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  • Small Vessel Disease

    Small vessel disease is a narrowing in the tiny arteries in your heart. It also is called coronary microvascular disease…

  • Blood Poisoning

    What is blood poisoning? Blood poisoning has nothing to do with poison. It is an early stage of sepsis. Sepsis is a life-threatening infection in your bloodstream. Untreated blood poisoning can cause sepsis. Sepsis can cause organ failure and death. Sepsis is unpredictable

  • Blood Clots

    Blood clots are differently sized clumps of blood that can form inside your body. Most are harmless, unless the clot…

  • High Homocysteine Level: How It Affects Your Blood Vessels

    Homocysteine is an amino acid in the blood. High levels can increase your risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart…

  • Heart Disease: Assessing Your Risk

    Are you at high risk for heart disease? Work with your doctor to find out. Then make a plan to…

  • Blood Pressure Monitoring at Home

    Learn how to measure your blood pressure at home and choose a monitor that works best for you.

  • Using an Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor

    An ambulatory blood pressure monitor is a small device you wear for 24 hours to check your blood pressure.

  • Digoxin: A Medicine for Heart Problems

    Digoxin is a medicine used to treat heart problems, including heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

  • Stroke

    A stroke is a medical condition that happens when blood flow to your brain stops.

  • High Blood Pressure Medicines

    It is important to treat high blood pressure. Medicines are one of the most common methods of treatment.

  • High Blood Pressure

    Uncontrolled high blood pressure can be deadly. Treatment includes medicine and lifestyle changes.

  • Heart Murmurs

    A heart murmur is an abnormal blowing, whooshing, or swishing noise between heartbeats. It can be a sign of a…

  • Mitral Valve Prolapse

    Mitral valve prolapse is when the flaps of your heart’s mitral valve are “floppy” and don’t close properly.

  • Congenital Heart Disease

    Congenital heart disease is a problem with the heart that is present at birth. It can be mild or severe,…

  • Silent Heart Attacks

    Silent heart attacks are heart attacks that are experienced with few, if any, symptoms. They are often mistaken for other…

  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator: A Treatment for Arrhythmia

    An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a type of medical device. It helps treat arrhythmias and prevent cardiac arrest.

  • Heart Palpitations

    Heartbeats that are hard and fast are called palpitations. It is normal to feel your heart “pounding” when you exercise,…

  • Heart Attack | Medicines to Treat Heart Attack

    After you have a heart attack, there are many medicines that can help you recover and prevent you from having…

  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

    Coronary artery disease is when the blood vessels leading to the heart harden and restrict blood flow.

  • Heart Attack

    A heart attack happens when there is an artery blockage that prevents enough oxygen from getting to the heart. This…