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Ischemic Heart Disease - Diagnosis

coronary artery disease  coronary heart disease  coronary microvascular disease 

Your doctor will diagnose ischemic heart disease based on your symptoms, your medical and family history, your risk factors, and the results from tests and procedures

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Nuclear Heart Scan

nuclear stress test  radionuclide scan 

A nuclear heart scan is an imaging test that uses special cameras and a radioactive substance called a tracer to create pictures of your heart.

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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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A Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

Not smoking is an important part of a heart-healthy lifestyle.

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