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Cardiogenic Shock - Causes

cardiac shock 

Causes of cardiogenic shock include heart attack and other heart problems, problems outside of the heart, and medicines or procedures. A heart attack is the most common cause because it can damage the heart’s structure in different ways. Less often, a problem elsewhere in the body blocks blood flow coming into or out of the heart and leads to cardiogenic shock.

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Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia - Treatment

lung disease  lung development  neonatal lung disease  respiratory insufficiency 

Treatment in the NICU is designed to limit stress on newborns and meet their basic needs of warmth, nutrition, and protection. Treatment of BPD usually includes breathing support with a nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) machine or a ventilator, other supportive treatments, and other procedures and treatments.

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Cardiogenic Shock - Diagnosis

cardiac shock 

Your doctor will check your medical history, perform a physical exam, and do tests and procedures to diagnose cardiogenic shock. Tests are usually done after you have been admitted to a hospital for a possible heart attack or symptoms of shock. If the reason for the shock is that the heart is not pumping strongly enough, then the diagnosis is cardiogenic shock.

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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting - Before Surgery

CABG  heart bypass surgery 

Your doctor may use diagnostic tests or procedures before CABG to determine how serious your ischemic heart disease is and where the coronary arteries are narrowed. If you need CABG, talk to your doctor about how to prepare for the procedure.

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Respiratory Distress Syndrome - Treatment

lung diseases  RDS  neonatal respiratory distress  bronchopulmonary dysplasia  oxygen therapy 

Treatment for RDS usually begins as soon as a newborn is born, sometimes in the delivery room. Treatments for RDS include surfactant replacement therapy, breathing support from a ventilator or nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) machine, or other supportive treatments.

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Low Blood Pressure

Low blood pressure is when blood flows through your blood vessels at lower than normal pressures.

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Atrial Fibrillation - Treatment

a-fib  AF 

Atrial fibrillation is treated with lifestyle changes, medicines, procedures, and surgery to help prevent blood clots, slow your heart beat, or restore your heart’s normal rhythm.

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Atrial Fibrillation - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

a-fib  AF 

You may or may not notice atrial fibrillation. It often occurs with no signs or symptoms. If you do have symptoms, you may notice something that occurs only occasionally. Or, your symptoms may be frequent or serious.

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Angina - Causes

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

Angina happens when your heart muscle does not get enough oxygen-rich blood. Medical conditions, particularly ischemic heart disease, or lifestyle habits can cause angina. To understand the causes of angina, it helps to understand how the heart works.

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Atrial Fibrillation - Screening and Prevention

a-fib  AF 

Typically doctors screen for atrial fibrillation only when you have symptoms. However, your doctor may check for signs of atrial fibrillation as part of your regular medical care. Screening tests include checking your pulse or recording your heart’s electrical activity.

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