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Medical Reference related to heart disease

  1. Raynaud's phenomenon

    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).

  2. How to wreck your heart

    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.

  3. 3 key numbers for heart health

    There are 3 key numbers you need, including one surprisingly easy one that could give you a life-saving preview of your cardiac risk.

  4. Mitral valve prolapse

    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.

  5. Warfarin: What you should know about side effects

    Like all medicines, warfarin can cause side effects. Get the facts here.

  6. Cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death

    A cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating and a person loses consciousness. Death from sudden cardiac arrest is called sudden cardiac death.

  7. Unstable angina

    Unstable angina affects the heart and is a medical emergency. An angina attack usually begins with chest pain that may then affect the left arm, neck, jaw or back.

  8. Cardiomyopathy types and symptoms

    Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscles. It can affect the size and shape of the heart, causing an enlarged heart, as well as affect the electrical signals that usually make the heart beat in a regular rhythm.

  9. Heart attack symptoms for women

    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.

  10. Smoking and heart disease

    Smoking is well known as being a major cause of lung cancer, but it is also responsible for heart disease. Around one in five premature deaths from heart disease and circulatory disease are directly related to smoking.

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