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Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis

ISSN: 2329-9517

Open Access

Volume 9, Issue 2 (2021)

Editor Note Pages: 1 - 1

Editorial Comments on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Duraisamy Balaguru

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease in which the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick (hypertrophied). The thickened heart muscle can make it harder for the heart to pump blood.

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Editorial note on Common Cardiovascular Diseases

Duraisamy Balaguru

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the name for the group of disorders of heart and blood vessels, and include: hypertension (high blood pressure) coronary heart disease (heart attack) cerebrovascular disease (stroke). Atherosclerosis is a condition that develops when a substance called plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries. This buildup narrows the arteries, making it harder for blood to flow through. If a blood clot forms, it can block the blood flow. This can cause a heart attack or stroke. Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the most common form of heart disease. It occurs when the arteries supplying blood to the heart narrow or harden from the build-up of plaque. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol and other substances found in the blood. This plaque build-up is also known as atherosclerosis.

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Editorial Note on Myocardial Biology and Heart Failure

Duraisamy Balaguru

Heart failure means that that the heart is not pumping as it should. It doesnÔ??t mean the heart stops, but rather, that over time it loses pumping function, causing fatigue and shortness of breath. ItÔ??s something nearly 5 million Americans face. Understanding the cellular basis of heart failure before and after it happens, along with genetic mutations and differences in men and women, helps researchers target research and create clinical trials. The innovative new methods researched ultimately impact patient care.
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Editorial Highlights on Regenerative Therapies

Duraisamy Balaguru

Many new methods are being researched once a patient has already had heart failure or a heart attack. We are identifying new protein pathways that are abnormally active in the diseased heart and finding new ways to counter them. Stem cell and regenerative therapies for heart failure and heart attack include using cells derived from human blood or skin that are changed to a heart stem cell. Laboratories are developing methods to implant these stem cells into the heart, including implantable bioreactors to keep them active and tissues printed by a biological 3-D printer.
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Preventive Cardiology and Modern Approaches

Duraisamy Balaguru

Genetics play a big role in your risk of developing heart disease, but so does your lifestyle. Johns Hopkins cardiologists are leaders in preventive cardiology research. With preventive cardiology, the goal is to reduce risk factors and prevent any signs of disease from getting worse.
Case Report Pages: 1 - 2

Cardiac Surgery in a Patient with Influenza Pneumonian

Sowmya Sridharan, Nitin Bansal, P Senthur Nambi, Dhamodharan, and M Yusuf

Managing a patient with active influenza with surgical emergencies poses a challenge to both treating clinician and infection control preventionist. Active influenza in the perioperative period is known to increase morbidity, but very little literature exists which describes the infection control aspect of the same. Here, we present the infection control aspect of a patient of acute coronary syndrome requiring emergency cardiac bypass surgery who also had influenza A (H3N2).

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