In-depth

Complications

Mitral valve stenosis

Lifestyle and home remedies

Exercise: Check with your doctor

Regular physical activity is key to good health. But before you start a new exercise routine, you may want to check with your doctor first.

Meditation

Stressed out? Try meditation. Learn easy, quick techniques that you can use at work, waiting in line or virtually anywhere.

Quit smoking strategies

Quitting smoking is hard, no question. Use these tried-and-true strategies to help you quit, and refer back to them as often as needed.

Whole grains

Why are whole grains better than refined grains?

Symptoms

Dizziness

Dizziness is one of the most common health concerns. However, few cases of dizziness are due to serious conditions.

Edema

Edema — swelling caused by excess fluid in tissues — can affect any part of your body. Treating the underlying cause is key to resolving edema.

Fatigue

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

Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations are skipped, fluttering or racing heartbeats that aren't usually a symptom of a serious heart problem. Discover the causes and symptoms of this condition.

Shortness of breath

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

Tests and diagnosis

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.

CT scan

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

Echocardiogram

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

Genetic testing

Genetic testing is used to detect altered genes that may cause illness or disease. Although genetic testing can offer important health information, it has limitations.

MRI

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

Treatments and drugs

Calcium channel blockers

Calcium channel blockers, also called calcium antagonists, treat a variety of conditions, such as high blood pressure, migraines and Raynaud's disease.

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