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Atrial Fibrillation - Types

a-fib  AF 

Atrial fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia. There are four main types of atrial fibrillation—paroxysmal, persistent, long-term persistent, and permanent atrial fibrillation.

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Cardiogenic Shock - Life After

cardiac shock 

Cardiogenic shock is life-threatening, but it is treatable. As you recover from cardiogenic shock, it is important to follow your treatment plan and adopt healthy lifestyle changes to prevent another event. You also may need follow-up treatment or support for implanted devices or complications of cardiogenic shock, including organ failure. If cardiogenic shock led to heart failure, your doctor may recommend a heart transplant.

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Respiratory Distress Syndrome - Living With

lung diseases  RDS  neonatal respiratory distress  bronchopulmonary dysplasia  oxygen therapy 

After your baby leaves the hospital, he or she will likely need follow-up care. It is important to follow your child’s treatment plan and get regular care. It is also important to take care of your mental health as you care for your baby at home.

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Before Getting a Stent

coronary artery stent  carotid artery stent  airway stent 

Your doctor and specialists on your healthcare team can determine if you need a stent by using certain tests and procedures. If you need a stent, talk to your doctor about how to prepare for the procedure.

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Conduction Disorders - Diagnosis

heart block 

To diagnose a conduction disorder, your doctor will ask about your medical history, any signs and symptoms, and your family’s medical history, and he or she will perform a physical exam. Your doctor may also recommend tests to look at your heart’s electrical activity and structure and to determine if you have genetic changes that may signal a conduction disorder.

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Conduction Disorders - Screening and Prevention

heart block 

If you or your child has known risk factors for a conduction disorder, the doctor may recommend screening, which may include genetic testing. Screening tests for conduction disorders may also be suggested for competitive athletes. Depending on the cause of your conduction disorder, heart-healthy lifestyle changes and other precautions may help decrease the risk of developing a conduction disorder.

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Cardiogenic Shock - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

cardiac shock 

Signs and symptoms of cardiogenic shock vary depending on how quickly and how low your blood pressure drops. Cardiogenic shock may start with mild symptoms, such as feeling confused or breathing rapidly, or a person may have no symptoms and then suddenly lose consciousness. Cardiogenic shock is a life-threatening emergency. Complications may include organ damage or organ failure.

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Asthma - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

asthma  asthma attack  asthma triggers  asthma flare-up 

How often asthma symptoms occur may depend on how severe, or intense, the asthma is, and whether you are exposed to allergens. Some people have symptoms every day, while others have symptoms only a few days of the year.

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Respiratory Distress Syndrome - Risk Factors

lung diseases  RDS  neonatal respiratory distress  bronchopulmonary dysplasia  oxygen therapy 

Certain factors may increase the risk that your newborn will have RDS. These factors include infection, premature delivery, problems with your baby’s lung development, stress during your baby’s delivery, and you having diabetes.

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Cardiogenic Shock - Screening and Prevention

cardiac shock 

Currently there are no routine screening tests for cardiogenic shock. The main cause of cardiogenic shock is a heart attack, which is a complication of ischemic heart disease. You can reduce your risk for cardiogenic shock by adopting heart-healthy lifestyle changes to help prevent ischemic heart disease. If you already have ischemic heart disease or another heart condition, follow your doctor’s instructions about taking care of your health, getting regular check-ups, and taking medicines.

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