In-depth

Complications

Claudication

Pulmonary hypertension

High blood pressure affecting only the arteries in your lungs is known as pulmonary hypertension. Discover the symptoms, risk factors and treatment for this condition.

Risk factors

Anemia

High blood pressure (hypertension)

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to various life-threatening conditions. But it's easily detected — and you can work with your doctor to control it.

Symptoms

Fatigue

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

Headache

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

Unexplained weight loss

Tests and diagnosis

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 coronary angiogram

MRI

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

Sed rate (erythrocyte sedimentation rate)

Sed rate (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is a simple blood test that can help detect or monitor certain inflammatory diseases.

Ultrasound

X-ray

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.

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