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  1. Frequently Asked Questions About High Blood Pressure

    WebMD answers common questions about high blood pressure, including causes and treatments.

  2. Causes of High Blood Pressure

    WebMD experts explain the causes of high blood pressure.

  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. Ventricular Septal Defects

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Ventricular Septal Defects 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. 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 ...

  6. Giant Cell Myocarditis

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Giant Cell Myocarditis 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. 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. ...

  8. Arteritis, Takayasu

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Arteritis, Takayasu 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. 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. ...

  10. Leiomyosarcoma, Inferior Vena Cava

    Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava is an extremely rare malignant (cancerous) tumor arising from the smooth muscle lining the walls of the large vein that carries blood from the lower body to the heart (inferior vena cava). There are essentially two types of muscles in the body – voluntary and involuntary. Smooth muscles are involuntary muscles – the brain has no conscious control over ...

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