Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, along with its associations such as hypertension, apoplexy, hemorrhage, and mental distress. While the Western medical paradigm has been quite adept in critical intervention and palliative care of coronary heart disease, there are insights that can emerge from Chinese medicine. Coming primarily from the Chinese medical perspective that heart disease is generally involved with heat (i.e. inflammation/irritation) and its complications (such as damp-heat, blood-heat, phlegm-heat, etc.) within our contemporary society, this course will explore different insights from Chinese medical classics and traditions in the prevention, management, and treatment of heart disease.