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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
Your doctor may recommend catheter ablation if:You have an arrhythmia that medicine can't control.You can't tolerate the medicine your doctor has...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Coronary angiography is a common medical test. It rarely causes serious problems. However, complications can include:Bleeding, infection, and pain at...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Your doctor may recommend coronary angiography if you have:Angina. This is unexplained pain or pressure in your chest. You also may feel it in your...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
An electrocardiogram (EKG) has no serious risks. It's a harmless, painless test that detects the heart's electrical activity. EKGs don't give off...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Heart surgery has risks, even though its results often are excellent. Risks include:Bleeding.Infection, fever, swelling, and other signs of...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
A heart transplant is surgery to remove a person's diseased heart and replace it with a healthy heart from a deceased donor. Most heart transplants...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The radioactive tracer used during nuclear heart scanning exposes the body to a very small amount of radiation. No long-term effects have been...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The results from a nuclear heart scan can help doctors:Diagnose heart conditions, such as coronary heart disease (CHD), and decide the best course of...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
A nuclear heart scan is a test that provides important information about the health of your heart.For this test, a safe, radioactive substance called...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Pacemaker surgery generally is safe. If problems do occur, they may include:Swelling, bleeding, bruising, or infection in the area where the...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
A stent is a small mesh tube that's used to treat narrow or weak arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood away from your heart to other...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Stress tests pose little risk of serious harm. The chance of these tests causing a heart attack or death is about 1 in 5,000. More common, but less...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
RadiationChest CT scans use radiation. The amount of radiation will vary based on the type of CT scan. On average, though, the amount of radiation...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
A chest CT scan provides detailed pictures of the size, shape, and position of your lungs and other structures in your chest. Doctors use this test...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Your doctor may recommend a chest CT scan if you have symptoms of lung problems, such as chest pain or trouble breathing. The scan can help find the...