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What are the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke?

The signs and symptoms of a stroke vary. They often develop quickly and may include sudden weakness, paralysis, confusion, trouble speaking, changes in vision, trouble breathing, dizziness, loss of consciousness, and a sudden severe headache. After you’ve had a stroke, you may develop other complications such as blood clots, muscle weakness, problems swallowing, pneumonia, and loss of bladder control.

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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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¿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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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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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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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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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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¿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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Aiming for A Healthy Weight

A healthy weight for adults is usually when your body mass index (BMI) is between 18.5 and 24.9. Learn about the health risks of being overweight or obese, and the health benefits of maintaining a healthy weight.

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