Medical Conditions



Each year, cardiovascular diseases top the list of the country's most serious health problems. The following information will help you learn more about the most common forms of cardiovascular disease, including important information about symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Children are not always born with healthy hearts. In fact, one out of every 125 babies born in the US is born with a congenital heart abnormality. Look in these pages for the most common forms of cardiovascular disease in children, including important information about each condition on the following pages.

Your physician may order one or more diagnostic tests or surgical procedures to evaluate and treat your heart condition, and these pages will inform you about what to expect when preparing for, during, and following each procedure.

Stroke, also called brain attack, occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted an emergency medical condition. Find out more about the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and different types of stroke, as well as diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of stroke.

Studies show that nearly everyone can become heart healthy by following a proper diet, appropriate exercise program, and routine healthcare plan, and by eliminating tobacco products. Here, you will learn more about heart disease prevention for you and your entire family.

Last reviewed: 2/26/2010