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  1. Vasodilators for Mitral Valve Regurgitation

    Drug details for Vasodilators for mitral valve regurgitation.

  2. Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Activity and exercise for heart failure Avoiding triggers for sudden heart failure Eating less sodium when you have heart failure Taking your medicines properly when you have heart failure Watching your fluid intake when .

  3. Topic Overview

    Many people with heart failure have trouble sleeping. You may have insomnia because of trouble breathing or because of depression or anxiety. Some people with heart failure have sleep apnea,which means they stop breathing for 10 seconds or longer several times a night. This reduces the amount of oxygen their body gets. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to health problems or make problems that ...

  4. Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase IV: Long-Term Lifestyle Change - Topic Overview

    Phase III is often referred to as the maintenance phase of cardiac rehab because it emphasizes long-term lifestyle changes,such as a regular exercise program. The program will help you practice and keep healthy behaviors and habits. Your goals for phase III of cardiac rehab are to: Learn lifestyle changes to lower your risk of future heart problems. Continue exercising to regain your physical ...

  5. Mitral Valve Regurgitation - When to Call a Doctor

    Callor other emergency services immediately if you or a person you are with has: Symptoms of a heart attack, including severe chest pain.Symptoms of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).Loss of consciousness (syncope).Call a doctor immediately if you have:Symptoms of heart failure, such as shortness of breath, fatigue, and swelling in the legs and feet.Mitral valve regurgitation (MR) and are

  6. Congenital Heart Defects - Symptoms

    Congenital heart defects cause a wide range of symptoms.

  7. Supraventricular Tachycardia - Topic Overview

    Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of supraventricular tachycardia. For information on this condition, see the topic Atrial Fibrillation. If you have ventricular tachycardia, see the topic Ventricular Tachycardia.What is supraventricular tachycardia?Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is an abnormal fast heart rhythm that starts in the upper chambers, or the atria, of the heart. ...

  8. Thrombolytics for Heart Attack and Unstable Angina

    Drug details for Thrombolytics for heart attack and unstable angina.

  9. Aortic Valve Regurgitation - Living With Aortic Regurgitation

    Since having aortic valve regurgitation means your heart is working overtime to keep up with your body's needs, your doctor will probably recommend specific lifestyle changes to decrease your heart's workload.If you smoke, your doctor will strongly advise that you quit and may prescribe medication and therapy to help you do so. Studies show that the combination of nicotine replacement therapy, ...

  10. Cardiac Catheterization

    Cardiac catheterization is a test used to check blood flow in the coronary arteries, blood flow, and blood pressure in the heart's chambers; find out how well the heart valves work; and check for defects in the way the heart's wall moves.

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