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Heart Conditions

Congestive Heart Failure Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Options
This article will review the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of the chronic condition congestive heart failure. Symptoms include shortness of breath, a persistent cough, swollen legs, tiredness, and confusion.

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Atrial Fibrillation Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Options
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood circulation with shortness of breath, fatigue, and palpitations as symptoms.

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Heart Attack in a Woman: Recognize the Silent Symptoms & Call 911
A heart attack in a woman is a life-threatening event caused by a disruption in the blood flow to the heart. Women tend to have "silent" attacks and show unusual symptoms.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Why It Happens, Types, & Emergency Treatment
Sudden cardiac arrest is an emergency condition that is described by when the heart suddenly stops beating. Symptoms include a loss of consciousness, lightheadedness or dizziness, or a lack of pulse or breathing. Treatment includes trying to restore the heartbeat via defibrillation.

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Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Options
A thoracic aortic aneurysm, or TAA, is a bulge in the wall of the aorta. TAA's can lead to a dissection or rupture of the aorta, leading to a life-threatening condition.

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Vasovagal Syncope Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Options
Vasovagal syncope is sudden fainting caused by a drop in heart rate and blood pressure when your body overreacts to certain emotional or neurologic triggers.

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Why Are My Hands Always Cold? 5 Cold Hand Causes & Treatments
Cold hands, especially if persistent for longer than usual, are caused by poor circulation due to the hardening of blood vessels over time, hypothyroidism, anxiety, or infections. Often blood circulation causes both cold hands and feet. In this article, we will cover a few cold hands causes, besides being in a cold environment, and potential treatments. We also answered a few FAQs and created a free digital checker to help you self-diagnose.

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What is Considered a Slow Heart Rate? 10 Slow Heart Rate Causes
A slow heart rate (bradycardia) is when your heart beats less than 60 beats per minute. Physically active adults may have a resting heart rate lower than 60 BPM

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Hypertensive Crisis Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Options
Hypertensive crisis occurs when your blood pressure becomes dangerously high (systolic BP 180/diastolic BP 120 mm Hg), to a level that can damage your organs.

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Cold Feet Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions
Understand your cold feet symptoms with Buoy, including 6 causes and common questions concerning your cold feet.

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Carotid Artery Dissection Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
Carotid artery dissection is a separation of the layers of the artery wall that supplies oxygen-bearing blood to the head and commonly causes strokes in young adults.

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Long QT Syndrome Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Options

Long QT syndrome is an electric heart rhythm disorder that can cause fast, chaotic heartbeats. Severe symptoms are sudden fainting and seizures.

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Premature Ventricular Contractions: Possible Complications & How to Reduce Symptoms

Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are extra, abnormal heartbeats that begin in the lower chambers of the heart instead of the upper chambers.

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Understanding Sick Sinus Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment Options

Sick sinus syndrome is a condition in which the normal pacemaker of the heart is unable to keep the heart beating at a normal rate to deliver blood to the body.

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Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) is a condition in which the heart beats abnormally fast due to electricity incorrectly traveling between pathways in the heart.

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