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Defibrillators

Defibrillators are devices that restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electric pulse or shock to the heart. 

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Genetic Therapies

Genetic therapies are approaches that treat genetic disorders by changing the DNA in a patient's cells. 

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Heart Attack

A heart attack, also known as myocardial infarction, happens when the flow of blood that brings oxygen to your heart suddenly becomes blocked and your heart can’t get enough oxygen.

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Heart Failure

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. 

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Heart Inflammation

Heart inflammation is your body’s natural reaction to an infection or injury to the heart, and it can cause serious health problems. The three main types of heart inflammation are endocarditis, pericarditis, and myocarditis. 

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Heart Surgery

Heart surgery corrects problems with the heart and the blood vessels around the heart when other treatments haven't worked or can't be used.

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Heart Tests

Learn about different tests and procedures to help diagnose heart diseases and conditions.

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Clinical Trials

The NHLBI leads and supports many clinical trials to help find new ways to prevent, detect, and treat heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders

Fact Sheets and Handouts

The NHLBI develops materials for patients and health professionals on many heart, lung, blood, and sleep conditions. Information from the NHLBI is based on the latest scientific findings.