In-depth

Causes

Carotid artery disease

Carotid artery disease narrows blood vessels leading to your brain and is a common risk factor for stroke.

Coping and support

Long-distance caregiving

Long-distance caregiving requires careful planning. Understand what you can do to help your loved one from afar.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Dietary fiber

Eat more fiber. You've probably heard it before. But do you know why fiber is so good for your health?

Symptoms

Headache

Most headaches aren't caused by a serious illness, but some could be a sign of a life-threatening condition.

Tests and diagnosis

Carotid ultrasound

Carotid ultrasound is a noninvasive imaging test that can reveal narrowing or blockage of arteries in your neck.

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.

MRI

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

Treatments and drugs

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.

Carotid angioplasty and stenting

Carotid angioplasty and stenting — Overview covers definition, risks and results of this stroke treatment.

Stroke rehabilitation

Stroke rehabilitation (stroke rehab) is an important part of recovery. Find out what's involved.

Apr. 15, 2014