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Medical Reference Related to Heart Disease

  1. CPR

    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  2. Automated External Defribrillators

    Heart disease is the number 1 killer in the United States. Every day, more than 2600 Americans die from cardiovascular disease, which amounts to 1 death every 33 seconds.

  3. Heart Failure and Biventricular Pacemakers

    WebMD explains when and how a biventricular pacemaker is used as a treatment for heart failure.

  4. Ventricular Septal Defect

    Ventricular septal defect is the most common congenital heart condition. Learn more about its symptoms and treatment.

  5. Tetralogy of Fallot

    Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect, can be mild or life-threatening. Learn about the symptoms and treatment of this condition.

  6. Heart Disease and Atherosclerosis

    WebMD's definition of atherosclerosis.

  7. Heart Disease and the Doctor's Exam

    WebMD's guide to simple tests for heart disease.

  8. Congenital Heart Defects - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional immediately if your child with a congenital heart defect has symptoms of heart failure, a blusih tint to the skin, or a fever that won’t go away.

  9. Living With Heart Failure

    Your attitude and level of participation in your treatment can strongly impact how you feel. Taking care of yourself will help you feel better and improve your health so that you can enjoy life. Taking your medicines as directed, controlling your diet, and getting regular exercise are lifestyle changes that are key to controlling heart failure symptoms and preventing sudden heart failure.Limit ...

  10. Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Minimally Invasive Methods - Topic Overview

    Standard coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is very successful in improving blood flow to the heart. But the procedure is very invasive to your body for two major reasons: It involves making a large chest incision to expose your heart and arteries. It requires stopping your heart and connecting you to a heart-lung bypass machine that takes over the work of your heart and lungs. ...

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