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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.

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.

Coronary artery disease (CAD)

Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as coronary heart disease (CHD), occurs when the coronary arteries (the blood vessels that supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle) gradually become narrowed or blocked by plaque (a combination of fatty material, calcium, scar tissue, and proteins) deposits.

Cardiomyopathy - from Natural Standard

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

Pulmonary thromboembolism

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

Heart disease and HIV/AIDS

Patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have an increased risk of developing heart disease.

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