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To use a portable INR meter or tester, you will need to prick your fingertip to take a small drop of blood from your finger and put it on a disposable testing strip.
Antiplatelet drugs are used to treat heart disease. Examples of antiplatelets include clopidogrel and low-dose aspirin.
Like all medicines, warfarin can cause side effects. Get the facts here.
How much can pollution in the air affect your heart and even increase the risk of heart attacks? Get the facts here.
If you have low blood pressure, some precautions may be needed before exercising.
A leaky heart valve - also known as valve regurgitation or incompetence – happens when the valve does not close properly. This causes a backflow of blood that, as it worsens, can put pressure on your heart to work harder and deal with the extra volume of blood.
Blood vessels can be examined by using a special medical test known as angiography, and the X-ray images that it takes are known as angiograms.
Although a blood clot can lead to a potentially life-threatening condition, most blood clots are preventable.
Bradycardia happens when the heart beats at an unusually slow rate. It can be triggered by a number of health conditions, from hypothyroidism to hypothermia.
An aneurysm is an abnormal, blood-filled bulge that forms in a weak area of a blood vessel wall. This can happen in any part of the body but is most common in the brain, or parts of the aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body.
Raynaud's phenomenon – often shortened simply to Raynaud's – is a disorder of the small blood vessels in the extremities, which are over-sensitive to temperature changes and leave the patient with extreme coldness or heat in their fingers and toes (and sometimes ears and nose).
One of the best known symptoms of a heart attack – chest pain – may not be experienced by women. Learn more about heart attack symptoms in women.
Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a heart abnormality that can cause sudden death in rare cases.
Palpitations are noticeable heartbeats that a person senses without intending to, usually because the beats are fast or irregular. Palpitations are described as a steady beating, flip-flopping or throbbing.
A coronary angioplasty is a procedure to treat heart disease by widening narrowed or blocked arteries, then keeping them open with a special tube of wire mesh called a stent.
The mitral valve, or bicuspid valve, separates chambers of the heart and helps control the flow of blood through the heart. With mitral valve prolapse, one or both of the mitral valve leaflets (flaps) don't close properly.
When it comes to the heart’s health, there are some things you can’t control - like getting older, or having a parent with heart disease. However, there are many more things you can do to lower the chances of sabotaging your ticker.
BootsWebMD's heart anatomy page provides a detailed image of the heart and provides information on heart conditions, tests and treatments.
Pulmonary oedema is when the lungs fill with fluid. The fluid congestion reduces oxygen in the blood and can cause an accumulation of carbon dioxide (CO2). It is a medical emergency.
Heart surgery recovery takes a lot of care. Here are some very, very important tips for the aftercare of someone who has undergone heart surgery.
Stress tests are a common assessment for heart problems, and are also known as an exercise tolerance test or exercise ECG (electrocardiogram).
There are 3 key numbers you need, including one surprisingly easy one that could give you a life-saving preview of your cardiac risk.
How to spot the real-life signs of heart attack, stroke and angina, which differ from what we see in the cinema and on TV.
Heart disease is the number one threat to a woman's health. Follow these 12 steps to prevent heart disease and build a healthy heart.
A left ventricular assist device, or LVAD, is a mechanical pump that is implanted inside a person's chest to help a weakened heart ventricle pump blood throughout the body.
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