In-depth

Complications

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) can be the result of physical or psychological causes or both. Discover what causes ED and what treatments are available.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Dietary fiber

Eat more fiber. You've probably heard it before. But do you know why fiber is so good for your health?

Exercise benefits

Want to improve your mood? Get better sleep? Lose weight? It may be as easy as including physical activity in your daily routine.

Heart-healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease

Ready to start your heart-healthy diet? Here are eight tips to get you started.

Stress and your health

See how constant stress wreaks havoc on your body and mind, and what you can do about it.

Risk factors

High blood pressure (hypertension)

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to various life-threatening conditions. But it's easily detected — and you can work with your doctor to control it.

Tests and diagnosis

Ankle-brachial index

The ankle-brachial index test is a noninvasive test for peripheral artery disease. Find out whether you're a good candidate for this noninvasive test.

Blood tests for heart disease

Blood tests can offer clues to your heart health. Here are tests you might encounter in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of heart disease.

Cardiac catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is used as a test for some heart conditions and as a procedure to treat some types of heart disease. Find out more.

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

Electrocardiogram

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.

Stress test

A stress test is used to diagnose coronary artery disease and heart arrhythmias, as well as guide treatment of heart disorders.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.

Apr. 08, 2014