Staying healthy while living with cardiovascular disease.

Supraventricular Tachycardia

The heart is a 4-chambered muscle that functions as a blood pump; the 2 upper chambers are called the atria and the 2 lower chambers are the ventricles.


Syncope, or fainting, is a form of transient loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood flow to the brain characterized by a rapid onset, short duration, and spontaneous and complete recovery.

Exercise and Cardiovascular Health

Over the past 4 decades, numer-
ous scientific reports have ex-
amined the relationships be-
tween physical activity, physical

fitness, and cardiovascular health.

Useful information on specific cardiovascular conditions.

Contemporary research on cardiovascular disease in sub-saharan Africa.

Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are often called “silent killers” because heart attacks and strokes are a common first warning sign of an underlying disease. High blood pressure is the most frequent and most important risk factor for CVDs.

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