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Atrial Fibrillation risks
Atrial Fibrillation

  • High blood pressure itself usually causes no symptoms, so it is easy to ignore. Left untreated, however, it can quietly damage your body for years. Eventually, it can lead to serious complications, such as heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidn...
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  • Diuretics (water pills) help increase the loss of water and salt from the body. Learn more, including types, examples, side effects, and risks.
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  • A clot blocks the blood flow to the heart (heart attack), and damages heart muscle. Symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, and a blue or grey tinge to the skin.
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  • The heart valves work by ensuring that blood flows in a forward direction and doesn't back up or cause leakage. Heart valve disorders prevent this.
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  • Obesity is an epidemic in the U.S. This condition puts people at a higher risk for serious diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
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  • Many drugs are available to help treat coronary artery disease (CAD). This list explains what they are, how they work, and how they may help you.
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  • Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death in the United States. Learn the definition, symptoms, and causes of CAD by reading our overview.
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  • Your primary care doctor, such as an internist or general practitioner, will likely be your first line of defense against coronary artery disease (CAD).
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  • Alcohol is a drug that affects your central nervous system. It is classified as a depressant since it slows down your speech, movement, and reaction time.
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  • For many people, having a drink a few times per week can be a way to unwind with friends. However, drinking to excess or being unable to control the amount of alcohol you consume could lead to serious health consequences or problems at work, schoo...
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