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Medical Reference Related to Heart Disease

  1. Topic Overview

    What is atrial fibrillation?Atrial fibrillation (say “A - tree - uhl fih - bruh - LAY - shun”) is an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that starts in the upper parts (atria) of the heart. Normally, the heart beats in a strong, steady rhythm. In atrial fibrillation, a problem with the heart’s electrical system causes the atria to quiver, or fibrillate. The quivering upsets the normal rhythm

  2. Beta-Blockers for Atrial Fibrillation

    Drug details for Beta-blockers for atrial fibrillation.

  3. Heart Failure Treatment With Potassium and Magnesium Supplements

    Read about potassium or magnesium supplements and how they're used to treat heart failure.

  4. Your Heart Rate

    WebMD explains how to monitor your heart rate and stay within your target heart rate zone during exercise.

  5. Heart Failure and the BNP Blood Test

    WebMD explains how a BNP blood test is used to detect heart failure and monitor your progress with treatment.

  6. Heart Failure and Stress Management

    WebMD offers tips for heart patients on managing everyday stress.

  7. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Heart Failure

    If you've been diagnosed with heart failure, you might want to ask your doctor these questions.

  8. Myocarditis

    WebMD provides myocarditis information including symptoms, causes, treatments, types, and complications.

  9. Resveratrol Supplements

    WebMD provides information about resveratrol including what its uses, benefits, and side effects.

  10. Tests for Heart Disease

    WebMD's list of tests used to diagnose heart disease.

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