Angina Pectoris

Angina pectoris is the medical term for chest pain or discomfort. Angina is a symptom of a medical condition known as myocardial ischemia and is more commonly heard of as myocardial infraction. This occurs when the heart muscle doesn’t receive the blood and oxygen that it needs. It usually happens because of blockage or narrowing […]

Pectus Carinatum

Pectus Carinatum is a chest deformity also known as pigeon chest. The characteristics of this situation are easily noticed since the ribs and the sternum stick out from the body. An overgrowth of cartilage that attaches the ribs to the breastbone causes buckling of the chest, which applies pressure and causes pain. This condition is […]

Pectus Excavatum

Pectus excavatum is a term for a rib cage that sinks in the front of the body. The sternum, the bone that is in the middle of the thorax, where all ribs interconnect, sits way deeper in the chest than in most people. That gives the rib cage an ‘excavated’ appearance which is the root […]

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