What are the most common heart diseases?
Common heart conditions
- Coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common heart disease, occurs when LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, builds up plaque in your heart’s arteries.
- Heart failure.
- Valvular heart disease.
- Aortic aneurysms.
- Heart infections.
- Heart problems at birth.
- Related conditions.
What are the different heart diseases?
These types include: Coronary artery (atherosclerotic) heart disease that affects the arteries to the heart. Valvular heart disease that affects how the valves function to regulate blood flow in and out of the heart. Cardiomyopathy that affects how the heart muscle squeezes.
What is the most dangerous heart condition?
Ischemic heart disease, or coronary artery disease. The deadliest disease in the world is coronary artery disease (CAD). Also called ischemic heart disease, CAD occurs when the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart become narrowed. Untreated CAD can lead to chest pain, heart failure, and arrhythmias.