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    Basic Anatomy of the Heart

    Anatomy and Function of the Heart's Electrical System

    Anatomy and Function of the Coronary Arteries

    Anatomy and Function of the Heart Valves

    Cardiac Diagnostic Tests

    Vital Signs

    Cardiac Procedures

    Cardiac Rehabilitation

    Cardiac Conditions and Diseases

    Stroke (Brain Attack)

    Vascular Conditions and Diseases

    Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

    The cardiovascular system is made up of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) include coronary heart disease (coronary artery disease, ischemic heart disease), stroke (brain attack), high blood pressure (hypertension), and rheumatic heart disease. Click on the links above to learn more about this topic.

    Picture of an electrocardiogram strip