Cardiovascular Diseases

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  1. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    Detailed information on abdominal aortic aneurysms, including description of abdominal aortic aneurysm, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and full-color anatomical and procedure illustrations

  2. Anatomy and Function of the Coronary Arteries

    Coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle. There are two main coronary arteries: the right and the left.

  3. Anatomy and Function of the Heart Valves

    Heart valves prevent the backward flow of blood. They act as one-way inlets of blood on one side of a ventricle and one-way outlets of blood on the other side of a ventricle.

  4. Anatomy and Function of the Heart Valves

    Detailed anatomical description of the heart valves, including simple definitions and a labeled, full-color illustration

  5. Anatomy and Function of the Heart's Electrical System

    The heart is a pump made of muscle tissue. Its pumping action is regulated by electrical impulses.

  6. Aneurysm

    Detailed information on the dangers of aneurysm, how an aneurysm develops, and aneurysm diagnosis

  7. Angina Pectoris

    Angina pectoris occurs when the heart muscle doesn't receive enough blood and oxygen for a given level of work.

  8. Arrhythmias

    An arrhythmia is an abnormal rhythm of the heart that can cause the heart to pump less effectively.

  9. Atherosclerosis

    Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis caused by a build-up of plaque in the inner lining of an artery.

  10. Atrial Fibrillation

    Atrial fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia in which the electrical signals in the atria, or the two small chambers of the heart, are fired in a very fast and uncontrolled manner.

  11. Basic Anatomy of the Heart

    Located almost in the center of the chest, the adult human heart is about the size of two fists held side-by-side.

  12. Calculating Calories and Fat Grams

    Here's a formula to help you figure out how many calories and fat grams you need each day to maintain your current weight.

  13. Cardiac Catheterization

    Detailed information on a cardiac catheterization procedure, including how the procedure is performed, reasons for the procedure, and pre- and post-evaluation instructions

  14. Cardiac Conditions and Diseases

    Detailed information on the most common cardiovascular diseases, including full-page descriptions detailing the most common types of heart disease, related symptoms, diagnostic, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, ICDs, and treatment information

  15. Cardiac Diagnostic Tests

    Here's a look at just a few of the tests that have been used or are being used to understand and identify cardiovascular disease.

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