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High Blood Pressure - Treatment

hypertension  high blood pressure  blood pressure 

For most people with high blood pressure, a doctor will develop a treatment plan that may include heart-healthy lifestyle changes alone or with medicines. Heart-healthy lifestyle changes, such as heart-healthy eating, can be highly effective in treating high blood pressure.

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Signs, Symptoms, and Complications of Overweight and Obesity

There are no specific symptoms of overweight and obesity. The signs of overweight and obesity include a high body mass index (BMI) and an unhealthy body fat distribution that can be estimated by measuring your waist circumference.

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¿Cómo se diagnostica la enfermedad de células falciformes?

Trastorno falciforme por hemoglobina S  Hemoglobina SS  Hemoglobina SC  Hemoglobina S?0 talasemia  Hemoglobina SD  Hemoglobina SE  Anemia de células falciformes  Anemia drepanocítica  Enfermedad por Hb S  Enfermedad por hemoglobina S  Enfermedad por hemoglobina SS  Enfermedades de células falciformes 

Todos los estados dentro de los Estados Unidos, el Distrito de Columbia y los territorios estadounidenses requieren que a todo bebé se le haga una prueba para ver si tiene la enfermedad de células falciformes como parte de un programa de detección neonatal. Los médicos también pueden diagnosticar la enfermedad de células falciformes antes del nacimiento.

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Total Artificial Heart - Living With

heart transplant  heart surgery  total artificial heart 

Learn about going home after TAH surgery, ongoing medical care you need, and possible complications of living with a TAH. If you are on the waiting list for a heart transplant, you will stay in close contact with the transplant center.

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Defibrillators - Surgery for ICDs

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)  Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)  Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator (WCD) 

Placing an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) requires minor surgery, which usually is done in a hospital. Typically, the ICD is placed under your breastbone or along your ribs. In infants, it can be placed in the abdomen. With some devices, your doctor may first thread one or two sensor wires through your blood vessels into the chambers of your heart. With others, a single sensor wire is placed along the breastbone. The doctors will use a monitor to guide the wires and put them in the right place.

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Defibrillators - How They Work

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)  Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)  Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator (WCD) 

There are three types of defibrillators: automated external defibrillators (AEDs), implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), and wearable cardioverter defibrillators (WCDs). Each type works by checking for arrhythmias, or irregular heart rhythms. Once detected, each defibrillator will send a shock to restore a normal rhythm. Learn more about how the three types of defibrillators work.

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Congenital Heart Defects - Screening and Prevention

atrial septal defect  Holes in the Heart  Ventricular Septal Defect  Tetralogy of Fallot  Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)  Congenital Heart Disease 

Almost all newborns in the United States are screened for congenital heart defects in the first few days after birth. However, if you are at high risk for having a baby with a congenital heart defect, your doctor may recommend screening before the baby is born or strategies to help prevent a congenital heart defect.

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Venous Thromboembolism - Diagnosis

Your doctor will diagnose deep vein thrombosis with or without pulmonary embolism based on your medical history, a physical exam, and various imaging or blood test results.

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Defibrillators - Using an AED in an Emergency

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)  Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)  Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator (WCD) 

Automated external defibrillators AEDs are found in many public spaces. They may be used in an emergency to help someone who is experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.

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Venous Thromboembolism - Screening and Prevention

There are no methods to screen for VTE. If you are preparing to go to the hospital for a procedure or have other risk factors for VTE, talk with your doctor about a plan for preventing blood clots from forming.

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