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What to do: Heart Attack

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Even if you’re not sure it’s a heart attack, call your emergency response number. Every minute matters! It’s best to call EMS to get to the emergency room right away. Emergency medical services staff can begin treatment when they arrive — up to an hour sooner than if someone gets to the hospital by car. EMS […]

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In heart failure, surgery may sometimes prevent further damage to the heart and improve the heart’s function. Procedures used include: Coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. The most common surgery for heart failure caused by coronary artery disease is bypass surgery. Although surgery is more risky for people with heart failure, new strategies before, during, and after surgery […]

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Type 1 diabetes usually first appears in childhood or adolescence. While type 2 diabetes is often preventable, type 1 diabetes mellitus is not. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system destroys cells in the pancreas. Typically, the disease first appears in childhood or early adulthood. Type 1 diabetes used to […]

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