Cardiovascular Conditions

From atrial fibrillation to heart attacks and congestive heart failure, the articles in this section cover cardiovascular conditions and the treatments available.

Topics to Explore


Learn More / Page 3

Foods That Lower Cholesterol

Foods and supplements that can help lower cholesterol are a powerful tool in the fight against heart disease. Learn which foods, as part of a healthy diet, act as the most potent cholesterol-lowering agents.

Foods That Claim to Lower Cholesterol

Many foods and supplements claim to lower cholesterol. But do they really work? Learn which foods are beneficial, which have no effect, and why most of them are not recommended by doctors.

Symptoms of High Cholesterol

Your body does not have a way of telling you if you have high cholesterol. However, it can lead to heart disease, so you should get a test -- and learn the symptoms of heart disease.

How the Body Uses Cholesterol

Cholesterol produces a wealth of highly valuable substances in the body. It makes its mark in digestion, absorption of vitamins, and even reproduction. Find out why your body needs cholesterol.

Consequences of High Cholesterol

As most people know -- and as doctors have known for decades -- high cholesterol is a major factor in heart disease. Find out how those fatty deposits can shut down the pump.

Cholesterol Levels

We've all heard of "good" and "bad" cholesterol, and you may even know which is LDL and which is HDL. It's important for doctors to know the levels of each. Find out how each type affects your heart and what the levels tell you.

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.

What are the symptoms of atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is serious heart disease, but it’s treatable if diagnosed early. Learn about EKGs, echocardiograms and other tests that detect AF symptoms.

Heart Attack Definition

Do you know the signs of a heart attack? Learn more about the signs, symptoms and risks of a heart attack in this article.

Heart Failure

A person's heart is constantly working to push blood the body's extremities. Learn what happens to the heart if it is worked to hard.

The Best of Both Worlds Is Key to Heart Health

Heart disease affects millions of people but there are things that an individual can use to minimize their risk of developing a heart condition. Take a look at these heart health tips in this article.

You Can Control Many Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Heart disease is an illness that is increasing in many adults. If you have heart disease this article will give tips on preventing the risk factors that are associated with this illness.

Advice for Heart-Healthy Living

Are you looking for advice on heart healthy living? Check out what we have uncovered about how to lead a heart healthy life with the tips in this article.

Knowing the Symptoms of Heart Disease Could Save Your Life

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Learn more about the signs, symptoms and risks of this deadly disease.

Coronary Heart Disease Overview

Coronary heart disease, or CHD, can effect the body in many ways. In this article you will learn more about symptoms, risks and prevention of this disease.

Coronary Risk Factors

What are the coronary risk factors? In this article learn more about the signs, causes and prevention of this disease.

Assess Your Risk for Heart Disease

Assessing your risk for heart disease is an important step to maintaining a healthy heart. Learn more about what you need to do to if you think that you are susceptible to heart disease.

Meet Dr. Barbour

A cardiologist, Dr. Deborah Joanne Barbour practices medicine in Washington, D.C, and Maryland. Learn more about her here.

What about cholesterol drugs?

Drugs have been developed to treat a specific ailment. Learn more about medicines, what they treat and how to use them safely.

Monitoring Your Blood Pressure at Home

Why do some women struggle with hot flashes and hormone replacement therapy? Learn more about these common side effects of menopause in this article.

High Blood Pressure Numbers

How do you know when your blood pressure numbers are considered high? Find out the answer to this question and more with the help of this article.

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.

Cholesterol Overview

Medical research shows that high levels of cholesterol are associated with heart disease, the nation's number one killer. One in five Americans has high cholesterol -- find out if you're at risk.

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.

Am I doing all I can do to lower my blood pressure?

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can't always insure that a person will remain healthy but it most certainly one of the best things a person can do to prevent diseases from forming in the body.