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Coronary Heart Disease - Causes

coronary artery disease  coronary heart disease  coronary microvascular disease 

There are three main types of coronary heart disease: obstructive coronary artery disease, nonobstructive coronary artery disease, and coronary microvascular disease. Coronary artery disease affects the large arteries on the surface of the heart. Many people have both obstructive and nonobstructive forms of this disease. Coronary microvascular disease affects the tiny arteries in the heart muscle.

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Coronary Heart Disease - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

coronary artery disease  coronary heart disease  coronary microvascular disease 

Some people have severe symptoms of coronary heart disease. Others have no symptoms at all. If you have “silent” coronary heart disease, you may not have any symptoms until you have a heart attack or other complication.

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High Blood Pressure - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

stroke  hypertension  heart attack  high blood pressure  blood pressure 

It is important to have regular blood pressure readings taken and to know your numbers, because high blood pressure usually does not cause symptoms until serious complications occur. Undiagnosed or uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause complications such as chronic kidney disease, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and possibly vascular dementia.

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Arrhythmia - Risk Factors

arrhythmias  dysrhythmia 

You may have an increased risk of arrhythmia because of your age, environment, family history and genetics, habits in your daily life, certain medical conditions, race or ethnicity, sex, or surgery.

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Pulmonary Hypertension - Causes

hypertension  blood pressure  arteries  pulmonary 

Your genes or other medical conditions can cause pulmonary hypertension. Certain medical conditions can damage, change, or block the blood vessels of the pulmonary arteries. The cause of pulmonary hypertension is not always clear.

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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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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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