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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Read about - Structure of the heart Read about - Tests for heart disease
Read about - Heart valve disease Read about - Coronary artery disease
Read about - Ischemic heart disease Read about - PTCA and Coronary Stents
Read about - Heart Disease in women Read about - Pregnancy and heart disease
Read about - Preventing heart disease Read about - Nutrition and the heart
Read about - Congenital heart disease Read about - Congestive heart failure
Read about - Surgery for heart disease Read about - Drugs for heart disease
Read about - Fetal heart surgery Read about - Sudden cardiac death


Structure and Function of the Heart

What is an artery ? How does the heart pump blood ? Where is the ventricle ? The mitral valve ? Find the answers here. A series of entry-level articles that introduces you to the heart, its organization and structure and the way it works.
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Tests for heart disease

Learn all about EKG, echocardiograms and cardiac catheterization. Read about newer tests like MRI, Ultra-fast CT scanning and PET scans. This section is focussed on the tests your doctor prescribed, and what they mean to you.
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Heart valve disease

The Ross procedure and Homografts. Aortic and Mitral valve repairs. Medical options to treat valve stenosis. The role today of minimally invasive surgery in treating heart valve disease. All these and more are explained in detail.
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Coronary Artery Disease

The dreaded atherosclerotic plaque and its harmful effects - coronary narrowing and heart attacks, high BP and strokes - along with an analysis of treatment options available, form the subject matter of this category.
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Ischemic Heart Disease

How do doctors find out if you have IHD ? What are your options - drugs, angioplasty, surgery ? Can key-hole surgery help you ? Or can lasers ? Or newer drugs ? Come, read and learn.
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PTCA and Coronary Stents

Catheter-based intervention is becoming better and safer; new improved devices now exist. The reports in this section help you weigh choices and learn about recent developments including stents and atherectomy.
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Heart Disease in Women

It's all in their genes - or rather, hormones ! Why are women at lower risk for heart disease ? Is this trend changing ? How to guard against it ? Exciting, thought-provoking papers here.
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Pregnancy and Heart Disease

A collection of articles that analyze the problem in depth - assessing risks of pregnancy in heart disease patients, management of the pregnancy and predicting outcomes.
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Preventing Heart Disease

Prevention is indeed better than a cure. By simple lifestyle modifications, heart disease can be prevented - even reversed ! These write-ups show you how to alter your risk profile by developing healthy habits.
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Nutrition and the Heart

Eat healthy to stay healthy ! New evidence indicates what you eat may affect your heart. Homocysteine, Vitamin E, Cholesterol, Folic Acid - all can add years to your life. Read about it.
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Congenital Heart Disease

An extensive section that looks at each specific kind of heart birth defect. How does each CHD affect your child ? How to treat it ? What is the long-term outlook like ? Can you prevent CHD ?
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Congestive Heart Failure

The most exciting advances in modern times have been in the treatment of heart failure. Batista's innovative new operation, artifical hearts, cardiomyoplasty and LVAD are but few of the interesting developments highlighted in this section.
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Surgery for Heart Disease

From brass-tacks to high tech - this site has it all. A primer about Open Heart surgery; a look at key-hole surgery for heart disease; newer methods of CABG; a study of the evolution of the specialty. Check it out.
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Drugs for Heart Disease

Nitrates for angina. Digitalis for heart failure. Statins for high cholesterol. Amiodarone for rhythm problems. Simple and brief articles help you grasp the essentials of these drugs and their effects.
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Fetal Heart Surgery

Whimsical musing over an enticing method of treating congenital heart defects in the future. Is it practical ? Will ethical and moral dilemmas be solved ? Is it cost-effective ? You decide !
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Sudden Cardiac Death

Reading this could help you save a life ! A series that takes a hard look at an unexplained killer disease that can be shockingly and suddenly fatal. The cure - CPR. You can learn it - indeed, you must !
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