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  1. High Blood Pressure and Atherosclerosis

    WebMD experts explain the link between high blood pressure and atherosclerosis, also called hardening of the arteries.

  2. Heart Disease and Caregiver Burnout

    Treating heart disease could require the help of a caregiver. WebMD helps you recognize when a caregiver may suffer from burnout.

  3. How Atrial Fibrillation Is Diagnosed

    If your doctor thinks you have AFib, he may ask for tests to confirm the diagnosis, find out what's causing it, and figure out the best way to treat it.

  4. What Are Heart Rhythm Disorders (Arrhythmias)?

    Heart rhythm disorders come in many different forms. Learn more about arrhythmias, or irregular heart beats, from WebMD.

  5. Congenital Heart Disease Explained

    WebMD explains different types of congenital heart disease in infants, children and adults.

  6. The Warning Signs of Stroke

    Can you recognize the warning signs of a stroke? The sooner you get help, the less likely you'll have serious brain damage.

  7. What Puts You at Risk for a Stroke?

    You can change or manage some things that put you at risk for a stroke, such as high blood pressure and smoking. Others, including age and race, you can't.

  8. What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

    For more than 2 million Americans, the electrical signals that control their heartbeat are off-kilter. Find out why atrial fibrillation (AFib) matters and what you can do about it.

  9. Heart Palpitations

    WebMD explains the possible causes of heart palpitations -- and when to seek medical attention.

  10. What Happens During Surgical Ablation?

    This article is about surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation. It talks about the different types of this surgery and how you will prepare and recover.

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