Sodium is a mineral that, together with potassium and calcium, regulates the body's water balance, maintains normal heart rhythm, and is responsible for nerve impulse conduction and muscle contraction. Excessive intake of sodium from food contributes to high blood pressure in some people. In people.
Potassium is a mineral that, together with sodium and calcium, regulates the body's water balance, maintains normal heart rhythm, and is responsible for nerve impulse conduction and muscle contraction.
Stenosis is a condition when a heart valve stiffens and doesn't open all the way, causing the heart to push blood through a smaller opening. The heart may have to work harder to move the same amount of blood. This extra work may cause the heart muscle to tire and weaken.
MUGA (multigated acquisition) is a test in which a radioactive tracer is injected into the bloodstream and scanned as it passes through the heart. A computer then calculates the size and shape of a patient's ventricles based on the amount and distribution of radiation emitted from them.