What are the 4 most common cardiovascular diseases?
What Are Cardiovascular Diseases?
- Abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias.
- Aorta disease and Marfan syndrome.
- Congenital heart disease.
- Coronary artery disease (narrowing of the arteries)
- Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
- Heart attack.
- Heart failure.
- Heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy)
What is the difference between heart disease and cardiovascular disease?
“Cardio” refers to the heart, and “vascular” refers to all the blood vessels in the body. In comparison, heart disease is more specific and refers only to diseases of the heart, such as coronary artery disease, heart failure, heart valve abnormalities, and abnormal heart rhythms.
What are serious heart conditions?
Coronary heart disease, arrhythmia, and myocardial infarction are some examples of heart disease. Heart disease might be treated with medication or surgery. Quitting smoking and exercising regularly can help prevent heart disease.
Is High Blood Pressure a cardiovascular disease?
High blood pressure can also cause ischemic heart disease. This means that the heart muscle isn’t getting enough blood. Ischemic heart disease is usually the result of atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries (coronary artery disease), which impedes blood flow to the heart.
What are the symptoms of heart blockage?
If a person has a heart block, they may experience:
- slow or irregular heartbeats, or palpitations.
- shortness of breath.
- lightheadedness and fainting.
- pain or discomfort in the chest.
- difficulty in doing exercise, due to the lack of blood being pumped around the body.
Can cardiovascular disease be cured?
A: Although we can’t cure heart disease, we can make it better. Most forms of heart disease are very treatable today. There is some evidence that normalizing high blood pressure and lowering cholesterol to very low levels will partially reverse plaques in the coronary arteries. We can repair or replace diseased valves.
How can I strengthen my heart?
7 powerful ways you can strengthen your heart
- Get moving. Your heart is a muscle and, as with any muscle, exercise is what strengthens it.
- Quit smoking. Quitting smoking is tough.
- Lose weight. Losing weight is more than just diet and exercise.
- Eat heart-healthy foods.
- Don’t forget the chocolate.
- Don’t overeat.
- Don’t stress.
What does a mini heart attack feel like?
It can feel like an uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, or pain. Discomfort in other upper-body areas, such as one or both arms, the back, the neck, the jaw, or the stomach. Shortness of breath before or during chest discomfort. Breaking out in a cold sweat, or feeling nauseated or lightheaded.
Is asthma a cardiovascular disease?
True asthma is a chronic condition caused by inflammation of the airways, which can narrow them, leading to breathing difficulties. True asthma has nothing to do with fluid in the lungs or heart disease. Treatments for heart failure can help improve your symptoms for both the heart failure and the cardiac asthma.