Which disease or disorders affect the heart?
Heart disease describes a range of conditions that affect your heart. Diseases under the heart disease umbrella include blood vessel diseases, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); and heart defects you’re born with (congenital heart defects), among others.
What are common heart diseases?
Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease in the US. Coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle and coronary artery disease occurs when there is a buildup of cholesterol plaque inside the artery walls. That part of the heart muscle that is denied blood supply starts to die.
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 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.
What does a heart blockage feel like?
A completely blocked coronary artery will cause a heart attack. The classic signs and symptoms of a heart attack include crushing pressure in your chest and pain in your shoulder or arm, sometimes with shortness of breath and sweating. Sometimes a heart attack occurs without any apparent signs or symptoms.
What are the symptoms of a weak heart?
Heart disease symptoms caused by weak heart muscle (dilated cardiomyopathy)
- Breathlessness with exertion or at rest.
- Swelling of the legs, ankles and feet.
- Irregular heartbeats that feel rapid, pounding or fluttering.
- Dizziness, lightheadedness and fainting.