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  1. Heart Disease: Heart Disease Resources

    WebMD provides a list of organizations and web sites to consult for more information on heart disease.

  2. Medical Emergency: Learn to Spot Stroke, Angina, and Heart Attack Symptoms

    Recognizing the symptoms of heart attacks and strokes is key in saving lives and reducing disability. WebMD explains what to look for and how to respond.

  3. Heart Disease and Medication Safety

    If you have heart disease, beware of some common medicines that can make your blood pressure and heart rate rise. WebMD explains.

  4. Heart Attack Causes and Treatments

    WebMD explores the causes of heart attacks, along with treatments and tips for maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle.

  5. Clogged Arteries (Arterial Plaque)

    Clogged arteries can lead to heart attack and stroke. WebMD explains what causes arteries to harden, along with symptoms, tests, and treatments.

  6. Heart Disease and Stress Tests

    Learn more from WebMD about stress tests and how they're used to diagnose heart disease.

  7. Electrocardiogram

    An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of your heart. An EKG translates the heart's electrical activity into line tracings on paper.

  8. 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.

  9. Ambulatory Electrocardiogram

    An ambulatory electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) records the electrical activity of your heart while you do your usual activities.

  10. Topic Overview

    What is high cholesterol?Cholesterol is a type of fat. Your body needs it for many things, such as making new cells. But too much cholesterol in your blood increases your chances of having a heart attack and stroke. You get cholesterol from the foods you eat and from your liver. Your liver makes most of the cholesterol your body needs.Desirable cholesterol is less than 200 milligrams per ...

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