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Heart-Healthy Living - Aim for a Healthy Weight

A healthy weight for adults is usually when the body mass index (BMI) is between 18.5 and 24.9. To figure out your BMI, use our online BMI calculator.

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Trastornos hemorrágicos - Causas

hemophilia 

Sus genes u otras causas, como afecciones médicas o medicinas, pueden causar trastornos hemorrágicos. Algunas veces, es posible que se desconozca la causa. Cualquier problema que afecte la función o el número de factores de coagulación o plaquetas puede generar un trastorno hemorrágico.

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Heart-Healthy Living - Manage Stress

Research suggests that an emotionally upsetting event, particularly one involving anger, can serve as a trigger for a heart attack or angina in some people. Stress can contribute to high blood pressure and other heart disease risk factors. Some of the ways people cope with stress—drinking alcohol, using other substances, smoking, or overeating—are not healthy ways to manage stress.

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Anemia de células falciformes - Factores de riesgo

hemoglobina 

En los Estados Unidos, la mayoría de las personas con la anemia de células falciformes son de ascendencia africana o se identifican como negros.

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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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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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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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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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How Is Mitral Valve Prolapse Diagnosed?

Doctors usually detect mitral valve prolapse when they hear a heart murmur or abnormal heart sounds during a physical exam. To diagnose this condition your doctor may order the following tests and procedures: echocardiography with Doppler ultrasound, chest x ray, and electrocardiogram (EKG).

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What Causes Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome has several causes that act together. You can control some of the causes, such as overweight and obesity, an inactive lifestyle, and insulin resistance. You can’t control other factors, such as growing older, genetics, or coexisting conditions such as excessive blood clotting and constant, low-grade inflammation.

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