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¿Cuáles son las causas de la enfermedad coronaria?

Las investigaciones indican que la enfermedad coronaria comienza cuando ciertos factores lesionan las capas internas de las arterias coronarias. La acumulación de placa o los coágulos de sangre pueden estrechar gravemente o bloquear las arterias coronarias, lo cual reduce el flujo de sangre rica en oxígeno que llega al corazón.

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Other Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Physical activity is one part of a heart-healthy lifestyle.

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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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Tratamiento de sobrepeso y obesidad

El tratamiento para el sobrepeso y la obesidad depende de la causa y la gravedad de la afección. Tratamientos posibles para alcanzar un peso saludable incluyen cambios saludables en el estilo de vida, programas de tratamiento de modificación de conducta para adelgazar, medicamentos y posiblemente cirugía.

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Sleep Apnea: Causes

sleep  sleep apnea  Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

Sleep apnea can be caused by a person’s physical structure or medical conditions. These include obesity, large tonsils, endocrine disorders, neuromuscular disorders, heart or kidney failure, certain genetic syndromes, and premature birth.

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Sleep Apnea: Risk Factors

sleep  sleep apnea  Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

There are many risk factors for sleep apnea. Some risk factors, such as unhealthy lifestyle habits and environments, can be changed. Other risk factors, such as age, family history and genetics, race and ethnicity, and sex, cannot be changed.

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COPD - Diagnosis

Your doctor may diagnose COPD based on your signs and symptoms, your medical and family histories, and the results from diagnostic tests such as pulmonary function tests including spirometry and arterial blood gas tests, or chest x rays or chest computed tomography scans.

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Factores de Riesgo de la EPOC

El principal factor de riesgo de la EPOC es el hábito de fumar. Otros factores de riesgo para la EPOC incluyen exposición prolongada a otros irritantes pulmonares, u otras condiciones médicas como la deficiencia de alfa-1-antitripsina (AAT).

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