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What is coronary heart disease? If the human body were a machine, it would have been recalled by now. A case in point is the heart. The muscle itself is a marvel of engineering, a tireless pump that moves 75 gallons of blood every hour. But there's a glaring flaw in the system. The arteries that carry blood to the heart often become clogged, a condition called coronary heart disease or coronary a...

"Driving that train/high on cocaine
Casey Jones, you better watch your speed ...
Come 'round the bend, you know it's the end
The fireman screams and the engine just gleams ..." -- The Grateful Dead Nearly four decades after the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia wrote the lyrics to "Casey Jones," the drug that inspired the song is enjoying a resurgence. More than 35 million Americans 12 y...

What is heart failure? If you have heart failure, your heart doesn't pump as strongly as it should. The word "failure" may be frightening, but it doesn't mean that your heart has stopped working or is about to break down. With treatment and careful attention, many people can manage their condition and still be active and energetic. Heart failure is common, and the number of patients continues to ...

Medication doesn't do much good when it never leaves the bottle. And yet the American Heart Association estimates that 12 percent of all Americans don't take their medication after getting a prescription. Another 12 percent don't fill their prescriptions in the first place. And many more quit getting refills: A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that five years after s...

Your heart may be working fine now, but how long will it last? If you've never asked yourself that question, now is the time to start thinking about it. After all, coronary heart disease is the number-one killer of adults in the United States. Fortunately, you can defuse much of that danger by understanding the things that put you at risk. Are you a target for heart disease? You can find out in th...

Do I need heart bypass surgery? Many people with coronary heart disease owe their lives to heart bypass surgery. In this operation, a surgeon uses a vessel from another part of the body to create a detour around a blocked artery, thus restoring blood flow to the heart. A report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology called the operation -- first pioneered in the 1960s -- "one of the...

In 1999, Lonnie Smith was a strong and healthy amateur boxer, a young father, and an aspiring minister. Although he supported his family as a parking supervisor at the Denver airport, his dream was to start a street ministry for troubled youth. Having escaped a poverty-stricken neighborhood in Denver himself, he was confident he could help other young people do the same. But without warning, Smit...

Whether you're ordering at a restaurant or combing through the fridge, your choices could be putting your heart at risk. But food isn't the enemy. In fact, a healthy diet can be one of the most effective weapons against heart disease. Take this short quiz to see how much you know about a heart-healthy diet. 1. Which of these foods can help lower your risk of heart attack? a. Nuts b. Fish ...