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Your Guide to a Healthy Heart

libraryUnderstanding Heart Disease
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. Learn what you can do to keep your own heart healthy.

libraryCardiac Tests & Procedures
From a chest X-ray to an implantable pacemaker, here's a detailed look at the tools doctors use to help diagnose and treat heart disease.

libraryHeart Conditions & Diseases
Arrhythmias, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure—find out more about heart problems and what you can do to prevent them.

libraryWomen & Heart Disease
Many women believe the stereotype that heart disease is a man's problem. But women are at higher risk for heart disease than breast cancer.

libraryDiabetes & Heart Disease
Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in people with diabetes. Take steps right now to promote heart health.

libraryCongenital Heart Disease
A congenital heart defect is a heart problem that is present at birth. The vast majority of congenital heart diseases have no known causes. Some of these problems may be caused by genetics.

libraryCardiac Rehabilitation
Your heart needs time to recover from a major trauma like heart attack or heart surgery. A cardiac rehab program can help you get back to normal daily activities.

libraryManaging Heart Disease
Your specific treatment plan may involve one or more of these areas: monitoring your blood pressure, changing to a healthier diet, getting more exercise, and taking medications.

libraryPreventing Heart Disease
Making certain lifestyle changes can reduce your risk for heart disease: Stop smoking, start exercising, and limit the saturated fat in your diet.