New DCI Quizzes
The DCI offers short quizzes that allow you to test your knowledge on select heart, lung, blood, and sleep topics. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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New DCI Widgets
Widgets are online applications that perform a function or display featured content. You can download these applications to a Web page. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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3 New DCI Videos
The DCI offers short videos on select topics. The 3 new videos are on the topics of Asthma, Coronary Artery Disease, and Heart Attack. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Pleurisy and Pleural Disorders
Read this article to learn about pleurisy and other pleural disorders. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics - October 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revised Article-Deep Vein Thrombosis
Visit this page to find out about deep vein thrombosis (DVT). (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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New Article-Diabetic Heart Disease
Diabetic heart disease (DHD) refers to heart disease that develops in people who have diabetes. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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New Article-Automated External Defibrillator
Learn about automated external defibrillators. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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New Spanish Article-Hemophilia
New Spanish language article on arrhythmia. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Asthma
Asthma is a chronic (long-term) lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Updated Article-Raynaud's
Raynaud's is a rare disorder that affects the arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to different parts of your body. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Ventilator/Ventilator Support
A ventilator is a machine that supports breathing. These machines mainly are used in hospitals. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Lymphocytopenia
Lymphocytopenia is a disorder in which your blood doesn't have enough white blood cells called lymphocytes. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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New Article-Stroke
A stroke occurs if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a portion of the brain is blocked. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a serious condition that can lead to coronary heart disease (also called coronary artery disease), heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Vasculitis
Vasculitis is a condition that involves inflammation in the blood vessels. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Iron-Deficiency Anemia
Iron-deficiency anemia is a common, easily treated condition that occurs if you don't have enough iron in your body. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Hemolytic Anemia
Hemolytic anemia is a condition in which red blood cells are destroyed and removed from the bloodstream before their normal lifespan is over. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Heart Valve Disease
Heart valve disease is a disease in which one or more of your heart valves don't work properly. The heart has four valves: the tricuspid, pulmonary, mitral, and aortic (ay-OR-tik) valves. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Heart Surgery
Heart surgery is done to correct problems with the heart. More than half a million heart surgeries are done each year in the United States for many heart problems. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension, or PH, is increased pressure in the pulmonary arteries. These arteries carry blood from your heart to your lungs to pick up oxygen. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raise your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-von Willebrand Disease
Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is a bleeding disorder. It affects your blood's ability to clot. If your blood doesn't clot, you can have heavy, hard-to-stop bleeding after an injury. The bleeding can damage your internal organs. Rarely, the bleeding may even cause death. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura is a bleeding disorder. In ITP, the blood doesn't clot as it should. This is due to a low number of blood cell fragments called platelets or thrombocytes. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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New Article-Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
Primary ciliary dyskinesia, or PCD, is a rare disease that affects tiny, hair-like structures that line the airways. These structures are called cilia. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary embolism, or PE, is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. The blockage usually is caused by a blood clot that travels to the lung from a vein in the leg. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-High Blood Cholesterol
To understand high blood cholesterol, it helps to learn about cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that's found in all cells of the body. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation, or AF, is the most common type of arrhythmia. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Spanish Article-Sickle Cell Anemia
Revised Spanish language article on Sickle Cell Anemia. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics - October 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revised Article-Angina
Angina is chest pain or discomfort that occurs if an area of your heart muscle doesn't get enough oxygen-rich blood. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Cardiogenic Shock
Cardiogenic shock is a condition in which a suddenly weakened heart isn't able to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. The condition is a medical emergency and is fatal if not treated right away. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Sickle Cell Anemia
Revised Spanish language article on Sickle Cell Anemia. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-IPF
Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease in which tissue deep in your lungs becomes thick and stiff, or scarred, over time. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Kawasaki Disease
Kawasaki disease is a rare childhood disease. It is a form of a condition called vasculitis. This condition involves inflammation of the blood vessels. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Diabetic Heart Disease
The term diabetic heart disease (DHD) refers to heart disease that develops in people who have diabetes. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, or AAT deficiency, is a condition that raises your risk for lung disease (especially if you smoke) and other diseases. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Video-Heart Attack Warning Symptoms
This video, presented by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, discusses the warning symptoms of a heart attack. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Video-Heart Attack Warning Symptoms (Spanish)
This video, presented by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, discusses the warning symptoms of a heart attack. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Fanconi Anemia
Fanconi anemia, or FA, is a rare, inherited blood disorder that leads to bone marrow failure. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Stents
A stent is a small mesh tube that's used to treat narrow or weak arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood away from your heart to other parts of your body. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant
A blood and marrow stem cell transplant is a procedure that replaces a person's faulty stem cells with healthy ones. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-How the Heart Works
Your heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood to your body. Your heart is at the center of your circulatory system. This system consists of a network of blood vessels, such as arteries, veins, and capillaries. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-CPAP
CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is a treatment that uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Insomnia
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. People who have insomnia have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Smoking and Your Heart
Cigarette smoking causes about 1 in every 5 deaths in the United States each year. It is the main preventable cause of death and illness in the United States. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Bone Marrow Tests
Bone marrow tests check whether your bone marrow is healthy. These tests also show whether your bone marrow is making normal amounts of blood cells. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Heart Transplant
A heart transplant is surgery to remove a diseased heart and replace it with a healthy heart from a deceased donor. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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Revised Article-Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, or BPD, is a serious lung condition that affects infants. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
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