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Heart valve disease

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Heart valve disease Heart valve disease is when one or more valves in your heart aren’t working fully and blood doesn’t flow through your heart as it should. Heart valve disease is also known as valve disease or valvular heart disease. About heart valve diseaseHeart valve disease can put extra strain on your heart and cause symptoms such as breathlessness …

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Heart failure

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Heart failureHeart failure is a term used to describe the condition when the heart becomes less efficient at pumping blood and is therefore unable to meet the demands of the body. About heart failureHeart failure is a result of damage to your heart muscle that can’t be repaired. This damage has weakened the pumping action of your heart, which makes …

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Coronary angioplasty

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Coronary angioplasty This factsheet is for people who are considering having a coronary angioplasty, or who would like information about it. Coronary angioplasty involves flattening the fatty material that can build up inside the walls of the main blood vessels (arteries) to the heart, causing them to narrow. Your care will be adapted to meet your individual needs and may …

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Heart valve repair surgery

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Heart valve repair surgery Heart valve repair is ‘open heart’ surgery to treat heart valve disease. It can repair a diseased or damaged heart valve if you have heart valve disease. Your care will be adapted to meet your individual needs and may differ from what is described here. So it’s important that you follow your surgeon’s advice. Animation About heart …

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coronary artery bypass graft surgery

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Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)this factsheet is for people who are planning to have a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or who would like information about it. A CABG is ‘open-heart’ surgery to treat coronary artery disease. A CABG uses a blood vessel (called a graft) taken from your chest, leg or arm to bypass a narrowed or blocked coronary …

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diagnosie heart conditon

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This factsheet is for people who are being tested for a heart condition, or who would like information about such tests. A doctor may suggest one or more tests in order to understand the exact cause of symptoms such as chest pain or palpitations (an unpleasant awareness of your heartbeat, often described as thumping in your chest). Similar tests may …

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coronary artery bypass graft surgery

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Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)this factsheet is for people who are planning to have a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or who would like information about it. A CABG is ‘open-heart’ surgery to treat coronary artery disease. A CABG uses a blood vessel (called a graft) taken from your chest, leg or arm to bypass a narrowed or blocked coronary …

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Vaginal Yeast Infections

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Vaginal Yeast InfectionsWhat is a vaginal yeast infection?Vaginal yeast infections are caused by a fungus called Candida albicans. Yeast are tiny organisms that normally live in small numbers on the skin and inside the vagina. The acidic environment of the vagina helps keep yeast from growing. If the vagina becomes less acidic, too many yeast can grow and cause a …

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arrhythmia

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Arrhythmia (palpitations) This factsheet is for people who have an arrhythmia, or who would like information about it. An arrhythmia is a disturbance of the normal electrical rhythm of theheart. Arrhythmias (sometimes called palpitations) may occur  continuously or just occasionally. Animation – The different types of arrhythmiaAbout arrhythmiasSymptoms of arrhythmiasCauses of arrhythmiasDiagnosis of arrhythmiasTreatment of arrhythmiasQuestions and answersRelated topicsRelated Bupa …

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Vaginal Discharge

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Vaginal Discharge:  Changes That May Be Signs of a ProblemIs vaginal discharge normal?Yes. Glands inside your vagina and cervix make small amounts of fluid. This fluid flows out of the vagina each day, carrying out old cells that have lined the vagina. This is your body’s way of keeping your vagina healthy and clean. The discharge is usually clear or …

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risk of developing a vaginal infection

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 risk of developing a vaginal infectionYour risk of developing a vaginal yeast infection can be increased by a number of medical and lifestyle factors. Some of the common risk factors for vaginal yeast infection include: Use of antibiotics. These medicines upset the normal balance between yeast and bacteria in the vagina. Antibiotics can kill too much “good” bacteria and result …

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