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    Medical Reference Related to Heart Disease

    1. Risk Factors for Heart Disease

      Learn about risk factors for heart disease, such as smoking, family history, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, uncontrolled diabetes, and more.

    2. Heart Disease and the Heart Biopsy

      WebMD explains when a heart biopsy is necessary and how the procedure is done.

    3. Heart Disease and Diuretics

      WebMD explains use of diuretics -- or water pills -- in treating heart disease.

    4. What Is Vascular Disease?

      From problems with arteries, veins, and lymph vessels to disorders that affect blood flow, here's what can happen to the tubes that carry fluid in your body.

    5. Enlarged Heart (Cardiomegaly)

      WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of an enlarged heart.

    6. Treatment for Heart Valve Disease

      Learn more about how diseased heart valves are repaired or replaced.

    7. Heart Disease and Cardiomyopathy

      WebMD looks at the main types of cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle.

    8. Heart Disease and Pericardiocentesis

      WebMD explains pericardiocentesis, a procedure that removes fluid from around the heart.

    9. Heart Disease and Pericarditis

      WebMD explains pericarditis, including its causes, symptoms and treatment.

    10. Why Are My Lungs Congested?

      Find out some of the reasons your chest may feel heavy or tight, including heart failure, pneumonia, COPD, and asthma.

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