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    Topic Index - Cardiovascular Diseases

    Cardiovascular Diseases Home

    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

    Cardiac Catheterization

    Echocardiography (echo)

    Electrocardiogram (EKG) / Stress Test / Holter Monitor

    Vital Signs

    Cardiac Procedures

    Cardiac Rehabilitation

    Cardiac Conditions and Diseases

    Angina Pectoris


    Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)

    Overview of Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)

    Living With a Pacemaker or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

    Frequently Asked Questions About Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)


    Atrial Fibrillation

    Cardiac Arrest

    Cardiac Arrest and Heart Disease

    Cardiac Sarcoma


    Congenital Heart Defects

    Heart Failure

    Coronary Heart Disease

    Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

    Heart Valve Diseases

    High Blood Pressure / Hypertension

    Mitral Valve Prolapse



    Rheumatic Heart Disease

    Ventricular Fibrillation

    Stroke / Brain Attack

    History of Stroke

    Overview of Stroke

    Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

    Risk Factors for Stroke

    Statistics of Stroke

    Types of Stroke

    Effects of Stroke

    Evaluation Procedures for Stroke

    Treatment for Stroke

    Rehabilitation for Stroke

    Vascular Conditions and Diseases

    Overview of the Vascular System

    Medical Management of Vascular Conditions


    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    Cerebral Aneurysm

    Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

    Carotid Artery Disease

    Chronic Venous Insufficiency


    Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Thrombophlebitis

    Peripheral Vascular Disease

    Pulmonary Embolism

    Raynaud's Phenomenon

    Renal Vascular Disease

    Varicose Veins

    Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

    Lifestyle Changes

    Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease

    Diet and Cardiovascular Disease

    Components of Food

    Cholesterol in the Blood

    Calculating Calories and Fat Grams

    Determining Your Body Mass Index

    Metabolic Syndrome


    Overview of Obesity

    Treatment of Obesity

    Obesity Treatment Overview

    Medical Treatment for Obesity

    Surgical Treatment for Obesity

    Gastric Bypass (Malabsorptive) Surgery

    Gastric Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery

    Maintaining Weight Loss

    Preventing Obesity

    Exercise: Before Starting an Exercise Program

    Designing an Exercise Program

    Risks of Physical Inactivity