Heart Care FAQs

Learn more about heart care, your heart health, symptoms and screenings to ensure your heart stays healthy.
  • What causes coronary artery disease (CAD)?
  • What are the symptoms of CAD?
  • What are coronary arteries and what do they do?
  • What increases my risk for heart disease?
  • Can a test find heart disease early?
  • Do I need surgery?
  • Do I need to see a specialist?
  • How can an electrocardiogram help diagnose heart disease?
  • How can I help a loved one with coronary artery disease?
  • How can I lower my stress level?
  • How can I prevent heart disease?
  • How do I know if I really need a heart test?
  • How do I know if Im having a heart attack?
  • How do I live well with heart disease?
  • How do I start a walking program?
  • How do I take charge of my angina?
  • How is heart disease treated?
  • How should I exercise for a healthy heart?
  • How will my doctor diagnose heart disease?
  • Should I have a coronary artery calcium scan?
  • Should I have an angiogram?
  • Should I have angioplasty?
  • Should I stop treatment that prolongs my life?
  • What are angioplasty and atherectomy?
  • What is my risk for having a heart attack?
  • What medicines will I need to take?
  • Whats the difference between stable and unstable angina?
  • When do I need to see a doctor?