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Forum: Heart Diseases

Heart disease are the conditions involving blocked or narrowed blood vessels, which could lead to a heart attack, stroke or angina (chest pain). Other heart conditions, such as the ones affecting the heart's muscle, rhythm or valves, are also considered forms of heart disease. This is the forum for discussing the issues.

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  1. Angina pectoris is the discomfort or chest pain caused by coronary heart disease. It is experienced when the heart muscle is unable to get sufficient blood because at least one of the arteries of the heart is blocked or narrowed. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  2. Arteriosclerosis is the hardening, loss of elasticity and thickening of the walls of the arteries, leading to the gradual restriction of the flow of blood to the tissues and organs, and this can cause serious health risks through atherosclerosis, which is a type of arteriosclerosis which takes place through the buildup of cholesterol, fatty plaques, and some other substances on and in the artery walls. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  3. Atrial fibrillation is the often rapid and irregular heart rate usually responsible for poor flow of blood to the body. Some of the symptoms are shortness of breath, heart palpitations and weakness. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  4. Cardiomyopathy is the measurable deterioration for any reason of the ability of the heart muscle (the myocardium) to contract, in most cases causing heart failure. Some of the symptoms are breathlessness (dyspnea) and swelling of the legs (peripheral edema). This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  5. Congenital heart defect (CHD), also called congenital heart disease or congenital heart anomaly, is a problem in the heart structure, which is present at birth, and its signs and symptoms determine the specific problem type, varying from none to life threatening. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  6. Coronary heart disease (CHD), also called ischemic heart disease (IHD), is the buildup of plaque (a waxy substance) inside the coronary arteries. With time, the plaque rupture (break open) or harden, thus narrowing the coronary arteries and reducing the flow of blood rich in oxygen to the heart. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  7. Endocarditis is the inflammation of the inside lining of the endocardium (heart valves) and heart chambers, caused by a bacterial or, rarely a fungal infection, and can also be attributed to damaged or abnormal heart valve; birth defect of the heart; new heart valve after surgery; and history of endocarditis. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  8. Enlarged heart, or cardiomegaly, is a medical condition in which the heart is enlarged, and though its causes may vary, it is generally caused by coronary artery disease or high blood pressure hypertension, and while it may improve with time, lifelong treatment with medications might be needed. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  9. A heart attack when the flow of blood rich in oxygen to a section of the muscles of the heart becomes blocked suddenly and the heart is unable to receive oxygen. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  10. Heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure (CHF), is the inability of the heart to sufficiently pump to maintain the flow of blood to meet the needs of the body, and some signs and symptoms are excessive tiredness, shortness of breath, and leg swelling. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  11. Heart murmur is the heart sound produced when blood is flowing across one of the valves of the heart, and the sound is loud enough that a stethoscope can be used to hear it. Some of the causes of this condition are leaking or narrowing valves, or the presence of abnormal passages through which blood us flowing near or in the heart. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  12. Heart palpitations are the feelings of having fluttering, pounding or rapid heart. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  13. High cholesterol is the presence of excessive lipid (fat) in the blood, and with time, builds up in the arteries. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  14. Mitral valve prolapse (also known as systolic click murmur syndrome, billowing mitral leaflet or floppy mitral valve syndrome) is the valvular heart disease characterized by the abnormal displacement of thickened mitral valve leaflet into the left atrium during systole, and it is the primary form of the myxomatous degeneration of the valve. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  15. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is a change to an upright position from the supine position causes tachycardia (an abnormally large increase in heart rate). This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  16. Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) are genetic heart conditions leading to an unexpected and sudden death, with no found cause during postmortem examination. The conditions can cause sudden death in people who are young and apparently healthy. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  17. Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is the congenital heart defect involving 4 anatomical abnormalities of the heart, and is usually a right-to-left shunt, in which more severe cyanosis symptoms are caused by higher resistance to right ventricular outflow. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  18. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is when thrombus (a blood clot) forms in at least one of the deep veins in the body, usually in the legs. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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