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Angina

Patient UK

Angina is a pain that comes from the heart. It is usually caused by narrowing of the heart (coronary) arteries. Usual treatment includes a statin medicine to lower your cholesterol level, low-dose aspirin to help prevent a heart attack, and a beta-bl...

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Arterial thrombosis

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Arterial thrombosis is a blood clot that develops in an artery. It is very dangerous as it can obstruct the flow of blood to major organs. Depending on where the clot forms, arterial thrombosis can cause several serious conditions, including: ...

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Arteries Of The Arm

Patient UK

Diagram - arteries of the arm

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Arteries Of The Body

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Diagram - arteries of the body

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Arthritis community

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This forum is for people that want to share their experiences with the Arthritis.

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Atheroma

Patient UK

Atheroma is the root cause of various cardiovascular diseases such as angina, heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. Patches of atheroma are like small fatty lumps that develop within the inside lining of arteries (blood vessels). Ath...

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Atherosclerosis

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Atherosclerosis is a potentially serious condition where arteries become clogged up by fatty substances, such as cholesterol. These substances are called plaques or atheromas. The plaques cause affected arteries to harden and narrow which is...

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Blue skin or lips (cyanosis)

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Blue skin or lips need to be checked urgently in hospital. See a GP if you have blue fingers or toes. Call 999 or go to A&E if you or your child's: lips, tongue, face or skin suddenly turn blue/grey (or gums and round the eyes in darker skin) br...

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CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft)

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A coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is a surgical procedure widely used to treat coronary heart disease. It diverts blood around narrowed or clogged parts of the major arteries (blood vessels), to improve blood flow and oxygen supply to the heart.

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Cardiac Biomarkers

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Cardiac biomarkers are substances that are released into the bloodstream when heart muscle is damaged or stressed. Measurement of these biomarkers is used to help diagnose, assess risk and manage people with the acute coronary syndrome (ACS), a poten...

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Cardiac catheterisation and coronary angiography

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Cardiac catheterisation is an invasive diagnostic procedure that provides important information about the structure and function of the heart. It usually involves taking X-rays of the heart's arteries (coronary arteries) using a technique called c...

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Carotid endarterectomy

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Carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure to unblock a carotid artery. The carotid arteries are the main blood vessels that supply the head and neck. Carotid endarterectomy may be needed if one or both carotid arteries have become narrowed by a ...

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Coronary Angiography

Patient UK

Coronary angiography is a specialised X-ray test to find out detailed information about your coronary (heart) arteries. It is mainly used if you have angina to assess the extent and severity of the angina. It involves a procedure called catheterisati...

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Coronary Angioplasty

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Coronary angioplasty is a treatment to widen narrowed sections of the coronary (heart) arteries. It is also known as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). It does not involve major heart surgery but involves the use of a catheter which is inserte...

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Coronary angioplasty

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A coronary angioplasty is a procedure used to widen blocked or narrowed coronary arteries. The term angioplasty means using a balloon to stretch open a narrowed or blocked artery. However, most modern angioplasty procedures also involve insert...

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Find arthritis support services

the NHS website

By using this website you can find Arthritis information and support services around your selected area.

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Heart - Coronary Arteries

Patient UK

Diagram - Heart (Coronary arteries)

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Heart - coronary artery bypass

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Diagram - Heart (Coronary Artery Bypass)

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Heart attack

the NHS website

A heart attack is a serious medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood clot. The lack of blood to the heart can seriously damage the heart muscles. If left untreated, the muscles will begin to ...

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Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT)

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Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is an inherited genetic disorder that affects the blood vessels. It's known as Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome. People with HHT have some blood vessels which haven't developed properly and sometimes cause bl...

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Peripheral arterial disease

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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common but often overlooked condition in which a build-up of fatty deposits (atheroma) in the arteries restricts the blood supply to leg muscles. It is also known as peripheral vascular disease. The most common ...

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Temporal arteritis

the NHS website

Temporal arteritis (giant cell arteritis) is where the arteries, particularly those at the side of the head (the temples), become inflamed. It's a serious condition that requires urgent treatment.

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Thrombosis

the NHS website

Thrombosis is a blood clot within a blood vessel. It happens when a blood clot forms and blocks a vein or an artery, obstructing or stopping the flow of blood.

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Vasculitis

the NHS website

Vasculitis means "inflammation of the blood vessels". Inflammation is your immune system's natural response to injury or infection. It causes swelling, and can help the body deal with invading germs. But in vasculitis, for some reason the immun...

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