Heart Home Page - The heart is part of the circulatory system and, as such, helps provide oxygen to cells throughout the body. This eMedTV channel provides hundreds of articles, covering topics from heart disease to bypass procedures to the anatomy of the heart.

  • http://heart.emedtv.com/heart-video.html eMedTV Heart Videos - This eMedTV video channel has a wide range of videos about heart issues and procedures, including: Cardiac Catheterization, Coronary Artery Disease, Angioplasty, and cardioversion.
  • http://heart.emedtv.com/atrial-fibrillation/atrial-fibrillation.html Atrial Fibrillation - Atrial fibrillation is when the heart beats irregularly -- it is not a heart attack. This segment from the eMedTV library explains this medical condition in detail, with information on how it is diagnosed and treated, possible risk factors, and more.
  • http://heart.emedtv.com/heart/human-heart.html Human Heart - The human heart is a hollow, muscular, fist-sized organ that pumps blood through a network of blood vessels. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at the different parts of the heart and explains how they function within the circulatory system.
  • http://heart.emedtv.com/hardening-of-the-arteries/hardening-of-the-arteries.html Hardening of the Arteries - Hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis) refers to the hardening and thickening of blood vessels. This eMedTV article examines the conditions that cause hardened arteries, such as atherosclerosis (a buildup of plaque on the artery walls).
  • http://heart.emedtv.com/heart-murmur/children-and-heart-murmurs.html Children and Heart Murmurs - When heart murmurs occur in children, they are usually harmless. This part of the eMedTV Web site takes a closer look at this topic, explaining how abnormal murmurs in children may be treated with medications or surgery.
  • http://heart.emedtv.com/coronary-heart-disease/causes-of-coronary-heart-disease.html Causes of Coronary Heart Disease - As explained in this eMedTV article, the causes of coronary heart disease (CHD) involve a narrowing of the coronary arteries. There are also certain risk factors (such as smoking or being overweight) that increase a person's chances of developing CHD.
  • http://heart.emedtv.com/aortic-valve-replacement/life-expectancy-after-aortic-valve-replacement.html Life Expectancy After Aortic Valve Replacement - As this eMedTV article explains, life expectancy after aortic valve replacement depends on which type of valve was used to replace the aortic valve. This Web page also contains statistics about life expectancy following aortic valve replacement surgery.
  • http://heart.emedtv.com/mitral-valve-prolapse/mitral-valve-prolapse.html Mitral Valve Prolapse - Mitral valve prolapse occurs when leaflets abruptly bulge back into the atrium as the heart beats. This eMedTV Web page describes the anatomy behind the condition, explains how it is diagnosed, and discusses a person's prognosis.
  • http://heart.emedtv.com/heart-murmur/heart-murmur.html Heart Murmur - As this eMedTV article explains, a heart murmur is an unexpected sound that is heard while listening to a person's heartbeat. While most are harmless -- and are even present from birth -- some are an indication that there is a problem with the heart.
  • http://heart.emedtv.com/myocardial-infarction/myocardial-infarction.html Myocardial Infarction - A myocardial infarction is more commonly known as a heart attack. This portion of the eMedTV archives describes what happens during a myocardial infarction and provides information about recognizing symptoms of this life-threatening event.
  • http://heart.emedtv.com/aortic-stenosis/aortic-stenosis.html Aortic Stenosis - Aortic stenosis is a condition that is characterized by a narrowing of the aortic valve in the heart. This eMedTV offers an overview of this condition, including information on its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • http://heart.emedtv.com/pulmonary-stenosis/pulmonary-stenosis.html Pulmonary Stenosis - Pulmonary stenosis is a congenital heart disease in which the pulmonary valve of the heart is restricted. This eMedTV segment explains how the conditions is diagnosed and treated. People with mild cases typically require no treatment.
  • http://heart.emedtv.com/warfarin/warfarin.html Warfarin - Warfarin is a prescription medicine licensed to prevent and treat blood clots due to various causes. This eMedTV article describes how this medication works, lists potential side effects, and explains what you should be aware of before taking it.
  • http://heart.emedtv.com/sotalol/sotalol.html Sotalol - Sotalol is often prescribed for the treatment of irregular heart rhythms. This page on the eMedTV Web site discusses these uses in more detail, describes how the medicine works, and offers important information on when and how to take it.
  • http://heart.emedtv.com/aortic-regurgitation/aortic-valve-regurgitation.html Aortic Valve Regurgitation - In aortic valve regurgitation, the aortic valve does not close properly, causing blood to flow backward. This eMedTV article points out that most cases are mild. In severe cases, surgery may be required. Treatment options are also discussed.
  • http://heart.emedtv.com/aortic-valve-replacement/aortic-valve-replacement.html Aortic Valve Replacement - In an aortic valve replacement, the aortic valve is replaced with a manmade valve or a valve from an animal. This eMedTV article takes a detailed look at what this procedure entails and discusses possible complications.
  • http://heart.emedtv.com/bicuspid-aortic-valve/bicuspid-aortic-valve.html Bicuspid Aortic Valve - Normally the heart's aortic valve has three cusps, but a bicuspid aortic valve has only two cusps. As this eMedTV page explains, this type of aortic valve is not usually a problem. This article takes a look at how it is diagnosed and treated.
  • http://heart.emedtv.com/echocardiogram/echocardiogram-for-atrial-fibrillation.html Echocardiogram for Atrial Fibrillation - As this eMedTV article explains, one of the tests used to identify irregular heart rhythms is an echocardiogram. For atrial fibrillation cases, an echocardiogram provides a live picture of the heart that can help doctors diagnose and treat the problem.
  • http://heart.emedtv.com/ekg/ekg-for-atrial-fibrillation.html EKG for Atrial Fibrillation - As this eMedTV page explains, atrial fibrillation is often diagnosed with the help of an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), a test that monitors electrical signals coming from your heart. If the test is inconclusive, event monitor tests may be conducted.

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