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    1. Causes of High Blood Pressure

      WebMD experts explain the causes of high blood pressure.

    2. 5 Lifestyle Tips to Lower High Blood Pressure

      Tips formaking lifestyle changes to lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease.

    3. Checking Your Blood Pressure at Home

      Checking your own blood pressure at home can be a way to monitor any hypertension and potential for heart disease. WebMD tells you how to do it.

    4. Endocarditis, Infective

      Infective endocarditis is a bacterial infection of the inner lining of the heart muscle (endocardium). This inner lining also covers the heart valves,and it is these valves which are primarily affected by infective endocarditis. If the infection remains untreated,multiplying bacteria may eventually destroy the valves and result in heart failure. Bacteria may also form small clots (emboli) ...

    5. Degos Disease

      Important It is possible that the main title of the report Degos Disease is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

    6. Familial Hypercholesterolemia

      Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an autosomal dominant genetic condition characterized by very high levels of total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. This condition results in an increased risk for coronary heart disease and premature death and patients usually have close relatives with high LDL cholesterol and coronary heart disease (CHD) that developed at an early ...

    7. Pediatric Cardiomyopathy

      Important It is possible that the main title of the report Pediatric Cardiomyopathy is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

    8. Truncus Arteriosus

      Important It is possible that the main title of the report Truncus Arteriosus is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

    9. Dextrocardia with Situs Inversus

      Important It is possible that the main title of the report Dextrocardia with Situs Inversus is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

    10. Danon Disease

      Danon disease is a rare genetic disorder characterized by an X-linked dominant inheritance pattern,as a result of which males are more severely affected than females. Among boys,the key features are diseased heart muscle (cardiomyopathy),weakness of the body muscles (skeletal myopathy) and intellectual disability ranging from mild learning problems to mental retardation. In many males,the ...

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