The following Conditions are related to Chest Pain

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  • Angina

    What is angina? The heart is the pump responsible for circulating blood throughout the body. Myocardium (myo=muscle + cardium=muscle) is the heart muscle that contracts to pump that blood and like any other muscle, it requires oxygen rich blood for energy. Angina pectoris describes the pain, discomfort, or other symptoms that occur when blood flow to heart muscle cells is not enough to meet its energy needs. The classic descrip  Read More

  • Aortic dissection

    Introduction to aortic dissection The aorta is the large blood vessel that leads from the heart and carries blood to the rest of the body. It originates at the aortic valve at the outlet of the left ventricle of the heart and ascends within the chest to an arch where blood vessels branch off to supply blood flow to the arms and head. The aorta then begins to descend through the chest and into the abdomen where it splits into two iliac  Read More

  • Aortic valve stenosis

    What is aortic stenosis? Aortic stenosis is abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve. A number of conditions cause disease resulting in narrowing of the aortic valve. When the degree of narrowing becomes significant enough to impede the flow of blood from the left ventricle to the arteries, heart problems develop. The basic mechanism is as follows: The heart is a muscular pump with four chambers and four heart valves.  Read More

  • Arrhythmia

    A heart arrhythmia (uh-RITH-me-uh) is an irregular heartbeat. Heart rhythm problems (heart arrhythmias) occur when the electrical signals that coordinate the heart's beats don't work properly. The faulty signalling causes the heart to beat too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradyc  Read More

  • Autosomal recessive long qt syndrome

    Symptoms of Autosomal recessive long-QT syndrome may be apparent during early childhood. Sensorineural hearing loss is usually profound, affecting both ears; however, it tends to affect the hearing of high frequencies more than low frequencies. The autosomal recessive long-QT syndrome causes the cardiac muscle to take longer than usual to recharge between beats. Low levels of iron and increased levels of gast  Read More

  • Da costa's syndrome

    Da Costa’s Syndrome, variously named as effort syndrome, cardiac neurosis, neurocirculatory asthenia, etc is a psychiatric disorder in which the patient experiences chest pain. This may mimic angina, a type of chest pain. Commonly found in women, it is a syndrome in close association with symptoms of anxiety.Cure for Da Costa’s Syndrome It is shown in the reports of Da Costa and Wheeler that patients did  Read More

  • Deafness-functional heart disease

    Deafness functional heart disease can impair the cardiovascular health of the patient and affect both the peripheral and central auditory systems, mostly common among older people. Heart is responsible for pumping blood and bringing oxygen to the whole body. The heart disease results in poor circulation and may reduce sufficient oxygen from reaching the brain. This can cause the nerve cells to be destroyed or damaged which causes permanent hea  Read More

  • Endocardial cushion defects

    Yes, there is a cure for endocardial cushion defects. However, it is not always the most effective method of treatment. Endocardial cushion defects are often discovered in early infancy when the child has a heart murmur or irregular heartbeat. In some cases, doctors may not diagnose a defect until adulthood. If you have an endocardial cushion defect, you may need regular checkups with your primary care physician to mon  Read More

  • Endocardial dysplasia

    The risk factors for endocardial dysplasia vary depending on the type of the condition. The most common risk factor is a history of congenital heart disease, but there are also other risk factors that can be related to genetics or family history. If you have a family member who has had a heart condition, especially one that required surgery, it's more likely that you'll develop endocardial dysplasia than someone who doesn't have  Read More

  • Familial congestive cardiomyopathy

    Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition that occurs when the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. The most common type of CHF is called "congestive cardiomyopathy" or "congestive heart failure with preserved ejection fraction." Congestive cardiomyopathy is usually caused by a genetic disorder of the heart muscle, but it can also be caused by high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, anemia, diabetes,  Read More

  • Fiedler disease

    Fiedler disease is a rare genetic disorder that causes the immune system to attack healthy skin cells. The disease is most common in people of European descent, but it can be found in people of all races and ethnicities.The risk factors for Fiedler disease are not well understood, but researchers believe that there may be some things that make you more likely to develop the disease. These include: Age: Ch  Read More

  • Functional cardiovascular disease

    Functional cardiovascular disease is a term used to describe a group of disorders that affect the heart and blood vessels. These disorders cause symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, dizziness, and lightheadedness. The symptoms of functional cardiovascular disease are similar to those caused by more serious conditions like coronary artery disease (CAD) or heart failure. However, because these symptoms c  Read More

  • Giant cell myocarditis

    Though research has been going on for years, the actual cause of giant cell myocarditis is still not clear. The risk factors for giant cell myocarditis are- People with autoimmune disorders are prone to this disease; however, people of any age, gender, lifestyle, or food habit can be a sufferer of this disease. Patients with autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes, Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis  Read More

  • Heart attack

    A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is severely reduced or blocked. The blockage is usually due to a buildup of fat, cholesterol and other substances in the heart (coronary) arteries. The fatty, cholesterol-containing deposits are called plaques. The process  Read More

  • Heart disease and cardiac catheterization

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  • Heart disease: heart valve disease

    Any of a number of disorders that impair the proper function of one or more of your heart's valves are referred to as heart valve disease. Heart valve problems can make your heart work harder if it is not treated. Your quality of life may be negatively impacted, and it can even endanger your life. Despite the fact that medication can be extremely useful, none of them can stop a valve from leaking. Similarly, there is no medicine  Read More

  • Heart transplant

    People who need a heart transplant are typically those whose conditions haven't improved enough with medication or other procedures.Heart transplant treatment Your doctor might suggest particular procedures or surgery if drugs are insufficient for your heart problems. Open-heart surgery for heart transplants lasts for several hours. If you've had previous cardiac operations, the procedure will be more difficult and t  Read More

  • Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy

    Cure and treatments of this disease should more likely be called Preventive measures for the disease do not increase further. Balanced Routine: Once detected, it is not possible to cure the ailment completely because it is mostly related to a balanced lifestyle with a perfect diet and exercise. Controlled Medications:Doctors prescribe certain medicines such as blood thinners that could control heart rate a  Read More

  • Idiopathic giant cell myocarditis

    Idiopathic giant-cell myocarditis (IGCM) is a rare and frequently fatal type (mortality rate of 50% or more in patients) of myocarditis that often affects relatively young adults. The term idiopathic is used to describe a disease with unknown causes. It is characterized by progressive congestive heart failure, frequently associated with ventricular arrhythmias or heart block. Due to its unidentifiable causes,  Read More

  • Mitral valve prolapse

    What is mitral valve prolapse? Mitral valve prolapse (also known as "click murmur syndrome" and "Barlow's syndrome") is the most common heart valve abnormality. The condition is slightly more prevalent in women than in men. The mitral valve is one of the four heart valves. A normal mitral valve consists of two thin leaflets, located between the left atrium and the left ventricle of the heart. Mitral valve leaflets, shaped like parachut  Read More

  • Non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopa...

    The symptoms of non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can be very different from one person to another and even within a single case. That's because this condition is caused by genetic mutations that cause the heart muscle to grow at an accelerated rate, making it harder for your heart to pump blood through your body. The most common symptom of non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is shortness of breath. It can feel  Read More

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  • Obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

    The symptoms of obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy include: Chest Pain and Shortness of Breath Fatigue and Weakness Palpitations (Unusually fast heartbeat) Shortness of breath during exercise or exertion Fatigue and weakness Dizziness or lightheadedness Sudden weight gain due to swelling in the legs and abdomen due to fluid retention (edema) Swelling in h  Read More

  • Pericarditis

    There's no cure for pericarditis, but it can be treated.The most effective treatment is to reduce the inflammation of the pericardium so that it can heal. This can be done through medication and/or physical therapy.There are several medications that can be used to treat pericarditis. Some of these include: Prednisone: Prednisone is a steroid that reduces inflammation and pain in your body  Read More

  • Preexcitation syndrome

    The symptoms of preexcitation syndrome are varied, but they can be grouped into two categories: those that affect your heart and those that affect your brain. Heart-related symptoms include a fast heartbeat and skipped beats. The most common symptom is a rapid heartbeat—this can occur when you're at rest or when you are exercising. If you have preexcitation syndrome, this rapid heartbeat can cause palpitat  Read More

  • Pulmonary hypertension, secondary

    There is no cure or medication that can be used to treat pulmonary hypertension, secondary. The only treatment available is surgery, and even then, it's not guaranteed to work. Pulmonary hypertension occurs when the blood vessels in your lungs get narrow and hardened. This makes it difficult for your heart to pump blood through your body and can result in serious complications, including death. There a  Read More

  • Subendocardial sclerosis

    Although the precise cause of this disease is unknown, the following risk factors can increase your chances of developing subendocardial sclerosis: Develops in people with a genetic predisposition (family history of heart disease, genetic disorder, and infections linked to other heart ailments). Cocaine use or viral infection can act as a trigger for disease People with diabetes are more likely to develop thi  Read More

  • Takayasu disease (takayasu arteritis)

    There is no cure for takayasu disease (takayasu arteritis). However, a comprehensive treatment plan can be followed to improve the symptoms, reduce inflammation and prevent irreversible damage to artery walls. Takayasu disease or Takayasu Arteritis (TAK) is a type of vasculitis, a rare familial disorder characterized by inflammation of blood vessels. The condition affects the aorta and its branches, which resist the flow of bl  Read More

  • The heart and vascular disease

    A buildup of fatty plaques in your arteries, or atherosclerosis (ath-ur-o-skluh-ROE-sis) can damage your blood vessels and heart. Plaque buildup causes narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Coronary artery disease symptoms may be different for men and women. For instance, men are more likely to have chest pain. Women are more likely to have other signs and symptoms along with  Read More

  • Ventricular septal defects

    Most babies with VSDs will not experience any symptoms and will not need treatment. However, if you have a VSD and experience symptoms such as rapid breathing or a fast heartbeat, it's important to see your doctor right away. If your doctor recommends surgery to close a VSD, your surgeon will usually make a small cut between your ribs to reach the heart. Then, he or she will use special tools to close the hole in the wall betwee  Read More

  • Wolff parkinson white syndrome

    Episodes of a fast heart rate (tachycardia) can begin suddenly and may last a few seconds or several hours. Episodes can occur during exercise or while at rest. Other signs and symptoms of WPW syndrome are related to the fast heart rate and underlying heart rhythm problem (arrhythmia). The most common arrhythmia seen with WPW syndrome is supraventricular tachycardia. Supraventricular tachycardia causes episodes of a fast, pounding hear  Read More