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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
Signs and symptoms depend on the type of heart block you have. First-degree heart block may not cause any symptoms.Signs and symptoms of second- and...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Many congenital heart defects cause few or no signs and symptoms. A doctor may not even detect signs of a heart defect during a physical exam.Some...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
If your child has a congenital heart defect, you may think you did something wrong during your pregnancy to cause the problem. However, doctors often...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Congenital (kon-JEN-ih-tal) heart defects are problems with the heart's structure that are present at birth. These defects can involve:The interior...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Carotid artery disease seems to start when damage occurs to the inner layers of the carotid arteries. Major factors that contribute to damage...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Some people who have cardiomyopathy never have signs or symptoms. Others don't have signs or symptoms in the early stages of the disease.As...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
People of all ages and races can have cardiomyopathy. However, certain types of the disease are more common in certain groups.Dilated cardiomyopathy...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Cardiomyopathy (KAR-de-o-mi-OP-ah-thee) refers to diseases of the heart muscle. These diseases have many causes, signs and symptoms, and treatments...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Atrial fibrillation (AF) occurs if the heart's electrical signals don't travel through the heart in a normal way. Instead, they become very rapid and...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The exact cause of atherosclerosis isn't known. However, studies show that atherosclerosis is a slow, complex disease that may start in childhood. It...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Many arrhythmias cause no signs or symptoms. When signs or symptoms are present, the most common ones are:Palpitations (feelings that your heart is...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
An arrhythmia can occur if the electrical signals that control the heartbeat are delayed or blocked. This can happen if the special nerve cells that...
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Certain factors put you at higher risk for an aortic aneurysm. These factors include:Male gender. Men are more likely than women to have aortic...
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The force of blood pushing against the walls of an artery combined with damage or injury to the artery’s walls can cause an aneurysm.Many conditions...
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An aneurysm (AN-u-rism) is a balloon-like bulge in an artery. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to your body.Arteries have...