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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm What is an abdominal aortic aneurysm? Location of the Aortas and Arteries in the Human Body (...
Anatomy and Function of the Coronary Arteries
Anatomy and Function of the Coronary Arteries Click Image to Enlarge Coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle...
Anatomy and Function of the Heart Valves
Anatomy and Function of the Heart Valves Click Image to Enlarge What are heart valves? The heart consists of four chamb...
Anatomy and Function of the Heart Valves
Anatomy and Function of the Heart Valves Click Image to Enlarge What are heart valves? The heart consists of four chamb...
Anatomy and Function of the Heart's Electrical System
Anatomy and Function of the Heart's Electrical System Click Image to Enlarge The heart's electrical system The heart is...
Aneurysm
Aneurysm What is an aneurysm? An aneurysm is a bulging, weakened area in the wall of a blood vessel resulting in an abn...
Angina Pectoris
Angina Pectoris What is angina pectoris? Angina pectoris (or simply angina) is recurring chest pain or discomfort that ...
Arrhythmias
Arrhythmias What is an arrhythmia? An arrhythmia (also referred to as dysrhythmia) is an abnormal rhythm of the heart, ...
Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis Click Image to Enlarge What is atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis (a thicke...
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation What is an arrhythmia? Arrhythmias (or dysrhythmias) are abnormal rhythms of the heart that cause t...
Basic Anatomy of the Heart
Basic Anatomy of the Heart Click Image to Enlarge About the heart The heart is the hardest working muscle in the human ...
Calculating Calories and Fat Grams
Calculating Calories and Fat Grams To determine the number of calories and fat grams you need each day in order to eith...
Cardiac Arrest
Cardiac Arrest Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly stops functioning. With no effective heartbeat, the brain ...
Cardiac Arrest and Heart Disease
Cardiac Arrest and Heart Disease Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart unexpectedly stops beating, usually because of ab...
Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac Catheterization What is a cardiac catheterization (also called cardiac cath)? In cardiac catheterization (often...
Cardiac Conditions and Diseases
Cardiac Conditions and Diseases Many cardiac conditions require clinical care by a physician or other heart care profes...
Cardiac Diagnostic Tests
Cardiac Diagnostic Tests New and advanced diagnostic tests and tools are constantly being introduced to further underst...
Cardiac Procedures
Cardiac Procedures The following procedures are often used in the evaluation and treatment of cardiovascular disease. C...
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Cardiac Rehabilitation What is cardiac rehabilitation? Cardiac rehabilitation is a doctor-supervised program for people...
Cardiac Sarcoma
Cardiac Sarcoma What is cardiac sarcoma? Cardiac sarcoma is a rare type of tumor that occurs in the heart. Cardiac sarc...
Cardiomyopathy
Cardiomyopathy What is cardiomyopathy? Cardiomyopathy describes any disorder that affects the heart muscle, causing the...
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention It is possible to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease - by eliminating the ris...
Cardiovascular Disease Statistics
Cardiovascular Disease Statistics Each year, heart disease is at the top of the list of the country's most serious heal...
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Artery Disease What is carotid artery disease? Carotid artery disease, also called carotid artery stenosis, occ...
Cerebral Aneurysm
Cerebral Aneurysm What is a cerebral aneurysm? Click Image to Enlarge A cerebral aneurysm (also called an intracranial ...
Cholesterol in the Blood
Cholesterol in the Blood Facts about cholesterol Cholesterol is a fat-like, waxy substance that can be found in all par...
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Chronic Venous Insufficiency What is chronic venous insufficiency? Click Image to Enlarge Chronic venous insufficiency ...
Claudication
Claudication What is claudication? Claudication refers to limping because of pain in the thigh, calf, and/or buttocks t...
Components of Food
Components of Food If you are trying to make heart-healthy changes to your lifestyle and diet, it is helpful to know so...
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Defects What is a congenital heart defect? When the heart or blood vessels near the heart do not devel...
Coronary Heart Disease
Coronary Heart Disease Click Image to Enlarge What are the coronary arteries? Coronary arteries supply blood to the hea...
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Thrombophlebitis
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Thrombophlebitis What is deep vein thrombosis? Click Image to Enlarge Deep vein thrombosis...
Designing an Exercise Program
Designing an Exercise Program How to design an exercise program Exercise is essential to maintaining health and can als...
Determining Your Body Mass Index
Determining Your Body Mass Index What is body mass index? Determining how much you should weigh is not a simple matter ...
Diet and Cardiovascular Disease
Diet and Cardiovascular Disease Following a healthy diet plan The food guide, called Choose My Plate, offers recommenda...
Echocardiography (Echo)
Echocardiography (Echo) What is an echocardiogram? An echocardiogram (also called echo, transthoracic echocardiogram or...
Effects of Stroke (Brain Attack)
Effects of Stroke (Brain Attack) What are the effects of stroke? The effects of stroke (brain attack) vary from person ...
Electrocardiogram (EKG) / Stress Test / Holter Monitor
Electrocardiogram (EKG) / Stress Test / Holter Monitor What is an electrocardiogram? An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG),...
Evaluation Procedures for Stroke
Evaluation Procedures for Stroke How is stroke diagnosed? In addition to a complete medical history and physical examin...
Exercise: Before Starting an Exercise Program
Exercise: Before Starting an Exercise Program Starting a daily exercise program It is always important to consult your ...
Frequently Asked Questions About Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)
Frequently Asked Questions About Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) Do cellular phones inter...
Gastric Bypass (Malabsorptive) Surgery
Gastric Bypass (Malabsorptive) Surgery (Malabsorptive Procedure, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Biliopancreatic Diversion) W...
Gastric Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery
Gastric Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery (Gastric Banding Surgery, Adjustable Gastric Banding, Vertical Banded Gastroplas...
Glossary - Cardiovascular Diseases
Glossary - Cardiovascular Diseases | A | | B | | C | | D | | E | | F | | G | | H | | I | | J | | K | | L | | M | | N | ...
Heart Failure
Heart Failure What is heart failure? Heart failure, also called congestive heart failure, is a condition in which the h...
Heart Murmurs
Heart Murmurs What causes a heart murmur? Heart murmurs may be caused by a number of factors or diseases, including: De...
Heart Valve Diseases
Heart Valve Diseases Click Image to Enlarge What are heart valves? The heart consists of four chambers -- two atria (up...
High Blood Pressure/Hypertension
High Blood Pressure/Hypertension What is blood pressure? Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the a...
History of Stroke
History of Stroke Hippocrates, the father of medicine, first recognized stroke over 2,400 years ago. At this time strok...
Home Page - Cardiovascular Diseases
Topic Index Basic Anatomy of the Heart Anatomy and Function of the Heart's Electrical System Anatomy and Function of th...
Lifestyle Changes
Lifestyle Changes Primary risk factors for chronic disease At the top of the CDC's list of primary risk factors for all...
Living with a Pacemaker or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
Living with a Pacemaker or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) With advances in technology, pacemakers and ICD...
Maintaining Weight Loss
Maintaining Weight Loss Benefits of maintaining weight loss While losing weight is difficult for many people, it is eve...
Medical Management of Vascular Conditions
Medical Management of Vascular Conditions Vascular system overview The blood vascular system, also called the circulato...
Medical Treatment for Obesity
Medical Treatment for Obesity Medical treatment overview Treatment by a doctor may be necessary when an individual's ow...
Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic Syndrome What is metabolic syndrome? Metabolic syndrome is a condition that includes the presence of a cluste...
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral Valve Prolapse What is mitral valve prolapse (MVP)? Mitral valve prolapse, also known as click-murmur syndrome, ...
Obesity
Obesity Obesity has a far-ranging negative effect on health. People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk f...
Obesity Treatment Overview
Obesity Treatment Overview Treatment goals Regardless of the type or combination of obesity treatment, goal setting is ...
Online Resources - Cardiovascular Diseases
Online Resources - Cardiovascular Diseases This Web was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resourc...
Overview of Obesity
Overview of Obesity Facts about obesity Overweight and obesity together make up a leading preventable cause of death in...
Overview of Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)
Overview of Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) Click Image to Enlarge What is a permanent pa...
Overview of Stroke
Overview of Stroke Click Image to Enlarge What is stroke? Stroke, also called brain attack, occurs when blood flow to t...
Overview of the Vascular System
Overview of the Vascular System What is the vascular system? The vascular system, also called the circulatory system, i...
Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)
Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) Living with a pacemaker or ICD requires special instructi...
Pericarditis
Pericarditis What is pericarditis? Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium, the thin sac (membrane) that surrou...
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Peripheral Vascular Disease What is peripheral vascular disease (PVD)? Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a slow and ...
Preventing Obesity
Preventing Obesity in Children and Teens Facts about prevention Obesity is a chronic disease affecting increasing numbe...
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Embolism What is a pulmonary embolism? A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot that develops in a blood ves...
Rehabilitation for Stroke
Rehabilitation for Stroke What is rehabilitation? Rehabilitation is the process of helping an individual achieve the hi...
Renal Vascular Disease
Renal Vascular Disease What is renal vascular disease? Renal vascular disease is the name given to a variety of complic...
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Rheumatic Heart Disease Click Image to Enlarge What is rheumatic heart disease? Rheumatic heart disease is a condition ...
Risks of Physical Inactivity
Risks of Physical Inactivity What health risks are associated with physical inactivity? Lack of physical activity has c...
Signs and Symptoms of Stroke
Signs and Symptoms of Stroke What are the most common symptoms of stroke? The following are the most common symptoms of...
Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease
Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease According to the American Heart Association (AHA), diseases caused by smoking kill m...
Statistics of Stroke
Statistics of Stroke More about stroke or brain attack The American Stroke Association (ASA), a division of the America...
Stroke (Brain Attack)
Stroke (Brain Attack) Stroke is a serious condition that requires clinical care by a physician or other healthcare prof...
Surgical Treatment for Obesity
Surgical Treatment for Obesity Weight-loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, is the only option today that may ef...
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Aortic Dissection
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Aortic Dissection What is a thoracic aortic aneurysm? Location of Aortas and Arteries in t...
Topic Index - Cardiovascular Diseases
Topic Index - Cardiovascular Diseases Cardiovascular Diseases Home Basic Anatomy of the Heart Anatomy and Function of t...
Treatment for Stroke
Treatment for Stroke Medical treatment for stroke Specific treatment for stroke will be determined by your doctor based...
Treatment of Obesity
Treatment of Obesity Because obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can inflict substantial harm to a person's heal...
Types of Stroke
Types of Stroke What are the different types of stroke? According to the American Stroke Association (ASA), strokes can...
Varicose Veins
Varicose Veins What are varicose veins? Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are visible through the skin and may app...
Vascular Conditions and Diseases
Vascular Conditions and Diseases There are many vascular conditions that require clinical care by a physician or other ...
Ventricular Fibrillation
Ventricular Fibrillation Ventricular fibrillation (VF) is a dangerous, life-threatening heart rhythm problem. This type...
Vital Signs (Body Temperature, Pulse Rate, Respiration Rate, Blood Pressure)
Vital Signs (Body Temperature, Pulse Rate, Respiration Rate, Blood Pressure) What are vital signs? Vital signs are meas...