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  1. Cardiac Stents Overview

    WebMD provides information about heart stents, why they’re used, and what types are available.

  2. Health Problems Associated With Adult Obesity - Topic Overview

    Adults with obesity are more likely to have certain health problems than adults who are not obese. These problems include the following. Heart disease and cardiovascular problems People who are obese have an increased risk of: 1 Heart disease,including coronary artery disease,heart attack,heart failure,angina,and an abnormal heartbeat. High blood pressure. High blood pressure in ...

  3. Endocarditis - Topic Overview

    Endocarditis is an infection of the heart's valves or its inner lining (endocardium).

  4. Endocarditis - Home Treatment

    Information on home treatment of endocarditis.

  5. People Who Need Antibiotics to Prevent Endocarditis - Topic Overview

    Some heart problems can put you at risk for an infection in the heart called endocarditis. These heart conditions include: Artificial heart valves. Endocarditis in the past. Heart defects since birth ( congenital heart defects ). Heart valve problems after a heart transplant. If you have any of these heart conditions,you may need to take antibiotics before you have certain dental or ...

  6. Endocarditis - Treatment Overview

    There are three main goals when treating endocarditis: quickly destroy the infection; repair or replace a heart valve, if needed; and treat complications.

  7. Endocarditis - Exams and Tests

    The first step in diagnosing endocarditis is a review of your medical history and a physical exam. Several other tests may be needed to diagnose endocarditis.

  8. Endocarditis - Symptoms

    Most people with endocarditis have symptoms that begin within 2 weeks after becoming infected. Vague, flu - like symptoms, such as a low - grade fever and fatigue, often occur first.

  9. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Risk of Sudden Death - Topic Overview

    Some people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are at high risk for sudden death. If you are at high risk,you may want to ask your doctor about an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). An ICD can identify life-threatening arrhythmias and successfully restore a normal heartbeat. Your doctor may suggest an ICD if you are at high risk for sudden death. You are at high risk for sudden ...

  10. Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors for Heart Attack and Unstable Angina

    Drug details for Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors for heart attack and unstable angina.

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