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Coronary angioplasty and stenting is a method of treating coronary artery disease by restoring blood flow in the narrowed vessel that supplies blood to the heart. A heart catheterization is used to determine whether the procedure is indicated in each particular case.
Myocardial infarction belongs to the so-called catastrophic episodes. Thanks to timely diagnosis and effective treatment methods, the incidence of fatalities has decreased, but patients who have suffered it need long-term rehabilitation. The chances to resume an active life in full directly depend on how correctly it is provided.
Malignant tumors of the testes are rare, so finding a genuine specialist is not easy. Germany’s leading urology facility provides effective guidelines for diagnosis and treatment.
A second opinion will be less objective, if the physician providing it knows the first one. This is the conclusion of a study involving US pathology specialists.
Circulatory disorders can have various origins. It is believed that the predominance of fatty foods in the diet leads to an increase in the level of cholesterol in the blood. Subsequently, it is deposited on the walls of the arteries. As a result, the vessel lumen narrows and the organ supplied with blood begins to lack nutrients, which causes the symptoms of atherosclerosis.
Breast biopsy is a diagnostic procedure aimed at obtaining the contents of an abnormal mass in the breast for histological examination using a needle. It is a minimally invasive and highly informative method. In certain cases, breast biopsy is performed for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The procedure allows the doctor to determine the type of neoplasm and, based on this, determine the treatment strategy.
Sharon Stone underwent several catheter procedures before it turned out she had a uterine fibroid which needed surgery rather than epidural pain relief.
Flaking skin around the nipple of the breast in a woman does not always indicate an allergic reaction or skin disorder. Such symptoms may show the presence of Paget's disease. The condition is rare, but this type of breast cancer should be ruled out before treating any rashes in the nipple and areola area.