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Coronary Calcium Scan

calcium scan test 

A coronary calcium scan is a CT scan of your heart that detects and measures the amount of calcium in the walls of your coronary arteries.

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

TAVR  Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation  TAVI 

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a procedure to treat aortic stenosis, a type of heart valve disease. TAVR replaces a faulty aortic valve with an aortic valve made from animal tissue. The procedure does not require open-heart surgery.

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Cystic Fibrosis - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

CF 

Most patients who have cystic fibrosis have noticeable symptoms. Some patients have few or no signs or symptoms, while others experience severe symptoms or life-threatening complications. Symptoms may also change over time. The most common complications of cystic fibrosis affect the lungs and pancreas.

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Living With the DASH Eating Plan

Understanding the DASH eating plan will help you start and follow this plan for life.

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How Is Heart Failure Diagnosed?

Your doctor will diagnose heart failure based on your medical and family histories, a physical exam, and results from one or more tests: electrocardiogram (EKG), chest x ray, B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) blood test, echocardiography, Doppler ultrasound, Holter monitor, nuclear heart scan, cardiac catheterization, coronary angiography, stress testing, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and thyroid function tests.

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How Is Heart Valve Disease Diagnosed?

Your doctor will diagnose heart valve disease based on your medical and family histories, a physical exam, and results from one or more tests: electrocardiogram (EKG), chest x ray, echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, stress testing, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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What Is Heart Failure?

congestive heart failure  cor pulmonale 

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs because it can't fill with enough blood and/or can't pump blood to the rest of the body with enough force.

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What Is Cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy refers to diseases of the heart muscle in which the heart muscle becomes enlarged, thick, or rigid. As cardiomyopathy worsens, the heart becomes weaker.

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How Can Heart Failure Be Prevented?

You can take action to prevent heart disease and heart failure by avoiding illegal drugs, being physically active, following a heart-healthy eating plan, quitting smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight.

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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure?

The most common signs and symptoms of heart failure are shortness of breath, fatigue, and swelling in the ankles, feet, legs, abdomen, and veins in the neck.

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