In-depth

Alternative medicine

Herbal supplement interactions

Complications

Flu shots and heart disease

Heart attack

Pericardial effusion

Lifestyle and home remedies

Atkins Diet

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

Whole grains for a healthy heart

Prevention

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

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.

Symptoms

Angina

Edema

Fatigue

Heart murmurs

Shortness of breath

Tests and diagnosis

Blood tests for heart disease

Cardiac catheterization

Chest X-rays

Complete blood count (CBC)

Coronary angiogram

CT scan

Echocardiogram

Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)

Holter monitor

Nuclear stress test

Stress test

Treatments and drugs

Cardiac ablation

Cardioversion

Coronary angioplasty and stents

Coronary bypass surgery

Daily aspirin therapy

Heart transplant

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs)

Pacemaker

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