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Posted by Natasha Russell on Thursday, February 20, 2014,


Angina is different from a heart attack even though sometimes people tend to confuse them.  It is usually seen more commonly in men than in women and in older people.  Again in Jamaica our cardiologists are seeing a new trend developing more persons are coming in with angina and the patients are getting younger.


Angina is also caused by the narrowing of blood vessels in the heart, that is, the coronary arteries being blocked.  It can also be caused by heart valves and heart mus...

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Posted by Natasha Russell on Thursday, February 20, 2014,

Over the past decade cardiologists in Jamaica have noticed an increase in the number of patients presenting in the emergency room with a heart attack.  The patients are also younger.

A heart attack occurs when the coronary arteries that feed the heart becomes clogged or blocked by fatty build up and blood clots cutting off oxygen supply to the heart, thus killing heart muscles.  This is known as coronary artery disease.


The person experiencing a heart attack may ...

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Managing Director, CARDIOVMEDS

I have been working in the field of Cardiology and open heart surgery since 1991. I worked first as a perfusionist, then as a cardiovascular technologist. My duties have included working in the cardiac cathetherisation lab, analysising the 24-48 hour ambulatory ECG ( holter), assisting with various diagnostic tests. I have also worked as administrator of the paediatric cardiac surgery program. Key achievements have been presentation at the Caribbean Cardiac Conference on topics such as: Diagnosing Right Ventricular Infarction : The role of the technician Familial Atrial Fibrillation (FAF) Revealed