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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.

Atrial Fibrillation Overview

Atrial Fibrillation, a form of arrhythmia, is a disease that can result in heart failure, stroke and blood clots. Learn how atrial fibrillation works, common symptoms and treatment options for AF.

This Man Carried His 'Heart' in a Backpack for Over a Year

Stan Larkin lived with his 'heart' in a backpack for more than a year. Learn how he did it from HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Babies Can't Be Bribed, Unless the Payoff Is Right

A new Yale study finds that babies aren't as easy to pay off as you might think. HowStuffWorks Now investigates what it takes. See more »

What are some vascular diseases?

What are some vascular diseases? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn more about some vascular diseases. See more »

10 Foods for a Healthy Heart

Heart-healthy foods can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. Take a look at 10 heart-healthy foods to get started. See more »


Atherosclerosis can affect the heart, kidneys, and virtually any other organ. Learn more about atherosclerosis in this article from Discovery Health. See more »

5 Celebrities Who Had Heart Attacks

There have been a few celebrities who had heart attacks. See our list of five celebrities who had heart attacks to learn more about heart disease. See more »

5 Facts About Women's Heart Health

Women's heart health issues are different from men. See five facts you should know about women's heart health. See more »

Top 10 Ways to Stay Heart-healthy

Top 10 ways to stay heart healthy is good information to know for your overall health. Learn more about top 10 ways to stay heart healthy from Discovery Health. See more »

These 5 heart problems you should know about are important for your health. Learn all about heart problems from HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Heart Health Myths

These 5 heart health myths can be beneficial to your health. Learn all about heart health myths from Discovery Health. See more »