Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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Cardiomyopathy

In cardiomyopathy, the heart muscle becomes enlarged, thick, or rigid. In rare cases, the muscle tissue in the heart is replaced with scar tissue.

Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital heart defects, or diseases, are problems with the heart’s structure that are present at birth. They may change the normal flow of blood through the heart.

Arrhythmia, also known as Dysrhythmia

An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slowly, or with an irregular rhythm.

Angina, understanding this heart condition

Angina is chest pain or discomfort that occurs if an area of your heart muscle does not get enough oxygen-rich blood. It is a common symptom of ischemic heart disease, which limits or cuts off blood flow to the heart

Heart Failure or Congestive Heart Failure

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. In some cases, the heart can't fill with enough blood. In other cases, the heart can't pump blood to the rest of the body with enough force.

A Heart Attack or Myocardial Infarction

A heart attack happens when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart can’t get oxygen. If blood flow isn’t restored quickly, the section of heart muscle begins to die.

Atherosclerosis, Arteriosclerosis or Hardening of the Arteries

Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to your heart and other parts of your body.

Coronary Heart Disease

Heart disease is a catch-all phrase for a variety of conditions that affect the heart’s structure and function. Coronary heart disease is a type of heart disease that develops when the arteries of the heart

Marfan Syndrome (MFS)

Marfan syndrome is a disorder that affects the connective tissue in many parts of the body. Connective tissue provides strength and flexibility to structures such as bones

Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS)

Also known as LDS or Loeys-Dietz aortic aneurysm syndrome, this is a disorder that affects the connective tissue in many parts of the body

The Links Between Heart Disease and Mental Health

Research shows veterans, people with PTSD and their partners, racial minorities and women are at higher risk of developing heart conditions resulting from poor mental health.