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- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
An aorta is basically the major artery responsible for supplying blood from the heart to the rest of the body. An abdominal aorta is the main blood vessel at the level of the abdomen. Hence, an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm is the enlargement of this abdominal aorta which can be fatal if it implodes. It is common in older men and chain smokers. Cure/medications for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm With safe and effecti 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
- 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: E 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 m 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
- 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 diseases are caused by various factors and are of multiple types. While some heart diseases are related to the blood vessels and arteries, others might be caused due to irregular heart rhythm. The types of heart diseases with their symptoms can be seen below.
•Problems in blood vessels- fatty plaques in the arteries and damaged or blocked blood vessels can cause heart diseases, whose symptoms include chest pain or pressure, or discomfort Read More
- 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 medi Read More
- Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
When the heart's pumping sides/chambers start growing unusually large, the valves and muscles start stretching and thinning. It is the disease called Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy. The disease begins with the left side of the heart as the swelling of the heart chambers makes it difficult for the heart to pump enough blood to different parts of the body. Cure/Treatments/Medications:Cure and treatments of 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
- 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
- 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
- Surdocardiac syndrome -- jervell and lan...
Surdo Cardiac syndrome - Jervell and Lange-Nielsen is a rare genetic disorder that causes abnormal electrical impulse passage in the heart. It is most common during fetal development as a result of a genetic mutation, and it can cause arrhythmias, fainting, seizures, and cerebral palsy. Although there is no cure, treatments are available to help manage symptoms and prevent complications.The severity of these sympto 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