In-depth

Causes

Heart arrhythmias

Complications

Low blood pressure (hypotension)

Low blood pressure (hypotension) can be a sign of good health or of a life-threatening condition. Find out more about hypotension's causes and treatment options.

Definition

Signs of labor

As the end of pregnancy nears, you may be eagerly anticipating labor and delivery. How will you know when labor begins? Look for these clues.

Symptoms

Coma

Coma is often a complication from a severe brain injury that leaves a person unconscious and unresponsive. Many people recover from this condition.

High blood pressure and pregnancy

Nausea and vomiting

Sick to your stomach? Nausea and vomiting usually pass quickly but sometimes result from long-term or serious conditions.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.

Tachycardia

Tachycardia, a rapid heart rate, is caused by an abnormality in your heart's electrical impulses. Tachycardia can cause serious complications, including sudden cardiac arrest.

Treatments and drugs

Blood transfusion

Blood transfusions boost blood levels that are low due to surgery, injury or disease. Learn about the benefits, risks and what to expect.

C-section recovery

Wonder how a C-section will affect your body? Know what to expect as you recover from a C-section.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a procedure used to increase blood oxygen levels, can help wounds heal, fight infection and treat decompression sickness.

Sep. 27, 2012

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