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¿Cómo se trata la aterosclerosis?

El tratamiento para la aterosclerosis puede incluir cambios para lograr un estilo de vida saludable para el corazón, medicamentos, e intervenciones médicas o cirugía, como por ejemplo, la intervención coronaria percutánea, la derivación cardíaca o la endarterectomía carotídea.

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¿Cuáles son las causas de la presión arterial alta?

Los cambios en las funciones normales del cuerpo, ya sean causados por los genes o por el medio ambiente, pueden provocar la presión arterial alta. Estos cambios incluyen cambios en el equilibrio entre los líquidos y la sal en los riñones, así como cambios en el sistema renina angiotensina aldosterona, en la actividad del sistema nervioso simpático, y en la estructura y función de los vasos sanguíneos.

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Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis - Treatment

Treatments for hypersensitivity pneumonitis usually include avoidance strategies and medicines such as corticosteroids or immunosuppressive that reduce inflammation. Other supportive therapies include oxygen therapy, bronchodilators, or opioids. Occasionally, lung transplants are used to treat severe chronic disease in some patients.

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Catheter Ablation

cardiac catheter ablation 

Catheter ablation is a procedure that uses energy to make small scars in your heart tissue to prevent abnormal electrical signals from moving through your heart. Radiofrequency (RF) ablation uses high-energy, locally delivered RF signals to make the scars. Cryoablation uses extremely cold temperatures to make the scars. Sometimes, laser light energy is used.

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LAM - Treatment

While there is no cure for LAM, doctors treat LAM with sirolimus (rapamycin), a medicine that stabilizes lung function, treats an abnormal fluid buildup in the lung called chylothorax, and improves overall quality of life. They may also prescribe other medicines or therapies to control other symptoms or complications.

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Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid endarterectomy is surgery that removes plaque buildup from inside a carotid artery in your neck.

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Mantener un peso saludable

Por lo general, se considera que un adulto tiene un peso saludable cuando su índice de masa corporal (IMC) está entre 18.5 y 24.9. Aprenda sobre los riesgos para la salud que tienen el sobrepeso y la obesidad y sobre los beneficios de mantener un peso saludable.

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Oxygen Therapy

oxygen  supplemental oxygen 

Oxygen therapy is a short- or long-term treatment that delivers oxygen gas for you to breathe to help increase the amount of oxygen in your blood.

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Pneumonia - Treatment

Treatment for pneumonia depends the type of pneumonia you have, the germ causing your infection, and how severe your pneumonia is. Bacterial pneumonia is treated with medicines called antibiotics. Antibiotics don't work when the cause of pneumonia is a virus. If you have viral pneumonia, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral medicine to treat it.

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Ventricular Assist Device

heart pump 

A ventricular assist device (VAD) is a mechanical pump that supports heart function and blood flow in people who have weakened hearts. These devices can support the function of the left, right, or both heart ventricles.

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