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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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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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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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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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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

heart block 

If you are diagnosed with a conduction disorder, your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes, medicines, surgery, or another procedure to treat your condition. Conduction disorders can be a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment in a hospital emergency department.

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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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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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Factores de riesgo del tromboembolismo venoso

Algunos factores de riesgo para el TEV pueden ser un episodio anterior de TEV; una cirugía; afecciones como el cáncer o una lesión de la médula espinal; el embarazo; parálisis o períodos largos de inmovilización; genes específicos, y ciertas circunstancias relacionadas con la edad, la raza y el sexo. En la mayoría de los casos de TEV, existe más de un factor de riesgo involucrado. Cuantos más factores de riesgo tenga, mayores serán las probabilidades de padecer TEV.

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