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Otros cambios en el estilo de vida que son saludables para el corazón

La actividad física es parte de un estilo de vida saludable para el corazón.

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Cómo vivir con presión arterial alta

Si usted tiene presión arterial alta, lo mejor que puede hacer es hablar con su proveedor de atención médica y tomar medidas para controlarla haciendo cambios saludables en su estilo de vida y tomando sus medicamentos, si se los han recetado.

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How Does Smoking Affect the Heart and Blood Vessels?

The chemicals in tobacco smoke harm your blood cells. Smoking can also damage the function of the heart and the structure and function of blood vessels, leading to atherosclerosis and its complications (coronary heart disease, heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, peripheral artery disease, and stroke).

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¿Qué es un ataque cardíaco?

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Un ataque cardíaco ocurre cuando se obstruye de repente el flujo de sangre rica en oxígeno que llega a una parte del músculo cardíaco y el corazón no puede obtener oxígeno. Si usted piensa que usted u otra persona está teniendo síntomas de un ataque cardíaco o un ataque cardíaco, llame al 9-1-1 para recibir atención médica de urgencia.

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How Is a Stroke Diagnosed?

Doctors diagnose a stroke by reviewing your signs and symptoms, medical history, physical exam, and results from one or more tests: brain computed tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CT or magnetic resonance arteriogram, carotid ultrasound, carotid angiography, electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiography, and blood tests.

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¿Quiénes corren el riesgo de sufrir un ataque cardíaco?

Ciertos factores de riesgo hacen que sea más probable que usted sufra de enfermedad coronaria y tenga un ataque cardíaco. Los factores de riesgo que usted puede controlar incluyen fumar, presión arterial alta, concentraciones altas de colesterol en la sangre, sobrepeso y obesidad, una alimentación poco saludable, falta de actividad física y altas concentraciones de azúcar en la sangre debido a la resistencia a la insulina o diabetes. Los factores de riesgo que usted no puede controlar son la edad, los antecedentes familiares de enfermedad coronaria de aparición temprana y la preeclampsia.

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How Is a Heart Attack Treated?

Early treatment for a heart attack can prevent or limit damage to the heart muscle. Act fast by calling 9–1–1 at the first symptoms of a heart attack. Immediate treatments include aspirin, nitroglycerin, oxygen therapy, and treatment for chest pain. Your doctor may initiate treatment to restore blood flow through the blood vessels supplying the heart, such as clot-busting medicines and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Other treatments include medicines, medical procedures, heart-healthy lifestyle changes, and cardiac rehabilitation.

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Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis - Diagnosis

To diagnose hypersensitivity pneumonitis, your doctor will collect your medical history, assess exposure history to possible causative substances, perform a physical exam, and possibly order diagnostic tests and procedures such as: blood tests, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), computed tomography (CT), inhalation challenge tests, lung biopsies, lung function tests, precipitin tests, or chest x-rays.

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How Is Atherosclerosis Treated?

Treatments for atherosclerosis may include heart-healthy lifestyle changes, medicines, and medical procedures or surgery—such as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), or carotid endarterectomy.

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Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis - Causes

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is caused by repeated exposure to environmental substances that cause inflammation in the lungs when inhaled. Substances include: bacteria, fungi or molds, proteins, or chemicals.

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