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  1. Understanding Cholesterol Problems: Symptoms

    Read about possible symptoms of cholesterol problems and related heart disease.

  2. High Cholesterol: Exercise for a Healthy Heart

    Exercise tips to help you lower your cholesterol.

  3. Heart Disease: Exercise for a Healthy Heart

    Exercise with heart disease? Adding exercise to your life may be very helpful to your heart.

  4. Retinopathy, Arteriosclerotic

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Retinopathy, Arteriosclerotic 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. ...

  5. Heart Block, Congenital

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Heart Block, Congenital 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. Erdheim Chester disease

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Erdheim Chester 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. ...

  7. 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) ...

  8. Cholesteryl Ester Storage Disease

    Cholesteryl ester storage disease (CESD) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by subtotal defect of an enzyme known as lysosomal acid lipase (LIPA or LAL). This enzyme is essential for hydrolysis of triglycerides and cholesteryl esters in lysosomes. CESD is caused by mutations in the lysosomal acid lipase (LIPA) gene. The disorder is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. Deficiency ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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. ...

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