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Medical Reference Related to Heart Disease

  1. Heart Disease and Lowering Cholesterol

    Learn more from WebMD about "good" and "bad" cholesterol, and how they affect your risk of developing heart disease.

  2. Heart Disease and Nitrates

    Learn more from WebMD about vasodilators, a type of medication used to treat angina and chest pain.

  3. Heart Disease and Exercise

    Exercise -- especially aerobic exercise -- is key to good health for people with heart disease. WebMD provides you guidelines for starting and sticking with a program.

  4. The Facts About Cardioversion

    If you have an irregular heartbeat, cardioversion may be a treatment option. Learn about the different types and what to expect.

  5. Atrial Flutter

    Atrial flutter is an abnormality in the beating of the heart. Find out more.

  6. Heart Palpitations

    WebMD explains the possible causes of heart palpitations -- and when to seek medical attention.

  7. Interactive Tool: Are You at Risk for a Heart Attack? - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. Heart disease risk calculator ...

  8. Interactive Tool: Are You at Risk for a Heart Attack? - What does this tool measure?

    Click here to find your risk of heart attack.This interactive tool measures your chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years. The tool uses the values you enter to calculate your score. The calculation is based on information from the Framingham Heart Study. During the past 50 years, the Framingham Heart Study has studied the progression of heart disease and its risk factors. The values .

  9. Interactive Tool: How Does Smoking Increase Your Risk of Heart Attack? - What does your score mean?

    Your score will appear in values from 1% to 99%. If your score is nonsmoker: 2% and smoker: 6%, it means that for your age and gender 2 of 100 nonsmokers compared with 6 of 100 smokers will have a heart attack in the next 10 years. In this example, smokers are 3 times more likely than nonsmokers to have a heart attack in the next 10 years. ...

  10. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Target Heart Rate? - How does this tool measure your target heart rate?

    Your results will be categorized by activity levels. To find your target heart rate range, choose the category that best represents your level of activity. The categories are:Inactive. (You rarely or only occasionally exercise.) Moderately active. (You exercise 3 or more times per week.) Very active. (You exercise vigorously and regularly.) ...

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