Diagnosis - Cardiac MRI

Angina pectoris

Angina pectoris refers to severe pain and a sensation of tightness in the chest, which is triggered by a circulatory disorder of the heart. The pain often spreads into the left arm (inside). Angina pectoris originates from a constriction of the coronary vessels (arteriosclerosis) caused by calcification. This leads to a lack of oxygen and nutrients in the heart, which is associated with painful episodes called angina pectoris attacks. Such an attack can particularly be triggered by physical exertion or mental stress. An angina pectoris attack lasts from several seconds to several minutes. An attack is not a cardiac infarction, but can be a first symptom to an impending cardiac infarction. In the event of more sustained pain angina pectoris attacks that cannot be interrupted with the prescribed drugs, a cardiac infarction must be suspected.

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Arteriosclerosis

Arteries in good physical shape are elastic, physically powerful and flexible. In time, though, too much pressure in arteries can make the walls broad and inflexible. This progression carries the name arteriosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a definite type of arteriosclerosis. However the terms are regularly used interchangeably. Atherosclerosis refers to the plaques that have build up in an on your artery walls, which can limit blood flow. These plaques can as well burst, causing a blood clot. Even though atherosclerosis is often measured as a heart problem, it can distress arteries anywhere in your body.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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Cardiac infarction

Cardiac infarction is a life-threatening disease. In a cardiac infarction, circulation and oxygen supply are interrupted in a specific area of the heart due to profound blockage of a coronary artery. If the occluded vessel is not reopened within a few hours via balloon dilatation or the use of special drugs (lysis therapy), part of the cardiac muscle dies as a result of the lack of oxygen and nutrients. In the event of more sustained pain attacks that cannot be interrupted with the prescribed drugs, a cardiac infarction must be suspected. In this case, the patient should call for medical assistance immediately.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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Cardiac Insufficiency

With cardiac insufficiency or weak heart, the heart is no longer able to provide the organs and tissue with sufficient blood and therefore with oxygen and nutrients. The heart is not powerful enough to meet the body's blood requirements. Cardiac insufficiency manifests itself as breathlessness, dizziness and lack of energy - first during exertion and later at rest in affected patients.

Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy is a severe disease in which the heart muscle becomes inflamed and does not work as it should. There may be multiple causes including viral infections. Cardiomyopathy can be classified as primary or secondary. Primary cardiomyopathy cannot be qualified to an exact cause, such as high blood pressure, heart valve disease, artery diseases or congenital heart defects. Secondary cardiomyopathy is due to explicit causes. It is regularly associated with diseases involving other organs as well as the heart.

Cystocele

A cystocele, or prolapsed bladder, arises when the wall situated between the bladder and vagina becomes weakened, which allows the bladder to protrude through the wall and into the vagina. The weakening of this wall generally occurs over time and may be the result of multiple natural childbirths, chronic constipation or excessive heavy lifting. Older women may also be effected by cystocele due to the hormonal changes associated with menopause. Symptoms of cystocele may include a bulge in the vagina, a feeling of not having fully emptied the bladder after urination or urinary leakage when laughing, coughing or sneezing. In mild cases, cystocele may not require any treatment. However in more severe cases treatment of cystocele may involve hormone therapy, surgery or the use of a device (vaginal pessary) that helps to keep the bladder in its correct position.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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