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Abnormal Scar Formation Following Open Heart Surgery - Angioplasty and Leaving the Hospital -- Information for Diabetic Patients

This page contains links to eMedTV Heart Disease Articles containing information on subjects from Abnormal Scar Formation Following Open Heart Surgery to Angioplasty and Leaving the Hospital -- Information for Diabetic Patients. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Abnormal Scar Formation Following Open Heart Surgery
    As this eMedTV article explains, it is possible to develop abnormal scars following open heart surgery, especially if you have a history of keloids (excessive, thick scarring). This article covers abnormal scar formation following open heart surgery.
  • Abnormal Scars and Beating Heart Bypass Surgery
    Abnormal scars are a possibility after beating heart bypass surgery. This page of the eMedTV Web site offers information about keloids (thick and raised-up scars) and lists other facts about abnormal scars and beating heart bypass surgery.
  • After Cardiac Catheterization -- Leaving the Hospital
    This multimedia video clip addresses leaving the hospital after cardiac catheterization.
  • After the Exercise Nuclear Scan Test
    This video clip explains what will happen once your exercise stress test is completed.
  • After the Exercise Stress Test
    This video clip explains what will happen once your exercise stress test is completed.
  • After the Stress Echocardiogram
    This video clip explains what will happen once your exercise stress test is completed.
  • Agina
    This eMedTV page explains that angina is chest pain that occurs when the heart muscle is not getting enough oxygen-rich blood. This resource takes a look at the types and symptoms of angina. Agina is a common misspelling of angina.
  • Alcohol and Heart Disease
    As explained in this eMedTV article, while studies on heart disease and alcohol have shown positive effects associated with moderate drinking, too much can cause serious heath problems. The key is moderation: no more than 1 to 2 drinks per day.
  • Allergic Reaction and Angioplasty
    This eMedTV page provides information about allergic reaction and angioplasty. To reduce your risk of allergic reaction, talk to your doctor about medicines you are taking, your health in the past, and whether you currently have any allergies.
  • Allergic Reaction and Atherectomy
    Any surgery carries the risk of an allergic reaction, and atherectomy is no different. This eMedTV segment explains how you can help minimize this risk by telling your doctor about any known allergies that you have, as well as symptoms to watch for.
  • Allergic Reaction and Cardiac Catheterization
    As this eMedTV page explains, the anesthesia used in medical procedures may cause an allergic reaction, and cardiac catheterization is one of those procedures. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include itchy eyes, runny nose, or skin rashes.
  • Alternatives for Bypass Surgery
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, bypass surgery alternatives typically include catheter procedures and/or medication. This article highlights these possible alternatives and explains how they work and why they are used.
  • Alternatives to a Stress Test
    This clip lists other tests for heart disease that can be used instead of a stress test.
  • Alternatives to Angioplasty
    Alternatives to angioplasty include coronary artery bypass surgery and heart medications. This page on the eMedTV site describes both of these alternatives and examines how they compare to angioplasty.
  • Alternatives to Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stent Placement
    This video describes the alternatives available if blocked coronary arteries are found during your cardiac catheterization.
  • Alternatives to CABG
    This video discusses alternative medical treatments to bypass surgery.
  • Alternatives to Cardiac Catheterization
    There are a few alternatives to cardiac catheterization, including echocardiogram and exercise stress test. This eMedTV segment also lists other more complicated test alternatives, such as CT scan, stress thallium, and spiral CT scanning.
  • Alternatives to Cardiac Catheterization With Angioplasty
    This video clip describes the various alternatives to this procedure that are available.
  • Alternatives to Exercise Nuclear Scan Stress Test
    Alternatives to nuclear scan stress test can be used to check the blood supply to your heart.
  • Alternatives to Stress Echocardiogram
    This clip describes alternatives to stress echocardiogram, such as cardiac catheterization.
  • Amiodarone Premixed Injection
    Available by prescription, amiodarone premixed injection is used to treat certain irregular heart rhythms. This eMedTV article features more details on this antiarrhythmia medication, including specific uses, dosing instructions, side effects, and more.
  • Amiodarone Premixed Injection Dosage
    As discussed in this eMedTV page, your individual dose of amiodarone premixed injection will be based on the severity of your arrhythmia and other factors. This page gives guidelines for using the drug properly, including why it is given in a hospital.
  • Amiodarone Premixed Injection Information
    A doctor may prescribe amiodarone premixed injection to treat certain types of irregular heart rhythms. This eMedTV article features a brief overview of amiodarone premixed injection, with information on side effects, how to use it, and more.
  • Amiodarone Premixed Injection Side Effects
    As this eMedTV page explains, clinical trials on amiodarone premixed injection have shown that the most common reactions include fever, a slow heart rate, and nausea. This article takes a closer look at other amiodarone premixed injection side effects.
  • Amlodipin
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, amlodipine is used to treat certain conditions involving the heart or blood vessels. This page takes a closer look at these uses and offers a link to more information. Amlodipin is a common misspelling of amlodipine.
  • Amlodipina
    Amlodipine is a medicine prescribed to help treat several conditions of the heart and blood vessels. This eMedTV page takes a brief look at amlodipine, including its uses and possible side effects. Amlodipina is a common misspelling of amlodipine.
  • Amlodipine
    Amlodipine is used for treating certain conditions of the heart and blood vessels. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at this drug, including information on possible side effects, how the drug works, and how and when it should be taken.
  • Amlodipine 10 mg Tablets
    The usual starting dose of amlodipine for the treatment of hypertension or heart disease is 5 mg a day. As this eMedTV segment explains, if your condition does not improve, your doctor may recommend amlodipine 10 mg tablets.
  • Amlodipine 2.5 mg Tablets
    Children taking amlodipine for high blood pressure typically start with amlodipine 2.5 mg tablets. This eMedTV page also offers dosing guidelines for adults and lists some of the common side effects that have been reported with amlodipine.
  • Amlodipine 5 mg Tablets
    Most people being treated for high blood pressure or heart disease start with amlodipine 5 mg tablets. This eMedTV article offers more detailed dosing guidelines for both adults and children, and lists a few amlodipine side effects to be aware of.
  • Amlodipine Alternatives
    If you do not respond well to amlodipine, alternatives to the medication are available. This page on the eMedTV Web site explains what other calcium channel blockers are available and lists other classes of blood pressure medications.
  • Amlodipine and Breastfeeding
    Women are typically advised to avoid amlodipine while breastfeeding. This article from the eMedTV site provides more information on this topic, explains whether the drug passes through breast milk, and stresses the importance of talking with a doctor.
  • Amlodipine and Pregnancy
    The full risks of using amlodipine during pregnancy are not known at this time. This page from the eMedTV library offers a more in-depth look at this topic and explains what problems occurred when the drug was given to pregnant animals.
  • Amlodipine Besilate
    Amlodipine besylate (Norvasc) is commonly used for treating high blood pressure and other conditions. This eMedTV page further explains amlodipine's uses and effects. Amlodipine besilate is a common misspelling of amlodipine besylate.
  • Amlodipine Besylate
    Amlodipine besylate is used to treat high blood pressure, angina, and coronary heart failure. This eMedTV page further discusses this prescription drug, including information on how amlodipine besylate works, dosing tips, and potential side effects.
  • Amlodipine Besylate Medication Information
    Amlodipine besylate is a medication used for treating high blood pressure and heart disease. This eMedTV page offers more information on this drug, including how it works, possible side effects of the medication, and links to learn more.
  • Amlodipine Blood Pressure Medicine
    Amlodipine is a blood pressure medicine that belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. This eMedTV article discusses other approved amlodipine uses, explains how the drug works, and describes the effects of the medication.
  • Amlodipine Dangers
    Amlodipine may cause chest pain, anxiety, and other potentially serious side effects. This eMedTV Web page explores other possible amlodipine dangers and explains what you should discuss with your doctor before starting this medication.
  • Amlodipine Dosage
    Amlodipine dosages generally start at 5 mg but can be altered based on your reaction to the drug. This eMedTV page explains how an amlodipine dosage is determined, including factors such as age, what you are treating, and any existing illnesses.
  • Amlodipine for Chest Pain
    Amlodipine is a medication used to treat conditions of the heart and blood vessels. As this eMedTV page explains, it is most often used to treat high blood pressure, but doctors may also prescribe amlodipine for chest pain or coronary artery disease.
  • Amlodipine for Children
    Doctors may prescribe amlodipine for children as young as six years old to treat high blood pressure. This eMedTV resource further discusses the use of this medication in children and provides a list of other approved amlodipine uses.
  • Amlodipine for Heart Disease
    Doctors may prescribe amlodipine for heart disease (specifically, angina or coronary artery disease). This eMedTV page explains how this medication works for various types of heart disease, discusses other approved uses, and links to more information.
  • Amlodipine Generic
    As this eMedTV page explains, generic amlodipine is currently available in three strengths. This article offers an overview of amlodipine generic drugs, including information on how generic amlodipine compares to the brand-name version of the drug.
  • Amlodipine Oral
    Amlodipine is an oral medication used for controlling high blood pressure and treating heart disease. This eMedTV Web page explains how often this medication is taken, describes how it works, and explores its clinical effects.
  • Amlodipine Overdose
    People who take too much amlodipine may experience low blood pressure and an increased heart rate. This eMedTV resource lists the specific signs or symptoms of an amlodipine overdose and describes various treatment options that are available.
  • Amlodipine Pills
    Amlodipine is a prescription drug used to treat various conditions of the heart and blood vessels. This eMedTV segment covers specific uses of this medicine, explains when and how to take amlodipine pills, and describes the effects of the drug.
  • Amlodipine Problems
    Amlodipine may cause side effects such as flushing, rapid weight gain, and drowsiness. This eMedTV resource provides a list of other possible amlodipine problems and explains what you should discuss with your doctor before using this drug.
  • Amlodipine Risks
    If you have severe coronary artery disease, amlodipine could potentially worsen your chest pain. This eMedTV segment lists other potential amlodipine risks that you should be aware of before starting treatment and explains what side effects may occur.
  • Amlodipine Side Effects
    Some common side effects of amlodipine include swelling, dizziness, and fatigue. This portion of the eMedTV library lists other potential amlodipine side effects, including the rare side effects of hot flashes, shakiness, and loss of appetite.
  • Amlodipine Strengths
    Amlodipine is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of high blood pressure and heart disease. This eMedTV Web page lists the various available strengths of amlodipine and describes the specific effects of this medication.
  • Amlodipine Tablets
    Amlodipine is a prescription drug used for controlling high blood pressure and treating heart disease. This eMedTV segment covers these uses in more detail, explains when and how to take amlodipine tablets, and describes how the medicine works.
  • Amlodopine
    Amlodipine is a prescription medicine licensed to treat several heart and blood vessel conditions. This eMedTV resource explains how amlodipine works and describes what to do in the case of an overdose. Amlodopine is a common misspelling of amlodipine.
  • Amlodpine
    As a calcium channel blocker, amlodipine may treat several conditions by relaxing the blood vessels. This eMedTV page offers a brief overview of amlodipine, including its uses and possible side effects. Amlodpine is a common misspelling of amlodipine.
  • An Overview of Heart Disease
    This video segment provides an overview of heart disease.
  • Anatomy of the Human Heart
    This interactive video segment explains in detail how a healthy heart works.
  • Anesthesia for Beating Heart Bypass Surgery
    This eMedTV page explains the administration of anesthesia for beating heart bypass surgery. By causing drowsiness and eliminating pain, anesthesia allows patients to sleep through the procedure. Possible side effects and risks are also discussed.
  • Anesthesia for Bypass Surgery
    As this eMedTV article explains, general anesthesia for bypass surgery will put you into a deep sleep, making you unaware of any pain during the surgery. This page discusses what anesthesia is, what it does, and why it is used for bypass surgery.
  • Angeina
    Angina, which is characterized by chest pain, occurs when the heart is not getting enough blood. This eMedTV segment describes this condition in more detail and lists its symptoms and treatment options. Angeina is a common misspelling of angina.
  • Angina
    Angina occurs when the heart is not getting enough oxygen-rich blood for a short time. This section of the eMedTV archives provides an in-depth look at the three types of angina, their symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
  • Angina Attack Symptoms
    Chest pain, weakness, and shortness of breath are common symptoms of an angina attack. This eMedTV segment offers a detailed list of symptoms that can occur with different types of angina, and explains when they could indicate a problem other than angina.
  • Angina Diagnosis
    A doctor makes an angina diagnosis based on a person's medical history, physical exam, and certain tests. This eMedTV page describes the diagnostic process in detail, including common tests, such as a nuclear heart scan, and how results are interpreted.
  • Angina Facts
    Angina facts that cover various aspects of the condition can help you better understand the illness. This page of the eMedTV website offers a list of angina facts, including types of angina, diagnosing angina, and treatment options.
  • Angina Heart Symptoms
    Common angina heart symptoms include chest pain, nausea, and shortness of breath. As this eMedTV article explains, symptoms of this condition are usually caused and made worse by exercise and eased by rest.
  • Angina Information
    This eMedTV page offers information on angina pectoris, a type of chest pain that occurs when the heart does not get enough oxygen. This page explores what this condition is and what triggers it. A link to more details is also included.
  • Angina Pain
    A reduced supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle will cause angina pain. This portion of the eMedTV Web site thoroughly explains the different types of pain and how treatment options, such as medicine or rest, can help relieve symptoms.
  • Angina Pectoralis
    This eMedTV page offers an overview of angina pectoris (commonly referred to as just angina). Angina is a painful heart condition that occurs when the heart can't get enough oxygen. Angina pectoralis is a common misspelling of angina pectoris.
  • Angina Pectoris
    As this eMedTV page explains, angina pectoris is often characterized by chest pain and discomfort. However, other symptoms are also possible. This article looks at some of the other signs of this condition and explores the different types of angina.
  • Angina Prevention
    The first step in angina prevention is understanding the causes, risk factors, and triggers of the condition. This article on the eMedTV website offers suggestions on angina prevention, including tips on exercise and lowering blood pressure.
  • Angina Risk Factors
    People with angina risk factors, such as having high cholesterol or previous heart attacks, have a higher chance of developing angina. This eMedTV page contains a list of angina risk factors, with links for related articles on preventing these risks.
  • Angina Signs
    Chest pain and discomfort are the most common signs of angina. This segment of the eMedTV archives provides an overview of the various symptoms of angina (a condition that occurs when the heart doesn't get enough oxygen-rich blood).
  • Angina Symptoms
    Depending on the type of angina, symptoms may vary, but typically include chest pain and discomfort. This eMedTV page lists symptoms for different types of angina, including details on how long symptoms last and available treatment options.
  • Angina Symptoms in Women
    As this eMedTV resource explains, one of the most common angina symptoms in women is chest pain that may feel like a squeezing, pressing sensation. Nausea, fatigue, and shortness of breath are also common signs and symptoms in women.
  • Angina Symptons
    This eMedTV Web page looks at the three types of angina and the differences in their corresponding symptoms. For example, angina symptoms tend to vary in their intensity and duration. Angina symptons is a common misspelling of angina symptoms.
  • Angina Symtoms
    Chest pain is one of the most common angina symptoms. This eMedTV segment briefly describes the symptoms of angina, a heart condition caused by a lack of blood to the heart. Angina symtoms is a common misspelling of angina symptoms.
  • Angina Treatment
    Options for angina treatment include lifestyle changes, medications, and medical procedures. This eMedTV segment explains the various treatment options for this condition, including medicines and surgeries that are available.
  • Angina Types
    The three angina types are stable, unstable, and variant (Prinzmetal's) angina. This page of the eMedTV library offers basic information on these three types. The page also includes a link more detailed information.
  • Anginha
    When the heart does not get enough oxygen-rich blood, angina occurs. This eMedTV article describes the different types of angina, explains what triggers symptoms, and lists prevention tips for the condition. Anginha is a common misspelling of angina.
  • Angioplasti
    Angioplasty is a procedure that involves opening up a blocked artery. This eMedTV Web article explains when an angioplasty is performed and describes possible complications of the procedure. Angioplasti is a common misspelling of angioplasty.
  • Angioplastie
    As this page from the eMedTV site explains, an angioplasty is a type of procedure that involves opening up a blocked coronary artery. This page also discusses some of the benefits of this procedure. Angioplastie is a common misspelling of angioplasty.
  • Angioplasty
    Angioplasty, a procedure used to open blocked arteries in the heart, is safe and effective in most cases. This eMedTV article discusses this procedure in detail, including information on potential complications and expected results.
  • Angioplasty and Leaving the Hospital -- Information for Diabetic Patients
    This clip offers reminders for diabetics when leaving the hospital after this procedure.
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