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    1. Heart Disease and the Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)

      WebMD explains how a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is used to treat heart disease.

    2. Risk Factors for Heart Disease

      Learn about risk factors for heart disease, such as smoking, family history, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, uncontrolled diabetes, and more.

    3. The Heart and Vascular Disease

      Vascular disease includes any condition that affects your circulatory system, such as aneurysms, deep vein thrombosis, lymphadema, varicose veins, blood clots, and peripheral artery disease.

    4. Heart Disease and Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

      WebMD explains how a rare condition called restrictive cardiomyopathy affects the heart and how it can be treated.

    5. Why Are My Lungs Congested?

      Find out some of the reasons your chest may feel heavy or tight, including heart failure, pneumonia, COPD, and asthma.

    6. Atrial Flutter

      Atrial flutter is an abnormality in the beating of the heart. WebMD provides a comprehensive look at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of atrial flutter.

    7. What Is Renal Hypertension?

      WebMD provides information on renal hypertension, including symptoms, causes, and treatments.

    8. The Facts About Cardioversion

      If you have an irregular heartbeat, cardioversion may be a treatment option. WebMD explains various treatments and how they are performed.

    9. Red Yeast Rice

      Several studies have shown that red yeast rice can significantly lower total and "bad" LDL cholesterol. Learn more about red yeast extract from WebMD.

    10. Warfarin and Other Blood Thinners for Heart Disease

      A look at warfarin, which goes by the brand name Coumadin, and other blood thinners used to treat heart disease.

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