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A pulmonary embolism is a blockage caused by a clot in an arteries leading to the lungs, usually originating in a deep vein in the legs, arms, or pelvis.
Coronary artery disease is diagnosed when your arteries become narrowed by deposits called plaques within the artery walls.
Your levels of a blood protein called PCSK9 may help predict your risk of suffering a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular event. Here’s what to know.
Heart failure is caused by a weakening of the heart’s ability to pump blood. You may experience fatigue, shortness of breath, and excessive urination at night.
The potential for recovery depends on which portions of the brain were damaged by the stroke. Here’s what you need to know.
This ministroke is a warning sign that a full-blown ischemic stroke may be in your future.
Heart attacks, also called myocardial infarctions, typically occur when a coronary artery is completely blocked by a blood clot.
Irregular heartbeats can cause disruptive and frightening symptoms. In the worst-case scenario, they can trigger a potentially fatal cardiac arrest.
Sometimes called a brain attack, a stroke occurs when an artery that supplies blood to part of the brain becomes blocked or ruptures.
The condition doesn’t just affect war veterans—it can be triggered by critical illness, too, and can slow recovery.