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Pacemakers - How Pacemakers Work

Pacemaker  Heart pacing  Cardiac pacing  Arrhythmia  Conduction disorder  Bradycardia  Leadless  Transvenous 

Pacemakers use low-energy electrical pulses to control the rate and rhythm of your heartbeat. Traditional pacemakers send the electrical pulses through wires, also known as leads. Wireless pacemakers are a newer kind of pacemaker without wires.

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Causas de sobrepeso y obesidad

Desequilibrios energéticos, algunas afecciones genéticas o endocrinas y ciertos medicamentos producen sobrepeso y obesidad.

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Neumonía: signos, síntomas y complicaciones

neumonía  infección pulmonar  neumonía bacteriana  neumonía viral  neumonía causada por hongos  tratamientos de la neumonía 

Los signos y los síntomas de una neumonía pueden ser leves o graves. Los niños pequeños, los adultos mayores y las personas que tienen afecciones de salud graves corren el riesgo de desarrollar una neumonía más grave o complicaciones que pueden resultar mortales.

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Interstitial Lung Diseases

sarcoidosis  lung health  scar tissue  lung interstitium  ild  childhood ilds 

Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) are a group of more than 200 different disorders that cause scarring in the lungs. Scar tissue in the lungs can make it harder for you to breathe normally.

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Atrial Fibrillation - Risk Factors

a-fib  AF 

Age, family history and genetics, lifestyle, heart disease or other medical conditions, race, sex, and a history of surgery can all raise your risk of developing the structural and electrical anomalies that cause atrial fibrillation. Even in a healthy heart, a fast or slow heart rate—from exercising or sleeping, for example—can trigger atrial fibrillation.

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Heart Murmur

A heart murmur is an unusual sound heard between heartbeats. Murmurs sometimes sound like a whooshing or swishing noise. Murmurs may be harmless, also called innocent, or abnormal.

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Blood Donation

blood  donation  blood donations 

Blood donation is a safe and simple procedure that involves volunteers giving whole blood, red blood cells, plasma, or platelets.

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Chest CT Scan

chest CT  x ray computed tomography (x ray CT) 

A chest CT scan is a more detailed type of chest x ray. This painless imaging test takes many detailed pictures, called slices, of your lungs and the inside of your chest.

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Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant

hematopoietic stem cell transplant  hematopoietic cell transplant 

A blood or bone marrow transplant replaces abnormal blood-forming stem cells with healthy cells. When the healthy stem cells come from you, the procedure is called an autologous transplant. When the stem cells come from another person, called a donor, it is an allogeneic transplant.

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Chest X Ray

A chest x ray is a fast and painless imaging test that uses certain electromagnetic waves to create pictures of the structures in and around your chest.

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