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Healthline: The Most Recent and Reliable Medical Information

Universal EHR Solutions provides Healthline, a search and navigation platform that delivers the highest-quality health information on the Internet. This includes over 170,000 high-quality medical websites, and an extensive library of content from leading medical publishers and medical journals. Through Healthline, consumers are able to make more informed medical decisions by getting precise, relevant results immediately. Click on a topic and Healthline finds your request, or write down symptoms, drugs, or a condition, such as coronary artery disease (see below) and information, many reviewed by physicians, will be in front of you.

In addition, you can create news alerts and save search results with tags to help you sort the information you find. You can also write reviews of articles, rate other member reviews, and help build a community around health topics that are important to you. Healthline is the first search engine dedicated to healthcare, and the only one built by medical specialists for you.

An Example of Searching “Coronary Artery Disease”

Definition

Coronary artery disease is a narrowing or blockage of the arteries and vessels that provide oxygen and nutrients to the heart. It is caused by atherosclerosis, an accumulation of fatty materials on the inner linings of arteries. The resulting blockage restricts blood flow to the heart. When the blood flow is completely cut off, the result is a heart attack.

Description

Coronary artery disease, also called coronary heart disease or heart disease, is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. According to the American Heart Association in 1995 one in every 4.8 deaths in the United States was caused by coronary artery disease. About every 29 seconds, one American will have a heart attack; about every minute, one American will die from a heart attack. Fourteen million Americans have active symptoms of coronary artery disease (heart attack or chest pains). Many millions more have silent coronary disease, the first indication of which can be sudden death.

Coronary artery disease occurs when the coronary arteries become partially blocked or clogged. This blockage limits the flow of blood from the coronary arteries, which are the major arteries supplying oxygen-rich blood to the heart. The coronary arteries expand when the heart is working harder and needs more oxygen. Arteries would expand, for example, when a person is climbing stairs, exercising, or having sex. If the arteries are unable to expand, the heart is deprived of oxygen (myocardial ischemia). When the blockage is limited, chest pains or pressure, called angina, may occur. When the blockage cuts off the flow of blood, the result is a heart attack (myocardial infarction or heart muscle death).