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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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A simple blood test, done at any time during a person's lifespan, can detect whether he or she has sickle hemoglobin. However, early diagnosis is...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Sickle cell anemia is most common in people whose families come from Africa, South or Central America (especially Panama), Caribbean islands...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Rh incompatibility can be prevented with Rh immune globulin, as long as the medicine is given at the correct times. Once you have formed Rh...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Rh incompatibility doesn't cause signs or symptoms in a pregnant woman. In a baby, the condition can lead to hemolytic anemia. Hemolytic anemia is a...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
A difference in blood type between a pregnant woman and her baby causes Rh incompatibility. The condition occurs if a woman is Rh-negative and her...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Preventing pulmonary embolism (PE) begins with preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Knowing whether you're at risk for DVT and taking steps to...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Major Signs and SymptomsSigns and symptoms of pulmonary embolism (PE) include unexplained shortness of breath, problems breathing, chest pain...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs equally in men and women. The risk increases with age. For every 10 years after age 60, the risk of having PE doubles...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Pulmonary embolism (PULL-mun-ary EM-bo-lizm), or PE, is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. The blockage usually is caused by a blood clot that...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Primary polycythemia (polycythemia vera) can't be prevented. However, with proper treatment, you can prevent or delay symptoms and complications...
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Polycythemia vera (PV) is a rare blood disease. The disease affects people of all ages, but it's most common in adults who are older than 60. PV is...
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Primary PolycythemiaPolycythemia vera (PV) also is known as primary polycythemia. A mutation, or change, in the body's JAK2 gene is the main cause of...
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If you have mild lymphocytopenia with no underlying cause, you may not need treatment. The disorder may improve on its own.If you have unusual...
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A low lymphocyte count alone may not cause any signs or symptoms. The condition usually is found when a person is tested for other diseases or...
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In general, lymphocytopenia (a low lymphocyte count) occurs because:The body doesn't make enough lymphocytes.The body makes enough lymphocytes, but...