Health Facts Plus: Heart Diseases

Health Facts Plus: Heart Diseases

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Posttraumatic Stress May Lead to Heart Disease (01/01/2007, Reuters Health)

Heart Disease, Stroke Still Big Killers (12/28/2006, HealthDay)

Big Bellies Tied to Greater Heart Disease Risk (12/26/2006, Reuters Health)

Pfizer Stops All Torcetrapib Clinical Trials in Interest of Patient Safety (12/03/2006, Food and Drug Administration)

From the National Institutes of Health

Heart and Vascular Diseases (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) Your Guide to Living Well with Heart Disease (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)

Cardiovascular Disease 101: Know Your Heart and Blood Vessels (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Heart Disease (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion)

Cardiac Catheterization (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) Cardiac Catheterization (slp 3D) - Requires media player - One hour program Computer Imaging / Tomography (American Heart Association) Coronary Angiogram and Angioplasty (Patient Education Institute) - Requires Flash Player Also available in Spanish Diagnostic Tests and Procedures (Texas Heart Institute) Also available in Spanish Echocardiogram (Patient Education Institute) - Requires Flash Player Also available in Spanish Echocardiography Stress Test (Patient Education Institute) - Requires Flash Player Also available in Spanish Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) Electrocardiograph Tests (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) Frequently Asked Questions about Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) (American Society of Echocardiography) Frequently Asked Questions about Transthoracic Echocardiography (American Society of Echocardiography) Invasive Tests (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) Laboratory Tests (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) Radiographic Tests (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) Ultrasound Tests (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) What Is Nuclear Imaging? (Cleveland Clinic Foundation)

Heart Surgery Overview (Texas Heart Institute) Also available in Spanish What Are Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Agents? (American Heart Association) - Links to PDF

Cardiac Risk Assessment (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) Cholesterol Test (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) HDL Cholesterol Test (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) LDL Cholesterol Test (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) Lipid Profile (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) MedlinePlus: Heart Diseases--Prevention (National Library of Medicine)Also available in Spanish New Blood Tests for Detecting Heart Disease (American Heart Association) - Links to PDF

Heart Disease Risk Questionnaire (Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention) Also available in Spanish Risk Assessment (American Heart Association)

Cardiac Rehabilitation (Patient Education Institute) - Requires Flash Player Also available in Spanish Cardiac Rehabilitation: Building a Better Life After Heart Disease (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

Left Ventricular Assist Device (American Heart Association)

Enlarged Heart (Cardiomegaly) (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Fluid around the Heart (Pericardial Effusion) (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Heart Palpitations (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also available in Spanish Heart Tumors (InteliHealth) JAMA Patient Page: Pericarditis (American Medical Association) Also available in Spanish JAMA Patient Page: Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (American Medical Association) Also available in Spanish Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Pericarditis (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Silent Ischemia and Ischemic Heart Disease (American Heart Association)

Alcohol, Wine and Cardiovascular Disease (American Heart Association) Anesthesia and Heart Disease (American Heart Association) Caffeine (American Heart Association) Also available in Spanish Cardiovascular Specialists and Your Health Care (American College of Cardiology) Cholesterol Counts for Everyone (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) Dental Care and Heart Disease (American Heart Association) Depression and Heart Disease (National Institute of Mental Health) Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Flu Shots: Important for People with Heart Disease (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Heart Disease Risk Factors (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Mouth Body Connection: Heart Disease and Stroke (American Academy of Periodontology) Also available in Spanish Oh, Swell! Joints Aren''t the Only Body Parts Affected by Inflammation (Arthritis Foundation) Platelets and Cardiovascular Disease (American Heart Association) - Links to PDF Sexual Activity and Heart Disease or Stroke (American Heart Association) Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) - Links to PDF

ClinicalTrials.gov: Cardiovascular Diseases (National Institutes of Health) ClinicalTrials.gov: Heart Diseases (National Institutes of Health) Learn More about Chelation Therapy and the Study (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

Genetics Home Reference: Williams syndrome (National Library of Medicine)

Comparison of Body Mass Index Versus Waist Circumference with the Metabolic Changes That Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Insulin-Resistant Individuals (10/15/2006, American Heart Association) Detection of Kidney Disease in Patients with or at Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease (09/05/2006, American Heart Association) Heart Disease (08/04/2006, National Institutes of Health) - Links to PDF Influence of Insulin Resistance and Body Mass Index at Age 13 on Systolic Blood Pressure, Triglycerides, and HDL Cholesterol at Age 19 (08/21/2006, American Heart Association) Light to Moderate Drinking Reduces Risk of Cardiac Events, Death (08/03/2006, American Medical Association) Studies Strengthen Kidney and Heart Disease Link (09/29/2004, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

Healthy Heart (Food and Drug Administration) Heart Anatomy (Texas Heart Institute) Also available in Spanish Normal Heart and How It Works (American Heart Association)

Cardiac Glossary (American Heart Association) Heart and Blood Vessel Disease and Treatment: Dictionary (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) Heart Surgery Terms (Society of Thoracic Surgeons)

Find a Member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (Society of Thoracic Surgeons) Find an Interventional Radiologist (Society of Interventional Radiology)

American Heart Association National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Disparities in Heart Disease (American Public Health Association) - Links to PDF Also available in Spanish FASTATS: Heart Disease (National Center for Health Statistics) Heart Disease and Stroke Maps (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion)

Cardiovascular Disorders (Children''s Hospital of Philadelphia) Children''s Health (American Heart Association) Heart Disease (Nemours Foundation) Also available in Spanish

Men and Heart Disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

MedlinePlus: Heart Disease in Women (National Library of Medicine)Also available in Spanish

Aging Hearts & Arteries (National Institute on Aging) - Large PDF file

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Date last updated: 02 January 2007 Topic last reviewed: 16 November 2006