an acronym for the main signs of heart failure: Fatigue, Activities limited, Chest congestion, Edema (swelling), Shortness of breath
|Factor V Leiden (FVL)||
An inherited defect that affects the factor V blood clotting protein. People with FVL have a high risk of blood clot problems including heart attack at an early age.
A blood clotting protein. Inherited defects that affect this protein may increase your risk of blood clotting problems.
High cholesterol that runs in the family.
a mnemonic for remembering the signs of stroke and the importance of getting prompt treatment: Face, Arms, Speech, Time
A large artery in the thigh.
A protein that binds and stores iron.
Drugs that lower cholesterol by reducing triglycerides and increasing HDL cholesterol.
|Fibric acid derivative||
Abnormally rapid, inefficient contractions of the atria or ventricles that can prevent the heart from pumping enough blood.
A component of blood necessary for clotting. It is broken down into fibrin.
|fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD)||
a genetic disease in which the cells in the walls of the arteries grow abnormally, reducing blood flow
An X-ray device that helps to produce moving images of internal organs, such as the heart. The X-rays pass through the body and onto a screen where an organ's functioning can be observed in action.
A calculation that takes into account a number of different risk factors to determine your risk of developing heart disease within the next 10 years.
your ability to perform basic physical tasks; used to measure how much heart disease is affecting your daily life and if treatment is helping your symptoms