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Electrocardiogram

EKG  ECG 

An electrocardiogram, also called an ECG or EKG, is a simple, painless test that detects and records your heart’s electrical activity. An EKG can show how fast your heart is beating, whether the rhythm of your heartbeats is steady or irregular, and the strength and timing of the electrical impulses passing through each part of your heart.

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Diagnóstico de sobrepeso y obesidad

El médico puede diagnosticarle sobrepeso y obesidad basándose en sus antecedentes personales, en un examen físico que confirmen que su índice de masa corporal (IMC) y posiblemente también la circunferencia de su cintura son altos, y en pruebas para descartar otras afecciones.

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Signos and Síntomas de la EPOC

Al comienzo, es posible que la EPOC no cause síntomas o que estos sean leves. A medida que la enfermedad empeora, síntomas comunes incluyen tos (con o sin mucosidad), sensación de falta de aire, sibilancias o un silbido o chillido que se producen al respirar y presión en el pecho.

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Congenital Heart Defects - Treatment

atrial septal defect  Holes in the Heart  Ventricular Septal Defect  Tetralogy of Fallot  Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)  Congenital Heart Disease 

Treatments for congenital heart defects include medicines, surgery, and cardiac catheterization procedures. Many congenital heart defects do not require treatment at all. However, children with critical congenital heart defects will need surgery in the first year of life.

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Congenital Heart Defects - Risk Factors

atrial septal defect  Holes in the Heart  Ventricular Septal Defect  Tetralogy of Fallot  Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)  Congenital Heart Disease 

The risk of having a baby with a congenital heart defect is influenced by family history and genetics, the mother’s health, sex, and exposure during pregnancy to environmental factors, such as smoke or certain medicines. Other medical conditions can also raise your risk for having a baby with a congenital heart defect.

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Total Artificial Heart - Before Surgery

heart transplant  heart surgery  total artificial heart 

If you are not already in the hospital, you will likely spend at least a week in the hospital to prepare for the TAH surgery. You will continue to take any heart medicines your doctor gave you. During this time, you will learn about the TAH that you are getting and how to live with it. The members of your healthcare team will provide you with the information that you need before surgery.

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Total Artificial Heart - How Does It Work?

heart transplant  heart surgery  total artificial heart 

The TAH replaces the lower chambers of the heart, called ventricles. Tubes connect the TAH to a power source that is outside the body. The TAH then pumps blood through the heart’s major artery to the lungs and the rest of the body.

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Iron-Deficiency Anemia - Living With

anemia  iron  iron-deficiency anemia  blood loss 

After being diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia, it is important to follow your treatment plan, such as taking prescribed iron supplements. You should monitor your condition for new or worsening symptoms. Your doctor may want to repeat blood tests to check that your anemia is improving.

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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 - 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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