New cholesterol guidelines emphasize a personalized approach for determining cardiovascular disease risk and tailoring treatment.

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is a leading resource on cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. This specialty organization represents medical, allied health, and science professionals from more than 70 countries who specialize in cardiac rhythm disorders.  Visit Patient Resources.

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Inflammation of the membranes lining the interior of the heart and heart valves
A computed tomography (CT) scan of the arteries leading to the heart. The scan provides images of calcium deposits that can narrow or block the arteries. The higher the cardiac calcium score, the more likely the patient has heart disease or will be at higher risk for heart attack.
A group of drugs that blocks the effect of adrenaline, slows the heart rate, and decreases the strength of the heart's contractions and thereby lowers blood pressure and relieves symptoms of angina and arrhythmias