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MEDI-TRIVIA VOL. 3: IS BROKEN HEART SYNDROME REAL?

Yes, it is real! Broken Heart Syndrome is also known as “stress-induced cardiomyopathy or takotsubo cardiomyopathy” When we say cardiomyopathy, it is a disease on the heart muscle. The heart may become thick, rigid or enlarged. This was first described by the Japanese in year 1990 where patients presented with chest pain, elevated cardiac enzyme levels, have ST-segment elevation or …

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MEDI-TRIVIA Vol. 1: Still sleepy after drinking coffee?

Caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive substance which stimulates the central nervous system to keep our body awake. It is present in coffee, tea, chocolate, cola and other carbonated beverages and cocoa. But have you ever thought why do you still sleepy after drinking coffee? Caffeine is a mild diuretic which makes you pee and according to Mayo Clinic, …

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