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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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Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder. A mutation, or change, in the gene that controls how the body makes fibrillin causes Marfan syndrome...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke. These...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Metabolic syndrome has several causes that act together. You can control some of the causes, such as overweight and obesity, an inactive lifestyle...
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You usually can't prevent acute pericarditis. You can take steps to reduce your chance of having another acute episode, having complications, or...
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Sharp, stabbing chest pain is a common symptom of acute pericarditis. The pain usually comes on quickly. It often is felt in the middle or left side...
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Pericarditis occurs in people of all ages. However, men aged 20 to 50 are more likely to develop it than others.People who are treated for acute...
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In many cases, the cause of pericarditis (both acute and chronic) is unknown.Viral infections are likely a common cause of pericarditis, although the...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Many people who have peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) don't have any signs or symptoms. Others may have many signs and symptoms.Even if you don't...
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The most common cause of peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) is atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up in your...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
You can't prevent varicose veins from forming. However, you can prevent the ones you have from getting worse. You also can take steps to delay other...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The signs and symptoms of varicose veins include:Large veins that you can see just under the surface of your skin.Mild swelling of your ankles and...
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Treatment for vasculitis will depend on the type of vasculitis you have, which organs are affected, and the severity of the condition.People who have...
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Vasculitis occurs if your immune system attacks your blood vessels by mistake. What causes this to happen isn't fully known.A recent or chronic...
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People who have primary Raynaud's (Raynaud's disease) or secondary Raynaud's (Raynaud's phenomenon) can have attacks in response to cold temperatures...
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One of the best ways to reduce your risk of coronary heart disease is to avoid tobacco smoke. Don't ever start smoking. If you already smoke, quit...