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Chest pain can be a sign of a serious heart condition, but it can also just be muscle soreness or indigestion.

How to know if your chest pains are considered serious

While severe chest pain can be a sign of a heart attack, there are many other reasons you could feel chest pain. Here's how to know if it's serious.
Heart failure can be monitored and treated by your doctor, but it can't be cured.

What is heart failure? Know the types, symptoms, and risks

Heart failure is when the heart no longer functions properly and cannot pump enough blood throughout the body. Here's how to know if you're at risk.
After calling 911, you should take an aspirin or prescription nitroglycerin to help relieve the clot.

What to do if you’re having a heart attack after calling 911

If you think you are having a heart attack, the most important thing is to call 911. After that, taking four baby aspirin can help dissolve the clot.
Angina may feel like cramping, pressure, or pinching in your chest.

Angina is chest pain that can indicate heart problems

Angina might mean you're at risk for heart disease, or you already have it. Here's what you need to know about this type of chest pain.
Recovery from bypass surgery usually takes 6-12 weeks.

How to recover from bypass surgery: What to expect and for how long

Recovery from bypass surgery usually takes 6 to 12 weeks and during that time there are restrictions on driving, lifting heavy objects, and exercise.
Heart murmurs can be heard through a stethoscope.

A heart murmur is often innocent, but it can be dangerous

Heart murmurs can sometimes be harmless, or they might need to be addressed if they're caused by a heart condition. Here's what you need to know.
Bypass surgery is often necessary for patients with coronary artery disease.

What is bypass surgery: How it works and the risks

During bypass surgery, a surgeon connects healthy blood vessels to bypass a blocked artery. It is often needed for those with coronary artery disease.
Before bypass surgery you'll likely have preoperative appointments where it's important to let your doctor know any medications or supplements you're taking.

How to prepare for bypass surgery in order to avoid complications

Before you go in for bypass surgery you should cease taking blood-thinning medications, stop smoking, and educate yourself about the risks.
Your doctor may be able to see an aneurysm before it ruptures with an MRI.

Are there warning signs before an aneurysm? How to know your risk

There aren't usually warning signs before an aneurysm ruptures, but you can know your risk factors before it's too late.
Patients with peripheral artery disease often have leg pain in a specific muscle group, like the calf muscles.

What is peripheral artery disease? Common symptoms and treatment

It's important to catch peripheral artery disease early so you can treat it properly. Here's what you need to know.