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Heart Disease Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Heart Disease

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

    What is coronary artery disease?Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common form of heart disease and top cause of death in the United States.1 This condition occurs when the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply oxygen - rich blood to your heart muscle, gradually become narrowed or blocked by plaque deposits. The plaque deposits decrease the space through which blood can flow. Poo

  2. Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) - Symptoms

    Typically, the earliest symptoms of coronary artery disease (CAD) are chest pain, also called angina, and shortness of breath with exertion. Other symptoms of coronary artery disease include a fast heartbeat, weakness, dizziness, nausea, and increased perspiration.Heart attack symptoms in men and women often differ. Men usually have the typical type of chest pain that comes with exertion and ...

  3. Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) - Medications

    Many people have difficulty correctly taking their medications for coronary artery disease (CAD). Often, they need to take several medications at different times of the day. Also, for some people, the medications are not affordable. However, medications are often an essential key to treatment, and people who do not take them as prescribed have an increased risk of complications and ...

  4. Heart Attack: How to Prevent Another One - Living With Heart Disease

    A diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD), can be difficult to accept and understand. If you do not have symptoms, it may be especially hard to recognize that CAD is a serious disease that can lead to complications. Coronary artery disease is caused by the gradual buildup of plaque on the inside of the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply oxygen - rich blood to heart muscle.It is ..

  5. Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about coronary artery disease (CAD):What is CAD?What causes CAD?What are the symptoms of CAD?What increases my risk for CAD?What is my risk for having a heart attack?When do I need to see my doctor?Being diagnosed:What is important for my doctor to know about my condition?How will my doctor diagnose CAD?How can an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) help diagnose CAD?Should I have an ...

  6. Heart Disease and Stress Tests

    Learn more from WebMD about stress tests and how they're used to diagnose heart disease.

  7. 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.

  8. Heart Disease: Heart Disease Resources

    WebMD provides a list of organizations and web sites to consult for more information on heart disease.

  9. Heart Attack Causes and Treatments

    WebMD explores the causes of heart attacks, along with treatments and tips for maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle.

  10. Clogged Arteries (Arterial Plaque)

    Clogged arteries can lead to heart attack and stroke. WebMD explains what causes arteries to harden, along with symptoms, tests, and treatments.

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