Discover research programs and initiatives that seek to inform prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for today’s major health challenges and conditions.
Physical activity is any body movement that works your muscles and requires more energy than resting. Being physically active is one of the best ways to keep your heart and lungs healthy.
Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a problem with the heart’s electrical system that controls the heartbeat that can make the heart beat too quickly or with an irregular rhythm.
Defibrillators are devices that restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electric pulse or shock to the heart.
Angina is chest pain or discomfort that happens when an area of the heart does not get enough oxygen-rich blood. It is a common symptom of heart disease.
Cigarette smoking causes about 1 in every 5 deaths in the United States each year. Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body and raises your risk of heart and blood vessel diseases.
Learn about different tests and procedures to help diagnose heart diseases and conditions.
The NHLBI has materials for patients and health professionals on many health topics, such as asthma, heart disease, and sickle cell disease.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood disorders and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.