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Bleeding disorders are rare disorders affecting the way the body makes blood clots. If you have a bleeding disorder, you may have problems with bleeding too much after an injury or surgery.
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance the body needs for good health but in the right amounts. Unhealthy levels of cholesterol can lead to heart and blood vessel diseases.
Heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure, is a condition that develops when the heart doesn’t pump enough blood for the body’s needs.
A ventilator is a machine that blows air — or air with extra oxygen — into the lungs. You may need to be put on a ventilator if you have a condition that makes it very hard for you to breathe.
Sleep deprivation and deficiency are conditions that occur when you don't get enough good quality sleep when your body needs it. This can lead to physical and mental health problems.
Low blood pressure, or hypotension, occurs when blood flows through your blood vessels at lower-than-normal pressures.
The NHLBI has materials for patients and health professionals on many health topics, such as asthma, heart disease, and sickle cell disease.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood disorders and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.