Patient Education
Common Cardiovascular Conditions
• Aging and Diseases of the Heart
• Atrial Fibrillation
• Heart Failure
• Innocent Murmurs
• Mitral Valve Disease
• Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis
• Restenosis - Repeat Narrowing of a Coronary Artery
• Pulmonary Hypertension

Pacemakers, Defibrillators, and More
• Cardiac Pacemakers
• The Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator
• How to Respond to an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Shock
• My Partner's ICD and Cardiac Disease
• Sexual Health for Patients With an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
• Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Diseases of Blood Vessels (e.g. Aorta)
• Aortic Aneurysm
• Aortic Dissection
• Carotid Artery Disease
• Diseases of the Veins
• Palpitations
• Peripheral Arterial Disease
• Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis

Heart Medications
• Beta-Adrenergic Blockers
• Antiplatelet Therapy
• Angiotensin Receptor Blockers
• Nitroglycerin
• What Is an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor
• Taking Coumadin-Warfarin
• Statins - Powerful Drugs for Lowering Cholesterol
• Treatment of Blood Clots

Blood Tests In Cardiology
• C-Reactive Protein
• Measurement of Cholesterol
• New Blood Tests for Detecting Heart Disease
• Good Cholesterol High-Density Lipoprotein

Heart Rhythm Disorders
• Atrial Fibrillation
• Atrial Flutter
• Sick Sinus Syndrome
• Supraventricular Tachycardia
• The Long-QT Syndrome
• Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
• Catheter Ablation of Arrhythmias
• Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia

Common Symptoms
• Chest Pain
• Shortness of Breath
• Palpitations
• Syncope
• Fainting
• Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Secrets To Cardiovascular Health
• Exercise and Cardiovascular Health
• Obesity
• Red Wine and Your Heart
• Smoking Cessation Strategies for the 21st Century
• The Metabolic Syndrome
• Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
• Use of New Imaging Techniques to Screen for Coronary Artery Disease

Heart Disease in Women
• Chronic Hypertension in Pregnancy
• Heart Disease Prevention in Women
• How to Make Sure the Beat Goes On- Protecting a Woman’s Heart
• Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention in Women
• Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

Common Cardiovascular Procedures
• Ambulatory Electrocardiographic Recording (Holter Monitor)
• Cardioversion
• Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
• Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
• Exercise Testing and Nuclear Scanning
• Modern Treatment for Heart Attacks- Opening Blocked Arteries Quickly
• Testing in the Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory
• Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
• Computed Tomography Scan and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
• Angioplasty Versus Bypass Surgery for Coronary Artery Disease

Coexistent Heart Disease & Other Medical Conditions
• Influenza And CVD
• Cardiovascular Disease in the Diabetic Patient
• Kidney Failure and Cardiovascular Disease

Less Common Cardiovascular Conditions
• Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
• Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy
• Heart Transplant
• Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (Also known as Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, or POTS)
• Aortic Dissection
• Bacterial Endocarditis

Further Resources
• National Institutes of Health
• CardioSmart: American College of Cardiology


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