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Medical Reference Related to Heart Health

  1. Heart Disease and Heart Attacks

    Learn what happens during a heart attack, including information about symptoms and treatment.

  2. Heart Disease Glossary of Terms

    A comprehensive glossary of terms related to heart disease.

  3. Heart Disease and Antiplatelet Drugs

    WebMD examines antiplatelet drugs, a group of powerful medications that prevent the formation of blood clots. Learn more about antiplatelet drugs and heart disease.

  4. Astragalus Root: Heart Benefits and Side Effects

    WebMD looks at the herb astragalus root and whether or not it offers any specific heart benefits.

  5. Cholesterol and Alcohol

    Learn how alcohol affects cholesterol and whether people with high cholesterol should avoid certain or all types of alcohol.

  6. Heart Failure and the Echocardiogram

    Learn more about echocardiograms and how they're used in the diagnosis of heart failure.

  7. Abnormal Heart Rhythms and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD)

    Abnormal heart rhythms sometimes require the use of an ICD or implantable cardioverter defibrillator. WebMD explains how the device works.

  8. When High Triglycerides Run in Your Family

    WebMD provides information on familial hypertriglyceridemia, in which people inherit genes that put them at risk for high triglycerides.

  9. What Women Should Know About High Triglycerides

    WebMD explains factors that raise triglyceride (blood fat) levels and how to control them.

  10. What High Triglycerides Can Do to You

    WebMD describes the health hazards of having high triglyceride levels.

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