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  1. Mediterranean Diet - Topic Overview

    WebMD describes the Medterranean diet plan and how it can help you lose weight and be healthy.

  2. Angioplasty for Peripheral Arterial Disease of the Legs

    Angioplasty (also called percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, or PTA) is a procedure in which a thin, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted through an artery and guided to the place where the artery is narrowed. Once the tube reaches the narrowed artery, a small balloon at the end of the tube inflates for 20 seconds to 3 minutes. The pressure from the inflated balloon presses the fat and .

  3. Low-Salt Diets: Eating Out

    For many people,eating out is something they do to relax and socialize. You don't have to give this up when you are on a low-sodium diet,but it is important to be more careful about what you order in a restaurant. Sodium is not just in table salt. You can also find it in sodium citrate,sodium bicarbonate (baking soda),and monosodium glutamate (MSG). Asian foods often have MSG as well as ...

  4. 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.

  5. Healthy Eating: Eating Less Sodium

    When you have heart failure, you need to eat less sodium, which is a component of salt. You will feel better and will lower your risk of being hospitalized by following the suggestions in this Actionset.Key pointsYour doctor may limit your sodium intake to less than per day.Keeping track of your sodium intake is the surest way of evaluating your diet.Processed foods and restaurant foods typically

  6. Fainting - Topic Overview

    What is fainting? Fainting is a sudden,brief loss of consciousness. When people faint,or pass out,they usually fall down. After they are lying down,most people will recover quickly. The term doctors use for fainting is syncope (say "SING-kuh-pee"). Fainting one time is usually nothing to worry about. But it is a good idea to see your doctor,because fainting could have a serious cause. ...

  7. Coenzyme Q10 - Topic Overview

    WebMD provides information on Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and its uses, side effects, health claims, benefits, and safety information. Learn about CoQ10 here.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

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

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