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Heart Disease Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Heart Disease

  1. 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?

  2. What Are Heart Murmurs?

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

  3. 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.

  4. Aortic Aneurysm - 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 ...

  5. Aortic Aneurysm - 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

  6. Aortic Aneurysm - What Increases Your Risk

    Some risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD), such as your sex, age, and family history, cannot be changed. Other risk factors for CAD that are related to lifestyle often can be changed. Your chance of developing coronary artery disease increases with the number of risk factors you have.Coronary artery disease risk factors include:Cigarette smoking.High blood pressure.High ...

  7. Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) - Exams and Tests

    To diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD), your health professional will complete a medical history and physical exam. Usually, the need for further testing depends on your risk factors and symptoms. Testing strategies also vary from doctor to doctor.If coronary artery disease is suspected, you may have tests to determine the diagnosis. The most common initial tests are electrocardiogram (EKG or .

  8. 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 ...

  9. Aortic Aneurysm - Angioplasty

    Several nonsurgical procedures are used to treat coronary artery disease. They are called nonsurgical procedures because the repair is done through a catheter inserted into an artery, and neither a large incision nor general anesthesia are needed.Two such procedures, angioplasty (often combined with stenting) and atherectomy, are used to reopen blocked or narrowed coronary arteries. Angioplasty, .

  10. Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I have an angiogram to test for coronary artery disease? Should I stop life - prolonging treatment?Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Exercising for a ...

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