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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
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Telephone:
Address:
301-592-8573
31 Center Drive MSC 2486
Bethesda, MD 20892
 

Organization website: www.nhlbi.nih.gov

 

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Research suggests that coronary heart disease (CHD) begins with damage to the lining and inner layers of the coronary (heart) arteries. Several...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
You can take steps to prevent heart failure. The sooner you start, the better your chances of preventing or delaying the condition.For People Who...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
About 5.8 million people in the United States have heart failure. The number of people who have this condition is growing.Heart failure is more...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. In some cases, the heart can't fill with enough...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
People who have innocent (harmless) heart murmurs don't have any signs or symptoms other than the murmur itself. This is because innocent heart...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
A heart murmur is an extra or unusual sound heard during a heartbeat. Murmurs range from very faint to very loud. Sometimes they sound like a...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
You can take steps to prevent palpitations. Try to avoid things that trigger them. For example:Reduce anxiety and stress. Anxiety and stress...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Symptoms of palpitations include feelings that your heart is:Skipping a beatFlutteringBeating too hard or too fastYou may have these feelings in your...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Palpitations (pal-pi-TA-shuns) are feelings that your heart is skipping a beat, fluttering, or beating too hard or too fast. You may have these...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
To prevent heart valve disease caused by rheumatic fever, see your doctor if you have signs of a strep infection. These signs include a painful sore...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Major Signs and SymptomsThe main sign of heart valve disease is an unusual heartbeat sound called a heart murmur. Your doctor can hear a heart murmur...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Older age is a risk factor for heart valve disease. As you age, your heart valves thicken and become stiffer. Also, people are living longer now than...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Research suggests that coronary heart disease (CHD) starts when certain factors damage the inner layers of the coronary arteries. These factors...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
If you're at risk for infective endocarditis (IE), you can take steps to prevent the infection and its complications.Be alert to the signs and...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Infective endocarditis (IE) is treated with antibiotics and sometimes with heart surgery.AntibioticsAntibiotics usually are given for 2 to 6 weeks...