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Management of Pump Thrombosis in Patients With LVADs

Management of Pump Thrombosis in Patients With LVADs

Learn what's new in the field of mechanical circulatory support regarding diagnosis, management, and prevention of LVAD pump thrombosis.......[Read More]
Prenatal Signs of Blood Clots in the Legs

Prenatal Signs of Blood Clots in the Legs

Pregnant women are at increased risk for developing blood clots in the legs because blood flow speed is reduced during pregnancy. It is believed that the body also changes its normal clotting ability during pregnancy in order to reduce the amount of blood loss during delivery.......[Read More]
High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Running Rampant in Kids

High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Running Rampant in Kids

The all-American boy or girl of the 21st century is a couch potato, and many already have both high blood pressure and high cholesterol, say researchers who study heart disease in children.......[Read More]
What Is the Role of Phagocytic Leukocytes?

What Is the Role of Phagocytic Leukocytes?

The immune system consists of a variety of cells, tissues and organs that work together to protect the body from foreign invaders (such as bacteria and viruses) and rid the body of dead or damaged cells. The white blood cells, or leukocytes, are the primary cells of the immune system. There are five......[Read More]
How to Adjust the Household Water Pressure Range

How to Adjust the Household Water Pressure Range

Shower heads, sprinklers and faucets all rely on steady water pressure to operate properly. Low water pressure can cause sprinklers to miss sections of the yard or make it more difficult to wash away soap in the shower. Most homes contain a metal valve along the main water line that's known as a wat......[Read More]
How to Make a Blood Pressure Chart

How to Make a Blood Pressure Chart

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that you monitor your own blood pressure if you have hypertension (high blood pressure). The AHA reports on a study involving 430 people with hypertension by W. J. Verbek in the Netherlands. Verbek found that people who self-monitored blood pressure w......[Read More]
A New Way to Treat High Cholesterol?

A New Way to Treat High Cholesterol?

A new class of medications can lower "bad" LDL cholesterol to unheard-of levels, and it may be on the horizon.......[Read More]
Elevated Potassium Level in Humans

Elevated Potassium Level in Humans

Potassium is stored within the cells of the body and within red blood cells. The kidneys excrete potassium through urination. When the kidneys do not excrete potassium efficiently or adequately, a condition known as hyperkalemia (or high potassium) occurs.......[Read More]
How to Monitor Levels of Humidity in Travel Trailers

How to Monitor Levels of Humidity in Travel Trailers

Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. Humidity varies from place to place depending on altitude and nearby bodies of water. Rapid changes in humidity can cause discomfort and trigger allergic reactions. Because travel trailers are designed for traveling long distances, it is important to......[Read More]
Hematologic Cancer

Hematologic Cancer

The purpose of this study was to describe molecular monitoring of minimal residual disease in patients with myeloma who have achieved complete remission (CR) after autologous or allogeneic transplantation of hematopoietic cells.......[Read More]
Infectious Diseases and Supportive Care

Infectious Diseases and Supportive Care

Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) causes major morbidity and mortality in 18% to 52% of patients who undergo bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Complications include dissemination of VZV infection (23% of cases; 15% cutaneous, 5% visceral), bacterial superinfection, scarring, and posthepatic neuralgia. T......[Read More]
Garlic Detox

Garlic Detox

Garlic is beneficial to your body and can be utilized as a part of a detox diet. According to detox-for-life.com, garlic is one of the sulphur-rich foods that nutritionists recommend for detoxification. Garlic works by removing toxins that eventually cause chronic diseases. These toxins can be cause......[Read More]
How to Manage High Blood Pressure Naturally

How to Manage High Blood Pressure Naturally

Your blood pressure depends on how hard your heart has to work to pump blood. If your arteries are narrow or hardened, it will increase. Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 mmHg. High blood pressure is over 140/90 mmHg. If you have hypertension, you are at a higher risk of a heart attack, hear......[Read More]
AIDS-Related Cancer: New Entities, Emerging Targets, and Novel

AIDS-Related Cancer: New Entities, Emerging Targets, and Novel

After HAART, patients with HIV are living longer and are, thus, at increased risk of developing cancer.......[Read More]
How to Capture High-Level Enemies in "Disgaea"

How to Capture High-Level Enemies in "Disgaea"

In the PS2 strategy game Disgaea, you can capture monstrous creatures and have them fight in your army. These creatures can include ghosts, dragons, cat demons, and any other non-human, non-boss monster. In order to capture one, you must throw it into your "base" and have your fighters inside the ba......[Read More]
Living Well

Living Well

The easiest way to avoid high pressure is to take measures to prevent it from developing. But, for those with existing high blood pressure, there are positive steps you can take to avoid dangerous complications of hypertension and enrich the quality - and quantity - of life.......[Read More]
How to Reduce Elevated ALT and AST Levels

How to Reduce Elevated ALT and AST Levels

Elevated ALT and AST levels implicate serious health conditions such as thyroid disease, diabetes, and liver damage. These blood tests measure the levels of the enzymes aspartate aminotransferase, or AST, and alanine aminotransferase, or ALT, in the body. Doctors regularly test individuals taking po......[Read More]
How to Stop Angiogenesis

How to Stop Angiogenesis

Angiogenesis is the process of building blood vessels. The starting and stopping of this process occurs naturally in your body by chemicals. Some of these chemicals signal cells to begin building these vessels, while others act as inhibitors, stopping the growth when necessary. Angiogenesis is a cri......[Read More]
Hyperglycemia Treatments

Hyperglycemia Treatments

Every diabetic has suffered more than one episode of hyperglycemia or high blood sugar. Untreated or uncontrolled hyperglycemia can cause a life-threatening condition like diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome. With this syndrome the blood becomes syrupy and thick. Hyperglycemia can be caused by a wide var......[Read More]
Artery Plaque

Artery Plaque

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of artery plaque including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]