Heart Disease is still the number one silent killer my mother and her mother both suffered from heart disease.
I hope you find the information and tools helpful.
"What is heart disease?
is a simple term used to describe several problems related to plaque buildup in the walls of the arteries,
As the plaque builds up, the arteries narrow, making it more difficult for blood to flow
and creating a risk for heart attack or stroke.
Other types of heart disease include heart failure, an irregular heartbeat
– or arrhythmia – and heart valve problems.
To learn more about heart disease and conditions that can lead to heart disease,
heart attack or stroke, browse any of the topics below.
Learn about several types of arrhythmias,
or irregular heartbeats.
Some need treatment,
many do not. Learn the difference.
After a heart attack,
you can regain your life!
Learn about the causes,
therapies and treatments
for heart attack.
Cardiac arrest is the sudden loss of heart function
and strikes without warning.
Know who is at risk
and how to improve your odds for health.
When your heart isn't
pumping enough blood,
it's a serious but
Learn what you can do to live well
and reduce your symptoms.
Advocate for a healthier you!
Take an active role
after a heart attack
or heart disease diagnosis.
|Heart Valve Problems and Disease|
What happens when a heart valve
is not working properly?
Equip yourself with knowledge
so you can get the right diagnosis
and treatment plan.
| Cardiomyopathy in Adults|
This disease of the heart muscle often goes unrecognized. Knowledge can be a powerful preventative and treatment tool.
|High Blood Pressure|
Untreated HBP damages
and scars your arteries,
which can have
Learn how to keep BP in the healthy range.
|Cardiovascular Conditions of Childhood|
If your child has been diagnosed with a heart condition,
you may have lots of questions.
Find answers here.
|HIV and Your Heart|
Learn how HIV affects your heart and how to improve your health one change at a time.
High cholesterol can put you at risk
for heart disease or stroke.
But you can improve your
with a sound treatment plan.
| Metabolic Syndrome|
This combination of factors can multiply your risks for heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
But with focused changes, you can improve your health.
|Congenital Heart Defects|
Children and adults can be diagnosed with a heart defect occurring at birth.
Learn about the types of defects and available treatment options.
|Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)|
PAD may be diagnosed when blood vessels of your legs, arms or torso are narrowed by plaque. Discover the options for treatment and prevention.
Many diabetes patients fail to realize that heart disease and stroke
are their No. 1 enemy.
Find resources to help you manage
your heart health.
Stroke occurs when a blood vessel
either bursts or is blocked.
It's the fourth leading cause of death,
yet many risk factors are preventable.