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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
A chest computed tomography (to-MOG-ra-fee) scan, or chest CT scan, is a painless, noninvasive test. It creates precise pictures of the structures in...
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The magnetic fields and radio waves used during chest MRI pose no risk.Serious reactions to the contrast dye used for some MRI tests are very rare...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The pictures from chest MRI may show a tumor, problems in the blood vessels (such as an aneurysm or blood clot), abnormal lymph nodes, or another...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Your doctor may recommend chest MRI if he or she thinks you have a chest condition, such as:A tumorProblems in the blood vessels, such as an aneurysm...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Chest MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a safe, noninvasive test. "Noninvasive" means that no surgery is done and no instruments are inserted into...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Chest x rays have few risks. The amount of radiation used in a chest x ray is very small. A lead apron may be used to protect certain parts of your...
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Chest x rays show the structures in and around the chest. The test is used to look for and track conditions of the heart, lungs, bones, and chest...
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Doctors may recommend chest x rays for people who have symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, chronic cough (a cough that lasts a long...
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Bronchoscopy is a safe procedure, and complications usually are minor. They might include:A drop in your oxygen level during the procedure. Your...
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During bronchoscopy, your doctor may see a tumor, signs of an infection, excess mucus in the airways, the site of bleeding, or a blockage in your...
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Your doctor may recommend bronchoscopy if you have an abnormal chest x ray or chest CT scan. These tests may show a tumor, a pneumothorax (collapsed...
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BenefitsPulmonary rehabilitation (PR) can't cure your lung disease or completely relieve your breathing problems. However, PR does have many benefits...
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Your doctor may recommend pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) if you have a chronic (ongoing) lung disease. He or she also may suggest PR if you have a...
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Pulmonary (PULL-mun-ary) rehabilitation, also called pulmonary rehab or PR, is a broad program that helps improve the well-being of people who have...
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Treatment depends on the type of heart block you have. If you have first-degree heart block, you may not need treatment.If you have second-degree...