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Understanding Heart Disease

Understanding Heart Disease

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  • Heart Health Quiz

    Take the Heart Health Test How healthy is your heart? Find out more by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the American Heart Associa...

Understanding Heart Disease

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  • Heart Disease Risk Factors Clinical Wizard

    Heart Disease Risk Factors Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the US. Research has found that the risk of developing heart disease not only increases with the number of r...

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Plaque is the culprit in cardiovascular disease. Made up of fat, cholesterol, and other substances, plaque builds up in the arteries, making them narrower and restricting blood flow.

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  • Cardiovascular Disease Statistics

    Cardiovascular Disease Statistics Each year, heart disease is at the top of the list of the country's most serious health problems. In fact, statistics show that cardiovascular disease is America's l...

  • Anatomy and Function of the Coronary Arteries

    Anatomy and Function of the Coronary Arteries Click Image to Enlarge Coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle. Like all other tissues in the body, the heart muscle needs oxygen-rich blood t...

  • Anatomy and Function of the Heart Valves

    Anatomy and Function of the Heart Valves Click Image to Enlarge What are heart valves? The heart consists of four chambers, two atria (upper chambers) and two ventricles (lower chambers). Blood passe...

  • Basic Anatomy of the Heart

    Basic Anatomy of the Heart Click Image to Enlarge About the heart The heart is the hardest working muscle in the human body. Located almost in the center of the chest, the adult human heart is about ...

  • Anatomy and Function of the Heart Valves

    Anatomy and Function of the Heart Valves Click Image to Enlarge What are heart valves? The heart consists of four chambers, two atria (upper chambers) and two ventricles (lower chambers). There is a ...