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 How Can I Live With Heart Failure?     Updated
There are about 5 million Americans living
with congestive heart failure today. In fact,
its one of the most common reasons
people 65 and older go into the hospital.
Fortunately, heart failure can be treated.

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 What are Heart Disease and Stroke?     Updated
HARDENING OF THE ARTERIES, or
atherosclerosis (ath-er-o-skleh-RO-sis), is
when the inner walls of arteries become
narrower due to a buildup of plaque.

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 What are the Warning Signs of Heart Attack?     Updated
Heart and blood vessel disease is our nations number one killer. About half of the deaths from
heart and blood vessel disease are from coronary heart disease, which includes heart attack.

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 What are the Warning Signs of Stroke?     Updated
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in
America today. Its also a major cause of
severe, long-term disability. People over 55
years old have more chance of stroke, and
the risk gets greater as you get older. Men,
African Americans and people with diabetes
or heart disease are the most at risk for
stroke.

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 What is a Stress Test?     Updated
A stress test, sometimes called a treadmill
test or exercise test, helps your doctor find
out how well your heart handles work.

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 What is an Arrhythmia?     Updated
An arrhythmia is an abnormal rhythm of the
heart. It may feel like a temporary pause
and be so brief that it doesnt change your
overall heart rate. Or it can cause the heart
rate to be too slow or too fast. Some
arrhythmias dont cause any symptoms.
Others can cause symptoms such as lightheadedness
or dizziness.

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 What is Atrial Fibrillation?     Updated
Normally, your heart contracts and relaxes
to a regular beat. Your heart beats because
certain cells in your heart make electric
signals that cause the heart to contract and
pump blood. These electrical signals show
up on an electrocardiogram, or ECG
recording. Your doctor can read your ECG
to find out if the electric signals are normal.

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 What is Bacterial Endocarditis?     Updated
Bacterial endocarditis is an infection of either:
the hearts inner lining (endocardium) or
the heart valves
Bacterial endocarditis is a serious and
sometimes fatal illness. Two things cause it
to occur: bacteria and a weakened heart.

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 What is Congestive Heart Failure?     Pop Updated
If you have congestive heart failure, youre
not alone. About 5.0 million Americans are
living with it today. In fact, its one of the
most common reasons people 65 and older
go into the hospital. It can take years for
heart failure to develop. So if you dont yet
have it but are at risk for it, you should make
lifestyle changes now to prevent it!

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 What is Echocardiography?     Updated
Echocardiography, also called an echo test,
is a test that takes moving pictures of the
heart with sound waves. You dont have to
stay in the hospital; its not surgery and
doesnt hurt.

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 What is Peripheral Vascular Disease?     Pop Updated
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) refers to
diseases of blood vessels outside the heart
and brain. It's often a narrowing of vessels
that carry blood to the legs, arms, stomach
or kidneys.

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