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  1. Calcium Channel Blockers for Coronary Artery Disease

    Drug details for Calcium channel blockers for coronary artery disease.

  2. Prevention

    The best way to prevent heart failure is to make changes in your lifestyle that lower your risk of developing heart disease. It is also important to control certain medical conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, to lessen your chances of developing heart failure. Heart disease caused by narrowing and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) in the blood vessels of the heart and ..

  3. Antiarrhythmic Medicines for Atrial Fibrillation

    Drug details for Antiarrhythmic medications for atrial fibrillation.

  4. Resuming Sexual Activity After a Heart Attack - Topic Overview

    Several factors may discourage you from resuming sexual activity with your partner after a heart attack. You may have fears about your performance or about your ability to have sex without angina or other symptoms occurring. You may be depressed after your heart attack. This depression is normal,and in the majority of cases it goes away within 3 months. Professional counseling may help you ...

  5. Aortic Valve Regurgitation - When to Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional if you have symptoms of aortic valve regurgitation such as fainting, chest pain, or shortness of breath. For more information, see the Symptoms section of this topic. Your doctor will confirm whether you have valve problems or some other condition.Acute aortic valve regurgitation comes on suddenly, with severe shortness of breath, a rapid heart rate, and ...

  6. Cardiac Blood Pool Scan

    A cardiac blood pool scan shows how well your heart is pumping blood to the rest of your body.

  7. Heart Attack and Unstable Angina - When to Call a Doctor

    Call or other emergency services immediately if you have any of the following symptoms of a heart attack:You have chest pain that has not improved or that gets worse within 5 minutes after taking 1 nitroglycerin and/or resting. After calling, continue to stay on the phone with the emergency operator; he or she will give you further instructions. See how to take nitroglycerin.You have chest pain ..

  8. Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation

    Drug details for Anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation.

  9. Atrial Fibrillation - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about atrial fibrillation:What is atrial fibrillation?What causes atrial fibrillation?What goes wrong in atrial fibrillation?What are the symptoms of atrial fibrillation?What increases my risk for atrial fibrillation?What else could be causing my symptoms?When do I need to see my doctor?Being diagnosed:How will my doctor diagnose atrial fibrillation?What is an electrocardiogram?Getting ..

  10. Heart Attack and Unstable Angina - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I receive CPR and mechanical ventilation?Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Exercising for a healthy heart Tips for following the Dietary Approaches to ..

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