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The Big 3: These Are the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Health Conditions

Errors in diagnosis are all too common—that’s why it's important to learn how to advocate for yourself in the doctor’s office. Here’s what you need to know.

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When the Heart Fails

Understanding the basics of heart failure can help you feel more in control—and less afraid. Find out more about the different types, how they’re diagnosed, and what the best treatment options are.

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Now What? 5 Essential Things to Do After a Heart Failure Diagnosis

First breathe...and know you've got options. We walk you through the first few steps to take after finding out you have a heart failure.

Heart MRI scan.

Cardiac MRI Can Detect Dangerous Heart Disease

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging may be a non-invasive alternative to stress echocardiogram and catheterization to assess coronary artery disease severity.

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Is Your Chest Pain Due to a Heart Attack?

The HEART Pathway protocol is a faster method of identifying patients with acute chest pain who can safely be sent home from the emergency room say researchers.

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Salt Sensitivity: The Surprising Danger to Your Heart

Blood pressure in some people rises moderately to dramatically when excess salt is consumed. This can affect people with or without high blood pressure.

5 Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. Here are five factors that put you at higher risk.

A Faster Way to Spot a Stroke

A Faster Way to Spot a Stroke

Fast action is essential when it comes to treating an ischemic stroke. Here are six signs that can help identify victims.

Blood Test May Predict Hypertension

Blood Test May Predict Hypertension

A new blood test may be able to identify a person’s risk of developing hypertension long before the condition shows up in a blood pressure reading.

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How Do Cholesterol Levels Affect Heart Health?

Having high HDL does not override the increased risk of heart attack and stroke in people with elevated LDL and triglycerides.