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 catheterization is used as a test for some heart conditions and as a procedure to treat some types of heart disease. Find out more.
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.
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.
Coronary bypass surgery is a procedure to treat blockage of blood to the heart muscle.
An occasional cough is normal and healthy. A cough that persists for weeks signals an underlying problem.
A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.
Daily aspirin therapy can be a lifesaving option, but it's not for everyone. Get the facts before considering a daily aspirin.
Dizziness has many possible causes. The cause of dizziness may be simple, or dizziness may be a sign of a more serious disorder.
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.
Curious about exercise and chronic disease? Get the answers to your questions.
Fatigue can signal many things. Here are some tips to help you decipher why you're wiped out and to regain your energy.
If you have heart disease, flu shots can reduce your risk of flu-related complications that could worsen your condition. Find out why.
All women face the threat of heart disease. Find out how symptoms, risk factors and prevention can be unique for women.
Heart disease may be preventable by making heart-healthy lifestyle changes. Discover strategies you can adopt now to protect your heart.
This whooshing sound in your heart is usually harmless, but in some cases heart murmurs can alert your doctor to specific heart conditions.
Ready to start your heart-healthy diet? Here are eight tips to get you started.
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) can control abnormal, life-threatening heart rhythms and prevent cardiac arrest.
This heart-healthy eating plan emphasizes healthy fats, fruits and vegetables.
Give your diet a healthy kick with these Mediterranean recipes.
Heart-healthy eating doesn't have to be difficult. Use these menus to get started on a heart-healthy diet.
Eating nuts can help your heart. Discover how walnuts, almonds and other nuts help lower your cholesterol.
The omega-3 fatty acids in fish are good for your heart. Find out how much fish to eat and what kinds are best.
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.
Pericardial effusion, the accumulation of excess fluid in the sac-like structure around the heart, can decrease heart function and can be life-threatening.
Red wine and something in it called resveratrol may be heart healthy. Discover more.
Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.
Think getting by on a few hours of sleep is no big deal? Think again.
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.
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.
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