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  • Electrical Cardioversion for Atrial Fibrillation

    Discusses procedure that uses electric current to reset heart's rhythm to its regular pattern. Covers its use to stop atrial fibrillation. Discusses what to expect after treatment, how well it works, and risks.

  • Behavior Rating Scales for ADHD

    Written tests called rating scales are used to check for symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD). These tests can help measure and compare a child's behavior with that of other children the same age. It is best to complete one of these rating scales to help diagnose ADHD. The...

  • ADHD: Tests for Other Disorders

    ADHD: Tests for Other Disorders —Topic Overview The child who is being evaluated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be evaluated for other disorders associated with the condition, such as learning or behavior disorders. The child may be asked questions (verbal tests) or may be given written tests to...

  • Atrial Fibrillation

    Discusses atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Covers causes, including high blood pressure and CAD. Discusses what increases your risk. Covers treatment with medicines, cardioversion, and catheter ablation.

  • Classification of Asthma

    The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program has classified asthma as: Intermittent. Mild persistent. Moderate persistent. Severe persistent. These classifications are based on severity, which is determined by symptoms and lung function tests. You should be assigned to the most severe category in which any...

  • Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) Test

    An adrenocorticotropic hormone test measures the level of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in the blood to check for problems with the pituitary gland and adrenal glands. ACTH is made in the pituitary gland in response to the release of another hormone, called corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), by the...

  • Perimetry Test (Visual Field Testing) for Glaucoma

    A perimetry test (visual field test) measures all areas of your eyesight, including your side, or peripheral, vision. To do the test, you sit and look inside a bowl-shaped instrument called a perimeter. While you stare at the center of the bowl, lights flash. You press a button each time...

  • Goniotomy for Childhood Glaucoma

    Covers surgery used to treat childhood glaucoma. Looks at what to expect after surgery, how well it works, and risks.

  • Glaucoma

    Discusses eye disease that damages the optic nerve. Covers open-angle, closed-angle, and congenital glaucoma. Covers importance of finding and treating it early to help prevent blindness. Looks at treatment with medicine and maybe with lasers or surgery.

  • Sexuality and Physical Changes With Aging

    In most healthy adults, pleasure and interest in sex remain as they age. Age alone is no reason to change the sexual practices that you have enjoyed throughout your life. But you may have to make a few minor adjustments to accommodate any physical limitations you may have or the...

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