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Congenital Heart Defects - Risk Factors

atrial septal defect  Holes in the Heart  Ventricular Septal Defect  Tetralogy of Fallot  Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)  Congenital Heart Disease 

The risk of having a baby with a congenital heart defect is influenced by family history and genetics, the mother’s health, sex, and exposure during pregnancy to environmental factors, such as smoke or certain medicines. Other medical conditions can also raise your risk for having a baby with a congenital heart defect.

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Iron-Deficiency Anemia - Causes

anemia  iron  iron-deficiency anemia  blood loss 

Causes of iron-deficiency anemia include blood loss, consuming too little iron, problems absorbing iron, and certain medical conditions.

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Detección y prevención de sobrepeso y obesidad

Para detectar el sobrepeso y la obesidad, su médico calculara el índice de masa corporal (IMC) para evaluar si usted o su niño tienen un peso saludable. Su doctor podría recomendar cambios saludables en el estilo de vida, como consumir una alimentación saludable y actividad física, para prevenir el sobrepeso y obesidad.

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¿Qué es EPOC?

La enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica, o EPOC, es una enfermedad progresiva que causa dificultad para respirar. En los Estados Unidos el término EPOC abarca dos enfermedades principales, el enfisema y la bronquitis crónica.

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Atrial Fibrillation - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

a-fib  AF 

You may or may not notice atrial fibrillation. It often occurs with no signs or symptoms. If you do have symptoms, you may notice something that occurs only occasionally. Or, your symptoms may be frequent or serious.

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Arrhythmia - Causes

arrhythmias  dysrhythmia 

Arrhythmia is caused by changes to heart tissue. It can also occur suddenly as a result of exertion or stress, imbalances in the blood, medicines, or problems with electrical signals in the heart. Typically, an arrhythmia is set off by a trigger, and the irregular heartbeat can continue if there is a problem in the heart. Sometimes the cause of an arrhythmia is unknown.

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Atrial Fibrillation - Screening and Prevention

a-fib  AF 

Typically doctors screen for atrial fibrillation only when you have symptoms. However, your doctor may check for signs of atrial fibrillation as part of your regular medical care. Screening tests include checking your pulse or recording your heart’s electrical activity.

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