Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Symptoms in cold weather predict morbidity and mortality

Heart and respiratory symptoms caused by cold weather predict higher morbidity and mortality. The researchers were surprised to find that symptoms related to cold weather increased morbidity and mortality in healthy individuals. ...

Cardiology

Minorities benefit less from regionalizing heart attack care

California's Black and Hispanic communities may be falling further behind whites in the quality of care they receive for heart attacks, despite recent medical efforts aimed at improving the standards of care for these populations, ...

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Artery

Arteries (from the Greek αρτηρία) are blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart. All arteries, with the exception of the pulmonary and umbilical arteries, carry oxygenated blood.

The circulatory system is extremely important for sustaining life. Its proper functioning is responsible for the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to all cells, as well as the removal of carbon dioxide and waste products, maintenance of optimum pH, and the mobility of the elements, proteins and cells of the immune system. In developed countries, the two leading causes of death, myocardial infarction and stroke each may directly result from an arterial system that has been slowly and progressively compromised by years of deterioration. (See atherosclerosis).

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