Mark T. Tawil, MD
Specialty: Thoracic Surgery
Location and Office HoursThoracic Surgical Associates
1330 Mercy Dr NW
Canton, OH 44708
- Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Great-West Healthcare CIGNA
- HomeTown Health Plan
- Medical Mutual of Ohio/HMO Health Ohio
- SummaCare Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- Affinity Medical Center, Doctors Campus
- Alliance Community Hospital
- Mercy Medical Center
- Union Hospital
Why doesn't lung cancer get as much attention as other cancers?
Breast cancer and other cancers often get more sympathy and attention than lung cancer. In this video, I will explain why lung cancer doesn't get as much attention as other diseases.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
How is the heart designed?
SCAI answeredYour heart is a muscular organ, roughly the size of your fist. It works as a pump to push blood through your arteries with enough force for blood to reach all parts of your body. It is small organ for the big and important job is must do.
The heart’s structure is what enables it to function as such an efficient pump. The heart is divided into four chambers, the upper left and right atria and the lower left and right ventricles. A thick wall called the septum separates the left side of the heart from the right side. Valves separate the atria from the ventricles. These valves carefully regulate blood flow through the chambers by acting as one-way doors within the heart. The walls of the heart and the valves keep the blood on a "one-way street" through the heart and out to the body and back. If any part of the heart’s structure, such as the valves, is not working correctly, the ability of the heart to perform its job will be impaired.
Who is at risk for sudden cardiac arrest?
Scripps Health answered
Most people at increased risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) have related conditions, such as coronary artery disease, heart attack or a family history of SCA. Other risk factors may include unexplained fainting or light-headedness, chest pain, shortness of breath or heart palpitations. However, people in seemingly excellent health, including professional athletes, have died from SCA.
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