etc.) increase the risk. Causes, symptoms, treatments: this dossier takes stock of cardiovascular diseases.

The different cardiovascular diseases

Arterial hypertension (HTA), or high blood pressure, is one of the first risk factors for cardiovascular disease or stroke. If this chronic disease is not cured, it can be very well controlled by changing one’s lifestyle and, if that is not enough, by taking antihypertensive drugs.

What is normal blood pressure?

In France, nearly one in three adults suffers from it, sometimes without knowing it. It is recommended to be screened once a year, from the age of 30. But what exactly do we mean by low, high or normal blood pressure?

What drugs to treat hypertension?

In France, arterial hypertension is the most common cardiovascular risk factor. This is why it is important to control it well. When should medication be taken? How do the different families of antihypertensives work? What are their side effects? Answers from our experts.

What drugs to treat hypertension?

Essentially prescribed in cases of high blood pressure or heart failure, diuretic drugs are not insignificant. We must remain vigilant when we are under treatment, especially during periods of high heat.

Hypertension, heart failure: what are diuretic drugs used for?

About 30% of French people have high blood pressure. A percentage that has not decreased since 2006. Watching your weight and your diet is a good way to prevent cardiovascular disease!

High blood pressure: what are the causes?

Diet is an essential pillar in preventing cardiovascular disease. The DASH diet has proven its effectiveness. It emphasizes fiber-rich fruits and vegetables and limits foods high in salt and fat. Principle, benefits for the heart, on high blood pressure and cholesterol, dietary advice: what you need to know about the DASH diet.

How to do the DASH diet?

Arterial hypertension is the most frequent disease in France and in the world. But what actually increases the tension? How to reduce it? The point with three specialists.

Blood pressure: what makes it go up and down

Heart rhythm disorders

Heart rhythm disorders refer to an abnormality in the rhythm of the heartbeat, which may be irregular (arrhythmia), too slow (bradycardia) or too fast (tachycardia).

Cardiac arrhythmia: all you need to know about this heart rhythm disorder

Cardiac arrhythmia is a heart rhythm disorder. There are several types, of varying severity. This condition is common due to the increasing aging of the population. However, it sometimes affects the young subject when it is congenital or when it is secondary to another pathology acquired during life. Some arrhythmias are even sometimes benign affecting healthy people. Explanations.

How to regulate your heart rate?

Heart rhythm disorders may seem worrying, but they are not always pathological. What is a “normal” heart rate? How to react in the event of a heartbeat that is too slow, too fast or irregular?

How to regulate your heart rate?

Palpitations are a very common reason for consultation with the doctor. They are most often benign. However, they should not be neglected if they intensify or become bothersome. Is it serious to have palpitations? How to calm a tachycardia attack? Advice from our experts on how to react according to the situation.

Heart palpitations: are there any solutions?

When the heart beats abnormally slowly, the cardiologist can suggest fitting a pacemaker better known as a pacemaker. This kind of “battery” continues to evolve with the entry, in French hospitals, of models ten times smaller. How is a pacemaker implanted? What are the pros and cons of this heart stack? What follow-up and what contraindications after its implementation? Answers from a specialist.

What is the role of a pacemaker?

Does your heart sometimes race or beat irregularly? They are not serious, but unpleasant. Heart coherence, plants, essential oils or magnesium: here are four natural remedies to soothe them.

Myocardial infarction or heart attack

A heart attack occurs when part of the heart muscle, the myocardium, necroses, in particular because it is no longer properly irrigated by the coronary arteries. What are the risk factors? symptoms ? emergency actions?


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