Plant-Based Diet for Heart Health
WebMD looks at the heart-healthy benefits of plant-based diets.
Picture of the Aorta
WebMD's Aorta Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the aorta. Learn about its function and location as well as conditions that affect the aorta.
Mitral Valve Prolapse
WebMD provides information about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for mitral valve prolapse.
Could Impatience Be Raising Your Blood Pressure?
Impatience and hostility -- two hallmarks of 'type A' behavior -- increase young adults' long-term risk of developing high blood pressure. Learn more from WebMD about the findings of an ongoing study of hypertension.
High Blood Pressure in African-Americans
African-Americans are especially vulnerable to high blood pressure. Learn more from WebMD about lowering your risk factors for this condition.
Combination Treatment for Hypertension
WebMD explains combination treatment for hypertension, often used if high blood pressure is out of control.
High Blood Pressure and Beta-Blockers
Beta-blockers are drugs used to treat hypertension. Learn more from WebMD about how they work and their side effects.
High Blood Pressure and Calcium Channel Blockers
Calcium channel blockers are drugs used to lower blood pressure. Learn more from WebMD about how they work and their side effects.
High Blood Pressure and ACE Inhibitors
Learn more from WebMD about the use of ACE inhibitors for high blood pressure.
Causes of Secondary Hypertension
High blood pressure might be the result of a secondary condition, such as sleep apnea, kidney problems, or even pregnancy. Learn more from WebMD about the causes and treatment of secondary hypertension.