Heart Disease and Depression 

Cardiovascular disease is the number one global cause of death, and about one in five who recover from a heart attack are found to have depression soon afterwards.

When Is Fainting a Sign of Danger?  

Five percent of people who go to an ER after fainting have a serious problem that isn’t obvious. How do you know when fainting means you need immediate care?

Coronary Artery Disease Risk Assessment

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Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs when the arteries that bring blood to the heart muscle (coronary arteries) become hardened and narrowed. The arteries harden and narrow because of a buildup of plaque on the inner walls. Plaque is made up of cholesterol and fatty deposits. This is called atherosclerosis. Narrowing of the coronary arteries can limit blood flow to the heart. This means less oxygen gets to the heart. Less oxygen can lead to angina, heart failure, irregular heart rhythm, and heart attack.

Take the Blood Pressure Quiz

Do you know your risk factors for high blood pressure? You can’t do anything about some risk factors. But other risk factors can be changed. Learn about the risk factors for high blood pressure by taking this quiz.

1. At what age should you have your first screening for high blood pressure?