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  • Atherosclerosis

    During atherosclerosis, plaque collects in your arteries and narrows them. This is dangerous as it limits the blood flow to…

  • Heart Disease: Assessing Your Risk

    Knowing your risk for heart disease can help you tackle potential problems. Cholesterol levels, blood pressure, weight, and more can…

  • High Homocysteine Level: How It Affects Your Blood Vessels

    Homocysteine is an amino acid (a building block of protein) your body produces. High levels of it can damage the…

  • High Blood Pressure Medicines

    High blood pressure can lead to serious health problems, so staying on top of treatment is important. Often, this includes…

  • High Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure happens when blood flows through your arteries at a higher pressure than normal. It is sometimes called…

  • Abdominal Ultrasound

    An abdominal ultrasound is an imaging test to examine the inside of your stomach.

  • Heart Murmurs

    A heart murmur is an abnormal noise between heartbeats and can be innocent or indicative of a more serious health…

  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

    Coronary artery disease is also called CAD. It is the most common form of heart disease in the U.S. —…

  • Blood Pressure Monitoring at Home

    Monitoring your blood pressure at home is possible and may be necessary for managing an ongoing health condition.

  • Stroke

    Stroke is a medical condition that occurs when the blood flow to your brain stops. It can lead to serious…

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)

    An electrocardiogram is a painless test to measure the electrical activity of your heart and its health.

  • Silent Heart Attacks

    A silent heart attack is a heart attack without the traditional symptoms. Nearly half of all heart attacks are silent…

  • Mitral Valve Prolapse

    Mitral valve prolapse affects your heart. It happens when the mitral valve flaps don’t close properly and blood leaks from…

  • Heart Palpitations

    Heart palpitations are the sensation that your heart is pounding, racing, or skipping beats (fluttering).

  • High Cholesterol

    High Cholesterol is a medical condition that can lead to a heart attack or stroke.

  • Congenital Heart Disease

    Congenital heart disease is a problem with the heart that is present at birth. “Congenital” is another way of saying…

  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator: A Treatment for Arrhythmia

    Cardioverter-Defibrillator is a medical implant device used to treat arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat).

  • Heart Attack | Medicines to Treat Heart Attack

    If you’ve had a heart attack, your doctor has probably prescribed medicines you’ll need to take for a long time…

  • Heart Attack

    A heart attack is an emergency medical condition that indicates your heart is not getting enough oxygen. It can be…

  • Varicose Veins

    Varicose veins are veins that are swollen and bulge above the surface of the skin. They may be twisted and…