Author: Ayesha Shafiq

The benefits of 64-Slice CT scan || Ayesha Shafiq

A 64-Slice Computed Tomography scan can very well save your life. What is a 64-Slice CT study? CT scans use 3-dimensional images from different angles around the body to make a diagnosis of disorders in many parts of the body. A few years back, the gold standard was a 16-Slice CT, which required the patient to hold breath for 25-40 seconds to perform a scan. Today, the 64-Slice CT can perform the same task in just a few seconds and the images are much better. How can I benefit from this? A 64-Slice CT scanner can gather a high-resolution...

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Cardiac catheterization procedures performed through wrists

Do you think a Cardiac Catheterization procedure can be performed through your wrist? It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always. This occupation ought to last as long as life. Queen Christina. This notion holds true when it comes to advances in Interventional Cardiology. When was it the last time that anyone heard that a Cardiologist can perform a Cardiac Catheterization procedure through a patient’s wrist rather than the groin area? Today, only 5% of Cardiologists in the U.S. can perform Cardiac Catheterization procedure (Cath) through the radial artery in the wrist. This procedure is called Transradial Catheterization...

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The benefits of kickboxing and where to get involved in Paris, Texas

Kickboxing is what I enjoy. It is not only a high-energy workout but also a stress reliever for me when I have a long day ahead to tackle at work and then at home with my 3 children. Kickboxing combines martial art skills with a heart-pumping cardio workout, which means you can get your exercise and whip yourself into shape in no time! As Denzel Washington puts it; “ Without commitment, you will never start but more importantly without consistency, you will never finish”. Therefore, I encourage jump-starting your day with a fitness routine as early in the morning as...

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The importance of a care giver

Caregiving is hard, relentless work and unpaid! Yet there are estimated to be almost 43.5 million unpaid caregivers in the United States, taking care of a relative/loved one and nearly a quarter of them have suffered health problems under its strain. As expected those who put in long hours in taking care of a loved one, are prone to experience emotional and physical stress, health and financial strains compared to the general population. Thus in consideration of the importance of caregivers, in 1993 President Bill Clinton and the US Congress passed the Family and Medical Leave Act, which offers...

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Finding Relief from Varicose Veins/ Chronic Vein Insufficiency (CVI) and Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D) at Paris Cardiology Center Cath Lab

Finding Relief from Varicose Veins/ Chronic Vein Insufficiency (CVI) and Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D) at Paris Cardiology Center Cath Lab In the human body, the circulation consists of 2 parts-arteries and veins. Arteries supply blood to the extremities from the heart, while veins drain blood from the extremities and return the blood to the heart. Problems with arteries can lead to Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D) while problems with the veins can lead to Varicose Veins/ Chronic Venous Reflex (CVI). They are independent of each other and there are tests to check both. These tests include arterial and venous leg...

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