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Heart conditions can have a tremendous effect on other bodily functions and performance, and they can develop as a result of numerous factors. Learn about heart conditions and their impact on the body.
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What are my heart disease treatment options?

If you suffer from high blood pressure, your doctor can help you find the treatment option that is best for you. Check out facts and side effects of treatment options for high blood pressure and heart disease.

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  • 5 Celebrities Who Had Heart Attacks

    5 Celebrities Who Had Heart Attacks

    All the money and fame and influence in the world won't make it OK for you to eat bacon cheeseburgers if there's a history of heart disease in your family. While celebrities get to take a pass on some of life's unpleasant experiences, no one has immunity against heart attacks. See more »

  • 5 Facts About Women's Heart Health

    5 Facts About Women's Heart Health

    The heart is the strongest muscle in the body, and though both men and women can experience heart problems as they age, certain factors in heart disease are unique to women. Learn what they are and how to handle them. See more »

  • Can you predict the likelihood of a child becoming a victim of heart disease?

    Can you predict the likelihood of a child becoming a victim of heart disease?

    It doesn't take psychic powers to determine whether your child will one day face heart trouble. What are the indicators? And is there any way to turn the tides? See more »

  • Congestive Heart Failure 101

    Congestive Heart Failure 101

    Congestive heart failure (CHF) afflicts an amazing number of people. Learn the causes, early warning signs and treatment options for this common heart disease. See more »

  • Could you have a heart attack -- and not know it?

    Could you have a heart attack -- and not know it?

    Sometimes the grim reaper is subtle. With the silent heart attack, the victim experiences no obvious signs or symptoms. Or is the problem that we need to revamp our symptom checker? See more »

  • Diuretics and Mortality in Heart Failure Patients

    Diuretics and Mortality in Heart Failure Patients

    Diuretic drugs help remove excess fluid from the bodies of heart failure patients. But long-term use of diuretics may not be the best treatment for these patients. See more »

  • Fluid Overload Edema Overview

    Fluid Overload Edema Overview

    The human body is approximately 60 percent water, which is essential to almost every life process. But sometimes a condition called fluid overload can occur, in which more fluid (primarily water) is going into your body than is coming out. See more »

  • Heart Disease 101

    Heart Disease 101

    Chances are, at some point in your life, you or one of your loved ones will confront some aspect of heart disease. It's a major cause of death all over the world. Find out what you need to know. See more »

  • How can alcohol be good for your heart?

    How can alcohol be good for your heart?

    Heart-healthy usually means eating right and exercising more. But a new study suggests drinking moderate amounts of alcohol to reduce the risk of heart disease. Could happy hour be heart-healthy? See more »

  • How can plane travel increase the risk of heart attack?

    How can plane travel increase the risk of heart attack?

    It's a nuisance getting up from your seat on a flight. The cabin is filled with obstacles and space is tight. But what's worse, a stumble through the cabin or a potentially deadly clot? See more »

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