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High Blood Pressure - Screening and Prevention

hypertension  high blood pressure  blood pressure 

Everyone age 3 or older should have their blood pressure checked by a healthcare provider at least once a year. Healthy lifestyle changes can help prevent high blood pressure from developing.

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Arrhythmia - Living With

arrhythmias  dysrhythmia 

If you have been diagnosed and treated for arrhythmia, make sure to follow your treatment plan. Your ongoing care may focus on reducing the chance that you will have another episode or a complication. Keep your regular appointments with your doctor. Ask about heart-healthy lifestyle changes that you can make to keep your arrhythmia from happening again or getting worse.

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Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

obesity  breathing  pickwickian syndrome  hypoventilation 

Obesity hypoventilation syndrome is a breathing disorder that affects some people who have been diagnosed with obesity. The syndrome causes you to have too much carbon dioxide and too little oxygen in your blood. Without treatment it can lead to serious and even life-threatening health problems.

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Heart Inflammation - Screening and Prevention

Heart Inflammation  Endocarditis  Pericarditis  Myocarditis 

The signs, symptoms and complications of heart inflammation depend on whether you have endocarditis, myocarditis or pericarditis. Signs and symptoms may include fever and chills, chest pain, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and fatigue. Complications of heart inflammation may be life-threatening.

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Atrial Fibrillation - Living With

a-fib  AF 

If you have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, it is important that you continue your treatment. Follow-up care can help your doctor check your condition and talk to you about how to prevent repeat events and what to do in an emergency.

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Atrial Fibrillation - Diagnosis

a-fib  AF 

A doctor will diagnose atrial fibrillation based on your medical and family history, a physical exam, the results from an electrocardiogram (EKG), and possibly other tests and procedures.

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Arrhythmia - Diagnosis

arrhythmias  dysrhythmia 

To diagnose arrhythmia, your doctor will ask you about your symptoms, your medical history, and any signs of arrhythmia in your family. Your doctor may also do an EKG and a physical exam as part of your diagnosis. Additional tests may be necessary to rule out another cause or to help your doctor decide on treatment.

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Types of Cardiomyopathy

The types of cardiomyopathy include hypertrophic, dilated, restrictive, arrhythmogenic right ventricular, and unclassified cardiomyopathy.

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Who is at Risk for Coronary Heart Disease?

Certain traits, conditions, or habits may raise your risk for coronary heart disease. Major risk factors include unhealthy blood cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, smoking, insulin resistance, diabetes, overweight or obesity, metabolic syndrome, lack of physical activity, unhealthy diet, older age, and a family history of early coronary heart disease.

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Living With Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease can cause serious complications. Adopting a healthy lifestyle, along with ongoing care and emotional support, may help you prevent or delay coronary heart disease and resulting complications. Know the heart attack warning signs and call 9–1–1 for emergency help if you think you are having a heart attack.

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