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Prevención de la EPOC

Usted puede tomar medidas para prevenir la EPOC antes de que comience. Si usted ya tiene EPOC, puede tomar medidas para prevenir. las complicaciones y retrasar la progresión de la enfermedad.

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Screening and Prevention of Overweight and Obesity

To screen for overweight and obesity, your doctor will calculate your body mass index (BMI) to check if you or your child are a healthy weight. Your doctor may recommend healthy lifestyle changes, such as healthy eating and physical activity, to prevent overweight and obesity.

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Anemia de células falciformes - Factores de riesgo

hemoglobina 

En los Estados Unidos, la mayoría de las personas con la anemia de células falciformes son de ascendencia africana o se identifican como negros.

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Arrhythmia - Living With

arrhythmias  dysrhythmia 

If you have been diagnosed and treated for arrhythmia, make sure to follow your treatment plan. Your ongoing care may focus on reducing the chance that you will have another episode or a complication. Keep your regular appointments with your doctor. Ask about heart-healthy lifestyle changes that you can make to keep your arrhythmia from happening again or getting worse.

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Venous Thromboembolism - Risk Factors

Risk factors for VTE include a history of a previous VTE event; surgery; medical conditions such as cancer or spinal cord injury; pregnancy; paralysis or long periods of immobilization; specific genes; and certain circumstances related to age, race, and sex. In most cases of VTE, there is more than one risk factor involved. The more risk factors you have, the greater the chance you have of developing VTE.

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Heart Inflammation - Risk Factors

Heart Inflammation  Endocarditis  Pericarditis  Myocarditis 

Risk factors for heart inflammation depend on the type of heart inflammation. Risk factors may include age; sex; certain genetic conditions; environment; lifestyle choices; medical conditions such as certain cancers, diabetes and HIV/AIDS; and medical procedures including artificial heart valves, pacemakers, and radiation therapy.

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Arrhythmia - Diagnosis

arrhythmias  dysrhythmia 

To diagnose arrhythmia, your doctor will ask you about your symptoms, your medical history, and any signs of arrhythmia in your family. Your doctor may also do an EKG and a physical exam as part of your diagnosis. Additional tests may be necessary to rule out another cause or to help your doctor decide on treatment.

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Arrhythmia - Types

arrhythmias  dysrhythmia 

The main types of arrhythmia are bradyarrhythmias; premature, or extra, beats; supraventricular arrhythmias; and ventricular arrhythmias.

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Sarcoidosis - Diagnosis

inflammation  sarcoidosis  granuloma 

Your doctor will diagnose sarcoidosis based on your symptoms, a physical exam, imaging tests, or a biopsy of an affected organ. The doctor will also do tests to rule out other diseases that have similar signs and symptoms.

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Congenital Heart Defects - Diagnosis

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

Some congenital heart defects are diagnosed during pregnancy or soon after birth. Others may not be diagnosed until adulthood. Your or your child’s doctor will perform a physical exam and order diagnostic tests and procedures based on what he or she finds in the physical exam.

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