In-depth

Acromegaly

Acromegaly is an uncommon hormonal disorder caused by the overproduction of growth hormone. It typically causes signs such as enlarged hands and feet.

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.

Coronary bypass surgery

Coronary bypass surgery is a procedure to treat blockage of blood to the heart muscle.

Cough

An occasional cough is normal and healthy. A cough that persists for weeks signals an underlying problem.

CT scan

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

Dizziness

Dizziness has many possible causes. The cause of dizziness may be simple, or dizziness may be a sign of a more serious disorder.

Echocardiogram

Echocardiogram allows your doctor to see your heart in motion. Here's what you need to know about the test.

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.

Heart arrhythmias

Heart transplant

A heart transplant can help both adults and children with severe heart problems who don't benefit from other treatment options.

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) can control abnormal, life-threatening heart rhythms and prevent cardiac arrest.

 

MRI

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

Pacemaker

A pacemaker can correct a heartbeat that's too slow. Find out the risks, results and recovery time of the procedure to implant a pacemaker.

Shortness of breath

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

Stress test

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

Ventricular assist devices

Having a ventricular assist device (VAD) can help you survive while waiting for a heart transplant, or can serve as a long-term treatment for heart failure. Find out more.

Apr. 03, 2014

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