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  1. Handling Heart Disease Emergencies

    Sudden cardiac death causes the majority of natural deaths in the U.S. each year. WebMD tells you how to handle heart disease emergencies like sudden cardiac arrest.

  2. How to Handle Heart Emergencies

    Sudden cardiac death is responsible for most ''natural deaths'' in the U.S. Learn more from WebMD about what to do if someone near you has a heart emergency.

  3. Heart Disease and Stress: What's the Link?

    WebMD looks at the connection between stress and heart disease, including ways to lower stress levels.

  4. Alcohol and AFib Risks: Is It Safe to Drink?

    Drinking certain kinds of alcohol daily can raise your chances of getting atrial fibrillation (AFib), a heart condition that makes your heart beat really fast.

  5. What is Peripheral Artery Disease of the Legs?

    Peripheral artery disease narrows arteries in the legs, limiting blood flow. Are you one of the 8 million Americans affected by PAD?

  6. What Are Heart Murmurs?

    WebMD explores the possible causes of heart murmurs, as well as treatment options and prevention.

  7. Potassium and Your Heart

    A diet that includes potassium-rich fruits and vegetables is good for the heart. Learn the role of this mineral in keeping cholesterol, blood pressure, and an abnormal heart rhythm in check.

  8. When Your Heart Rhythm Isn't Normal

    WebMD explains arrythmias, or abnormal heart rhythms.

  9. Heart Disease and Medication Safety

    If you have heart disease, beware of some common medicines that can make your blood pressure and heart rate rise. WebMD explains.

  10. Medical Emergency: Learn to Spot Stroke, Angina, and Heart Attack Symptoms

    Recognizing the symptoms of heart attacks and strokes is key in saving lives and reducing disability. WebMD explains what to look for and how to respond.

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