When we are not ill, we say we are “healthy”, but actually, is it true? Can we measure how healthy we are? Do we know what is inside of us, in our organs, thoughts or how we are affected by the environment and the things happening around us? How can we measure this? What do the signals coming from our body through 10 grams of a tiny chip can tell about us?
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A 55 years old patient admitted to our hospital with a size of 25x20 left atrium, a severe mitral valve disease. The symptoms of the disease were pulmonary edema, asthma, low cardiac output, arrhythmia, extreme fatigue and abnormal weight loss. In order to contract the left atrium, a cardiac autotransplantation surgery, the procedure of explantation and reimplantation of the heart was performed on the patient.
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It is possible to perform a heart surgery so as to solve obstructions of coronary artery which we call "LAD" (left anterior descending coronary artery), through a small incision while the heart is still beating. We, Cardiac Surgeons, call this kind of procedure "Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery".
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ATHEROSCLEROSIS (Vessel Stiffness): "Atherosclerosis", which is colloquially known as vessel stiffness, is a vessel disease characterized with loss of elasticity in arteries resulting with thickening.
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Plasma cholesterol plays a significant role in the development of atherosclerosis. High blood cholesterol level increases the risk of cardiovascular risk. Higher low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level and lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL cholesterol) level and elevation of triglyceride level will be associated with increased risk.
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Private TOBB ETU Hospital provides service to its patients with surgery rooms and intensive care units organized for Cardiovascular Surgery at a quality equal to European and American hospitals. Architectural structure of our hospital has an area of 25.000 m2 in total and won the Hospital Architecture Award given by "American Society of Architects" and "Modern Healthcare Journal" in the U.S.A.
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Temperature rise is one of those conditions, which leads to illness and death that come up depending on weather conditions. Heat can cause exhaustion, heat stroke, cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease. Hot weather does not pose equal effect on everyone. Patients with heart disease and other chronic disease, children and elders, athletes and those who have mental illness are more prone to consequences of hot weather.
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What should I pay attention in postoperative course? When can I start walking in postoperative course? How long can I walk? When can I get out? When can I take a bath? Should I have wound dressing? What should I do to keep wounds clean? When will I have follow-up visit?...
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Characterized with increased blood glucose level, diabetes is a condition which triggers cardiac and vascular diseases in long term. Mortality and hospitalization are usually secondary to cardiovascular causes in patients with diabetes.
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Our body requires a particular temperature range in order to survive. Our body temperature should be constant at 36.6 C in order to normally maintain our bodily functions. Several body temperature regulating mechanisms are activated depending on variation at temperature of outer environment, and thus, change of body temperature is avoided. Sweating and vaporization of sweat ensures heat loss of body.
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