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Heart Illustrations

Basic Anatomy of the Heart

Function of the Heart Valves

Function of the Heart's Electrical System

Function of the Coronary Arteries

Fetal Heart

Congenital Defects

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
Atrioventricular Canal (AVC)
Tricuspid Atresia
Transposition of the Great Arteries
Tetralogy of Fallot
Truncus Arteriosus
Coarctation of the Aorta
Pulmonary Artesia (PA)
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Aortic Stenosis
Pulmonary Stenosis

Heart Conditions in Adults

Adult Conditions A through Z

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Angina Pectoris
Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiac Sarcoma
Carotid Artery Disease
Cerebral Aneurysm
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Congenital Heart Defects
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Thrombophlebitis
Heart Failure
Coronary Heart Disease
Heart Attack
Heart Murmurs
Heart Valve Diseases
High Blood Pressure
Medical Management of Vascular Conditions
Metabolic Syndrome
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Myocardial Infarction
Overview of the Vascular System
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Raynaud's Phenomenon
Renal Vascular Disease
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Stroke / Brain Attack
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Varicose Veins
Women & Heart Attack

Frequently Asked Questions about Heart Conditions in Adults

Heart Conditions in Children

Pediatric Conditions A through Z

Anomalous Coronary Artery (ACA)
22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
Aortic Stenosis
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
Atrioventricular Canal (AVC)
Bacterial Endocarditis
Coarctation of the Aorta
Heart Failure
Down Syndrome
Eisenmenger's Syndrome
Heart Murmurs
Heart Transplantation
High Blood Pressure
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Kawasaki Disease
Marfan Syndrome
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
Pulmonary Atresia (PA)
Pulmonary Stenosis
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Transposition of the Grt. Arteries
Tricuspid Atresia (TA)
Tetralogy of Fallot
Truncus Arteriosus
Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

Overview of Congenital Heart Disease

Factors Contributing to CHD

Living With Congenital Heart Disease

Growth & Development
Exercise & Physical Stamina
Emotional & Family Issue

Heart Health

Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides
Food Basics
Heart Healthy Eating
High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents

Frequently Asked Questions About Heart Conditions in Children

Heart Procedures

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Cardiac Catheterization
Carotid Endarterectomy / Carotid Angioplasty with Stenting
Chest X-Ray
Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography
Electrophysiological Studies
Exercise Echocardiogram
Exercise Electrocardiogram
Femoral Popliteal Bypass Surgery
Heart Transplantation
Heart Valve Repair/Replacement Surgery
Holter Monitor
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Insertion
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Myocardial Perfusion Scan, Stress
Myocardial Perfusion Scan, Resting
Pacemaker Insertion
Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)
Radionuclide Angiography, Resting
Radionuclide Angiography, Resting and Exercise
Signal-Averaged Electrocardiogram
Tilt Table Procedure
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Ultrafast Computed Tomography (Ultrafast CT Scan)
Vascular Studies


History of Stroke

Overview of Stroke

Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

Risk Factors for Stroke

Statistics of Stroke

Types of Stroke

Effects of Stroke

Evaluation Procedures for Stroke

Treatment for Stroke

Rehabilitation for Stroke

Heart Disease Prevention

Diet and Nutrition

Diet and Cardiovasular Disease
Components of Food
Cholesterol in the Blood
Calculating Calories and Fat Grams
Determining Your Body Mass Index


Overview of Obesity
Obesity Treatment Overview
Medical Treatment for Obesity
Gastric Bypass (Malabsorptive) Surgery
Gastric Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery
Maintaining Weight Loss
Preventing Obesity


Before Starting an Exercise Program
Designing an Exercise Program
Risks of Physical Inactivity

Heart Statistics

Vital Signs

Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Stroke Rehabilitation

Effects of Rehabilitation on the Family

Choosing a Rehabilitation Unit/CARF

Rehabilitation Team

Patient and Family
Rehabilitation Nurse
Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Speech / Language Pathologist
Clinical Social Worker
Recreational Therapist
Registered Dietitian
Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, and Psychiatrist
Respiratory Therapist
Rehabilitation Case Manager
Vocational Counselor


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