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congestive heart failure
left heart failure; inability of the left ventricle to pump effectively resulting in congestion of circulation
sickle cell anemia
sever, possibly fatal, hereditary disease caused by an abnormal type of hemoglobin
inflammatory condition developing after bacterial infection; may cause valve problems; may cause heart and/or kidney problems
contagious viral infection of blood that causes irregularly shaped RBCs; virus spread through saliva
any group of X-linked inherited blood clotting disorders; lack Factor XIII, needed in the blood clotting process
disease of the Rh factor in a second or later Rh+ child born to a Rh- mother
build up of lipids in blood vessels; may lead to arteriosclerosis. may lead to ischemia - reduced blood supply to tissue
deficient number of red blood cells or deficient hemoglobin. caused by excessive destruction of RBCs, blood loss, inadequate production of RBCs, inherited disorders
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