In-depth

Complications

Flu shots and heart disease

Symptoms

Edema

Fatigue

Nausea and vomiting

Shortness of breath

Symptom Checker

Foot pain? Headache? Sore throat? Skin rash? Use the Symptom Checker to find out what's causing your symptom.

Tachycardia

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.

Wheezing

Tests and diagnosis

Blood tests for heart disease

Chest X-rays

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

Echocardiogram

Electrocardiogram

MRI

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

Stress test

Treatments and drugs

Heart transplant

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

Stem cells: What they are and what they do

Stem cells are under study to treat diverse conditions from blood cancers to Parkinson's and heart failure. Researchers have uncovered some potential new sources that offer additional opportunities for developing regenerative solutions.

Aug. 18, 2015