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Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Risk
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Jul 14th, 2019 - What is a pulmonary embolism (PE)? A pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when there is a blockage in the lung (pulmonary) arteries. In a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot breaks off from another part of the bloodstream and travels to the arteries in the lungs. When a clot is in a deep vein—usually in the thigh or lower leg—the condition is called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). A pulmonary embolism is th...

CAD: Acute Coronary Syndrome
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Apr 21st, 2019 - Heart Attack: An Acute Coronary Syndrome Acute Coronary Syndrome is a name given to three types of coronary artery disease that are associated with sudden rupture of plaque inside the coronary artery: Unstable angina Non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction or heart attack (NSTEMI) ST segment elevation myocardial infarction or heart attack (STEMI). The location of the blockage, the length...

Factor V Leiden (FVL)
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Apr 15th, 2019 - What is factor V Leiden (FVL)? Factor V Leiden (FVL), or factor “5” Leiden, is a genetic mutation (change) that makes the blood more prone to abnormal clotting. Factor V Leiden is the most common genetic predisposition to blood clots. Individuals born with FVL are more likely to develop vein clots (deep vein thrombosis or DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), but not heart attacks, strokes or blood...

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
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Apr 8th, 2019 - Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease that affects the heart muscle, causing the muscle to enlarge, or "hypertrophy." At Cleveland Clinic's Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute, we have a special interest in treating Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). Since 1978, we have treated hundreds of patients and the numbers are increasing each year. What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)...

Heart Failure Diagnosis
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Mar 20th, 2019 - Leads on the body for an EKG In order to determine if you have heart failure, your doctor needs to know about your symptoms and medical history. Your doctor will ask you about things such as: Other health conditions you have, such as diabetes, kidney disease, chest pain (angina), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, or other heart problems If you have a family history...

Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
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Jan 31st, 2019 - Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome - Patrick Tchou, MD What is Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)? Normally, the heartbeat begins at the sinoatrial (SA) node, located in your right atrium. When the SA node fires, electrical activity spreads through the right and left atria, causing them to contract. The impulses travel to the atrioventricular (AV) node, which is the bridge that allows the impulse...

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) During Pregnancy
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Jan 20th, 2019 - What is high blood pressure (hypertension)? Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. The heart pumps blood into the arteries (blood vessels) that carry the blood throughout the body. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, means that the pressure in the arteries is above the normal range. How is high blood pressure (hypertension) during pregnancy different...

Ventricular Tachycardia
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Jan 14th, 2019 - Ventricular Tachycardia and Ventricular Fibrillation What is Ventricular Tachycardia? The ventricles are the heart’s two lower chambers. Blood flows from the top chambers of the heart (atria) into the ventricles, then it moves to the lungs and through the aorta to be circulated throughout the body. Tachycardia is a heart rate higher than 100 beats per minute. A normal resting heart rate is 60 t...

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
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Jan 9th, 2019 - The aorta is the largest artery in the body and is the blood vessel that carries oxygen-rich blood away from the heart to all parts of the body. The section of the aorta that runs through the chest is called the thoracic aorta and, as the aorta moves down through the abdomen it is called the abdominal aorta. What is a thoracic aortic aneurysm? When an artery wall in the aorta weakens, the wall ...

Pericardial Effusion
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Jan 8th, 2019 - What is pericardial effusion? Pericardial effusion, sometimes referred to as "fluid around the heart," is the abnormal build-up of excess fluid that develops between the pericardium, the lining of the heart, and the heart itself. Who is affected by pericardial effusions? Since pericardial effusions are a result of many different diseases or conditions, anyone who develops one of the many condit...

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
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Jan 8th, 2019 - What is peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM)? Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare form of congestive heart failure that is associated with pregnancy. The condition has not been linked to any other condition or cause. If you have peripartum cardiomyopathy, your heart becomes weak and larger than normal. Most times, PPCM occurs in the last trimester of pregnancy or the first month after delive...

Pericardial Conditions | Cleveland Clinic
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Jan 6th, 2019 - The pericardium is a thin, two-layered, fluid-filled sac that covers the outer surface of the heart. It shields the heart from infection or malignancy and contains the heart in the chest wall. It also prevents the heart from over-expanding when blood volume increases, which keeps the heart functioning efficiently. Conditions that may affect the pericardium include: Pericarditis – inflammation o...

Mitral Valve Prolapse
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Dec 18th, 2018 - What is Mitral Valve Prolapse: Mitral Valve Prolapse FAQ What is Mitral Valve Prolapse? Mitral valve prolapse is a type of myxomatous valve disease. The tissue of the mitral valve leaflets and chordae are abnormally stretchy, so that as the heart beats, the mitral valve bows or flops back into the left atrium. Those with mitral valve prolapse may not have any regurgitation (leaky valve) or they...

May-Thurner Syndrome
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Dec 13th, 2018 - What is May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS), also known as Iliac Vein Compression Syndrome? May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) is caused when the left iliac vein is compressed by the right iliac artery, which increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the left extremity. DVT is a blood clot that may partially or completely block blood flow through the vein. When should I seek treatment for May-Thurner ...

Living with Valve Disease
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Dec 10th, 2018 - When you have heart valve disease, it is important to protect yourself from future heart problems, even if your valve has been repaired or replaced with surgery. Know the type and extent of your heart valve disease Learn about the types of heart valve disease. Protect your valve from further damage Ask your heart valve disease doctor if you are at risk for infective endocarditis. This infection...

Long Q-T Syndrome (LQTS)
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Dec 9th, 2018 - What is long QT syndrome (LQTS)? Long Q-T syndrome is a disorder of the heart’s electrical system. The electrical activity of the heart is produced by the flow of ions (electrically charged particles of sodium, calcium, potassium, and chloride) in and out of the cells of the heart. Tiny ion channels control this flow. The Q-T interval is the section on the electrocardiogram (ECG) - that represe...

Living with Heart Failure
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Dec 9th, 2018 - Having heart failure does not mean you need to stop doing all your normal activities and enjoying life. Making changes to your lifestyle and taking an active part in your treatment plan will help you improve your health and your quality of life. These tips will help you adjust to living with heart failure. Next: Management and Treatment Share Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Cleveland Clin...

Grand mal seizure - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 6th, 2018 - Overview A grand mal seizure causes a loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions. It's the type of seizure most people picture when they think about seizures. A grand mal seizure — also known as a generalized tonic-clonic seizure — is caused by abnormal electrical activity throughout the brain. Usually, a grand mal seizure is caused by epilepsy. But sometimes, this type of seizure ca...

What Is Ischemic Cardiomyopathy?
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Dec 6th, 2018 - What Is Ischemic cardiomyopathy? Ischemic cardiomyopathy (CM) is the most common type of dilated cardiomyopathy. In Ischemic CM, the heart's ability to pump blood is decreased because the heart's main pumping chamber, the left ventricle, is enlarged, dilated and weak. This is caused by ischemia - a lack of blood supply to the heart muscle caused by coronary artery disease and heart attacks. Wha...

High blood pressure in children - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 4th, 2018 - Overview High blood pressure (hypertension) in children is blood pressure that's the same as or higher than 95 percent of children who are the same sex, age and height as your child. There isn't a simple target blood pressure reading that indicates high blood pressure in all children because what's considered normal changes as children grow. High blood pressure in children younger than 6 years ...