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Enfermedad coronaria - Diagnóstico

enfermedad coronaria microvascular  Enfermedad de la arteria coronaria  síndrome coronario X  enfermedad isquémica del corazón  enfermedad coronaria no obstructiva  enfermedad obstructiva de la arteria coronaria 

Su médico diagnosticará la enfermedad coronaria según sus síntomas, su historial médico y familiar, sus factores de riesgo y los resultados de las pruebas y los procedimientos. Debido a que las mujeres y sus médicos pueden no reconocer los síntomas de la enfermedad coronaria, que son diferentes a los de los hombres, las mujeres pueden no ser diagnosticadas y tratadas tan rápido como los hombres. Es importante buscar atención médica de inmediato si tiene síntomas de enfermedad coronaria.

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Living With Atherosclerosis

Adopting a healthy lifestyle, along with ongoing care and emotional support, may help you prevent or delay atherosclerosis and the problems it can cause.

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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Carotid Artery Disease?

Carotid artery disease may not cause signs or symptoms until it severely narrows or blocks a carotid artery. Signs and symptoms may include a bruit, a transient ischemic attack (TIA), or a stroke. It is important to call 9–1–1 for emergency help if you think you are having a TIA or stroke.

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How Is Carotid Artery Disease Diagnosed?

Your doctor will diagnose carotid artery disease based on your medical history, a physical exam, and results from one or more tests: ultrasound, angiography, magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), and computed tomography (CT) angiography.

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What Causes Heart Valve Disease?

Heart conditions and other disorders, age-related changes, rheumatic fever, or infections can cause acquired heart valve disease. These factors change the shape or flexibility of once-normal heart valves. The cause of congenital heart valve disease isn't know.

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How Is a Heart Attack Diagnosed?

Your doctor will diagnose a heart attack based on your signs and symptoms, your medical and family histories, and results from one or more tests: electrocardiogram (EKG), blood tests, and coronary angiography.

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How Can a Heart Attack Be Prevented?

Lowering your risk factors for coronary heart disease—through heart-healthy lifestyle changes and ongoing medical care—can help you prevent a heart attack.

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Who Is at Risk for Cardiomyopathy?

Certain diseases, conditions, or factors can raise your risk for cardiomyopathy. Major risk factors include a family history, preexisting disease or condition, diabetes, diseases that can damage the heart, long-term alcoholism, and long-term high blood pressure.

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Benefits of Physical Activity

Regular physical activity, at a moderate or vigorous aerobic intensity has many health benefits, which can include: strengthening your heart, improving lung function, reducing the risk for coronary heart disease and repeat heart attacks, lowering blood pressure and triglycerides in the blood, raising good HDL cholesterol levels, helping your body control blood sugar levels, reducing inflammation in the body, and maintaining a healthy weight.

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Who Is at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome?

People at greatest risk for metabolic syndrome have high abdominal obesity, an inactive lifestyle, and insulin resistance. Some racial and ethnic groups in the United States are at higher risk for metabolic syndrome than others.

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