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What are symptoms of atrial fibrillation?
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What are the warning signs of PAD?
The first inkling that you have PAD is often a painful cramp in the calf or thigh that occurs repeatedly when you walk, but disappears when you’re at rest. This symptom is known as intermittent claudication. People with PAD often curtail their activity to avoid further pain. However, inactivity only worsens the condition, creating a downward spiral.
As PAD becomes more advanced, other symptoms may develop including:
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Why are most heart attacks during pregnancy caused by coronary dissection?
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Why does depression increase risk for stroke?
Why could living alone have a negative impact on health?
Who is at highest risk for AF?
Adults with heart disease, cardiovascular conditions or history of heart attack are at greatest risk for AF. Other common risk factors include obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, lung disease and metabolic syndrome. Risk for AF also increases with age.
Who gets post-traumatic stress disorder?
PTSD can occur in anyone experiencing a traumatic event that involves threat of injury or death, including assault, domestic abuse and war.
Who is most at risk for sudden cardiac death?
Who is eligible to participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program?
Who is at risk for atrial fibrillation?
Who is at risk for heart failure?
Risk for heart failure increases with age, and is most common in patients with heart disease or other cardiovascular conditions, such as arrhythmia or history of heart attack.
Why is shared decision making so important in heart failure care?
Why is someone with atrial fibrillation at risk for a stroke?
Normally, blood is constantly flowing through the atria, ventricles and blood vessels. But because blood pools in the quivering atria, it has the chance to congeal into blood clots, which can travel to the brain, blocking blood flow and causing a stroke. That’s why patients with atrial fibrillation must take some form of anti-clotting medication such as aspirin or the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin).
Why is TAV-in-SAV used primarily for high-risk patients only?
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