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  1. What Is a Cholesterol Test?

    A complete cholesterol test checks your blood to see if your cholesterol and triglycerides are at a healthy level.

  2. High Blood Pressure, Diet, Exercise, and ED

    High blood pressure can cause erectile dysfunction. Learn about lifestyle changes that can reverse the damage.

  3. Heart Disease and Stress: What's the Link?

    WebMD looks at the connection between stress and heart disease, including ways to lower stress levels.

  4. Red Yeast Rice

    Red yeast rice is touted as a cholesterol-reducer. WebMD explains why the FDA banned a few supplements containing its extract and why more research is needed into its health benefits.

  5. What is Peripheral Artery Disease of the Legs?

    Peripheral artery disease narrows arteries in the legs, limiting blood flow. Are you one of the 8 million Americans affected by PAD?

  6. Potassium and Your Heart

    A diet that includes potassium-rich fruits and vegetables is good for the heart. Learn the role of this mineral in keeping cholesterol, blood pressure, and an abnormal heart rhythm in check.

  7. Alcohol and AFib Risks: Is It Safe to Drink?

    Drinking certain kinds of alcohol daily can raise your chances of getting atrial fibrillation (AFib), a heart condition that makes your heart beat really fast.

  8. What Are Heart Murmurs?

    WebMD explores the possible causes of heart murmurs, as well as treatment options and prevention.

  9. Topic Overview

    What is coronary artery disease?Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common form of heart disease and top cause of death in the United States.1 This condition occurs when the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply oxygen - rich blood to your heart muscle, gradually become narrowed or blocked by plaque deposits. The plaque deposits decrease the space through which blood can flow. Poo

  10. High Blood Pressure - Topic Overview

    What is high blood pressure? When you have high blood pressure, or hypertension, the force of blood against your artery walls is too strong. High blood pressure can damage your arteries, heart, and kidneys and lead to atherosclerosis and stroke. Hypertension is called a "silent killer'' because it does not cause symptoms unless it is severely high and, without your knowing it, it causes major ...

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