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    1. The Facts About Cardioversion

      If you have an irregular heartbeat, cardioversion may be a treatment option. WebMD explains various treatments and how they are performed.

    2. Warfarin and Other Blood Thinners for Heart Disease

      A look at warfarin, which goes by the brand name Coumadin, and other blood thinners used to treat heart disease.

    3. Why Can't I Breathe?

      Do you have trouble getting enough air, even when at rest? Here is a list of problems that could leave you breathless.

    4. What Is a Stent?

      A stent can decrease chest pain and prevent a heart attack. If you need a stent, here’s what you can expect during the procedure, recovery, and beyond.

    5. AFib With Rapid Ventricular Response

      Find out the causes, symptoms, and treatment of AFib with rapid ventricular response, a condition that changes the rhythm of your heartbeat.

    6. Why Are My Legs Puffy?

      Find out some reasons you may have swelling in your legs, including deep vein thrombosis, pregnancy, congestive heart failure, and medication side effects.

    7. Treat Atrial Fibrillation With Ablation and Pacemaker

      Learn the pros and cons of ablation and a pacemaker -- two treatments for atrial fibrillation.

    8. What Is Heart Bypass Surgery?

      If you need to have bypass surgery, you’ll have lots of questions about how it works and how it can help. Here’s what to expect during surgery and recovery.

    9. After a Heart Attack

      WebMD explains what to do and what not to do after a heart attack. Get tips on lifestyle changes, diet, exercise, and medications.

    10. Smoking and Heart Disease

      Smoking is a major cause of heart disease. WebMD tells you why -- and how to quit cigarettes for good.

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