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The cardiovascular diseases


- Definition
- The Symptoms
- How to make the diagnosis?
- Diagnosis of assess gravity
- The Causes
- Evolution
- Treatment
- Conclusion


The heart is constituted of three tissues, which are from in- to outside the pericardium, the myocardium and the endocardium.

The “peri” cardium means a tissue localized around the heart, enveloping the heart. This tissue looks like an envelope or a bag in which the heart is located.

A pericarditis is defined as an inflammation of the pericardium, generally responsible for the occurrence of a liquid in the pericardium.

It is a relatively frequent illness that can be serious. Very often, the difficulty for the physician is to be able to know its cause.


File last reviewed on dec 18, 2011


The coronarography, literally meaning the “x-ray of the coronary arteries”, is an exam requiring to puncture an artery of a member in order to introduce a hose through which a product impervious to X-rays will be injected, directly into the coronary arteries. More

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