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Heart valve disease is a condition in which one or more of your heart valves don't work properly.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

Hemochromatosis is a condition in which too much iron builds up in your body (iron overload). Iron is a mineral found in many foods.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, or AAT deficiency, is a condition that raises your risk for certain types of lung disease, especially if you smoke.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disease.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

Pulmonary hypertension is increased pressure in the pulmonary arteries. The condition causes symptoms such as shortness of breath, tiredness, chest pain, and a racing heartbeat.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

Anemia is a condition in which your blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease of your secretory glands, including the glands that make mucus and sweat.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

Blood tests help doctors check for certain diseases and conditions. They help check the function of your organs and show how well treatments are working.

Tests and Treatments - Updated: June 11, 2014

The terms 'overweight' and 'obesity' refer to body weight that’s greater than what is considered healthy for a certain height.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

High blood cholesterol is a condition in which you have too much cholesterol in your blood. People who have high levels of LDL cholesterol, or 'bad' cholesterol, have a greater chance of getting coronary heart disease.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

Sarcoidosis involves inflammation that produces tiny lumps of cells in various organs in your body.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program that helps improve the health and well-being of people who have heart problems.

Tests and Treatments - Updated: June 11, 2014

Primary ciliary dyskinesia is a disease that affects tiny, hair-like structures, called cilia, that line the airways. These structures carry mucus toward the mouth to be coughed or sneezed out of the body. The mucus contains inhaled dust, bacteria, and other small particles. If the cilia don’t work well, dirt and bacteria stay in your airways, causing breathing problems, infections, and other disorders.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

Complete overview of iron-deficiency anemia, a common, easily treated condition that occurs when you don't have enough iron in your body.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs.

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Pernicious anemia is a condition in which the body can't make enough healthy red blood cells because it doesn't have enough vitamin B12.

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Hemolytic anemia (HEE-moh-lit-ick uh-NEE-me-uh) is a condition in which red blood cells are destroyed and removed from the bloodstream before their normal lifespan is up.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. The clot can break off and travel to the lungs, causing pulmonary embolism.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

A total artificial heart is a device that replaces the two lower chambers of the heart. These chambers are called ventricles. You may benefit from a TAH if both of your ventricles don't work due to end-stage heart failure.

Tests and Treatments - Updated: June 11, 2014

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