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Pleural Disorders - Causes

empyema  hemothorax  pleural effusion  pneumothorax 

Pleural disorders may be caused by inflammation, injury, or an imbalance of fluids in the pleural space.

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Types of Cardiomyopathy

The types of cardiomyopathy include hypertrophic, dilated, restrictive, arrhythmogenic right ventricular, and unclassified cardiomyopathy.

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How Can a Stroke Be Prevented?

Taking action to control your risk factors—through staying physically active, quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, making heart-healthy eating choices, and managing stress—can help prevent a stroke, or if you’ve already had a stroke, prevent another one.

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How Can Cardiomyopathy Be Prevented?

You can't prevent inherited types of cardiomyopathy. You can take steps to lower your risk for diseases or conditions that may lead to or complicate cardiomyopathy through avoiding alcohol and illegal drugs, getting enough sleep, heart-healthy eating, physical activity, quitting smoking, and managing stress.

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¿Cómo se diagnostica el ataque cardíaco?

El médico diagnosticará el ataque cardíaco con base en los signos y síntomas del paciente, sus antecedentes médicos personales y familiares, y los resultados de una o más pruebas como electrocardiograma (ECG), pruebas de sangre y angiografía coronaria.

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What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Sudden cardiac arrest is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. If this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. Sudden cardiac arrest usually causes death if it's not treated within minutes.

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Who Is at Risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

The risk of sudden cardiac arrest increases with age and is higher in men and may be higher in blacks. The major risk factor for sudden cardiac arrest is coronary heart disease, but there are other risk factors such as known arrhythmia or personal or family history of sudden cardiac arrest or heritable forms of arrhythmia.

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Cómo iniciar y mantener un programa de actividad física

Para comenzar un programa de actividad física y mantenerlo, haga que la actividad física se vuelva parte de sus costumbres diarias, personalice los beneficios, realice actividades con sus amigos y familiares, integre más actividad a sus quehaceres cotidianos, utilice el tiempo para hacer actividad física como una forma de recompensa, lleve un registro de sus logros, realice las actividades sin ponerse en peligro y consulte con su médico.

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How Is Heart Failure Treated?

Treatment for heart failure depends on the type and severity of the heart failure. Treatments usually include heart-healthy lifestyle changes, medicines, ongoing care, and medical procedures and surgery.

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Beneficios de la actividad física

La actividad aeróbica moderada e intensa que se realiza con regularidad, reporta muchos beneficios a la salud, como: fortalecer el corazón, mejorar la función pulmonar, reducir el riesgo de enfermedad coronaria y de tener un segundo ataque cardíaco en personas que ya han tenido uno, disminuir la presión arterial y los triglicéridos en la sangre, elevar los niveles de colesterol HDL (colesterol “bueno”), ayudar al cuerpo a controlar los niveles de azúcar en la sangre, reducir la inflamación en el cuerpo y mantener un peso saludable.

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