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- 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
- Atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is an irregular and often very rapid heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots in the heart. A-fib increases the risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.
- Emery-dreifuss syndrome
Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD) or emery-dreifuss syndrome is a rare, often slowly progressive genetic disorder affecting the skeletal and cardiac muscles that make up the arms, legs, face, neck, spine, and heart. The following can determine your susceptibility to EDMD:
Age: Rarely does EDMD start before age five, with the average onset age falling between five and ten years.
Genetic mutations: Eme 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Loeffler fibroplastic parietal endocardi...
Wilhelm Loeffler initially described Loeffler's endocarditis in 1936, labeling it ""fibroplastic parietal endocarditis with blood eosinophilia.
Endocarditis parietalis fibroplastica is a rare, deadly disease with an unknown cause is a type of subendocardial mural fibrosis that worsens over time. It is linked to peripheral blood eosinophilia, occasionally of leukemoid proportions.
Loeffler's endocarditis is an unusual k 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
- Romano-ward long qt syndrome
Romano-Ward long QT syndrome can cause sudden death due to ventricular arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat) or fainting spells that do not feel like a typical faint, such as syncope (fainting), near syncope (almost fainting), presyncope (feeling lightheadedness or dizziness), or postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).The main symptoms of Romano-Ward long QT syndrome are:
Fainting spells or near-fainting spells t Read More
- Surdocardiac syndrome -- jervell and lan...
The severity of symptoms vary from person to person. It can be passed down from either parent, but it can also be caused by the following risk factors:
Develops in people with a genetic predisposition (family history of heart disease, genetic disorder, and infections linked to other heart ailments).
It is caused by genetic mutations in the ion channel gene KVLQT1, which controls electrical activity in heart cells. 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