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If you have chest pain or are having a heart attack, you may be a candidate for a cardiac catheterization procedure, in which a thin, flexible tube or catheter is passed into the right or left side of the heart.
High levels of cholesterol in the blood can lead to heart disease, which is the number-one cause of death in the United States.
Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) in the United States.
Dr. Erika Feller discusses ventricular assist devices (VADs) for supporting patients with heart failure.
Overview of aortic disease.
The mitral valve is the "inflow valve" for the main pumping chamber of the heart, the left ventricle. The valve can malfunction and cause blood to flow backwards into the lungs, resulting in shortness of breath.
Nuclear medicine uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose or treat a variety of diseases.
Overview of hypertension and treatment options.
If you have a heart problem, your doctor may recommend a nuclear medicine test to get a better look at your heart and gain information about your heart's function.
This page was last updated: August 21, 2013