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SPECT Image of the Heart-Topic Overview

Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is a nuclear medicine imaging test. It is a type of positron emission tomography,also called a PET scan. Doctors use SPECT to: Diagnose a person with symptoms of heart disease. Assess your risk of heart attack. Find damaged heart tissue after a ...

Cardiovascular Symptoms - Angina

Angina is perhaps the most common of all of the cardiovascular symptoms and affects about 7 million Americans. The cardiovascular symptoms of angina occur when the heart muscle experiences a shortage in blood flow and oxygen which can be brought about by physical activity with the oxygen supply bein

Coronary Artery Disease Prevention

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly a half million people per year, according to the American Heart Association. It results when the coronary arteries develop a buildup of plaques, which are fatty deposits. Not as much blood can get through the

Prehypertension, Prediabetes Predict Heart Risk

Prehypertension and prediabetes, especially when they occur together, are early warning signs of heart disease in seemingly healthy adults, according to new research.

Heart Attack

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of heart attack including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

Home blood pressure monitoring

Home blood pressure monitoring is very promising as a tool for diagnosing and managing hypertension.

Baseline Factors Predicting Early Resumption of Driving

In the Antiarrhythmics Versus Implantable Defibrillators (AVID) Trial, patients with ventricular fibrillation or hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia were randomly assigned to receive either an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or antiarrhythmic drug therapy.

Heart Failure and Caregiver Burnout

Are you stressed out from caring for a loved one with heart failure? WebMD tells you how to recognize caregiver burnout and what to do about it.

Heart Disease is the Most Dangerous Disease These Days

The sad truth today that people all around the globe and more especially in the United States have to face is that heart disease today has continued to remain among the topmost most dangerous killer diseases in the US, and it's not showing any signs of being brought under control despite conduc

C-Reactive Protein and Increased Risk of Clinical Restenosis

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), including balloon angioplasty, intracoronary stent deployment, and a variety of atherectomy procedures, has become an accepted approach to coronary revascularization, with procedural success rates often reaching higher than 95%.

Aortic Aneurysm-Treatment Overview

Once you are diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm, your doctor will evaluate:Whether you need surgery.Whether you will be able to withstand a major surgery.Whether you can avoid surgery, at least for the present. Factors such as the shape and flexibility of the aorta and heart valves are also ...