In-depth

Causes

Heart disease

Heart disease, usually thought of as blockages in the arteries that can cause a heart attack, can describe any medical condition affecting your heart.

Complications

Myocardial ischemia

Lifestyle and home remedies

Barriers to fitness

Don't have time to exercise? Too tired to work out? Check out these easy ways to increase your physical activity.

Coping with job stress

Quit smoking strategies

Quitting smoking is hard, no question. Use these tried-and-true strategies to help you quit, and refer back to them as often as needed.

Weight-loss goals

Whole grains

Why are whole grains better than refined grains?

Prevention

Fitness program

Starting a fitness program is easier than you might think. Follow these five steps.

Quitting smoking

When you're trying to quit smoking, cravings can be powerful. Use these 10 strategies to help resist tobacco cravings.

Sources of stress

Stress is your body's response to the demands of the world. Identifying your personal triggers is the key to effectively managing your stress.

Weight-loss readiness

Before you plunge into a weight-loss program, see if you're truly ready to change.

Risk factors

Stress management

When you identify unhealthy ways of reacting to stress, you can begin to control the stress, rather than letting it control you.

Symptoms

Fatigue

Nausea and vomiting

Shortness of breath

Unexplained weight loss

Tests and diagnosis

Chest X-rays

Coronary angiogram

A coronary angiogram uses special X-rays to examine the inside of your heart's blood vessels. Find out what to expect when you have the procedure.

CT scan

Echocardiogram

Electrocardiogram

Nuclear stress test

Stress test

April 09, 2016