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Heart Inflammation - Screening and Prevention

Heart Inflammation  Endocarditis  Pericarditis  Myocarditis 

The signs, symptoms and complications of heart inflammation depend on whether you have endocarditis, myocarditis or pericarditis. Signs and symptoms may include fever and chills, chest pain, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and fatigue. Complications of heart inflammation may be life-threatening.

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Venous Thromboembolism - Causes

VTE occurs in the veins that carry blood to your heart. Blood clots can develop in veins damaged by surgery or trauma, or a result of inflammation in response to an infection or injury.

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Atrial Fibrillation - Living With

a-fib  AF 

If you have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, it is important that you continue your treatment. Follow-up care can help your doctor check your condition and talk to you about how to prevent repeat events and what to do in an emergency.

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How Sleep Works - Why Sleep is Important

Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. The way you feel while you are awake depends in part on what happens while you are sleeping. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. In children and teens, sleep also helps support growth and development. Getting inadequate sleep over time can raise your risk for chronic health problems. It can also affect how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others. Learn how sleep affects your heart and circulatory system, metabolism, respiratory system, and immune system and how much sleep is enough.

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Atrial Fibrillation - Diagnosis

a-fib  AF 

A doctor will diagnose atrial fibrillation based on your medical and family history, a physical exam, the results from an electrocardiogram (EKG), and possibly other tests and procedures.

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Angina - Treatment

heart  chest pain  blood flow  stable angina  unstable angina  microvascular angina  variant angina 

Your doctor will decide on a treatment approach based on the type of angina you have, your symptoms, test results, and risk of complications. Unstable angina is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment in a hospital. If your angina is stable and your symptoms are not getting worse, you may be able to control your angina with heart-healthy lifestyle changes and medicines. If lifestyle changes and medicines cannot control your angina, you may need a medical procedure to improve blood flow and relieve your angina.

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Angina - Risk Factors

heart  chest pain  blood flow  stable angina  unstable angina  microvascular angina  variant angina 

You may have an increased risk for angina because of your age, environment or occupation, family history and genetics, lifestyle, other medical conditions, race, or sex.

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Coronary Heart Disease - Diagnosis

coronary artery disease  coronary heart disease  coronary microvascular disease 

Your doctor will diagnose coronary heart disease based on your symptoms, your medical and family history, your risk factors, and the results from tests and procedures. Because women and their doctors may not recognize coronary heart disease symptoms that are different from men’s, women may not be diagnosed and treated as quickly as men. It is important to seek care right away if you have symptoms of coronary heart disease.

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Pulmonary Hypertension - Diagnosis

hypertension  blood pressure  arteries  pulmonary 

Your doctor may diagnose pulmonary hypertension based on your risk factors and symptoms. A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension will be made if tests show higher-than-normal pressure in the pulmonary arteries.

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Pulmonary Hypertension - Risk Factors

hypertension  blood pressure  arteries  pulmonary 

Your age, environment, family history and genetics, lifestyle habits, medicines you are taking, other medical conditions, and sex can raise your risk of pulmonary hypertension.

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