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  1. Heart Disease and Atherosclerosis

    WebMD's definition of atherosclerosis.

  2. Coronary Calcium Scan

    Cardiac calcium scoring uses a special X-ray called a computed tomography (CT) scan to find the buildup of calcium on the walls of the arteries of the heart (coronary arteries).

  3. Cardiac Enzyme Studies

    Cardiac enzyme studies measure the levels of the enzymes troponin (TnI, TnT) and creatine phosphokinase (CPK, CK) in the blood.

  4. Cardiac Catheterization

    Cardiac catheterization is a test used to check blood flow in the coronary arteries, blood flow, and blood pressure in the heart's chambers; find out how well the heart valves work; and check for defects in the way the heart's wall moves.

  5. Understanding Aneurysm: The Basics

    Get the basics on aneurysms from the experts at WebMD.

  6. Understanding Aneurysm: Diagnosis and Treatment

    Get the basics on diagnosis and treatment of aneurysms from the experts at WebMD.

  7. Coronary Artery Disease

    WebMD's guide to coronary artery disease.

  8. Atrial Septal Defects

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Atrial Septal Defects is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  9. Leiomyosarcoma, Inferior Vena Cava

    Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava is an extremely rare malignant (cancerous) tumor arising from the smooth muscle lining the walls of the large vein that carries blood from the lower body to the heart (inferior vena cava). There are essentially two types of muscles in the body – voluntary and involuntary. Smooth muscles are involuntary muscles – the brain has no conscious control over ...

  10. Giant Cell Myocarditis

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Giant Cell Myocarditis is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

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