Plaque that develops a relatively thick covering due to calcification. Stable plaques are the primary cause of atherosclerosis.
The first stage in the ACC/AHA Classification of heart failure; women at high risk for developing heart failure but without damage to the heart
The second stage in the ACC/AHA Classification of heart failure; women with damage to the heart but who have never had symptoms of heart failure; for example, those who have had heart attack
The third stage in the ACC/AHA Classification of heart failure; women with heart failure symptoms caused by damage to the heart, including shortness of breath, tiredness, inability to exercise
The fourth stage in the ACC/AHA Classification of heart failure; women who have advanced heart failure and severe symptoms difficult to manage with standard treatment
Reduced or discontinued flow.
Class of drugs that lower cholesterol.
Narrowing of a blood vessel or valve. See also Restenosis.
Tiny, wire-mesh tubes that are implanted to prop open clogged arteries. See also Drug-eluting stents.
a combination of an echocardiogram test and a stress (exercise) test; used to see how your heart muscle performs when it is working hard (stressed)
An electrocardiogram performed while the patient exercises in a controlled manner on a treadmill or stationary bicycle at varied speeds and elevations. This test can help detect heart vessel irregularities, disease, and damage. See also Electrocardiogram.
Interruption of blood flow to parts of the brain caused by a blocked or bleeding artery that results in the death of cells in the brain. Also known as a brain attack. See also Ischemic stroke and Hemorrhagic stroke.
An area in the southeastern US, particularly South Carolina, North Carolina, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Georgia, that has an unusually high rate of stroke and heart disease
The amount of blood that the heart pumps out at each contraction.
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bleeding in the tissue or space surrounding the brain