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  1. Cardiac Catheterization Discusses test used to check your heart and coronary arteries. Covers reasons cardiac catheterization is done. Looks at how to prepare. Explains how the test is done in the cardiac catheterization laboratory (cath lab) by a cardiologist. Covers risks.
  2. Cardiac Rehabilitation Discusses cardiac rehabilitation (rehab), which helps you feel better and reduce risk of future heart problems with exercise and lifestyle changes. Looks at rehab for people who have heart conditions such as heart attack, heart surgery, or heart failure.
  3. Coronary Angiogram: What Is it? Learn how and why an angiogram is done.
  4. Coronary Angiogram: Returning Home Learn how you'll feel after an angiogram and how to take care of yourself at home.
  5. Cardiac Rehabilitation: Exercise
  6. Cardiac Perfusion Scan
  7. Cardiac Enzyme Studies
  8. Cardiac Rehab: What Is It? Learn how cardiac rehab works and how it can help you get stronger and feel better.
  9. Cardiac Rehabilitation Team
  10. Cardiac Blood Pool Scan
  11. Cardiac Rehab: How It Can Help Hear how cardiac rehab helped others have less fear and be more sure about how to live with a heart problem.
  12. Cardiac Rehabilitation: Weight and Resistance Training
  13. Cardiac Rehabilitation: Medicine and Exercise
  14. Cardiac Rehabilitation: Lifestyle Changes
  15. Cardiac Rehabilitation: Hospital Program
  16. Cardiac Rehabilitation: Home Program
  17. Cardiac Rehabilitation: Outpatient Program
  18. Cardiac Rehabilitation: Maintenance Program
  19. Cardiac Rehabilitation: Emotional Health Benefits
  20. Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation Discusses surgical treatment to control irregular heartbeat and restore normal rhythm of heart. Looks at what to expect after surgery such as taking medicine such as Coumadin. Covers risks.
  21. Open-Heart Surgery: Returning Home Learn how to take care of yourself and what activities to avoid after open-heart surgery.
  22. Pacemaker for Heart Failure (Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy)
  23. Cardiac Rehabilitation: Monitoring Your Body's Response to Exercise
  24. Electrophysiology Study
  25. Pacemaker Placement: Returning Home See some tips for taking care of yourself after your procedure.
  26. Coronary Calcium Scan
  27. SPECT Image of the Heart
  28. Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Discusses nonsurgical procedure, called catheter ablation, for atrial fibrillation if medicine is not effective or not tolerated. Also discusses implanting a pacemaker. Looks at why procedure is done, how well it works, and possible risks.
  29. Heart Attack and Stroke Risk Screening
  30. Ambulatory Electrocardiogram
  31. Heart Tests: When Do You Need Them?
  32. Deciding About Coronary Angiogram Learn when having an angiogram is helpful and when it may not be needed.
  33. Coronary Angiogram: How Others Decided Hear what other people thought about as they decided whether to have a coronary angiogram.
  34. Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Learn what catheter ablation is and how it is done to treat atrial fibrillation.
  35. Catheter Ablation for SVT Learn about catheter ablation for supraventricular tachycardia and how it's done.
  36. Heart Valve Replacement Surgery
  37. Catheter Ablation for a Fast Heart Rate Covers procedure to destroy (ablate) tiny areas of heart muscle causing fast heart rate. Includes radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation. Covers use for supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia (AVRT), Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome, and ventricular tachycardia.
  38. Echocardiogram
  39. Drug-Eluting Stents
  40. 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.
  41. Electrical Cardioversion for Atrial Fibrillation Discusses procedure that uses electric current to reset heart's rhythm to its regular pattern. Covers its use to stop atrial fibrillation. Discusses what to expect after treatment, how well it works, and risks.
  42. Exercise Electrocardiogram (Stress Test) See how a stress test works and how it's done.
  43. Supraventricular Tachycardia: Should I Have Catheter Ablation? Guides you through the decision to have catheter ablation for the heart rhythm problem supraventricular tachycardia. Lists benefits and risks of catheter ablation and medical therapy. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  44. Atrial Fibrillation: Should I Have Catheter Ablation? Guides you through the decision to have catheter ablation for the heart rhythm problem atrial fibrillation. Lists benefits and risks of catheter ablation and medical therapy. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  45. Pacemaker for Bradycardia Discusses pacemakers used to treat bradycardia. Discusses various types of pacemakers. Covers how they work and how well they work, risks, and possible side effects.
  46. Heart Rate Problems: Should I Get a Pacemaker? Topic guides reader through decision to get a pacemaker for heart rate problems. Provides general overview of what pacemakers are and what heart problems can be helped with pacemakers. Lists benefits and possible complications of getting a pacemaker.
  47. Pacemaker Placement See what you can expect and how to prepare for getting a pacemaker.
  48. Electrical Cardioversion (Defibrillation) for a Fast Heart Rate
  49. Balloon Valvuloplasty for Aortic Valve Stenosis
  50. Heart Failure: Limiting Fluids Learn tips for limiting fluids to prevent fluid buildup.
  51. Heart Failure: Watching Your Fluids Discusses need to watch fluid intake with congestive heart failure. Gives tips on spacing fluids throughout day and how to easily keep track of fluid intake. Also mentions diuretic medicines to remove excess fluid from body.
  52. Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Minimally Invasive Methods
  53. Atrial Fibrillation: Should I Try Electrical Cardioversion? Guides you through decision to have cardioversion for atrial fibrillation. Discusses electrical cardioversion and rate control drugs. Lists benefits and risks. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  54. Heart Valve Replacement Surgery Learn how surgery is done to replace a faulty heart valve.
  55. Exercise Electrocardiogram Covers exercise stress test, also called treadmill test or exercise EKG. Explains why it's done, such as finding cause of angina symptoms and checking exercise tolerance after heart attack. Includes how it's done and how it feels. Includes risks.
  56. Heart Failure: Avoiding Triggers for Sudden Heart Failure Tells how to prevent sudden heart failure. Covers symptoms and lists triggers that lead to congestive heart failure: too much salt, too much exercise, and taking medicines wrong. Encourages staying with diet, medicine, and exercise plan.
  57. Heart Transplant
  58. Quick Tips: Taking Charge of Your Angina
  59. Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
  60. Oxygen Therapy: Using Oxygen at Home
  61. Heart Catheterization for Congenital Heart Defects
  62. Heart Valve Surgery: Recovery
  63. Heart Attack: How to Prevent Another One
  64. Heart Rhythm Problems and Driving
  65. Bypass Surgery for Coronary Artery Disease Learn what bypass surgery does for your heart and what will happen during surgery.
  66. 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.
  67. 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.
  68. Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: When You Arrive at the Hospital
  69. Helping a Loved One After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
  70. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: How It Is Done
  71. What Is Clot-Busting (Thrombolytic) Treatment? Learn how clot-busting medicines are used for emergencies like stroke and heart attack.
  72. Congenital Heart Defects: Pregnancy
  73. Heart Valve Replacement Surgery: Life After Surgery
  74. 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.
  75. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: How to Prepare
  76. Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Your Medical Team
  77. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: The Recovery Process
  78. Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Day One of Recovery
  79. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: Recovering in the Hospital
  80. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: What to Expect After You Go Home
  81. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: Self-Care for Recovery
  82. History and Physical Exam for Heart Failure Includes what doctor asks about health history. Covers other problems like heart attack, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Also medicines you take, illnesses in your family. Covers listening to heart and lungs, checking legs and belly for swelling.
  83. Monitoring and Medicines for Heart Failure
  84. Heart Valve Replacement: How to Prepare
  85. Heart Failure: Eating a Healthy Diet
  86. Aortic Valve Stenosis: Treatment When You Have Another Heart Disease
  87. Thrombolytics for Heart Attack and Stroke

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