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High Blood Triglycerides

hypertriglyceridemic  dyslipidemia  hypertriglyceridemia  lipid disorder 

High Blood Triglycerides are high blood levels of a type of fat, or lipid, called triglycerides.

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Cardioversion

Cardioversion is a procedure that uses external electric shocks to restore a normal heart rhythm.

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Thoracentesis

Thoracentesis is a procedure in which a needle is inserted into the pleural space between the lungs and the chest wall.

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Vascular dementia

dementia  vascular  Alzheimer's  vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia 

Vascular dementia is the second most common form of dementia, after Alzheimer’s disease, affecting almost a third of people over age 70.

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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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What Is Metabolic Syndrome?

obesity  dysmetabolic  hypertriglyceridemic  insulin resistance  syndrome x 

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke. The term "metabolic" refers to the biochemical processes involved in the body's normal functioning.

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Diagnóstico de la presión arterial alta

En la mayoría de los pacientes, los proveedores de atención médica diagnostican la presión arterial alta cuando las lecturas de la presión arterial se mantienen de manera consistente en 140/90 mmHg o más.

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Treatment of Overweight and Obesity

Treatment for overweight and obesity will depend on the cause and severity of your condition. Possible treatments to aim for a healthy weight include healthy lifestyle changes, behavioral weight-loss treatment programs, medicines, and possibly surgery.

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Living With Overweight and Obesity

If you have been diagnosed with overweight or obesity, it is important that you continue your treatment, aim for a healthy weight, continue your behavioral weight-loss program, and have your doctor monitor your condition and assess your risk for complications.

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