Heart Disease

“Heart disease” refers to many conditions that can affect different parts of your heart or the way your heart works.

Overview and Symptoms

Overview and Symptoms

Types of Heart Disease

Heart and vascular conditions caused by blocked, narrowed or weakened blood vessels include:

  • Angina
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Heart attack
  • Peripheral aneurysm
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Pulmonary embolism

Heart conditions affecting heart functionality include:

  • Aortic valve disease
  • Heart failure
  • Mitral valve disease

Conditions affecting your heart’s rhythm include:

  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial fibrillation

Some heart defects are congenital (meaning you were born with them); many other heart-related conditions can be preventable or treatable through a healthy diet and lifestyle.