Heart disease, usually thought of as blockages in the arteries that can cause a heart attack, can describe any medical condition affecting your heart.
Myocardial ischemia is a heart problem that occurs when blood flow to your heart muscle is decreased, reducing the heart's oxygen supply.
Lifestyle and home remedies
Don't have time to exercise? Too tired to work out? Check out these easy ways to increase your physical activity.
High stress levels at work can steal the joy from life. Learn how to turn the tables on job stress, starting today.
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.
Convert your thoughts into actions by setting realistic and attainable weight-loss goals.
Why are whole grains better than refined grains?
Starting a fitness program is easier than you might think. Follow these five steps.
When you're trying to quit smoking, cravings can be powerful. Use these 10 strategies to help resist tobacco cravings.
Stress is your body's response to the demands of the world. Identifying your personal triggers is the key to effectively managing your stress.
Before you plunge into a weight-loss program, see if you're truly ready to change.
When you identify unhealthy ways of reacting to stress, you can begin to control the stress, rather than letting it control you.
Fatigue can signal many things. Here are some tips to help you decipher why you're wiped out and to regain your energy.
Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.
Tests and diagnosis
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.
Echocardiogram allows your doctor to see your heart in motion. Here's what you need to know about the test.
An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a test that provides valuable clues about your heart health. Here's what you need to know about the test.
Treatments and drugs
Coronary bypass surgery is a procedure to treat blockage of blood to the heart muscle.
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