Heart Health

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  • Heart disease and stroke may seem like different diseases, but they’re caused by the same disease process. Learn more about simple things you can do to lower your chances of both heart disease and stroke.
  • Serious problems and permanent disability can develop with heart disease. Get the facts and find out how to protect your health.
  • Aspirin has been a staple pain reliever in medicine cabinets for years, but it can do more than just ease pain: A low-dose aspirin taken every day can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. Find out if you're a good candidate.
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  • Angina is pain or pressure in your chest caused by lack of oxygen to your heart. This may be caused by a narrowed or blocked coronary artery, which reduces the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart. You may get angina with physical exertion, though it often subsides after a few minutes of rest. As the artery narrows, the pain will occur with less and less exertion. Get more angina facts here.
  • All forms of angina are due to underlying coronary artery disease. Learn about the triggers for each type and whether they put you at immediate risk of having a heart attack.
  • Find out how hypertension is connected to sleep problems like sleep apnea, and how to adjust your sleep position if you have high blood pressure.
  • The DASH diet stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension and helps patients maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle.