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- 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.
- Autosomal dominant long qt syndrome
Many people who have long QT syndrome don't have any signs or symptoms. You might be aware of your condition only because of:
Results of an electrocardiogram (ECG) done for an unrelated reason
A family history of long QT syndrome
Genetic testing results
Fainting is the most common sign of long QT syndrome.
Fainting (syncope) occurs when the heart temporarily beats in an unorganized way Read More
- Da costa's syndrome
Da costa’s syndrome is also known as chronic asthenia or as cardiac neurosis. This condition is being studied for more than a hundred years for now and the description of this condition was described by the conditions of the soldiers. Usually, the symptoms of Da costa’s syndrome are more or less similar to that of various heart diseases.
An individual affected with Da costa’s syndrome may experience fatigue and dizziness upon exertion, har 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
- 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: E 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 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: Children y Read More
- Heart disease: heart valve disease
According to the American Heart Association, about 5 million Americans are diagnosed with valvular heart disease each year.
What Is Valvular Heart Disease?
Heart valve disease occurs when your heart's valves do not work the way they should.
How Do Heart Valves Work?
Your heart valves lie at the exit of each of your four heart chambers and maintain one-way blood flow through your heart. The four heart valves make Read More
- Idiopathic giant cell myocarditis
Clinically, myocarditis is defined as inflammation of the heart muscle (myocardium). In clinical practice, it is used to describe inflammatory heart diseases that affect cardiac muscle and its function, either directly or indirectly, with a wide variety of infectious and noninfectious causes.Idiopathic giant-cell myocarditis (IGCM) is a rare and frequently fatal type (mortality rate of 50% or more in patients) of myocarditi 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 Read More
- Long qt syndrome type 1
The potassium ion channels in the heart do not function properly in long QT syndrome type 1, which causes interference with the electrical activity of the heart. In people with LQT1, emotional stress or physical activity, especially swimming, can cause arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats).LQT1 patients are more likely to experience torsades de pointes, the most dangerous type of ventricular tachycardia. Altho 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...
Non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes enlarged and stiff. This can make it difficult for your heart to pump blood effectively, causing symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, fatigue and fainting spells.In some cases, you may also be diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse (MVP), which is caused by a defect in the valve separating your Read More
- Nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopat...
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease that causes the heart to grow abnormally large, which can lead to trouble pumping blood throughout the body. It's also known as an abnormal thickening of the heart muscle.
The symptoms of nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) are not always easy to spot, but there are some common signs to look for. If you're concerned about your heart health, here's what you need to know.
he most common Read More
- Obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition that causes the heart to thicken. It can make it difficult for blood to flow through, which can cause symptoms like shortness of breath or chest pain.If you have symptoms of obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, it's important to talk with your doctor about them. They'll be able to help you figure out if you should get tested for it.The symptoms 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 palp Read More
- Romano-ward long qt syndrome
Romano-Ward long QT syndrome is a rare heart rhythm disorder that causes abnormal heartbeats. These abnormal heartbeats can lead to a dangerous and life-threatening condition called ventricular fibrillation, which causes the heart to stop beating effectively. In people with Romano-Ward long QT syndrome, these abnormal heartbeats occur more often than in people without the condition.Romano-Ward long QT syndrome can Read More
- Triatrial heart
An exceedingly uncommon congenital (existing at birth) cardiac abnormality is cor triatriatum/triartial heart. The human heart typically consists of four chambers, of which two are called atria. •The atrial septum is a partition (septum) that separates these two from one another. •The septum also divides the other two chambers, referred to as ventricles. •Over the left atriu 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