Monthly Archives: March 2017

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by persistent airflow limitation that is usually progressive and associated with an enhanced chronic inflammatory response in the airways and the lung. It […]


Osteoarthritis is a common joint disease that affects the cartilage, bone, synovium and soft tissues. The etiology is complex and due to a combination of biomechanical, proinflammatory mediators, and enzymatic […]

Hypertension: Diagnosis and Treatment

Hypertension is a very common condition, affecting around 30% of all US adults. Most of the cases (~95%) are from primary hypertension, with secondary hypertension being responsible for 5% of […]

Sick sinus syndrome

Sick sinus syndrome is a condition in which the sinoatrial node is not able to perform its pacemaker function well enough all the time. Many etiologies can cause the syndrome […]