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A pacemaker is a small electronic device that helps regulate slow electrical problems in the heart. The pacemaker is usually implanted in the chest, just below the collarbone. A pacemaker may be recommended to keep the heartbeat from ...
A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a small hole between the 2 upper chambers of the heart, the right and the left atrium. Here's what you need to know.
A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a small hole between the 2 upper chambers of the heart, the right and the left atrium. Patent foramen transcatheter repair is a procedure to fix this hole in the heart.
Percutaneous balloon pericardiotomy (PBP) is a procedure done to drain excess fluid in the sac around the heart.
Pericardial effusion is the buildup of extra fluid in the space around the heart. If too much fluid builds up, it can put pressure on the heart. This can prevent it from pumping normally.
A pericardiectomy is a procedure done on the sac around the heart. A surgeon cuts away this sac or a large part of this sac. This allows the heart to move freely.
Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium, the thin sac that surrounds the heart.
Pericarditis is inflammation or infection of the pericardium. In children, pericarditis is most likely to happen after surgery to repair heart defects.
Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) happens in newborn babies. It occurs when a newborn’s circulation changes back to the circulation of a fetus. When this happens, too much blood flow bypasses the baby’s lungs. This is sometimes ...
A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is a type of nuclear medicine imaging test. It is used to examine various body tissues to identify certain conditions by looking at blood flow, metabolism, and oxygen use. PET scans may also be ...
Premature ventricular contractions, or PVCs, are a type of abnormal heartbeat. Read on to learn more about their cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Pulmonary angiogram is an X-ray image of the blood vessels of the lungs.