Heart Attack and Atherosclerosis Prevention Index

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Heart attacks are the major causes of unexpected, sudden death among men and women. A heart attack is also a significant cause of heart failure. Learn the risk factors for heart attack such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and other heart conditions. Lowering your risk factor, lifestyle changes, and in some cases medication are the most effective way of preventing a heart attack.

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    • Angina Angina is chest pain due to inadequate blood supply to the heart. Angina symptoms may include chest tightness, burning,...learn more »
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      Angina Article
      • What is angina?
      • What causes angina?
      • What are the different types of angina?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of angina?
      • How is angina diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for angina?
      • Angioplasty and coronary artery bypass surgery
      • What are other methods are used to evaluate angina?
      • What is the prognosis for angina?
      • Can angina be prevented?
    • Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Atrial fibrillation or AFib is an abnormality in the heart rhythm which involves irregular and often rapid beating of the heart....learn more »
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      Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Article
      • Atrial fibrillation (AFib) facts
      • What is atrial fibrillation (AFib)?
      • What causes atrial fibrillation (AFib)?
      • What does atrial fibrillation look like?
      • What are the symptoms of atrial fibrillation (AFib)?
      • What are the risk factors for developing atrial fibrillation (AFib)?
      • How is atrial fibrillation (AFib) diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for atrial fibrillation (AFib)?
      • Slowing the heart rate with medications
      • Anticoagulation drugs to prevent blood clots and strokes
      • Converting atrial fibrillation (AFib) to a normal rhythm
      • Cardioversion with medications
      • Other methods of converting AFib to a normal rhythm
      • Procedures for treating and preventing atrial fibrillation (AFib)
      • What are the complications of atrial fibrillation (AFib)?
      • What is new in atrial fibrillation (AFib)?
    • Boils A boil is a skin abscess, a collection of pus localized deep in the skin. There are several different types of boils. Among them...learn more »
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      Boils Article
      • Boils facts
      • What is a boil? What are boil symptoms and signs?
      • What causes boils to form?
      • What are risk factors for boils?
      • How are boils diagnosed?
      • What are boil treatments and home remedies?
      • When should someone seek medical attention for a boil?
      • What is the prognosis (outcome) for a boil?
      • What can be done to prevent boils (abscesses)?
    • Cholesterol High cholesterol and triglyceride levels increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Getting your cholesterol and triglyceride...learn more »
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      Cholesterol Article
      • What is cholesterol?
      • What are the different types of cholesterol?
      • Why is high cholesterol dangerous?
      • Where does cholesterol come from?
      • What are normal cholesterol levels?
      • Which foods can help lower cholesterol?
      • What other lifestyle interventions help lower cholesterol?
      • What medications are available to treat high cholesterol?
    • High Blood Pressure High blood pressure is defined as a pressure of 140/90 mmHg or higher in the arteries. Genetic factors, high salt intake, and...learn more »
    • Heart Attack Heart attack happens when a blood clot completely obstructs a coronary artery supplying blood to the heart muscle. A heart...learn more »
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      Heart Attack Article
      • Heart attack facts
      • What is a heart attack?
      • What causes a heart attack?
      • What are the symptoms of a heart attack?
      • What are the complications of a heart attack?
      • What are the risk factors for atherosclerosis and heart attack?
      • How is a heart attack diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for heart attack?
      • What are the risk factors for heart attack in women?
      • What are the symptoms of heart attack in women and how is heart attack diagnosed?
      • How is heart attack in women treated?
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