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COPD - Treatment

COPD has no cure yet. However, lifestyle changes and treatments can help you feel better, stay more active, and slow the progress of the disease.

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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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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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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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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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Arrhythmia - Treatment

arrhythmias  dysrhythmia 

Common arrhythmia treatments include heart-healthy lifestyle changes, medicines, surgically implanted devices that control the heartbeat, and other procedures that treat abnormal electrical signals in the heart.

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Sickle Cell Disease - Risk Factors

sickle cell anemia  hemoglobin s  sickling disorder due to hemoglobin s 

In the United States, most people with sickle cell disease are of African ancestry or identify themselves as black, but the condition is also common in people with a Hispanic background.

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Sickle Cell Disease - Living With

sickle cell anemia  hemoglobin s  sickling disorder due to hemoglobin s 

If you or your child has sickle cell disease, you should learn as much as you can about the disease, including how to prevent and manage complications and take care of your mental health.

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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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Total Artificial Heart - During Surgery

heart transplant  heart surgery  total artificial heart 

The surgery to connect the TAH is complex and can last from five to nine hours. Learn about the team that performs the surgery and the steps involved in connecting a TAH to your body.

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