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Angioplasty

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

Arm pain

Sometimes, all you need for arm pain is home treatment. Other times, fractures and nerve problems can require extensive medical care.

Birth control pill FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions about birth control pills.

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.

Choosing blood pressure medications

Choosing the right high blood pressure medication can be tricky. Find out when the various drug options are appropriate.

Coronary bypass surgery

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

CT scan

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

Dizziness

Dizziness has many possible causes. The cause of dizziness may be simple, or dizziness may be a sign of a more serious disorder.

Excessive sweating

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.

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.

X-ray

X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

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