In-depth

Buerger's disease

Buerger's disease affects blood vessels in your arms, legs, fingers and toes, causing pain and swelling. This rare disease is usually caused by tobacco use.

Carotid artery disease

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

Claudication

Don't ignore leg pain that starts when you exercise and stops when you rest. It could be claudication. Understand its causes and treatments.

Coarctation of the aorta

Coarctation of the aorta is a cardiovascular defect resulting in a narrowing of the aorta, the blood vessel that delivers oxygen-rich blood to your body.

Exercise headaches

You know exercise is good for you. But did you know that exertion can leave you with a pounding headache?

Fibromuscular dysplasia

Fibromuscular dysplasia is a rare, but treatable, condition in which the arteries to your kidneys, brain or abdomen narrow, reducing blood flow to your organs.

Peripheral artery disease

Peripheral artery disease is a common circulation problem affecting the arteries carrying blood to your limbs. Painful in itself, it could signal larger circulatory problems.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection

Find out about this rare cause of heart attack in young, healthy people.

Takayasu's arteritis

Takayasu's arteritis is an uncommon form of vasculitis that affects the large arteries.

Transient ischemic attack (TIA)

Sudden weakness, dizziness and loss of balance might be indications of a transient ischemic attack. And the attack may warn of an impending stroke.

Ventricular fibrillation

Ventricular fibrillation is a life-threatening heart rhythm disturbance that requires immediate treatment. Find out more.

Jun. 15, 2011