A List of Heart Diseases

This list of heart diseases is not a comprehensive list of all heart problems. It is written to provide basic information of cardiovascular diseases and conditions that lead to heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems. This information is general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for a professional opinion.

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Heart Rhythm Disorder
  • Tachycardia
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease

There are many different types of heart disease. Cardiovascular diseases can be attributed to an unhealthy lifestyle, lack of exercise, or bad eating habits.

Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure is the failure of the heart to meet the body demands of adequate circulation.

Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease is also known as CHD. It is the most common of all the heart-related problems. It is caused by the arteries getting smaller which leads to your heart not getting enough blood supply.

Heart Attack

A heart attack is a very serious condition and is one of the most common medical emergency conditions see today. A heart attack is also known as a myocardial infarction. The simple explanation of a heart attack is the destructin of the heart muscle by a sudden or partial blockage of one or more of the a coronary arteries. Oxygen is supplied to the heart through blood which flows through coronary arteries. If the coronary artery becomes blocked, that specific artery becomes damaged.

High blood pressure

High blood pressure is also known as hyptertension. It is a common medical condition that effects millions of Americans and others worldwide. It is generally caused by eating an alot of fatty foods. High blood pressure can often be hard to diagnose as it has few outward symptoms that people don’t even realize that they have.

Ischemic Heart Disease

Ischemic heart disease is the opposite of hyptertension, in that it reduces the flow of blood to the heart. The main symptom with ischemic heart disease is the concurrent feeling of chest pain, especially pain felt on the left side of the chest around the heart.

Heart Rhythm Disorders

Heart rhymth disorders are also more commonly known as heart murmurs. Heart murmurs are irregularities in the sound that the heart makes. Heart murmurs can be extremely serious and should be checked by a medical professional for a more thorough analysis.


Tachycardia is a very serious medical condition in which the heart is beating at an extremely high pace.

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Rheumatic heart disease is a condition associated with heart damage from rheumatic flu. It can be diagnosed by a fever and/or rash, usually accompanied by chest pains or heartburn. This is usually due to a problem with the valves in your heart not being able to close properly which leads to blood spilling out into the wrong parts of the heart.

Again, please remember that this list of heart diseases should be used for informational purposes only. Contact a health professional if you require more detailed information.

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