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Psychotherapy or Talk Therapy

Psychotherapy or Talk Therapy Psychotherapy or talk therapy offers people the opportunity to identify the factors that contribute to their depression and to deal effectively with the psychological, behavioral, interpersonal and situational causes. “Talking” therapies help patients gain insight into and resolve their problems through verbal exchange with the therapist, …

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Angina

Angina This factsheet is for people who have angina, or who would like information about it. Angina describes the pain and chest tightness – and sometimes breathlessness or choking feeling – caused when blood flow in the arteries that supply the heart is restricted. Animation – How atherosclerosis developsAbout anginaCausesDiagnosisTreatmentQuestions …

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heart attack

Heart attack This factsheet is for people who have had a heart attack (myocardial infarction or coronary thrombosis), or who would like information about it. A heart attack happens when a coronary artery (a blood vessel that supplies the heart with blood) carrying oxygen-rich blood to heart muscle is blocked. …

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Heart valve disease

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 …

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Heart failure

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 …

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Coronary angioplasty

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 …

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Heart valve repair surgery

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 …

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coronary artery bypass graft surgery

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, …

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coronary artery bypass graft surgery

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, …

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diagnosie heart conditon

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, …

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Vaginal Yeast Infections

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 …

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