Atrial Fibrillation: Causes, Risks, and Triggers
WebMD explains the causes and triggers of atrial fibrillation (AFib), a condition in which the heart's rhythm is thrown off.
How High Blood Pressure Leads to Erectile Dysfunction
WebMD explains the connection between high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction.
Smoking and Heart Disease
Smoking is a major cause of heart disease. WebMD tells you why -- and how to quit cigarettes for good.
High Blood Pressure and the Heart
The human heart is an amazing machine. WebMD explains how it works.
Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, a disease that causes very high levels of cholesterol and raises your risk for heart disease.
Drugs to Treat Atherosclerosis
Common drugs, such as statins and aspirin, may slow the effects of atherosclerosis. Find out more, including information about medications to fight high blood pressure and prevent blood clots.
Finding the Ideal Cholesterol Ratio
WebMD explains what cholesterol ratio means and gives guidelines for reaching the ideal ratio. Learn how HDL, LDL, total cholesterol, triglycerides, and heart disease are linked.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cholesterol
Get answers to the most common questions about cholesterol, your health, and heart disease.
Common Heart Disease Drugs
WebMD takes a look at the various medications used to treat heart disease, from ACE inhibitors to beta-blockers to potassium.
Heart Disease Medicine: How Can It Help You?
Heart disease medicines are an important part of your treatment plan. WebMD explains types of heart disease drugs and how they work.