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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
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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
Your doctor may recommend echocardiography (echo) if you have signs or symptoms of heart problems.For example, shortness of breath and swelling in...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Echocardiography (EK-o-kar-de-OG-rah-fee), or echo, is a painless test that uses sound waves to create moving pictures of your heart. The pictures...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are safe to use. There are no reports of AEDs harming bystanders or users. Also, there are no reports of...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are lightweight, battery-operated, portable devices that are easy to use. Sticky pads with sensors (called...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Using an automated external defibrillator (AED) on a person who is having sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can save the person's life.The most common...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Cardiac catheterization is a common medical procedure. It rarely causes serious problems. However, complications can include:Bleeding, infection, and...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Cardiac catheterization (KATH-eh-ter-ih-ZA-shun) is a medical procedure used to diagnose and treat some heart conditions.A long, thin, flexible tube...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Cardiac CT involves radiation, although the amount used is considered small. Depending on the type of CT scan you have, the amount of radiation is...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The magnetic fields and radio waves used in cardiac MRI have no side effects. This method of taking pictures of organs and tissues doesn't carry a...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Although uncommon, cardioversion does have risks. The procedure can sometimes worsen arrhythmias. Rarely, it can cause life-threatening arrhythmias...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Your doctor may recommend cardioversion if you have an arrhythmia that's causing troublesome symptoms. These symptoms may include dizziness...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is fairly safe when done by surgeons who have experience with it. However, serious complications, such as stroke and...
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Carotid ultrasound has no risks because the test uses harmless sound waves. They are the same type of sound waves that doctors use to record pictures...
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A carotid ultrasound can show whether plaque buildup has narrowed one or both of your carotid arteries. If so, you might be at risk of having a...
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Catheter ablation has some risks. The procedure may cause:Bleeding, infection, and pain at the catheter insertion site.Damage to blood vessels...