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  1. Checking Your Blood Pressure

    WebMD explains how to check your own blood pressure.

  2. 10 Questions to Ask Doctor About Heart Disease

    If you've just been diagnosed with a form of heart disease, take these 10 basic questions, formulated by the experts at WebMD, to your next doctor appointment.

  3. Heart Disease and Congestive Heart Failure

    WebMD explains congestive heart failure, including causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

  4. High Blood Pressure in Children

    High blood pressure can occur in children too. Find out how to help your child if he has hypertension.

  5. Diagnosing Heart Disease With MRI

    WebMD explains magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and its role in diagnosing heart disease.

  6. High Blood Pressure and Smoking

    Smokers are more likely to develop high blood pressure and heart disease. Here are some tips to help you quit smoking.

  7. Alcohol and Heart Disease

    WebMD looks at how drinking alcohol can affect your heart.

  8. Arteritis, Giant Cell

    Giant cell arteritis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by the progressive inflammation of many arteries of the body (panarteritis). Granular material and abnormally large cells (giant cells) accumulate in the elastic lining of the arteries. Chronic inflammation is sometimes confined to the different branches of the heart's main artery (aorta) and any large arteries can become ...

  9. Heart Block, Congenital

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Heart Block, Congenital 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. ...

  10. Familial Hypercholesterolemia

    Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an autosomal dominant genetic condition characterized by very high levels of total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. This condition results in an increased risk for coronary heart disease and premature death and patients usually have close relatives with high LDL cholesterol and coronary heart disease (CHD) that developed at an early ...

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