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  1. Heart Failure Treatment With Potassium and Magnesium Supplements

    Read about potassium or magnesium supplements and how they're used to treat heart failure.

  2. Know Your Blood Pressure Numbers

    WebMD explains what diastolic and systolic blood pressure numbers mean and why it’s important to keep track of them.

  3. Heart Failure and the BNP Blood Test

    WebMD explains how a BNP blood test is used to detect heart failure and monitor your progress with treatment.

  4. High Blood Pressure and Drug Safety

    Some common medicines can raise blood pressure. Which should you avoid when you have high blood pressure?

  5. Atherosclerosis and High Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure is a major cause of atherosclerosis, the artery-clogging process that leads to heart attacks and strokes. Find out more.

  6. Triglycerides FAQ

    Answers to frequently asked questions about high triglycerides.

  7. Tips for Taking Cholesterol Medications

    When you are taking high cholesterol medications, it is important to follow your health care professional's recommendations carefully. Here are some tips.

  8. Drugs to Treat Atherosclerosis

    Common drugs, such as statins and aspirin, may slow the effects of atherosclerosis. Find out more, including information about medications to fight high blood pressure and prevent blood clots.

  9. Supplement Smarts for Cholesterol and Triglycerides

    See which supplements may help high triglycerides and cholesterol and which may be bogus.

  10. Finding the Ideal Cholesterol Ratio

    WebMD explains what cholesterol ratio means and gives guidelines for reaching the ideal ratio. Learn how HDL, LDL, total cholesterol, triglycerides, and heart disease are linked.

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