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HDL Cholesterol - Heartburn Medicine

This page contains links to eMedTV Articles containing information on subjects from HDL Cholesterol to Heartburn Medicine. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • HDL Cholesterol
    Many people refer to HDL as "good" cholesterol," but why? This eMedTV article gives a brief overview of what HDL does in the body and what you can do to increase your levels. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • HDL Cholestrol
    This eMedTV Web segment explains that the body needs HDL cholesterol to function properly. This page also describes how HDL cholesterol works to remove "bad" cholesterol from the blood. HDL cholestrol is a common misspelling of HDL cholesterol.
  • HDL Raising Foods
    At this point, researchers haven't identified any HDL raising foods. This segment of the eMedTV library provides detailed information about foods such as fatty fish, walnuts, and garlic that may improve heart health even if they don't increase HDL.
  • HDL/LDL Ratio
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, the HDL/LDL ratio is the proportion of "good cholesterol" (HDL) to "bad cholesterol" (LDL). This article explains how this ratio is figured and explains how it compares to other cholesterol numbers.
  • Hdroxycut
    Hydroxycut is a supplement used for helping with weight loss. This eMedTV page lists possible side effects of Hydroxycut and explains what you should discuss with your doctor before using this product. Hdroxycut is a common misspelling of Hydroxycut.
  • Head Lice
    Even though head lice are very common, they are easily treated, and the lice do not spread disease. This eMedTV article provides a detailed overview on head lice, including information on the insect's life cycle, transmission methods, and treatment.
  • Headach
    A headache is one of the most common symptoms experienced by men and women in society today. This eMedTV article explains what causes headaches and describes some treatment options. Headach is a common misspelling of headaches.
  • Headache
    Most people will experience a headache within their lifetime. This eMedTV resource offers a brief description of what headaches are, common triggers, and the different types. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • Headache Diagnosis
    This eMedTV Web page explains how a headache diagnosis can help a doctor determine the source of a headache and rule out other possible medical conditions. This page describes the questions and tests that may be used in diagnosing headaches.
  • Headache Diary
    One tool you can use to help determine possible headache triggers is a diary. This eMedTV article explains how to use a headache diary and describes how this tool will help your doctor determine the best treatment option for you.
  • Headache From NuvaRing
    In clinical trials, 5 to 14 percent of women experienced a headache from NuvaRing usage. This eMedTV Web page offers more information about the potential side effects of this drug and explains which types of headaches may require medical attention.
  • Headache Medicines
    As this eMedTV page explains, medicines used to treat headaches can include over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and prescription medications. This article also provides details on specific products used for migraines and cluster headaches.
  • Headache Relief
    Most people find that medication is the best option for headache relief. This part of the eMedTV Web site highlights the various medicines (prescription and over-the-counter) available for treating headaches, and also discusses natural relief options.
  • Headache Symptoms
    Nausea, visual disturbances, and sensitivity to light or sound are among the common symptoms of headaches. This eMedTV segment explores other signs and symptoms of headaches and explains which symptoms may require immediate medical attention.
  • Headache Treatment
    This eMedTV page explains that prescription medicines, over-the-counter drugs, preventative medicine, and lifestyle changes are a few of the options for headache treatment. This page focuses on treatment options for three types of chronic headaches.
  • Headache Triggers
    Stress, dehydration, and certain foods are common triggers for headaches. This eMedTV page covers these and other triggers, explaining that the best way to prevent headaches is to figure out what causes them for you.
  • Headaches
    A headache can involve pain or aching that occurs in the head, face, mouth, or neck. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at headaches, describing their causes, the various types, how they are diagnosed, and treatment options.
  • Headaches
    Headaches are a common type of pain, and nearly everyone has experienced a headache at some point. Headaches can be brought on by a number of things, including stress, illness, not drinking enough water, or not getting enough sleep. Often, they can be treated through a combination of lifestyle changes and over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers. Headaches can also be a sign of more serious problems, so don't hesitate to seek medical attention if a headache is particularly severe or is accompanied by other symptoms like changes in vision, fever, neck stiffness, confusion, fainting, or other abnormal symptoms.
  • Headaches
    Headaches are a common ailment in pregnancy. They can be caused by hormone changes, stress, changes in posture, lack of sleep, or in some cases, preeclampsia (a condition involving high blood pressure during pregnancy). Trying to combat the root of the problem to prevent headaches is generally the best approach. Use relaxation techniques, eat well, drink plenty of water, maintain good posture, and get some exercise. If a headache does occur, you can try applying cold or heat packs, practicing deep breathing, or relaxing in a dark room. If this doesn't work, talk with your doctor about using acetaminophen.
  • Headaches and Nitroglycerin Patch
    The most commonly reported side effect of the nitroglycerin patch is headaches. This page of the eMedTV Web site further discusses this potential side effect and provides a link to more detailed information on possible reactions to this drug.
  • Headaches From Levitra
    It is possible to develop headaches from Levitra. This eMedTV page discusses the results of clinical studies involving Levitra and headaches, and explains what your doctor may recommend if headaches do occur (for example, changing your medication).
  • Headaches in Children
    The two most common types of headaches in children are tension headaches and migraines. This eMedTV page explains the triggers of these headaches in your son or daughter, and also discusses when to call a doctor.
  • Headaches With Loestrin 24 Fe
    This eMedTV Web page explains that when taking Loestrin 24 Fe, headaches are a possible side effect. This page explains how often this problem occurred in clinical studies and when you should seek medical treatment for a headache.
  • Headaches With Seasonique
    A number of women taking Seasonique reported headaches during clinical studies. This eMedTV Web page further explores how common this side effect appears to be and explains when you should seek medical attention for these headaches.
  • Headaches With Sprintec
    Some women taking Sprintec will experience headaches as a side effect. This eMedTV Web page explores this side effect in more detail and explains when to consult your healthcare provider about any symptoms that develop.
  • Headaches With Yasmin
    Headaches appear to be a common side effect of Yasmin. As this portion of the eMedTV site explains, more than 1 percent of women in clinical studies experienced headaches with Yasmin (most cases were minor and did not require medical attention).
  • Headaches With Yaz
    In clinical studies, a number of women reported headaches with Yaz. As this segment from the eMedTV Web site explains, headaches are considered to be a common side effect of Yaz, occurring in more than 1 percent of women taking the birth control pill.
  • Headche
    This eMedTV page takes a look at how headaches can be caused by certain triggers, such as stress or dilated blood vessels. This article also explains when you should seek medical attention for a headache. Headche is a common misspelling of headaches.
  • Headech
    Up to 40 percent of people have at least one severe headache each year. This eMedTV resource explains what a headache is and discusses when you should seek medical attention for headache symptoms. Headech is a common misspelling of headaches.
  • Headlice
    Head lice are small insects that infest the hair and scalp. This eMedTV Web page briefly explains the symptoms of an infestation and includes a link to more detailed information. Headlice is a common misspelling of head lice.
  • Healing at the Insertion Site
    Even though the cut at the insertion site is small, you should expect some tenderness there for a while until it heals up. It's perfectly normal to feel a vague soreness and even real pain if you accidentally bump the area. Severe pain, though, could be a sign of a serious problem, and should be brought to the attention of your doctor.
  • Health Benefits of Acai
    Acai products are claimed to be beneficial for promoting weight loss and enhancing general health. This eMedTV segment explores other possible acai health benefits and describes the various compounds and substances found in the berry.
  • Health Benefits of Acai Juice
    Acai berries are high in antioxidants and are a popular ingredient in various health drinks and supplements. This eMedTV page covers some of the claimed health benefits of acai juice and supplements, and explores the effectiveness of these products.
  • Health Benefits of Guaifenesin
    This eMedTV page discusses the obvious health benefits guaifenesin offers people with chest congestion, but also describes its benefits to women who are trying to become pregnant. This page also explains how the drug works and the various forms.
  • Health Benefits of Hydrogen Peroxide
    Hydrogen peroxide is used for many purposes, from teeth whitening to earwax removal. This article from the eMedTV site looks at the potential health benefits of hydrogen peroxide and warns about the claims that sound too good to be true.
  • Health Benefits of Mangosteen
    As this eMedTV page explains, some of the possible health benefits of mangosteen include treating or preventing conditions such as arthritis and cancer. This article further discusses the other uses of mangosteen and explains how it may work.
  • Health Effects of Cholesterol
    Health effects of cholesterol problems include angina, stroke, and heart attack. This segment of the eMedTV Web site provides detailed information on these and other serious health problems associated with high cholesterol.
  • Health Effects of Obesity
    If you are overweight, you may experience problems such as diabetes and heart disease. This eMedTV segment looks at obesity's various health effects and explains how weight loss can prevent or reduce the impact of such conditions.
  • Health Risks of Anorexia
    People with anorexia are at risk of psychological issues, cardiac failure, and even death. This eMedTV article describes anorexia's health risks in detail, including those that remain after the disease has been treated.
  • Healthiest Ways to Prepare Veggies
    Whether you love veggies or hate them, there's no denying their importance to a healthy diet. This eMedTV Web page describes the healthiest ways to prepare veggies, comparing which nutrients are lost with boiling, steaming, frying, and freezing.
  • Healthy Back Maintenance
    The muscles in your back are constantly working, even at night when you sleep, which is why healthy back maintenance is so important. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at the importance of healthy back maintenance to prevent back pain.
  • Healthy BMI
    For most people, a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered healthy. This article from the eMedTV Web site discusses the importance of a healthy BMI and explains that body mass index is calculated differently for children than for adults.
  • Healthy Bones
    Having healthy bones is an important part of a person's overall health in general, so this eMedTV Web page lists some easy ways to maintain bone health and describes the process by which bones are built up and broken down in the body.
  • Healthy Cholesterol Levels
    When determining healthy cholesterol levels, it's important to consider LDL and HDL. As this eMedTV segment explains, total cholesterol levels can be misleading. This page talks about good cholesterol levels and offers easy-to-understand tables.
  • Healthy Desserts for People With Type 2 Diabetes
    If you have type 2 diabetes, it's important to know how to work desserts into your diet in a healthy way. This eMedTV article provides tips on how to satisfy your sweet tooth without letting your blood sugar get out of control.
  • Healthy Eating for Diabetics
    A diet with more grains, fruits, and vegetables, and less sweets and fats is ideal for people with diabetes. This eMedTV segment offers many helpful meal-planning tips to encourage healthy eating for diabetics.
  • Healthy Foot Anatomy
    This video clip explains how a healthy foot works.
  • Healthy Heart
    The heart's primary job is to pump blood throughout the body. This multimedia clip explains in detail how a healthy heart works.
  • Healthy Hip
    The hip is a ball-and-socket joint formed by the pelvis and the femur, or thighbone. This multimedia clip gives a tour of a healthy hip.
  • Healthy Knee
    The bones that make up the knee are the femur, the tibia, and the patella. This video clip discusses how a healthy knee works.
  • Healthy Ways to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth
    Looking for a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth? In this eMedTV page, we tell you what you need to know about why cravings occur, how to overcome with them, and when that's not possible, how to enjoy your favorite treat as an occasional splurge.
  • Healthy Women: A Checklist for a Lifetime
    Healthy women have regular screening tests, take any needed medications, and live a healthy lifestyle. This eMedTV article provides a variety of tips for healthy women to use to stay healthy for life, including a checklist to take to the doctor.
  • Healthy Women: Staying Healthy as You Age
    Staying healthy as you age involves such things as eating right, exercising, and getting enough calcium. This eMedTV article provides a variety of suggestions for healthy women to maintain their health as they age.
  • Heart (Healthy)
    This interactive video segment explains in detail how a healthy heart works.
  • Heart and Lung Problems (ERCP With Sphincterotomy Risks)
    This video clip discusses the risk of heart and lung problems occurring with this procedure.
  • Heart Angina
    When there is inadequate blood flow to the heart, a person may experience angina symptoms. This eMedTV article describes the three types of angina (stable, unstable, and variant) and provides a link to an article with more information on this condition.
  • Heart Angioplasty and Heart Disease
    This clip from eMedTV explains different types of heart disease.
  • Heart Arrhythmias
    This video segment explains arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat.
  • Heart Atack
    This eMedTV page provides a brief overview of what happens during a heart attack, including possible symptoms of this life-threatening complication. This page also offers a link to more information. Heart atack is a common misspelling of heart attack.
  • Heart Attac
    Seek immediate medical care if you believe you are experiencing any signs of a heart attack. This eMedTV page describes possible symptoms of a heart attack, such as chest pain and shortness of breath. Heart attac is a common misspelling of heart attack.
  • Heart Attack
    A heart attack occurs when the supply of blood and oxygen to part of the heart is blocked. This eMedTV article explores the causes, symptoms, and treatment of heart attacks and provides links to additional resources.
  • Heart Attack (Total Knee Replacement Risks)
    This interactive clip talks about the risk of heart attack during this procedure.
  • Heart Attack -- Aortic Valve Replacement Risks
    A heart attack is a rare, but important, complication that could occur during this procedure. This video clip takes a closer look at how often this occurs.
  • Heart Attack and Knee Replacement Surgery
    Although rare, it is possible to have a heart attack during or after knee replacement surgery. This eMedTV page discusses heart attacks and knee replacement surgery, including what a heart attack is and how your healthcare provider works to prevent it.
  • Heart Attack and Smoking
    As this eMedTV article explains, the link between having a heart attack and smoking tobacco is clear -- smoking greatly increases your risk of having a heart attack. This page offers the latest statistics on smoking and heart attacks.
  • Heart Attack During a Heart Catheterization
    It is possible to have a heart attack during a heart catheterization, but this is quite rare. This page of the eMedTV library explains how a heart attack occurs and discusses the likelihood of developing one during a cardiac catheterization.
  • Heart Attack During Angioplasty
    Although it doesn't happen often, a heart attack can occur during an angioplasty. This eMedTV resource discusses the possibility of a having a heart attack during angioplasty and explains how your healthcare team works to minimize the risk.
  • Heart Attack During Atherectomy
    It is possible for someone to have a heart attack during atherectomy; however, this is rare. This page of the eMedTV library discusses factors that affect the possibility of this occurring, as well as what happens when a heart attack occurs.
  • Heart Attack During Hip Replacement Surgery
    Although rare, it is possible for someone to have a heart attack during a hip replacement. This page of the eMedTV Web site explains possible causes of this complication and how healthcare providers will work to prevent the problem.
  • Heart Attack Facts
    Knowing some key facts can help you recognize if you or someone else is having a heart attack. This eMedTV segment contains facts on heart attacks concerning risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Heart Attack Info
    This part of the eMedTV site provides some basic info on the life-threatening event known as a heart attack. Symptoms and treatment options are discussed, and a link to more in-depth information is also provided.
  • Heart Attack Information
    A heart attack can occur when the supply of blood and oxygen to part of the heart is blocked. This eMedTV segment takes a quick look at heart attacks, with information on common symptoms and why it's necessary to seek immediate medical care.
  • Heart Attack Medication
    Types of heart attack medication include thrombolytic drugs, beta blockers, nitrates, and anticoagulants. This eMedTV Web page provides details about other forms of heart attack medication and explains how these medicines are used.
  • Heart Attack Recovery
    When you leave the hospital, your heart attack recovery period is just beginning. This section of the eMedTV library explains the importance of lifestyle changes, cardiac rehabilitation, and medications for a successful recovery.
  • Heart Attack Symptoms
    Possible symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain, shortness of breath, and pain in the jaw or left shoulder. This eMedTV article discusses these symptoms in detail and provides a detailed list of signs that may indicate you are having a heart attack
  • Heart Attack Treatment
    As this eMedTV article explains, heart attack treatment options include medications to dissolve blood clots and procedures such as angioplasty and open heart surgery. This resource discusses the various treatment options for a heart attack.
  • Heart Attack Warning Signs
    As this eMedTV resource explains, warning signs of a heart attack include chest pain, pain that spreads to other parts of the body, and shortness of breath. This article discusses how to recognize the warning signs, so you can get help right away.
  • Heart Attack With Aortic Valve Replacement
    A heart attack with aortic valve replacement is a rare event, occurring in about 4 out of every 1,000 procedures. This eMedTV article explains how a heart attack with aortic valve replacement may occur.
  • Heart Attack With Lobectomy
    Although it is a rare complication of lobectomy, a heart attack can occur with this surgery. As this eMedTV segment explains, a heart attack with lobectomy can happen if an area of the heart doesn't get enough oxygen, and the muscle dies.
  • Heart Attack With Mitral Valve Replacement
    A heart attack with mitral valve replacement is a serious complication, occurring in about 4 out of 1,000 procedures. This eMedTV Web page details how a heart attack with mitral valve replacement affects the body.
  • Heart Attack With Off-Pump Bypass Surgery
    There is a 3 to 5 percent chance of someone having a heart attack with off-pump bypass surgery. This eMedTV segment describes how a lack of oxygen can cause parts of the heart muscle to die, possibly resulting in a heart attack.
  • Heart Attack With Open Heart Surgery
    A heart attack is a possible and serious complication of open heart surgery. This eMedTV Web page provides helpful information about what a heart attack is and gives statistics about how often a heart attack with open heart surgery typically occurs.
  • Heart Attack With Pneumonectomy
    Although it is rare, a heart attack with a pneumonectomy can occur. As this portion of the eMedTV archives explains, a heart attack occurs when the heart doesn't get enough oxygen for a period of time and part of the muscle dies.
  • Heart Attacke
    This eMedTV page offers an overview of a heart attack, a life-threatening problem that occurs when blood and oxygen are unable to reach the heart. This page also offers a link to more information. Heart attacke is a common misspelling of heart attack.
  • Heart Attak
    This eMedTV page describes possible symptoms of a heart attack, such as chest discomfort, shortness of breath, or pain in one or both arms. This page also explains what causes a heart attack. Heart attak is a common misspelling of heart attack.
  • Heart Bipass Surgery
    This eMedTV overview of open heart surgery discusses how the surgery improves blood supply to the heart, how it is performed, and some of its possible complications. Heart bipass surgery is a common misspelling and variation of open heart surgery.
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
    This segment from the eMedTV archives presents a brief overview of what happens during a heart bypass surgery, the expected results, and possible complications. Also included is a link to more information on this topic.
  • Heart Bypass Surgery Alternatives
    This video discusses alternative medical treatments to bypass surgery.
  • Heart Bypass Surgery Complications
    Some of the potential complications of heart bypass surgery include infections and nausea. This eMedTV article provides information on other complications that may occur, including a link to more details on this topic.
  • Heart Catheterization
    A procedure used to examine the heart, heart catheterization can help find blocked or narrowed arteries. This eMedTV resource offers details on the procedure and explains how it can help doctors treat symptoms associated with heart problems.
  • Heart Catheterization Procedure
    As this eMedTV segment explains, a catheterization procedure may be performed on the heart in order to determine the cause of symptoms; treatment will also be influenced by the results. This article briefly describes how this procedure is carried out.
  • Heart Decease
    Heart disease is a serious condition caused by plaque buildup in the arteries. This eMedTV Web page lists common symptoms of heart disease and explains what treatments are available. Heart desease is a common misspelling of heart disease.
  • Heart Desease
    As this eMedTV page explains, heart disease usually takes years to progress to the point where symptoms appear. This page offers a brief overview of heart disease and a link to more information. Heart desease is a common misspelling of heart disease.
  • Heart Deseases
    There are over 50 types of heart diseases. This page on the eMedTV Web site lists some specific heart diseases (including angina and atherosclerosis) and provides a link to more information. Heart deseases is a common misspelling of heart diseases.
  • Heart Dicease
    Heart disease, caused by plaque buildup, weakens the heart muscle and can lead to heart failure. This eMedTV page lists symptoms of heart disease and explains ways to help prevent the condition. Heart dicease is a common misspelling of heart disease.
  • Heart Disease
    This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at the most common type of heart disease, including information about risk factors, symptoms, and treatment and prevention options. It also offers a list of statistics on this disease in the United States.
  • Heart Disease
    Erectile dysfunction (ED) can be an early warning sign of heart problems. The two conditions share several of the same risk factors, such as high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, and obesity. Research has shown that the likelihood of having heart disease at some point is two to three times higher in those who have ED than those who don't.
  • Heart Disease
    This interactive video discusses heart disease, including what causes it and possible symptoms.
  • Heart Disease
    This clip from eMedTV explains different types of heart disease.
  • Heart Disease and Exercise
    As explained in this eMedTV page, researchers studying heart disease and exercise have found that engaging in moderate-level exercise can reduce the risk of developing the condition. This article also offers tips for becoming more physically active.
  • Heart Disease Diagnosis
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, in order to diagnose heart disease, the doctor will consider your symptoms, perform a physical exam, and recommend certain tests, such as stress tests or an electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG).
  • Heart Disease in Women
    Can women get heart disease? Yes, as this eMedTV article explains -- and it's more common than most people think. This resource gives some statistics on how this disease affects women and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Heart Disease Information
    If you are looking for information on heart disease, this eMedTV article is a great place to start. It explains what heart disease is and lists some of the ways in which it can be controlled. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • Heart Disease Prevention
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, avoiding heart disease often involves making lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, losing weight, and exercising more. This article also describes other aspects of heart disease prevention.
  • Heart Disease Procedures -- Angioplasty
    This video discusses cardiac catheterization with angioplasty and stent placement.
  • Heart Disease Procedures -- Cardiac Catheterization
    This video clip describes what happens during a cardiac catheterization.
  • Heart Disease Research
    As this eMedTV article explains, research is being done to improve how heart disease is diagnosed, treated, and prevented. This page offers an overview of current areas of research and looks at the potential benefits of participating in research studies.
  • Heart Disease Risk
    This eMedTV page can help you determine your risk for heart disease over the next 10 years. Specifically, it describes calculations that can help predict your chances of developing angina pectoris, having a heart attack, or dying from heart disease.
  • Heart Disease Risk Factors
    Having high cholesterol and a family history of early heart disease are possible heart disease risk factors. This eMedTV article discusses these and other risk factors, and offers tips for reducing or eliminating those you can control.
  • Heart Disease Surgery-- Bypass Surgery
    This video explains what happens during a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.
  • Heart Disease Symptoms
    Common symptoms of heart disease include chest pain, shortness of breath, and nausea. This page on the eMedTV Web site discusses these and other signs and symptoms, including those associated with a heart attack.
  • Heart Disease Tests -- Exercise Stress Test
    This interactive video describes what happens during an exercise stress test.
  • Heart Disease Tests -- Nuclear Scan Stress Test
    This video explains what to expect during a nuclear scan stress test procedure.
  • Heart Disease Treatment
    Treating heart disease is a lifelong process. This portion of the eMedTV archives provides details about different aspects of treatment for heart disease, including lifestyle changes, medications, procedures and surgery, and cardiac rehab.
  • Heart Disease Treatments
    Lifestyle changes, medications, and coronary angioplasty are some of the treatments used for heart disease. This eMedTV segment gives a brief overview of how this condition is treated and includes a link to more information.
  • Heart Disease Treatments
    Various treatments for heart disease are available, which this video clip describes.
  • Heart Diseases
    Coronary artery disease is often referred to as "heart disease," but many different heart diseases exist. This eMedTV article discusses these conditions based on the area of the heart or blood vessel system they affect.
  • Heart Failure
    "Heart failure" doesn't mean the heart has stopped working. As this eMedTV resource explains, it means that the heart has become weak and is having trouble pumping blood throughout the body. Symptoms, treatment, and prognosis are also discussed.
  • Heart Failure Info
    If you are looking for info on heart failure, this eMedTV article is a good place to start. This resource gives a brief description of heart failure, including possible symptoms, and includes a link to more detailed information on the topic.
  • Heart Failure Risks
    Heart failure risks, as this eMedTV segment explains, are increased in men, African Americans, children with congenital heart disease, and those over age 65. The exact ways in which these factors increase a person's risk is also discussed.
  • Heart Healthy Foods
    Good examples of heart healthy foods include walnuts, salmon, and olive oil. As this eMedTV page explains, foods that are high in soluble fiber are also good for your heart. This article offers an in-depth look at foods that can help your heart.
  • Heart Injury and Atherectomy
    Any surgery on or near the heart carries a risk of heart injury, and an atherectomy is no exception. This eMedTV page explains the likelihood of this occurring, the types of injuries involved, and treatment methods.
  • Heart Injury During a Cardiac Catheterization
    Because catheters go through the heart, injury during a cardiac catheterization, while rare, is possible. This eMedTV Web page explains how certain injuries can be caused by the use of catheters or other devices during a cardiac catheterization.
  • Heart Injury During Angioplasty
    In rare cases, the heart can be injured during an angioplasty (a procedure to unblock coronary arteries). This eMedTV Web page discusses the possibility of experiencing a heart injury during angioplasty and explains how such an injury is treated.
  • Heart Medications
    Types of medications used to treat heart disease include anticoagulants, beta blockers, and nitrates. This eMedTV page explores the medications that are used to treat symptoms of the condition, as well as those used to prevent or minimize risk factors.
  • Heart Murmur
    As this eMedTV article explains, a heart murmur is an unexpected sound that is heard while listening to a person's heartbeat. While most are harmless -- and are even present from birth -- some are an indication that there is a problem with the heart.
  • Heart Murmur Diagnosis
    When diagnosing a heart murmur, a doctor classifies the murmur as systolic, diastolic, or continuous. This eMedTV resource takes you through the diagnostic process, including details on tests that may be used to confirm the diagnosis.
  • Heart Murmur Symptoms
    Most people with a heart murmur don't have symptoms. This eMedTV Web page explains, however, that sometimes a patient may experience symptoms (such as chest pain and shortness of breath) that could signal more serious health issues.
  • Heart Murmur Treatment
    In most cases, heart murmur treatment involves medication or surgery. However, as this eMedTV article explains, treatment is generally only required in cases of abnormal heart murmurs. This page lists other conditions that may require treatment.
  • Heart or Lung Problems During Colonoscopy
    As this eMedTV article explains, heart or lung problems during colonoscopy are rare; if they do occur, they can include irregular heart rhythms and lung failure. Those who have heart or lung conditions are at increased risk for these problems.
  • Heart or Lung Problems During EGD
    There is a small risk of developing heart or lung problems during EGD procedures. This part of the eMedTV archives explains why these complications may occur, who is more likely to develop them, and the treatment options that are available.
  • Heartburn
    Heartburn can cause discomfort that starts in the middle of the chest and moves up through the throat. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth overview of heartburn, with information on its symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.
  • Heartburn and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV article explains that during pregnancy, up to 70 percent of women experience heartburn. This resource discusses pregnancy and heartburn, including information on dietary changes and medications that may help treat heartburn.
  • Heartburn Cure
    While heartburn can be treated through medication or lifestyle changes, no true cure for heartburn exists. This eMedTV resource lists several lifestyle changes (such as losing weight and quitting smoking) that can help reduce your symptoms.
  • Heartburn Diet
    For many people, following a special diet for heartburn improves their symptoms. This eMedTV page explains several aspects of this diet, such as eating heart-healthy foods, avoiding foods that worsen symptoms, losing weight, and not eating before bedtime.
  • Heartburn Information
    If you are looking for information on heartburn, this eMedTV article is a great place to start. It explains what heartburn is and lists some of the most common symptoms. Risk factors are also discussed.
  • Heartburn Medicine
    As this part of the eMedTV Web site explains, heartburn medicine comes in four main types: antacids, foaming agents, H2 blockers, and proton pump inhibitors. This article describes how each one works and offers general tips on taking these medicines.
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