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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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Congenital Heart Defects - Diagnosis

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

Some congenital heart defects are diagnosed during pregnancy or soon after birth. Others may not be diagnosed until adulthood. Your or your child’s doctor will perform a physical exam and order diagnostic tests and procedures based on what he or she finds in the physical exam.

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Sarcoidosis - Diagnosis

inflammation  sarcoidosis  granuloma 

Your doctor will diagnose sarcoidosis based on your symptoms, a physical exam, imaging tests, or a biopsy of an affected organ. The doctor will also do tests to rule out other diseases that have similar signs and symptoms.

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Sleep Apnea: Treatment

sleep  sleep apnea  Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, your doctor may make recommendations to help you maintain an open airway during sleep. These could include healthy lifestyle changes or a breathing device such as a positive airway pressure (PAP) machine, mouthpiece, or implant.

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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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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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How Is Coronary Microvascular Disease Diagnosed?

Your doctor will diagnose coronary microvascular disease based on your medical history, a physical exam, risk factors, and results from one or more tests: coronary angiography, stress testing, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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What Causes a Stroke?

Buildup of plaque and blood clots causing blockage of an artery that supplies oxygen-rich blood to the brain can cause an ischemic stroke, while sudden bleeding from causes such as high blood pressure can result in a hemorrhagic stroke.

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What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

arterial  vascular  circulation 

Peripheral artery disease happens when plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to your head, organs, and limbs. Plaque buildup leads to atherosclerosis, which limits oxygen-rich blood flow to your organs and other parts of your body. This Health Topic focuses on peripheral artery disease that affects blood flow to the legs.

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¿Cuáles son los signos y síntomas de 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 

Los signos y síntomas de la enfermedad de células falciformes pueden variar de persona a persona y pueden cambiar a través del tiempo. Los primeros síntomas incluyen hinchazón de las manos y los pies, cansancio y malestar general, color amarillento en la piel y en la parte blanca de los ojos. La mayoría de los síntomas son relacionados con complicaciones de la enfermedad incluyendo crisis agudas de dolor (crisis vasooclusivas); dolor crónico, anemia severa debido a crisis de secuestro del bazo o crisis aplásicas, infecciones, síndrome torácico agudo o derrame cerebral.

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