Stephen Fort MD MRCP FRCPC


Cardiac Cachexia

Cardiac cachexia is unintentional severe weight loss caused by heart disease. The weight loss might be life-threatening. It can happen to people who have severe heart failure. Even with a very good appetite and high calorie intake, some people lose muscle mass. Cardiac cachexia can require supplemental nutrition. How…

Endoprótesis coronaria

Una endoprótesis (stent) es un pequeño tubo expansible. Durante un procedimiento llamado angioplastia, la endoprótesis se inserta dentro de una arteria coronaria y se expande mediante un pequeño globo. Una endoprótesis se utiliza para abrir una arteria estrechada u obstruida.

Sudden Heart Failure

Sudden heart failure causes rapid fluid buildup, or congestion, in the lungs and other parts of the body. It occurs when the heart does not pump as much blood as the body needs. Symptoms develop suddenly and include: Severe shortness of breath. An irregular or rapid heartbeat. Coughing up foamy, pink mucus. Sudden heart…

Pericardial effusion

In a normal heart, a thin layer called the pericardium surrounds and protects the heart. There is a small amount of fluid between the pericardium and the heart. This fluid helps cushion the heart. But sometimes too much fluid builds up in this space around the heart. This is called pericardial effusion. This extra fluid…

Normal Heart

These pictures show the heart from the front. The right side of the heart is on the left side of the heart pictures. The left side of the heart is on the right side of the pictures. Your heart has four separate chambers that pump blood. The chambers are called the right atrium, right ventricle, left atrium, and left…