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  1. Cardiac Rehabilitation: Weight and Resistance Training - Topic Overview

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

  2. Aortic Valve Stenosis - 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. ...

  3. Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) - Topic Overview

    Pulse and blood pressure measurements taken in different areas of the body help diagnose peripheral arterial disease.PulseIn the legs, doctors will commonly feel for pulses in the femoral (groin), popliteal (back of the knee), posterior tibial (ankle), and dorsalis pedis (foot) areas. Other pulses often checked include the radial (wrist), brachial (forearm), and carotid (neck) areas. The pulses are graded for record-keeping purposes so that doctors can keep track of how a person's pulse changes over time. Your doctor uses a number system to rate your pulse. Your doctor will listen to your pulse with a stethoscope for a whooshing sound called a bruit (say broo-E). A bruit might mean there is a blockage in the artery. Blood pressureFor peripheral arterial disease, blood pressure might be taken at the ankles, toes, legs, and arms.Blood pressures are typically taken with a blood pressure cuff. But blood pressure can be measured using catheters placed inside the arteries. Because the

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

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

  9. 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 .

  10. Does Alcohol Cause AFib?

    Drinking alcohol can be good for your heart, but it can also raise your chances of getting atrial fibrillation (AFib) or triggering an episode.

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