What Is Heart Disease?

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  • What is a Heart Attack?
    Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes are all signs of a heart attack. Read on to learn more.

Heart Disease Basics

  • Heart & Coronary Arteries
    Heart Disease Symptoms
    Each type of heart disease has different symptoms, although many heart problems have similar symptoms. Know the signs.
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    What is Heart Disease?
    Heart disease is a number of abnormal conditions affecting the heart and the blood vessels in the heart. Read this article to get a basic overview.
  • Preparing for the Cardiologist
    Dr. Weinrauch helps you get the most out of your next appointment. Learn what questions to ask and what tests the doctor might perform.
  • Heart Disease Diagnosis
    Many tests can diagnose possible heart disease. The choice of which (and how many) tests to perform depends on the patient's risk factors, history of heart problems, and current symptoms.
  • Prognosis
    The long-term prognosis for both length and quality of life with heart disease depends on its severity and the preventative measures that are taken.

Heart Disease Next Steps

  • Questions and Answers
    Don't be a passive patient, become active in your health care and take charge of your future. Find the answers to your pressing questions.
  • Treatment Options
    From surgery to medicine to exercise, your treatment recommendations could differ tremendously from those of another person with a similar diagnosis.
  • Drug Information
    After being diagnosed with heart disease, you may be prescribed a specific drug regimen by your doctor. Find out the proper uses and side effects of your medications.

Living with Heart Disease

  • Lifestyle Changes
    Weight plays a crucial role in controlling heart disease. Find out what steps you can take to tip the scale in your favor.
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    Heart Disease Diets
    We all know that following a healthy diet and keeping physically active helps to reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Follow these six basic steps to start making heart healthy changes today.
  • Lowering Your Cholesterol
    Although most studies that prove that lowering cholesterol saves lives are done using drug therapy, the absolute mandate for improving cholesterol levels is to first make changes in lifestyle.