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  1. Catecholamines in Urine

    A test for catecholamines measures the amount of epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine produced by nerve tissue (including the brain) and the inner part of the adrenal glands.

  2. Anticoagulants for Coronary Artery Disease

    Drug details for Anticoagulants for coronary artery disease.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

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

  6. Heart Failure: Taking Medicines Properly

    Medicines do not cure heart failure. However, they can make you feel better, help your heart work better, and help you live longer.Key pointsTake a list of your medicines or bring your medicines with you when you visit your doctor. Include both medicines that were prescribed to you by other doctors and any nonprescription medicines and natural supplements that you take. Review the list with your .

  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. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. What Are Heart Murmurs?

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

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