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  1. Understanding Your Cholesterol Test Results

    The results of cholesterol testing can be confusing. WebMD explains the difference between HDL, LDL, and triglyceride levels.

  2. Cholesterol Home Test Kits

    WebMD examines cholesterol home testing devices and provides information on how to use them.

  3. Facts About Cholesterol and Fats

    Learn facts about cholesterol, including information on "good" and "bad" cholesterol, triglycerides, and trans fats.

  4. High Blood Pressure Diet

    Learn the link between high blood pressure and diet, including ways to lower or prevent high blood pressure.

  5. Heart Disease and the Doctor's Exam

    WebMD's guide to simple tests for heart disease.

  6. Heart Disease and Atherosclerosis

    WebMD's definition of atherosclerosis.

  7. How to Boost Your 'Good' Cholesterol

    They call HDL cholesterol your "good" cholesterol for a reason. Gather some tips for increasing your level of HDL cholesterol and boosting heart health.

  8. 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).

  9. Cardiac Enzyme Studies

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

  10. 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.

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