Article Title: What Ails a Woman’s Heart

 

Article Summary

This article is all about the human heart! In fact, this gives you a reading experience of a different kind: it exposes you to an article based on medical science and that explores the anatomy of the heart ailments (in context of women).

The author of the passage here is primarily concerned with ischemia and no obstructive coronary artery disease, or INOCA. INOCA is a heart ailment that specifically impacts women. This was something that baffled doctors for a long time but now finally with some new and extensive research, there are finally some answers. The main objective of these studies has been to understand the different in heart ailments of men and women and how even without blockage of arteries, women suffer from heart related issues.

Overall, this is an article which is not complicated to read but can be tough to visualize because of the terminology used. We have pasted a picture of the heart above and explained some of the terms related to the human heart. Go through the terms below and explore all the terms mentioned in the section below. This way, you can increase your knowledge for heart-related terminology.

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Words to learn from this Article:

Garden-variety: Of the usual or ordinary type; commonplace.

Angiograms: An X-ray representation of blood vessels made after the injection of a radiopaque substance

Ischemia: Poor blood flow through the heart/ Local anaemiain a given body part sometimes resulting from vasoconstriction, thrombosis or embolism

Vascular system: The vessels and tissue that carry or circulate fluids such as blood or lymph or sap through the body of an animal or plant

Arterioles: One of the small thin-walled arteries that end in capillaries

Capillaries: Any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules

Cardiologist: A specialist in cardiology; a specialist in the structure and function and disorders of the heart

Ventricles: A chamber of the heart that receives blood from an atrium and pumps it to the arteries

 

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