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  1. Atherosclerosis
  2. Chelation Therapy Discusses shots of EDTA into bloodstream to remove heavy metals or minerals from the body. Also discusses its use to treat atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. Covers safety.
  3. Carotid Artery Disease
  4. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Discusses transient ischemic attack (TIA), sometimes called a mini-stroke. Covers causes, including blood clot as a result of atherosclerosis. Looks at treatment with medicines, surgery, and lifestyle changes. Discusses prevention steps.
  5. Coronary Artery Disease Includes causes and symptoms of heart disease. Looks at cholesterol, hypertension, and risk of heart attack. Covers diet, physical activity, and treatment with medicines, angioplasty, and bypass surgery. Includes how to help prevent heart disease.
  6. Coronary Artery Disease: Moving Forward See how a diagnosis of heart disease inspired others to care for their heart.
  7. Coronary Artery Disease: Making Peace With Medicines Learn how others accept taking heart medicines as part of daily life.
  8. Coronary Artery Disease: Commit to Making an Exercise Plan Picture an exercise plan you would enjoy, and commit to taking small steps to get there.
  9. Coronary Artery Disease: Getting Back on Track See how to get back to taking care of your heart.
  10. Heart-Healthy Diet Learn how to start eating foods that are good for your heart.
  11. Coronary Artery Disease: Being Active Learn how regular exercise can help your heart get stronger and healthier.
  12. Coronary Artery Disease: Exercising for a Healthy Heart Covers importance of exercising regularly when you have coronary artery disease. Guides you through steps of starting a complete exercise program that includes aerobic exercise, strength training, and stretching. Explains how to set goals you can reach.
  13. Heart Health: Walking for a Healthy Heart Covers walking as one of the easiest ways to increase your physical activity and improve your health. Explains what you need to know before starting a walking program. Includes how to stay motivated.
  14. Coronary Calcium Scan: Should I Have This Test? Guides you through the decision to have a coronary calcium scan. Explains why a coronary calcium scan is done and what it can show. Lists treatments that might come after a coronary calcium scan. Lists risks and benefits. Includes interactive tool to help you decide.
  15. Deciding About Coronary Angiogram Learn when having an angiogram is helpful and when it may not be needed.
  16. Coronary Angiogram: How Others Decided Hear what other people thought about as they decided whether to have a coronary angiogram.
  17. Stroke Prevention: Should You Have a Carotid Artery Procedure? Compare the pros and cons of having a carotid artery procedure to help prevent stroke.
  18. Coronary Artery Disease: Should I Have an Angiogram? Guides you through the decision to have an angiogram. Explains why the test is done and what it can show. Discusses why you might or might not want to have the test. Lists risks and benefits. Includes interactive tool to help you decide.
  19. Coronary Artery Disease: Should I Have Angioplasty for Stable Angina? Guides you through the decision to have angioplasty when you have stable angina. Lists benefits and risks of angioplasty and medical therapy. Explains why lifestyle changes are still important. Includes interactive tool to help you with your decision.
  20. Coronary Artery Disease: Should I Have Bypass Surgery? Guides you through decision to have bypass surgery. Explains when bypass surgery might be needed. Covers other treatment options. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  21. Coronary Artery Disease: Helping a Loved One
  22. Coronary Artery Disease: Family History
  23. Nitrates for Coronary Artery Disease Looks at medicines to stop chest pain (angina). Lists generic and brand names, such as nitroglycerin (Nitro-Dur). Info on how well nitrates work, side effects, and warning not to use them with erection medicines such as Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra.
  24. Beta-Blockers for Coronary Artery Disease Covers drugs that treat heart conditions. Lists generic and brand names of drugs that slow the heart rate. Explains when they are used and how they protect heart. Covers atenolol (Tenormin) and metoprolol (Lopressor). Covers side effects.
  25. Calcium Channel Blockers for Coronary Artery Disease Covers medicine to lower blood pressure and treat heart disease. Info on generic and brand names, such as amlodipine (Norvasc) and diltiazem (Cardizem). Explains how medicine works. Also includes info on benefits and side effects.
  26. Preventing Coronary Artery Disease in Women: First Steps See how three women found ways to fit heart-healthy habits into their busy lives.
  27. Carotid Endarterectomy Learn what carotid endarterectomy is and how it is done.
  28. Carotid Artery Stenting Learn what carotid artery stenting is and how it is done.
  29. Carotid Artery Stenting
  30. Preventing Coronary Artery Disease Learn how a heart-healthy lifestyle can lower your risk for heart disease.
  31. Bypass Surgery for Coronary Artery Disease Learn what bypass surgery does for your heart and what will happen during surgery.
  32. Angioplasty for Coronary Artery Disease Learn how angioplasty opens narrowed or blocked arteries to help you avoid a heart attack.
  33. Coronary Arteries and Heart Function
  34. Aspirin and Antiplatelets for Coronary Artery Disease Looks at antiplatelets, including aspirin, to prevent heart attack. Lists who should and shouldn't take it. Includes dosage, benefits, and side effects. Includes how to take it during heart attack.
  35. Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors for Coronary Artery Disease Covers medicines to lower blood pressure and heart's workload. Includes use in people with diabetes. Lists generic and brand names, such as benazepril (Lotensin) and enalapril (Vasotec). Info includes how well ACE inhibitors work and side effects.
  36. Anticoagulants for Coronary Artery Disease Looks at medicines to slow blood clotting, also called blood thinners. Includes heparin and warfarin. Explains its use to lower risk of heart attack and stroke and use after angioplasty. Info on how well medicine works and side effects.
  37. Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Covers types of coronary bypass surgeries, also called CABG. Includes minimally invasive surgeries. Links to slideshow of CABG. Looks at when surgery is done. Describes how surgery is done, recovery time, and risks.
  38. Angioplasty for Coronary Artery Disease Covers procedure, which is also called percutaneous coronary intervention, to widen narrow coronary arteries for stable angina and heart attack. Links to a slideshow of angioplasty. Describes use of stent and balloon to open artery. Explains why it's done and when it's not done. Includes how well it works, risks, and recovery time.
  39. Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease
  40. Carotid Artery Procedure: How Others Decided Hear what other people thought about as they decided whether to have a procedure to help prevent a stroke.
  41. Coronary Artery Disease: Roles of Different Doctors
  42. Heart-Healthy Eating: Fish
  43. Coronary Artery Disease and Alcohol
  44. Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
  45. Coronary Artery Disease: Women Are at Risk Too Learn why it's important to know your risk for heart disease if you're a woman.
  46. Medical History and Physical Exam for Coronary Artery Disease Covers questions that doctor might ask to help diagnose heart disease. Covers medical exam, which includes checks on blood pressure and heartbeat, lungs, pulses, and carotid arteries. Includes info on signs of heart failure.
  47. Coronary Artery Disease: Prevention Myths
  48. Manage Stress for Your Heart
  49. Depression and Coronary Artery Disease
  50. Weight and Coronary Artery Disease
  51. Coronary Artery Disease: Every Step Matters Learn how heart disease affects you and how to help prevent a heart attack.
  52. Coronary Artery Disease and Depression Learn how keeping your mood healthy can also help keep your heart healthy.
  53. Coronary Artery Disease: Your Risk for Heart Attack Learn how to lower your risk for heart attack.
  54. Carotid Endarterectomy Discusses carotid endarterectomy surgery to remove plaque buildup in the carotid arteries to prevent stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). Includes info on how surgery can help prevent future strokes. Looks at long-term aspirin treatment.
  55. Smoking and Coronary Artery Disease
  56. Carotid Artery Procedures After a Stroke or TIA
  57. Cardiac Cachexia
  58. Heart Attack and Stroke in Women: Reducing Your Risk Covers risk of heart disease and stroke in women. Lists things that increase risk. Lists prevention steps, such as diet, exercise, not smoking, managing cholesterol and blood pressure, and making decisions on birth control and hormone therapy.
  59. Cholesterol: How It Raises Your Risk Learn how high cholesterol raises your risk for heart attack and stroke.
  60. Diabetes and Your Heart Learn why having diabetes raises your heart disease risk and what you can do about it.
  61. Familial Lipid Disorders
  62. Diabetes: Lower Your Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke

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