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NCI/CGH Project ECHO® Program

Learn more about NCI CGH Project ECHO® Program.

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NHLBI

Life After Cardiac Catheterization

heart catheterization 

It is important that you receive follow-up care, know about the possible complications that may occur after the procedure, and follow the treatment plan that your doctor recommends for your condition.

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NHLBI

After Cardiac Catheterization

heart catheterization 

After the procedure, your doctor will remove the catheter, sheath, and guidewire. A dressing, accompanied by pressure, is applied to the site where the catheter was inserted to stop the bleeding. You will be moved to a recovery room.

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NHLBI

During Cardiac Catheterization

heart catheterization 

Cardiac catheterization takes place in a catheterization laboratory, or cath lab, which is similar to a small operating room. A long thin tube called a catheter is inserted via a needle, guidewire, and sheath into a blood vessel leading to the heart.

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Before Cardiac Catheterization

heart catheterization 

You will meet with your cardiologist, a doctor who specializes in the heart. Your doctor will ask you about your medical history, do a physical exam, give you instructions on how to prepare for the procedure, and may give you some tests or procedures.

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NHLBI

Who Needs Cardiac Catheterization

heart catheterization 

Your doctor may recommend cardiac catheterization to find out what is causing signs or symptoms of a heart problem or to treat or repair a heart problem.

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NHLBI

Cardiac Catheterization

heart catheterization 

Cardiac catheterization is a medical procedure used to diagnose and treat some heart conditions. It lets doctors take a close look at the heart to identify problems and perform other tests or procedures on your heart.

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NHLBI

Asbestos-Related Lung Diseases

mesothelioma  asbestosis 

Asbestos-related lung diseases are caused by exposure to asbestos fibers.

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NHLBI

How Sleep Works - Why Sleep is Important

Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. The way you feel while you are awake depends in part on what happens while you are sleeping. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. In children and teens, sleep also helps support growth and development. Getting inadequate sleep over time can raise your risk for chronic health problems. It can also affect how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others. Learn how sleep affects your heart and circulatory system, metabolism, respiratory system, and immune system and how much sleep is enough.

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