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Cardiac tamponade

Cardiac tamponade is external compression of the heart due to increased pressure in the pericardium, the fibrous sac surrounding the heart.

Carl Pistorius out of ICU after crash

Carl Pistorius, brother of murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius, has been discharged from ICU following an accident outside Modimolle, Limpopo, his family said on Tuesday.

Cardiomyopathy - from Natural Standard

Cardiomyopathy refers to several diseases that affect the myocardium (heart muscle) and are associated with mechanical and/or electrical dysfunction.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

In plain language, the term 'cardiomyopathy' simply means that there's something wrong with the muscle of the heart. With hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).

Good neighbours are good for your heart

A recent study indicates that having good neighbours and feeling connected to others in the local community may help to curb an individual's heart attack risk.

Pulmonary thromboembolism

Pulmonary thromboembolism is the sudden obstruction of a lung artery due to a blood clot that dislodged somewhere else in the body.

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