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Cardiovascular Diseases

List of cardiovascular related diseases.

Arteriosclerosis and Atherosclerosis
Arteriosclerosis refers to the thickening and hardening of the medium or large arteries. Atherosclerosis is a form of arteriosclerosis in which cholesterol deposits line the inner wall of the artery.
Cardiomyopathy is a type of heart failure where a severely weakened heart pumps only a small portion of the blood that is required by the body.
Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive heart failure is a sign of a weak, dilated heart, and occurs when the heart can no longer pump effectively.
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease occurs when the main blood vessels that supply the heart with blood become damaged or diseased.
Heart Arrhythmias
Heart arrhythmias are electrical disruptions that affect the natural rhythm of the heart. The result is a heart that beats too fast, too slowly or irregularly.
Heart Attack or Acute Myocardial Infarction
A heart attack occurs when a blood clot obstructs a coronary artery, which is a blood vessel that feeds blood to the heart. Instantly that part of the heart that is served from that artery is without blood supply.
High Cholesterol
High cholesterol affects up to 60 million people in the U.S. High levels of cholesterol in the blood increase your chances of developing heart disease and strokes.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases. Blood pressure is the amount of blood pumped by the heart and the resistance to this flow in your arteries.
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral valve prolapse is the most common heart abnormality, affecting approximately three percent of the population. It is thought to be genetic.
Myocardial Ischemic Heart Disease
Myocardial ischemic heart disease or myocardial ischemia is the result of a reduced blood flow to the heart due to atherosclerotic plaques along the artery wall.
A stroke is a blocked artery leading to the brain, similar to that of a heart attack, except the organ under attack is the brain.
Transient Ischemic Attacks | TIAs
Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are commonly referred to as “mini-strokes”. Transient ischemic attacks are often a precursor to a having a regular stroke.