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  1. Aortic Aneurysm - Symptoms

    Most people with aortic aneurysms, especially ones in the chest area (thoracic aortic aneurysms), do not have symptoms. However, symptoms may begin to occur if the aneurysm gets bigger and puts pressure on surrounding organs.Abdominal aortic aneurysmThe most common symptoms of abdominal aortic aneurysm include general abdominal pain or discomfort, which may come and go or be constant. Other ...

  2. Pulse Measurement

    Your pulse is the rate at which your heart beats. Your pulse is usually called your heart rate, which is the number of times your heart beats each minute (bpm).

  3. Angina (Chest Pain)

    WebMD explains angina, or chest pain, including its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

  4. Chest Problems - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is not appropriate for chest pain if the pain occurs with symptoms of a heart attack. If you suspect a heart attack might be the cause of your symptoms, callor other emergency services immediately.

  5. Chest Problems - Preparing For Your Appointment

    A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Chest Pain.

  6. Chest Problems - Check Your Symptoms

    Check your symptoms of chest pain.

  7. Chest Problems - Prevention

    The following tips may prevent chest problems or injuries. Stay in good overall physical shape. Do stretching and range-of-motion (ROM) exercises for your arms and shoulders. Maintain good posture. Stand straight and relaxed,without slumping. Warm up well and stretch before any activity. Wear protective gear during contact sports or recreational activities,such as hockey or football. ...

  8. Chest Problems - Topic Overview

    Chest discomfort or pain is a key warning symptom of a heart attack.

  9. How to Exercise to Help Prevent Heart Disease

    Exercise -- especially aerobic exercise -- is key to good health for people with heart disease. WebMD provides you guidelines for starting and sticking with a program.

  10. Living With Heart Disease

    Tips for living a full life with heart disease.

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