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How much sleep do you need?
We all need sleep. But are you getting enough? Whether you’re a new parent wondering how long to let your baby sleep for, concerned about your teenager’s lack of sleep or an older adult wondering why you can’t seem to stop nodding off during the day, this article will look at how your sleep needs change during the course of your life.
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Coronary angioplasty
Coronary angioplasty Fatty material can build up on the inside of your blood vessels that supply your heart with blood, causing them to narrow. Coronary angioplasty is a procedure used to unblock the blood vessels which allows blood to flow more freely. You will meet the doctor carrying out your procedure to discuss your care. It may differ from what is described here as it will be designed to meet your individual needs. Details of the procedure may also vary from country to country.
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Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
CABG is surgery to treat coronary heart disease. A blood vessel is taken from the chest, leg or arm and used to bypass a narrowed or blocked coronary artery. You will meet the surgeon carrying out your procedure to discuss your care. It may differ from what is described here as it will be designed to meet your individual needs. Details of the procedure may also vary from country to country.
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Coronary heart disease
Coronary heart disease is a condition in which fatty deposits build up in the walls of the arteries that run to your heart. This causes them to narrow, which can reduce the supply of oxygen to your heart. This may lead to angina (pain in your chest) or a heart attack (myocardial infarction).
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Haemorrhagic stroke
A stroke happens when the blood supply to your brain is interrupted. In a haemorrhagic stroke, a blood vessel bursts and bleeds into your brain.
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Stroke
A stroke happens when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted. It happens suddenly and can cause immediate loss of feeling and weakness
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A-Z of health factsheets