Cardiovascular Health Library
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Understanding Heart Disease
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. Learn what you can do to keep your own heart healthy.
Cardiac Tests and 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.
Heart Conditions and Diseases
Arrhythmias, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, find out more about heart problems and what you can do to prevent them.
Women and 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.
Diabetes and Heart Disease
Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in people with diabetes. Take steps right now to promote heart health.
Congenital 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.
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.
Managing 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.
Preventing 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.
Know Your Risks
Your body needs cholesterol to make hormones and to keep your cells healthy. Cholesterol comes from two sources: your liver and your diet. However, if your diet exceeds the body’s need for cholesterol or saturated fats, your cholesterol level in your blood will increase. This video discusses treatments and lifestyle changes that may be prescribed by your doctor.
CPR and Defibrillator Quiz
Sudden cardiac death is the leading cause of death in adults in the United States. Knowing CPR may help you save someone's life. Learn more about CPR by taking this quiz.
Heart Health Quiz
Heart-attack deaths have fallen 60 percent in four decades. Still, millions of Americans suffer from cardiovascular diseases linked with heart attacks and strokes.
Cardiac catheterization procedure can diagnose a variety of heart conditions and determine the health of your coronary arteries, heart valves, and heart muscle. View this video to learn what happens during this procedure and various treatment options.