Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) Index
An electrocardiogram is known by the acronyms "ECG" or "EKG" more commonly used for this non-invasive procedure to record the electrical activity of the heart. An EKG is generally performed as part of a routine physical exam, part of a cardiac exercise stress test, or part of the evaluation of symptoms. Symptoms evaluated include:
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Polycythemia (High Red Blood Cell Count) Article
- Polycythemia facts
- What is polycythemia?
- What are normal ranges of hematocrit, red cell counts, and hemoglobin?
- What causes polycythemia?
- What are the causes of primary polycythemia?
- What are the common causes of secondary polycythemia?
- Can other sources of erythropoietin (EPO) cause polycythemia?
- What is relative polycythemia?
- What are the risk factors for polycythemia?
- What is stress polycythemia?
- What are the symptoms of polycythemia?
- When should I see a doctor about polycythemia?
- How is polycythemia diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for polycythemia?
- What are the complications of polycythemia?
- Can polycythemia be prevented?
- What is the outlook (prognosis) for polycythemia?
A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to part of the brain caused by either a blood clot (ischemic) or bleeding...learn more »
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- Stroke definition and facts
- What is a stroke?
- What is the NIH Stroke Scale?
- What are the risk factors for stroke?
- What are the warning signs and symptoms of a stroke?
- What are the signs and symptoms of a stroke?
- What is a transient ischemic attack (TIA)?
- What are the types of stroke?
- What causes a stroke?
- What tests diagnose stroke?
- What is the treatment for stroke?
- Is recovery after a stroke possible?
- What is stroke rehabilitation?
- What is the prognosis for a person that suffers a stroke?
- Which specialties of doctors treat stroke?
- Can strokes be prevented?
Blood clots can occur in the venous and arterial vascular system. Blood clots can form in the heart, legs, arteries, veins,...learn more »