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Respiratory Failure – Diagnosis

Respiratory failure  acute respiratory failure  chronic respiratory failure  hypoxemic respiratory failure  hypercapnic respiratory failure  ventilator  CPAP  Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) 

Your doctor will check your medical history, perform a physical exam, and do tests and procedures to diagnose respiratory failure.

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LAM - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

The signs and symptoms of pneumonia can be mild or severe and may include lung cysts, increased VEGF-D levels, reduced lung function, reduced, oxygen levels in the blood, chest pain or aches, fatigue, frequent cough, shortness of breath, and wheezing. Possible complications may include tumors in the kidneys, blood in the urine, enlarged lymph nodes, pleural effusions, pneumothorax or collapsed lung, and swelling.

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High Blood Cholesterol: Treatment

hypercholesterolemia 

High blood cholesterol is treated with heart-healthy lifestyle changes and medicines to control or lower your high blood cholesterol. Lipoprotein apheresis is a procedure that can be used to treat familial hypercholesterolemia.

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Arrhythmia - Causes

arrhythmias  dysrhythmia 

Arrhythmia is caused by changes to heart tissue. It can also occur suddenly as a result of exertion or stress, imbalances in the blood, medicines, or problems with electrical signals in the heart. Typically, an arrhythmia is set off by a trigger, and the irregular heartbeat can continue if there is a problem in the heart. Sometimes the cause of an arrhythmia is unknown.

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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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Bleeding Disorders - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

hemophilia  von Willebrand Disease  coagulation disorders  blood clotting disorders  clotting factor deficiencies 

Signs, symptoms, and complications may differ depending on the type of bleeding disorder, its cause, and whether the disorder is mild or more serious. Signs and symptoms may be obvious soon after a child is born or not until adulthood. People who have a mild bleeding disorder may not have any signs or symptoms until they are injured or have a medical procedure.

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Respiratory Distress Syndrome - Screening and Prevention

lung diseases  RDS  neonatal respiratory distress  bronchopulmonary dysplasia  oxygen therapy 

Taking steps to ensure a healthy pregnancy might prevent your newborn from being born before his or her lungs have fully developed. Your doctor may also give you injections of a corticosteroid medicine if he or she thinks you may give birth too early. This medicine can speed up development of the lungs, brain, and kidneys in your baby and surfactant production.

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Vida saludable para el corazón - Elija alimentos saludables para el corazón

Una alimentación saludable para el corazón implica elegir ciertos alimentos, como frutas y verduras, y limitar otros, como las grasas saturadas y las trans, así como los azúcares agregados. Su médico puede recomendar el plan de alimentación saludable para el corazón del enfoque dietético para detener la hipertensión (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, DASH) porque se ha probado que reduce la presión arterial alta y el colesterol LDL "malo" en sangre. Visite nuestra página de deliciosa alimentación saludable para el corazón para obtener recetas, consejos de cocina y más.

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¿Qué es EPOC?

La enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica, o EPOC, es una enfermedad progresiva que causa dificultad para respirar. En los Estados Unidos el término EPOC abarca dos enfermedades principales, el enfisema y la bronquitis crónica.

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How Can Sudden Cardiac Arrest Be Prevented?

If you’ve already had sudden cardiac arrest, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator reduces the chances of dying from a second sudden cardiac arrest. If you have not yet had sudden cardiac arrest but have severe coronary heart disease, your doctor may prescribe a beta blocker or statin. Following a healthy lifestyle can help you lower your risk for sudden cardiac arrest, coronary heart disease, and other heart problems.

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