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Lifestyle Changes for a Healthier Heart
Learn how diet, exercise, smoking and stress contribute to your heart health.
Special Harvard Commentary: The Mixed Blessing of Heart CT Scans
A new generation of computed tomography (CT) scanners is making it possible to take very clear pictures of coronary arteries, including any blockages, without the need for more invasive, more expensive procedures. This is a good development, right? Well, yes and no.
Sedentary Lifestyle
Get moving to reduce risk.
Women And Heart Disease

Heart disease is no longer considered a "man's" disease, but many women remain unaware of the extent of their risk. How can you prevent heart disease?


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Learn The Basics
Common Myths
Is what you think really true?
Common Questions
Answers to questions about the heart

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Interactive Tools
Are You Heart-Smart?
Test your knowledge of heart health, high blood pressure and cholesterol.
Introduction to the Heart
Explore your heart with our interactive illustration.

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Exercising with a Heart Condition
Know the guidelines before you begin.
Preventing a Second Heart Attack
If you've had a heart attack, you're at risk of another. Here's what you can do to lower that risk.
Should You Take Statins?
Statins are a group of drugs prescribed to lower cholesterol, protect against damage from coronary-artery disease and prevent heart attack. Should you be taking statins?


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Heart Health News
More Advanced Emergency Care May Be Worse for Cardiac Arrest Victims: Study
Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks
Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure
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Healthy Heart

Healthy Heart

Heartfelt advice from Dr. Tom Lee to keep your cardiovascular system well-tuned.

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Heart and Circulatory Conditions Ask The Expert
Q: . The medical term for fluid in the space surrounding the heart is “pericardial effusion.” Our major organs, including the heart, have linings that usually have no significant fluid within them. In a number of conditions, fluid may accumulate around the heart.
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