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  1. Check Your Symptoms

    If you answer yes to any of the following questions,click on the "Yes" in front of the question for information about how soon to see a health professional. Review health risks that may increase the seriousness of your symptoms. If you have any of the following symptoms,evaluate those symptoms first. Chest pain: Go to the topic Chest Pain. change in heartbeat with fainting,but now is awake ...

  2. Change in Heartbeat - Prevention

    You often can reduce or prevent changes in your heart rate or rhythm. Prevent fatigue by getting plenty of sleep and rest. If you become overtired,your changes in heart rate or rhythm may be more severe or occur more often. Cut back or eliminate caffeine,including coffee,tea,colas,and chocolate. Some nonprescription medicines,such as Excedrin,contain caffeine. Caffeine increases your ...

  3. Change in Heartbeat - Home Treatment

    Home treatment can help relieve some problems that cause changes in your heart rate. When you think you have a change in your heart rate or rhythm: Sit down and take your pulse for 1 minute. If you become lightheaded,sit or lie down to avoid injuries that might occur if you faint and fall. Take a few deep breaths and try to relax. This may slow down a racing heart rate. Be careful not to ...

  4. Plant-Based Diet for Heart Health

    For a healthy heart, add plants to your diet. Learn how to get started.

  5. Heart Disease: Finding Strength During Tough Times

    Caring for someone with heart disease can be very stressful. Here are tips for keeping spirituality a part of your life and that of your loved one.

  6. Heart Failure and ACE Inhibitors

    Learn how drugs called ACE inhibitors can help treat heart failure by dilating blood vessels to improve blood flow.

  7. What Is Atherosclerosis?

    Atherosclerosis -- or hardening of the arteries -- is the leading cause of heart attacks, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. Find out more.

  8. Heart Failure and Heart Pump Medication

    WebMD looks at how heart pump medication -- also called inotropic therapy -- can be used in people with heart failure.

  9. Are You at Risk for Atherosclerosis?

    How can you determine your risk of atherosclerosis? The risk factors are easy to identify. You can use the same tools your doctor uses to learn where you stand.

  10. Diagnosing Atherosclerosis

    Are you at risk for atherosclerosis? Find out how you can tell, plus how hardening of the arteries is diagnosed and way to lower your risk.

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