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Discover research programs and initiatives that seek to inform prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for today’s major health challenges and conditions.
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Sickle cell disease causes the red blood cells to have a sickle or crescent shape instead of a disc shape. The sickle-shaped cells can block blood vessels and lead to serious health problems.
Vascular dementia is a common type of dementia caused by conditions that damage the blood vessels in the brain or interfere with proper blood flow and oxygen delivery to the brain.
A stroke happens when blood flow to the brain is blocked. This prevents the brain from getting oxygen and nutrients from the blood.
High blood pressure is a common disease that develops when blood flows through the arteries at higher-than-normal pressures.
Sleep apnea is a common condition in which your breathing stops and restarts many times while you sleep. This can prevent your body from getting enough oxygen.
Blood tests help doctors check for certain diseases and conditions. They also help check how well organs such as the heart are working and whether treatments are helping.
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.