Heart Health

Just as an engine makes a car go, your heart keeps your body running. Heart disease is a wide-reaching term to describe a range of conditions that affect the heart. The term “heart disease” is often used interchangeably with “cardiovascular disease” and generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain, or heart failure. Other heart conditions, such as infections and conditions that affect your heart’s muscle, valves or beating rhythm, are also considered forms of heart disease. There are dozens of cardiovascular diseases—the following are the most common:

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Heart Health

When Your Heart Skips A Beat

Posted by Jane Farrell

Heart palpitations — which can feel like the heart is pounding, racing, or has skipped a beat — can be alarming. But in healthy people, they’re usually not dangerous, according … Read More→