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  • Heart Disease Information
    If you are looking for information on heart disease, this eMedTV article is a great place to start. It explains what heart disease is and lists some of the ways in which it can be controlled. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • Heart Disease Prevention
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, avoiding heart disease often involves making lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, losing weight, and exercising more. This article also describes other aspects of heart disease prevention.
  • Heart Disease Procedures -- Angioplasty
    This video discusses cardiac catheterization with angioplasty and stent placement.
  • Heart Disease Procedures -- Cardiac Catheterization
    This video clip describes what happens during a cardiac catheterization.
  • Heart Disease Research
    As this eMedTV article explains, research is being done to improve how heart disease is diagnosed, treated, and prevented. This page offers an overview of current areas of research and looks at the potential benefits of participating in research studies.
  • Heart Disease Risk
    This eMedTV page can help you determine your risk for heart disease over the next 10 years. Specifically, it describes calculations that can help predict your chances of developing angina pectoris, having a heart attack, or dying from heart disease.
  • Heart Disease Risk Factors
    Having high cholesterol and a family history of early heart disease are possible heart disease risk factors. This eMedTV article discusses these and other risk factors, and offers tips for reducing or eliminating those you can control.
  • Heart Disease Surgery-- Bypass Surgery
    This video explains what happens during a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.
  • Heart Disease Symptoms
    Common symptoms of heart disease include chest pain, shortness of breath, and nausea. This page on the eMedTV Web site discusses these and other signs and symptoms, including those associated with a heart attack.
  • Heart Disease Tests -- Exercise Stress Test
    This interactive video describes what happens during an exercise stress test.
  • Heart Disease Tests -- Nuclear Scan Stress Test
    This video explains what to expect during a nuclear scan stress test procedure.
  • Heart Disease Treatment
    Treating heart disease is a lifelong process. This portion of the eMedTV archives provides details about different aspects of treatment for heart disease, including lifestyle changes, medications, procedures and surgery, and cardiac rehab.
  • Heart Disease Treatments
    Lifestyle changes, medications, and coronary angioplasty are some of the treatments used for heart disease. This eMedTV segment gives a brief overview of how this condition is treated and includes a link to more information.
  • Heart Disease Treatments
    Various treatments for heart disease are available, which this video clip describes.
  • Heart Healthy Foods
    Good examples of heart healthy foods include walnuts, salmon, and olive oil. As this eMedTV page explains, foods that are high in soluble fiber are also good for your heart. This article offers an in-depth look at foods that can help your heart.
  • Heart Injury and Atherectomy
    Any surgery on or near the heart carries a risk of heart injury, and an atherectomy is no exception. This eMedTV page explains the likelihood of this occurring, the types of injuries involved, and treatment methods.
  • Heart Injury During a Cardiac Catheterization
    Because catheters go through the heart, injury during a cardiac catheterization, while rare, is possible. This eMedTV Web page explains how certain injuries can be caused by the use of catheters or other devices during a cardiac catheterization.
  • Heart Injury During Angioplasty
    In rare cases, the heart can be injured during an angioplasty (a procedure to unblock coronary arteries). This eMedTV Web page discusses the possibility of experiencing a heart injury during angioplasty and explains how such an injury is treated.
  • Heart Medications
    Types of medications used to treat heart disease include anticoagulants, beta blockers, and nitrates. This eMedTV page explores the medications that are used to treat symptoms of the condition, as well as those used to prevent or minimize risk factors.
  • Heartburn or Angina Symptoms?
    Knowing the difference between heartburn or angina symptoms can help you better handle the situation. This eMedTV resource lists signs and symptoms for both conditions and also explains how they differ from symptoms that may indicate a heart attack.
  • Heartburn or Heart Attack?
    If you have chest pain, you may wonder if you're having heartburn or heart attack symptoms. This eMedTV Web page talks about the differences between these two conditions and explains what to do if you're not sure about which one you're experiencing.
  • Heartburn Vs. Angina
    Because the symptoms of heartburn vs. angina are so similar, it can be difficult to tell them apart. As this eMedTV resource explains, both conditions can cause pain in the middle of the chest. However, angina can also cause nausea and fatigue.
  • High INR
    This eMedTV page explains that if you are taking a blood-thinning drug and your INR is too high, you may be at risk for uncontrollable bleeding. This page explains what the INR blood test is and describes what your doctor may do if it is too high.
  • How Can Unwanted Clots Be Harmful?
    As this video explains, blood clots can be harmful.
  • How Do Unwanted Blood Clots Form?
    This video clip talks about how unwanted blood clots form.
  • How Does Amlodipine Work?
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, amlodipine works by slowing down the rate at which calcium moves into your heart and blood vessel walls. This allows for better blood flow and causes lower blood pressure, reducing risks associated with hypertension.
  • How Does Blood Clot?
    This video clip explains how blood clots and why it is important.
  • How Does Blood Pool in My Legs?
    This interactive video explains how blood pools in certain parts of your body.
  • How Does Flecainide Work?
    Flecainide is a medication used in the prevention of certain heart rhythm problems. This eMedTV Web page offers details on how flecainide works and outlines specific uses for this antiarrhythmia medication. A link to more information is also provided.
  • How Does Metoprolol Work?
    As this eMedTV resource explains, metoprolol works to treat several conditions of the heart and blood vessels by blocking certain receptors in the body. This page further discusses how metoprolol works, including information on its effects in the body.
  • How Does the Cardio Vascular System Work?
    As this eMedTV page explains, the heart, blood vessels, and blood all have important functions within the cardiovascular system. "How does the cardio vascular system work?" is a common misspelling and question relating to the cardiovascular system.
  • How Is Nitrostat Taken?
    To relieve chest pain (angina), dissolve one Nitrostat tablet under the tongue or between the cheek and gum. This eMedTV article explains how Nitrostat is taken, including tips on effectively using this drug. A link to more details is also provided.
  • How Safe Is a CABG?
    This video summarizes the safety of a CABG.
  • How Safe Is a Stress Echocardiogram?
    This video clip talks about how safe an exercise stress test is.
  • How Safe Is a Stress Test?
    This video clip talks about how safe an exercise stress test is.
  • How Safe Is an Exercise Nuclear Scan Test?
    This video clip talks about how safe an exercise stress test is.
  • How Safe Is Angioplasty?
    This multimedia clip discusses the level of safety and risk with cardiac catheterization.
  • How Safe is Cardiac Catheterization With Atherectomy?
    This multimedia clip discusses the level of safety and risk with cardiac catheterization.
  • How Safe Is Cardiac Catheterization?
    This multimedia clip discusses the level of safety and risk with cardiac catheterization.
  • Human Heart Anatomy
    This interactive video segment explains in detail how a healthy heart works.
  • Icosapent Ethyl
    Icosapent ethyl is prescribed to treat extremely high triglyceride levels. This portion of the eMedTV Web site examines various topics, including information on how this medication works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Icosapent Ethyl Dosage
    Taking two icosapent ethyl capsules twice a day can help lower extremely high triglyceride levels. This eMedTV article contains dosing instructions for using icosapent ethyl properly. It also offers some helpful tips to follow during treatment.
  • Icosapent Ethyl Drug Information
    Adults with very high triglyceride levels may benefit from icosapent ethyl. This eMedTV page contains more information on icosapent ethyl, including how the drug works, possible side effects, and why it may not be safe for some people.
  • Icosapent Ethyl Side Effects
    Joint pain is the most common side effect associated with icosapent ethyl. This eMedTV Web selection takes a closer look at the reactions that occurred during clinical studies on this medication, with details on which problems require medical treatment.
  • Infections Following Angioplasty
    Infections that occur after an angioplasty are uncommon. This part of the eMedTV Web site describes how the use of sterile equipment reduces the risk of infections following angioplasty. If a patient does develop an infection, it is usually minor.
  • Infections Following Atherectomy
    Although extremely rare, infections following atherectomy can happen. This eMedTV Web page explains what causes these infections, treatment options, and steps doctors take to prevent this complication from occurring.
  • Infections With a Heart Catheterization
    There is a possible risk of developing infections with a heart catheterization. As this eMedTV resource explains, however, risk of infection is very low because disposable single-use catheters are used to ensure that the procedure is sterile.
  • Infections With Beating Heart Bypass Surgery
    Infections with beating heart bypass surgery can range in severity from mild to severe. This portion of the eMedTV archives explains treatment options, such as antibiotics, and what your doctor may recommend if an infection develops.
  • Information on Heart Disease
    Heart disease weakens the heart muscle and can lead to heart failure. This eMedTV selection provides a quick overview of heart disease, with information on symptoms, treatment, and more. Also included is a link to more resources.
  • Injerto de Derivación de la Arteria Coronaria
    La finalidad de una cirugía para injerto de derivación de la arteria coronaria es aumentar el suministro de sangre que llega al músculo cardíaco y por consiguiente contribuir a que el corazón bombee sangre con más eficacia al resto de su cuerpo.
  • Injury to Arteries or Organs After Bypass Surgery
    Artery and organ injury can sometimes occur as complications of bypass surgery. This selection from the eMedTV archives describes the typical treatment for an injury to arteries or organs after bypass surgery.
  • INR
    A test called the international normalized ratio (INR) measures how long it takes the blood to clot. This eMedTV page explains why this is an important test for people taking blood-thinning drugs, who are at risk for a stroke or uncontrolled bleeding.
  • INR Blood Test
    People using an oral blood-thinning medication need to have an INR blood test. This eMedTV Web article explains how this test can show if you have an increased risk for a blood clot or uncontrollable bleeding. A link to more details is also included.
  • INR Level
    This eMedTV article discusses why people taking blood-thinning drugs may have an increased risk for uncontrolled bleeding or strokes if their levels of INR are too high or too low. This page explains what the INR test is and offers a link to more details.
  • INR Levels
    If your international normalized ratio (INR) is not within normal levels, it may cause serious problems. As this eMedTV page explains, strokes or uncontrollable bleeding may occur if INR levels are too high or too low while taking a blood-thinning drug.
  • INR Levels and Warfarin
    As this eMedTV segment explains, you could develop dangerous bleeding or a blood clot if you are taking warfarin and have INR levels that are too high or too low. This article explains what the INR test includes and offers a link to more details.
  • INR Monitoring
    This eMedTV page explains that monitoring INR levels can help reduce your risk for uncontrolled bleeding or a stroke. This article further discusses why people taking a blood-thinning drug should have INR tests. A link to more details is also provided.
  • INR Range
    If your INR is out of range, it may increase your risk for a stroke or uncontrollable bleeding. This eMedTV page explains what the INR test is and why it is important for people who are taking a blood-thinning drug to have these tests on a regular basis.
  • INR Test
    After starting a blood-thinning drug, you will have frequent blood tests to determine your INR value. This eMedTV page explains how this test can show if your blood is too thin or too thick and covers why an abnormal INR could lead to serious problems.
  • INR Testing
    It is important for people taking certain blood-thinning medicines to have regular INR testing. This eMedTV page explains what this test involves and how it can help determine if you are at risk for developing a stroke or uncontrollable bleeding.
  • INR Values
    As this page from the eMedTV site explains, an INR value of 2 or 3 is typically an appropriate range for people taking blood-thinning medications. This article explains what an INR test is and describes what may happen if the value is too high or too low.
  • Instruments and Grafts Used for Open Heart Surgery
    The bypass graft and the heart-lung bypass machine are important components of open heart surgery. This eMedTV Web page describes some of the instruments used for open heart surgery and explains why they are used and how they work.
  • Instruments Used for Beating Heart Bypass Surgery
    Instruments used for beating heart bypass surgery described in this eMedTV article include the heart stabilizer and the heart-lung bypass machine. This article explains the functions of and the differences between these two tools.
  • Irregular Heart Rhythms With Beating Heart Bypass Surgery
    Irregular heart rhythms with beating heart bypass surgery are rare and usually don't cause problems. This eMedTV resource offers basic information on how the heart beats and describes how this irregularity is treated if it develops.
  • Irregular Heartbeats During a Heart Catheterization
    Many things can cause irregular heartbeats. During a heart catheterization, as this eMedTV page explains, an electrical signal may be sent from a part of the heart that should not be sending signals, which can result in abnormal heartbeats.
  • Irregular Heartbeats During Angioplasty
    Irregular heartbeats are a relatively common occurrence during angioplasty, but most are not serious. This eMedTV resource covers the causes and treatment (such as placement of a pacemaker) of irregular heartbeats during angioplasty.
  • Irregular Heartbeats During Atherectomy
    Abnormal heartbeats are often common with an atherectomy and are usually no cause for concern. This eMedTV segment explains how the heart beats, possible causes of irregular heartbeats during atherectomy, and how the doctor may treat this problem.
  • Is CoQ10 Safe?
    This eMedTV page addresses the question, "Is CoQ10 safe?" It explains what to tell your healthcare provider prior to using CoQ10 in order to avoid possible problems and describes other CoQ10 safety concerns to be aware of before using the product.
  • Is DHA Safe?
    Although DHA is a natural product, some people may wonder, "Is DHA safe?" This portion of the eMedTV Web site explores the safety of DHA and provides a list of important warnings and precautions to be aware of before taking the supplement.
  • Is Fish Oil Harmful?
    Fish oil, as this eMedTV page explains, may suppress the immune system and can cause high blood sugar levels. This page answers the question, "Is fish oil harmful?" and describes other important precautions, including who should not use the supplement.
  • Is Garlic Safe?
    Garlic is claimed to be beneficial for treating several health conditions, but is garlic safe to use? This eMedTV segment addresses this question and takes an in-depth look at some of the important safety precautions and warnings with garlic.
  • Kidney Problems After Angioplasty
    Kidney problems after angioplasty are rare, as this eMedTV article explains. If problems do occur, they are usually temporary and cause no permanent damage. Fewer than 1 in 100 patients who develop these problems will require chronic dialysis.
  • Kidney Problems After Atherectomy
    In rare cases, kidney problems can occur as a complication of atherectomy. This page of the eMedTV site discusses the possibility of kidney problems after atherectomy and offers statistics on how often they result in the need for dialysis.
  • Kidney Problems After Cardiac Catheterization
    Patients may develop kidney problems after cardiac catheterization, but this type of complication is rare. This eMedTV article explains how these problems are usually temporary and kidney function returns to normal without causing permanent damage.
  • Kidney Problems and Off-Pump Bypass Surgery
    Some surgeries carry a risk of kidney problems, and off-pump bypass surgery is one of them. This eMedTV article discusses the odds of developing mild to severe kidney problems after this heart surgery and explains treatment options.
  • Kidney Problems as a Complication of Bypass Surgery
    After open heart surgery, mild kidney problems can occur in up to 20 percent of patients. This part of the eMedTV library provides statistics about kidney problems as a complication of bypass surgery and discusses the possibility of chronic dialysis.
  • Koumadin
    Coumadin is an anticoagulant often prescribed to treat or prevent blood clotting. This part of the eMedTV library describes how the medication works and explains how often it is typically taken. Koumadin is a common misspelling of Coumadin.
  • Kumadin
    Coumadin is a "blood thinner" medication commonly used for preventing and treating blood clots. This eMedTV segment describes how this drug works and lists a few side effects to be aware of during treatment. Kumadin is a common misspelling of Coumadin.
  • Leaving the Hospital -- Information for Diabetics (CABG)
    This video explains as a diabetic what may happen after your leave the hospital.
  • Leaving the Hospital After a CABG
    This video clip describes typical discharge instructions following a CABG.
  • Leaving the Hospital After Angioplasty
    This multimedia video clip addresses leaving the hospital after cardiac catheterization.
  • Leaving the Hospital After Cardiac Catheterization
    This multimedia video clip addresses leaving the hospital after cardiac catheterization.
  • Leaving the Hospital After Cardiac Catheterization - Information for Diabetic Patients
    This clip offers reminders for diabetics when leaving the hospital after this procedure.
  • Living With Angina
    Living with angina may not be life-threatening, but it is important to make healthy lifestyle choices to prevent heart attacks. This eMedTV segment offers tips on how to make living with angina simpler, including examples of how to control angina.
  • Loss of Life With Angioplasty
    Loss of life with angioplasty is rare; the procedure has become safer over the last 25 years. This eMedTV page lists the conditions (such as severe heart failure) that can increase the risk of death associated with angioplasty.
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