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How Your Heart Works

Your heart is a pumping muscle that works nonstop to keep your body supplied with oxygen-rich blood. Signals from the heart’s electrical system set the speed and pattern of the pump’s rhythm. Valves keep the blood moving in one direction, through the heart’s four chambers.

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Understanding Coronary Artery Disease

Like any muscle, the heart needs oxygen-rich blood to work. Coronary artery disease keeps the heart from getting the oxygen it needs.

Managing Your Risk Factors

Risk factors make you more likely to have CAD. Learn your risk factors. To protect your health, take control of the factors you can change.

Understanding Tests & Procedures

Tests help your doctor learn more about your heart, your arteries, and your overall health. Treatments may lower your risk for future problems.

Coronary Artery Disease: Risk Factors and Prevention - View 'Coronary Artery Disease: Risk Factors and Prevention' video

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease in the United States.

Understanding Medications

Medications help control CAD and heart disease. Know what medications you take and how they help you.

Life After a Heart Attack

Recovery starts with regaining strength and health. It continues with moving back into daily life, making healthy changes along the way.

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