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What is a Heart Attack?

thrombosis  myocardial infarction  mi  acute coronary syndrome  occlusion 

A heart attack happens when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart can’t get oxygen. If you think you or someone else may be having heart attack symptoms or a heart attack, call 9–1–1 for emergency medical care.

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¿Qué es un ataque cardíaco?

infarto de miocardio  im  sindrome coronario  agudo  trombosis  oclusion 

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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What Is Mitral Valve Prolapse?

balloon  billowing  click-murmur  myxomatous  barlow's syndrome 

Mitral valve prolapse is a condition in which the flaps of the mitral valve are floppy, or prolapsed, which can prevent the seal from forming, which results in a backflow of blood in the left atrium as blood is pumped through the heart.

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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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Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

Signs and symptoms vary between acute, subacute, and chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis and may include flu-like illness including fever, chills, muscle or joint pain, or headaches; rales; cough; chronic bronchitis; shortness of breath; anorexia or weight loss; fatigue; fibrosis of the lungs; or clubbing of fingers or toes. Complications of chronic disease may include irreversible lung damage, permanently reduced lung function, pulmonary hypotension, or heart failure.

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Diagnosis of Overweight and Obesity

Your doctor may diagnose overweight and obesity based on your medical history, a physical exam that checks your body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference, and tests to rule out other medical conditions.

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Diagnóstico de la EPOC

Su médico puede diagnosticar la EPOC con base en sus signos y síntomas, los antecedentes médicos y familiares y los resultados de exámenes diagnósticos como pruebas de función pulmonar incluyendo espirometría, análisis de gases arteriales, radiografía de tórax, o tomografía computarizada de tórax.

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Anemia de células falciformes - Causas

hemoglobina 

La hemoglobina anormal, llamada hemoglobina S, causa la anemia de células falciformes.

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Pulmonary Hypertension - Treatment

hypertension  blood pressure  arteries  pulmonary 

Your doctor may recommend healthy lifestyle changes, medicines, or other treatments aimed at keeping your symptoms from getting worse, increasing your ability to exercise, improving heart function, and ensuring a better quality of life. There is no cure for pulmonary hypertension unless chronic blood clots in the lungs are the cause.

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Asthma - Risk Factors

asthma  asthma attack  asthma treatment  asthma flare-up 

You may have an increased risk of asthma because of your environment or occupation, your family history or genes, other medical conditions, your race or ethnicity, or your sex.

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