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Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Heart failure 06/22/2010 (33.2%)
CHF; Congestive heart failure; Left-sided heart failure; Right-sided heart failure Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Heart failure is a chronic, long-term condition, although it can sometimes develop suddenly. The condition may affect only the right side or only the left side of the heart. These are called right-sided heart failure or left-sided heart failure.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Heart attack 06/21/2010 (31%)
Myocardial infarction; MI; Acute MI; ST-elevation myocardial infarction; non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Most heart attacks are caused by a blood clot that blocks one of the coronary arteries.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Coronary heart disease 06/21/2010 (22.5%)
Coronary artery disease; Arteriosclerotic heart disease; CHD; CAD Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Coronary heart disease is usually caused by a condition called atherosclerosis , which occurs when fatty material and other substances form a plaque build-up on the walls of your arteries.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Heart transplant 05/12/2009 (22.4%)
Cardiac transplant; Transplant - heart Description: Finding a donor heart can be difficult. The heart is donated by someone who has been declared brain-dead but remains on life support. The donor heart must be matched as closely as possible to your tissue type to reduce the chance that your body will reject the new heart.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Congenital heart defect corrective surgeries 11/01/2010 (22.1%)
Congenital heart surgery; Patent ductus arteriosus ligation; Hypoplastic left heart repair; Tetralogy of Fallot repair; Coarctation of the aorta repair; Atrial septal defect repair; Ventricular septal defect repair; Truncus arteriosus repair; Total anomalous pulmonary artery correction; Transposition of great vessels repair; Tricuspid atresia repair; VSD repair; ASD repair; PDA ligation Description: The surgeries described below are done to correct many different heart defects in children.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Heart valve surgery 05/17/2010 (21.6%)
Valve replacement; Valve repair; Heart valve prosthesis Description: Before your surgery you will receive general anesthesia .
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Pediatric heart surgery 11/21/2008 (21.2%)
Heart surgery - pediatric; Heart surgery for children; Acquired heart disease, Heart valve surgery - children Description: There are many kinds of heart defects. Some are minor, and others are more serious. Defects can occur inside the heart or in the large blood vessels outside the heart.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Ischemic cardiomyopathy 05/17/2010 (20.4%)
Ischemic heart disease; Cardiomyopathy - ischemic Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Ischemic cardiomyopathy results when the arteries that bring blood and oxygen to the heart are blocked.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Aging changes in the heart and blood vessels 08/15/2010 (19.6%)
Some changes in the heart and blood vessels normally occur with age, but many other changes that are common with aging are due to modifiable factors that, if not treated, can lead to heart disease. BACKGROUND The heart has two sides. The right side pumps blood to the lungs to receive oxygen and get rid of carbon dioxide. The left side pumps oxygen-rich blood to the body.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Mitral stenosis 05/06/2010 (19.2%)
Mitral valve obstruction Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Blood that flows between different chambers of your heart must flow through a valve. The valve between the two chambers on the left side of your heart is called the mitral valve.
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