Diseases and Conditions

Your heart's main functions are to receive blood from the rest of the body, pump it to the lungs to pick up oxygen then deliver the blood to the rest of the body. To do this well, the heart needs to be strong with a regular heartbeat. The heart needs working valves to control blood flow and blood vessels to transport blood to all parts of the body. Take good care of your heart so that it can take care of you. Talk with your doctor to learn more about taking care of your heart.