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Heart Wellness

Heart Health Library

Health Library Search:  
Diseases and Conditions Heart Health

Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Atrial Fibrillation
Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate)
Chest Pain
Congenital Heart Defects
Coronary Artery Disease
Heart Attack and Unstable Angina
Heart Failure
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
High Cholesterol
High Triglycerides
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Kawasaki Disease
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Pulmonary Embolism
Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
Supraventricular Tachycardia
Ventricular Tachycardia
Women and Coronary Artery Disease

Activity and exercise for heart failure
Avoiding triggers for sudden heart failure
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Eating less sodium when you have heart failure
Exercising for a healthy heart
Tips for following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet
Watching your fluid intake when you have heart failure

Interactive Tools:
Are You at Risk for a Heart Attack?
Are You at Risk for a Stroke?
How Does Smoking Increase Your Risk of Heart Attack?
What Is Your Target Heart Rate?

Internet Links:
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
National Coalition for Women and Heart Disease
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Medical and Imaging Tests Surgical and Other Procedures

Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) Test
Cardiac Blood Pool Scan
Cardiac Calcium Scoring
Cardiac Perfusion Scan
Chest X-ray
Cholesterol and Triglycerides Tests
Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
Exercise Electrocardiogram
History and physical exam for atrial fibrillation
Home Blood Pressure Test
Lipid Panel
Magnetic Resonance Angiogram (MRA)
Medical history and physical exam for a slow heart rate
Monitoring your blood pressure at home
Should I have an angiogram to test for coronary artery disease?

Angioplasty with stent placement for heart attack and unstable angina
Cardiac Catheterization
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Electrical cardioversion for atrial fibrillation
Heart valve repair or replacement for mitral valve regurgitation or prolapse
Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)
Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation
Organ Transplant
Pacemaker for atrial fibrillation
Pacemaker for bradycardia
Pacemaker placement
Pericardial Tap
Radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation
Should I have surgery to replace my aortic valve?
Should I replace my aortic valve with a mechanical or tissue valve?
Should I try cardioversion for atrial fibrillation?
Vasodilators for mitral valve regurgitation


Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs)
Antiarrhythmic medications for atrial fibrillation
Antibiotics for heart valve disease
Anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation
Anticoagulants for heart attack and unstable angina
Anticoagulants for pulmonary embolism
Aspirin for heart attack and unstable angina
Beta-blockers for atrial fibrillation
Beta-blockers for heart attack and unstable angina
Beta-blockers for mitral valve prolapse
Bile acid sequestrants for high cholesterol
Calcium channel blockers for atrial fibrillation
Calcium channel blockers for heart attack and unstable angina
Coenzyme Q10
C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
Digoxin for atrial fibrillation
Fibric acid derivatives for high cholesterol
Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors for heart attack and unstable angina
Ibutilide for atrial fibrillation
Low-Dose Aspirin Therapy
Nicotinic acid for high cholesterol
Nitrates for heart attack and unstable angina
Other antiplatelet medications for heart attack and unstable angina
Safety Tips When Taking Anticoagulants
Should I take anticoagulants to prevent stroke?
Should I take statins for high cholesterol?
Taking anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation
Taking your high blood pressure medications properly
Taking your medications properly when you have heart failure
Thrombolytics for heart attack and unstable angina
Using Nitroglycerin for Sudden Chest Pain