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Featured Heart Disease Articles
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Descriptions of Featured Heart Disease Articles
  • Heart Disease
    This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at the most common type of heart disease, including information about risk factors, symptoms, and treatment and prevention options. It also offers a list of statistics on this disease in the United States.
  • Heart Attack
    A heart attack occurs when the supply of blood and oxygen to part of the heart is blocked. This eMedTV article explores the causes, symptoms, and treatment of heart attacks and provides links to additional resources.
  • Vitamin C
    Many people take vitamin C to prevent or treat a cold. This eMedTV article provides an overview of vitamin C, describing the effects that it may have on the body and also discussing its safety and effectiveness.
  • Cardiovascular System
    The three main components of the cardiovascular system are the heart, blood vessels, and blood. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at these components, explaining their purposes and how they work -- both individually and together.
  • Angina
    Angina occurs when the heart is not getting enough oxygen-rich blood for a short time. This section of the eMedTV archives provides an in-depth look at the three types of angina, their symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
  • Garlic
    Garlic is claimed to have several medicinal benefits, such as lowering blood pressure. This eMedTV Web page provides an overview of this supplement, including how it may treat several health conditions, possible side effects, and safety concerns.
  • CoQ10
    CoQ10 supplements may be beneficial for treating a variety of health conditions. This eMedTV Web page provides a complete overview of CoQ10, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and some general precautions to be aware of.
  • Heart Attack Symptoms
    Possible symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain, shortness of breath, and pain in the jaw or left shoulder. This eMedTV article discusses these symptoms in detail and provides a detailed list of signs that may indicate you are having a heart attack
  • Omega-3
    Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutritional components necessary for normal growth and development. This eMedTV segment describes other benefits of omega-3, explains how it works, and lists possible side effects of the supplements.
  • Fish Oil
    A supplement high in omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil can help reduce blood pressure and prevent blood clots. This eMedTV article offers an overview of fish oil, including information on its numerous benefits, possible side effects, and precautions.
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    High blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease are the most common forms of cardiovascular disease. This eMedTV article provides a detailed discussion on cardiovascular disease, including risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Atherosclerosis
    Atherosclerosis is a condition in which plaque buildup causes hardening and narrowing of major arteries. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this topic, including symptoms, diagnosis, and what can happen if the condition is left untreated.
  • Flaxseed Oil
    Flaxseed oil is commonly used as a supplement to promote heart health. This page from the eMedTV archives describes how flaxseed oil works, explores the effectiveness of these products, and explains what you should know before trying the supplement.
  • Coumadin
    Coumadin is an anticoagulant drug often prescribed to treat or prevent blood clots. This article on the eMedTV site describes the effects of this medication, explains how it works, and lists the various forms and strengths that it comes in.
  • Metoprolol
    Metoprolol is a drug often used to treat angina, high blood pressure, and congestive heart failure. This eMedTV page covers other uses of the drug and includes more details on metoprolol's effects, potential side effects, and dosing information.
  • Clopidogrel
    Clopidogrel, marketed under the name Plavix, is a drug used to help keep harmful blood clots from forming. This eMedTV Web page explains how clopidogrel works and looks at dosage guidelines for the medicine, as well as side effects it may cause.
  • Angioplasty
    Angioplasty, a procedure used to open blocked arteries in the heart, is safe and effective in most cases. This eMedTV article discusses this procedure in detail, including information on potential complications and expected results.
  • Open Heart Surgery
    Open heart surgery is a procedure that is used to improve the blood supply to the heart. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at this procedure, including how it is performed, possible complications, and more.
  • Verapamil
    Verapamil is a drug that is used for treating high blood pressure, chest pain, and irregular heart rhythms. This eMedTV segment offers information on verapamil and its uses, effects, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
  • Coronary Artery Disease
    Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease. This section of the eMedTV library provides an overview of this form of heart disease, including information about risk factors, symptoms, treatment options, and prevention strategies.
More Heart Disease Articles
  • Abnormal Scar Formation Following Open Heart Surgery to Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty and the Cath Lab to Bleeding Problems With Atherectomy
  • Bleeding With Cardiac Catheterization to Cardiac Catheterization Risks -- Allergic Reaction to Medication
  • Cardiac Catheterization Risks -- Bleeding and Blood Vessel Injury to Causes of Heart Disease
  • Cholesterol and Heart Attack to Cumaden
  • Cumidin to Does CoQ10 Work?
  • Does DHA Work? to Expectations With a Cardiac Catheterization
  • Expectations With Angioplasty to Generic Cardizem
  • Generic Diltiazem to Heart Disease in Women
  • Heart Disease Information to Loss of Life With Angioplasty
  • Loss of Life With Atherectomy to Myocardial Ischemia
  • Nadalol to No-Reflow and Atherectomy
  • Nuclear Scan Stress Test -- What Happens If You Don't Have It? to Preparing for Angioplasty
  • Preparing for Atherectomy to Recommending Beating Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Remembering to Take Your Heart Medicine to The Day of Atherectomy
  • The Day of Bypass Surgery to Vitamin C Dosage
  • Vitamin C Drug Interactions to Wound Breakdown as an Open Heart Surgery Complication
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