Alternative medicine

Herbal supplement interactions


Heart arrhythmias


Flu shots and heart disease

If you have heart disease, flu shots can reduce your risk of flu-related complications that could worsen your condition. Find out why.

Heart attack

Pericardial effusion

Pericardial effusion, the accumulation of excess fluid in the sac-like structure around the heart, can decrease heart function and can be life-threatening.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Atkins Diet

Interested in the Atkins Diet but not sure what it's about? Get the details and a sample menu, plus pros and cons.

Exercise and chronic disease

Heart-healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease

Is indulgence part of a healthy diet?

Limit bad fats, one bite at a time

Mediterranean diet recipes

Menus for heart-healthy eating

Nuts and your heart: Eating nuts for heart health

Eating nuts can help your heart. Discover how walnuts, almonds and other nuts help lower your cholesterol.

Whole grains for a healthy heart


Heart disease prevention

Heart disease may be preventable by making heart-healthy lifestyle changes. Discover strategies you can adopt now to protect your heart.

Mediterranean diet

This heart-healthy eating plan emphasizes healthy fats, fruits and vegetables.

Omega-3 in fish

The omega-3 fatty acids in fish are good for your heart. Find out how much fish to eat and what kinds are best.

Red wine, antioxidants and resveratrol

Red wine and something in it called resveratrol may be heart healthy. Discover more.

Time to scale back on salt?

Risk factors

Heart disease in women

All women face the threat of heart disease. Find out how symptoms, risk factors and prevention can be unique for women.

Heart disease risk calculator

Find out your heart disease risk and what you can do to reduce it.

Stress symptoms

Aches and pains, irritability, and crying spells may have an unexpected source — stress. Recognize these and other signs and symptoms so that you can take action.






Fatigue can signal many things. Here are some tips to help you decipher why you're wiped out and to regain your energy.

Heart murmurs

Shortness of breath

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


Tachycardia, a rapid heart rate, is caused by an abnormality in your heart's electrical impulses. Tachycardia can cause serious complications, including sudden cardiac arrest.

Tests and diagnosis

Blood tests for 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.

Chest X-rays

Complete blood count

A complete blood count can be used to evaluate your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

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



Holter monitor

Nuclear stress test

Stress test

Treatments and drugs


Coronary angioplasty and stents can reopen clogged heart arteries if buildup of plaques is causing chest pain, shortness of breath or a heart attack.

Cardiac ablation


Coronary bypass surgery

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

Daily aspirin therapy

Heart transplant

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator


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.

July 29, 2014