In-depth

Risk factors

High blood pressure (hypertension)

Symptoms

Headache

Most headaches aren't caused by a serious illness, but some could be a sign of a life-threatening condition.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.

Tests and diagnosis

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.

Chest X-rays

CT coronary angiogram

Echocardiogram

Electrocardiogram

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Sept. 15, 2015