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  • Remembering to Take Your Heart Medicine
    This eMedTV article provides suggestions for remembering to take your heart medicine, such as using a weekly pillbox, placing reminder notes around the house, or programming a startup message into your computer.
  • Renexa
    Available by prescription, Ranexa extended-release tablets are taken twice daily to control angina. This eMedTV page contains a brief overview of what this drug is used for, dosing instructions, and side effects. Renexa is a common misspelling of Ranexa.
  • Renexa ER
    As this eMedTV segment explains, adults who have chronic angina (chest pain) may benefit from Ranexa, an extended-release (ER) medication. This page explores Ranexa, including some of its side effects. Renexa ER is a common misspelling of Ranexa ER.
  • Reversing Heart Disease
    While it's unknown if reversing heart disease is possible, certain drugs have shown promise. This eMedTV Web page explores a few of the research studies on these drugs, including studies of statins that demonstrated a reduction in plaque buildup.
  • Rinexa
    Ranexa is prescribed for adults who have chronic angina (chest pain). This eMedTV Web selection takes a look at this prescription medication, including specific uses and dosing instructions. Rinexa is a common misspelling of Ranexa.
  • Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease
    High blood pressure and lack of physical activity are common risk factors for cardiovascular disease. This eMedTV resource examines typical risk factors for these conditions and explains the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
  • Risk Factors for Heart Disease
    As this eMedTV page explains, heart disease risk factors include having high cholesterol, being overweight, and smoking. This article discusses these and other risk factors in detail and provides links to additional resources.
  • Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Women
    Unfortunately, some doctors don't discuss heart disease risk factors in women with their patients. This eMedTV article discusses risk factors for heart disease in detail and offers tips to help women take a more active role in their healthcare.
  • Risks as a Diabetic During and After Heart Surgery
    This clip discusses the risks that diabetic patients may face during and after heart surgery.
  • Risks of Atherectomy as a Diabetic
    This video discusses the higher risk this procedure presents for people with diabetes.
  • Risks of Cardiac Catheterization as a Diabetic
    This video discusses the higher risk this procedure presents for people with diabetes.
  • Risks of Cardiac Catheterization as a Diabetic
    This video discusses the higher risk this procedure presents for people with diabetes.
  • Risks of Cardiac Catheterization for Patients With Kidney Disease
    This video addresses risks involved with this procedure for people with kidney disease.
  • Risks of Cardiac Catheterization for Patients With Kidney Disease
    This video addresses risks involved with this procedure for people with kidney disease.
  • Risks of Cardiac Catheterization With Angioplasty and Stent Placement for Diabetic Patients
    This video clip explains the special risks this procedure has for people with diabetes.
  • Rythmol SR
    Available by prescription only, Rythmol SR is a drug used to treat abnormal heart rhythms. This eMedTV Web selection features a comprehensive overview of this antiarrhythmia medication, including dosing instructions, how it works, side effects, and more.
  • Rythmol SR 325
    As this eMedTV article explains, 325 mg is one of the strengths of Rythmol SR your healthcare provider may prescribe. This resource covers some general dosing guidelines for this drug, lists possible side effects, and offers a link to more details.
  • Rythmol SR and Breastfeeding
    Rythmol SR (propafenone SR) does pass through human breast milk. This part of the eMedTV site explores whether it is safe to use Rythmol SR while breastfeeding, with details on what the manufacturer recommends and the potential risks to a nursing child.
  • Rythmol SR and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV page discusses, women may have an increased risk of miscarriage or other problems if Rythmol SR (propafenone SR) is taken during pregnancy. The results of animal studies on this drug are also included in this article.
  • Rythmol SR Dosage
    This eMedTV page examines specific dosing instructions for Rythmol SR, including details on recommended starting amounts, factors that may affect your dosage, and how often to take it. A list of helpful tips for taking the drug properly is also included.
  • Rythmol SR Drug Information
    People with a certain abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation may receive a drug called Rythmol SR. This eMedTV segment covers information on Rythmol SR, including how to take it, safety concerns, and side effects. It also links to more details.
  • Rythmol SR Drug Interactions
    You may need close monitoring or dosing adjustments if you combine certain medications with Rythmol SR. This eMedTV Web article explores a number of important drug interactions that may occur with Rythmol SR and how to reduce your risk for problems.
  • Rythmol SR Overdose
    It is possible to overdose on Rythmol SR (propafenone SR), as explained in this eMedTV article. This resource describes the potentially serious effects that may occur with an overdose on this drug and explains how these problems may be treated.
  • Rythmol SR Side Effects
    Contact your doctor if you develop Rythmol SR side effects like chest pain or vision problems. This eMedTV segment lists a number of reactions that may occur with this medication, including common problems and those that are potentially serious.
  • Rythmol SR Uses
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, Rythmol SR is used for treating heart rhythm problems in adults. This page takes an in-depth look at the specific uses of Rythmol, including who can benefit from this drug and how it works to stabilize the heartbeat.
  • Rythmol SR Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV segment explains why it's important to let your doctor know about all medications you are taking and any existing medical conditions you have before taking Rythmol SR. Other important precautions and warnings are also included in this article.
  • Sensations You May Feel During a Exercise Nuclear Scan Test
    This video describes the normal and abnormal sensations you may feel during a stress test.
  • Sensations You May Feel During a Stress Echocardiogram
    This video describes the normal and abnormal sensations you may feel during a stress test.
  • Sensations You May Feel During a Stress Test
    This video describes the normal and abnormal sensations you may feel during a stress test.
  • Should You Choose a Drug-Eluting Stent Over Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
    Choosing the right procedure after being diagnosed with a coronary blockage can be tough. This eMedTV article explores the pros and cons of selecting a drug-eluting stent (DES) over coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
  • Side Effects of Clopidogrel
    Common side effects of clopidogrel may include major bleeding, headaches, flu-like symptoms, and pain. This eMedTV resource provides a list of some of the common side effects associated with clopidogrel; less common side effects are also discussed.
  • Side Effects of Dabigatran
    Because dabigatran affects the blood's ability to clot, this drug can increase your risk of bleeding. This eMedTV Web segment outlines other possible dabigatran side effects, including potentially serious problems that require immediate medical care.
  • Side Effects of Fenofibric Acid
    Common side effects of fenofibric acid include back pain, constipation, and nausea. This page on the eMedTV site provides a list of other possible side effects, including potentially serious problems that require medical attention.
  • Side Effects of Flecainide
    This eMedTV Web page explains when to seek immediate medical care while taking flecainide. This article offers a brief look at some of the potentially serious side effects of this medication, as well as common ones. It also links to more details.
  • Side Effects of Nicardipine SR
    Swelling, hot flashes, and heart palpitations are some of the most common side effects of nicardipine SR. This eMedTV page lists other common nicardipine SR side effects, as well as potentially serious side effects that require prompt medical care.
  • Side Effects of Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters
    Flu symptoms, infections, and burping are the most common side effects of omega-3-acid ethyl esters. This eMedTV resource lists other common side effects and explains which side effects may require medical attention.
  • Side Effects of Pitavastatin
    Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you are taking pitavastatin and experience muscle pain. This eMedTV Web segment outlines some of the most common pitavastatin side effects, as well as reactions that may be potentially dangerous.
  • Side Effects of Procardia
    Common Procardia side effects may include dizziness, weakness, and nausea. This part of the eMedTV Web site describes other common and rare side effects of Procardia, and also lists which side effects may require immediate medical attention.
  • Side Effects of Trandolapril
    Dizziness, diarrhea, and a cough are some common side effects of trandolapril. This eMedTV page also lists rare side effects like fatigue and constipation, as well as side effects you should report to your doctor right away like itching and wheezing.
  • Side Effects of Verapamil
    Some of the most common side effects of verapamil include constipation, nausea, and dizziness. This eMedTV Web page describes other common and rare side effects of the drug, as well as more serious side effects that may require immediate medical care.
  • Signs Symptoms of Angina
    Chest pain is one of the most common angina warning signs. Other symptoms, as this eMedTV page explains, can also include chest pain, shortness of breath, and sweating. This page also links to a full article on other possible angina symptoms.
  • Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease
    There is a strong correlation between cardiovascular disease and smoking. This page of the eMedTV Web site explains how quitting smoking can significantly reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke. It also covers the risk of secondhand smoke.
  • Smoking and Heart Disease
    This eMedTV article provides an in-depth look at the link between heart disease and smoking. It also includes tips for preparing to quit, actually quitting, and what to do if you have a setback.
  • Special Instructions for Cardiac Catheterization With Angioplasty and Stent Placement
    This multimedia clip addresses the special instructions that go along with this procedure.
  • Special Instructions for Cardiac Catheterization With Atherectomy
    This multimedia clip addresses the special instructions that go along with this procedure.
  • Stable Angina
    Stable angina is brought on by physical exertion when narrowed coronary arteries work harder to get oxygen. This eMedTV article further explores this condition, with detailed information on causes, symptoms, prevention methods, and more.
  • Starting Cardiac Rehabilitation
    As this eMedTV resource explains, people starting cardiac rehab often do so in the hospital after a heart attack or serious medical treatment for heart disease. The skills taught here should follow a person throughout his or her lifetime.
  • Starting the Stress Echocardiogram for Diabetic Patients
    This clip explains how your doctor can help prevent low blood sugar before a stress test.
  • Starting the Stress Test for Diabetic Patients
    This clip explains how your doctor can help prevent low blood sugar before a stress test.
  • Statistics on Heart Disease
    An estimated 11.5 percent of Americans had some form of heart disease in 2004. This eMedTV resource provides other heart disease statistics, including facts and figures about risk factors and associated costs.
  • Strengths of Nitrolingual Pumpspray
    This eMedTV article explains that there is just one Nitrolingual Pumpspray strength; however, it is available in two different-sized bottles. This page also describes these different sizes and presents basic dosing guidelines for this angina medicine.
  • Stress and Heart Disease
    This eMedTV resource discusses the indirect (and possibly direct) links between heart disease and stress, including information about how stress can trigger a heart attack. It also offers tips for making healthy choices to cope with stress.
  • Stress Echocardiogram- Presentation Summary
    A summary video clip on stress tests.
  • Stress Test - Presentation Summary
    A summary video clip on stress tests.
  • Stroke During a Cardiac Catheterization
    In very rare circumstances, a patient may develop a stroke during a cardiac catheterization. As this page on the eMedTV Web site explains, however, strokes only occur in 7 out of 10,000 procedures and seem to be related to plaque in the aorta.
  • Stroke During Angioplasty
    Stroke during angioplasty is a complication that occurs in 7 out of 10,000 procedures. This page on the eMedTV site offers a brief overview of how a stroke can affect the body and why a stroke might occur during an angioplasty.
  • Stroke During Atherectomy
    In rare cases, patients may experience a stroke during atherectomy. As this eMedTV article explains, this happens when the brain can't get enough oxygen and tissue dies. Fortunately, this only happens in about 7 out of every 10,000 procedures.
  • Stroke During Beating Heart Bypass Surgery
    This eMedTV page discusses the causes, such as a blocked artery, and results of having a stroke during beating heart bypass surgery. This is a serious complication that can cause speech and movement problems or that can even be fatal.
  • Stroke During Open Heart Surgery
    A stroke occurs in about 5 out of every 100 open heart surgeries. This eMedTV page discusses the possibility of stroke during open heart surgery and explains how your body can be affected by a stroke in many ways, such as paralysis or loss of speech.
  • Symptoms of a Heart Attack
    Common symptoms of a heart attack include shortness of breath, chest pain, and nausea. This portion of the eMedTV archives lists several other symptoms and stresses the importance of quickly seeking help if you are experiencing any of them.
  • Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Women
    As this eMedTV article explains, symptoms of a heart attack in women can include chest pain, nausea, and an indigestion-type sensation. This page describes several symptoms and explains how they may differ from the classic symptoms seen in men.
  • Symptoms of Angina
    A pressure-like pain in the chest that lasts two to five minutes is one of the classic angina symptoms. As this eMedTV resource explains, symptoms are often mistaken for those of a heart attack, so it is important to know the difference between them.
  • Symptoms of Cardiovascular Disease
    Chest pain, shortness of breath, and numbness of the face are common symptoms of cardiovascular disease. This eMedTV Web page lists a variety of signs and symptoms, including the most common ones that occur in the heart, brain, and legs.
  • Symptoms of Heart Disease
    It often takes many years for symptoms of heart disease to develop. As this eMedTV resource explains, common symptoms include chest or arm pain and discomfort, nausea, and shortness of breath.
  • Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women
    Common symptoms of heart disease in women include chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, and nausea. This eMedTV article discusses these and other symptoms a woman may have, including information about recognizing the symptoms of heart attacks.
  • Symptoms of Women With Angina
    Symptoms of women with angina include chest pain or discomfort and shortness of breath. This eMedTV resource discusses these and other symptoms of angina and includes a link to an article with more information on the topic.
  • Tenorman
    This eMedTV segment explains that Tenormin is a prescription medication used to treat several conditions, such as high blood pressure and angina. This page also covers some general precautions of the drug. Tenorman is a common misspelling of Tenormin.
  • Tenormin
    Tenormin is a prescription drug used to treat high blood pressure and angina, among other conditions. This eMedTV segment discusses how the drug works, how and when to take it, possible side effects, available strengths, and more.
  • Tenormin Dosage
    For people with high blood pressure or angina, the starting Tenormin dosage is 50 mg once daily. This eMedTV page also discusses dosing after a heart attack and lists some factors that can affect the amount you are prescribed (such as your age).
  • Tenormin Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV Web page lists drugs that can potentially interact with Tenormin, such as reserpine and indomethacin, and explains how Tenormin drug interactions can lower blood pressure too much or slow your heart rate dramatically, among other things.
  • Tenormin Precautions and Warnings
    Tenormin may cause extreme low blood pressure in some people. This eMedTV page lists other Tenormin warnings and precautions, including possible drug interactions and people who shouldn't take the drug (for example, those with a slow heartbeat).
  • Tenormin Side Effects
    This section of the eMedTV library lists common Tenormin side effects, such as depression and tiredness; rare side effects, such as vision problems; and side effects to report to your doctor immediately, including wheezing and confusion.
  • Tenormin Tablets
    This eMedTV article gives some basic information on Tenormin, a beta blocker that comes in the form of a tablet. This Web page explains what the medication is used for and what to expect. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • Tenormin Uses
    As this eMedTV page explains, uses for Tenormin include high blood pressure control, relief of chest pain caused by angina, and treatment after a heart attack to improve survival. This page also discusses off-label uses, such as treating anxiety.
  • Tenormine
    Tenormin is a medicine prescribed to treat several conditions involving the heart and blood vessels. This eMedTV Web resource lists possible side effects and general precautions with the medication. Tenormine is a common misspelling of Tenormin.
  • Test for Heart Disease
    There are several tests a doctor may use to assist with a heart disease diagnosis. This eMedTV resource explains the various procedures used to help diagnose heart disease, such as EKGs, stress tests, and cardiac catheterization.
  • The Benefits of Drug-Eluting Stents for Women With Coronary Artery Disease
    What does the research say about using drug-eluting stents in women? This eMedTV page discusses the benefits of the DES in women with coronary artery disease, with info on long-term effects and how the drug-eluting stent compares to other stents.
  • The Cardiac Rehab Team
    The cardiac rehab team may consist of various medical specialists, but you're the most important member. This eMedTV article outlines steps you can take to play an active role in this aspect of your healthcare.
  • The Day of Angioplasty
    On the day of your angioplasty, you will be taken to a pre-procedure room, and your IV line will be placed. This eMedTV resource discusses other things you can expect on the day of angioplasty, such as an electrocardiogram (EKG).
  • The Day of Atherectomy
    During the day of the atherectomy, you will be given an EKG and an IV for medications. This page of the eMedTV Web site discusses measures your healthcare team will take prior to performing the procedure and how you can help them ensure your safety.
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