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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
The Heart

How it pumps 2,000 gallons of blood each day

The Blood Vessels

The network that nourishes your body

Diagnostic Procedures

What to expect from your doctor

Heart-Smart Eating

What's the connection between diet and heart disease? Find out here.

Disorders

Key disorders that impair heart health.


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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?
Risks and Prevention

Factors that increase your risk of heart disease.

Treatments

Treatments for heart conditions.



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Heart Health News
Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure
Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims
'Wireless' Pacemaker Working Well So Far, Researchers Say
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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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