Some tools doctors use everyday, like the stethoscope, EKG and blood pressure cuff, can be traced back to the early 1800s and 1900s. Since then, many discoveries -- big and small -- have helped people with heart conditions live longer, healthier lives.
Here's a snapshot of key milestones throughout the history of heart care. Which of these are familiar to you? Find where you or a loved one fit in the timeline.
Download a pdf of the timeline with links to full descriptions of most items.