Heart Failure Treatment With Potassium and Magnesium Supplements
Read about potassium or magnesium supplements and how they're used to treat heart failure.
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.
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.
High Blood Pressure and Drug Safety
Some common medicines can raise blood pressure. Which should you avoid when you have high blood pressure?
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.
Answers to frequently asked questions about high triglycerides.
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.
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.
Supplement Smarts for Cholesterol and Triglycerides
See which supplements may help high triglycerides and cholesterol and which may be bogus.
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.