Browsing: Heart


The page provides quick access to a list of common heart diseases, syndromes, health conditions, and other topics of health importance about your heart. The list is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to respective diseases sections that serve as a comprehensive and ultimate guide about the disease or health condition.

Our heart is the most sophisticated working muscle in the body. A heart beats about 100,000 times in a day. It continuously supplies oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. The heart also pumps blood to expel waste products such as carbon dioxide to the lungs, which has to be eliminated from our body.

Proper heart function is highly essential to support life. There are many types of heart diseases that can occur if the heart does not function properly or if any other organ, influencing the heart, does not function efficiently. Most heart diseases are lifelong conditions, and if experienced once, they can create problems throughout your life and sometimes can be a cause of death.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and Australia. In the US, one in every four deaths occurs due to a heart disease.

Some of the common heart diseases and heart conditions are coronary heart disease, enlarged heart, heart attack, irregular heart rhythm, tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, congenital heart diseases, heart attack and hypertension. In the United States, the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD).

Claudication Pain

Claudication is sometimes considered a disease, but it not a disease. It is a symptom of certain diseases, mainly peripheral artery disease. Claudication is a serious blood circulation problem in which the vessels that supply blood flow to the legs or arms of a person are narrowed. Read about treatment, diagnosis, and symptoms of claudication pain.

An arrhythmia can be silent and cause no symptoms. Your doctor can however detect it during a routine exam by reading your pulse or through an electrocardiogram (ECG). When symptoms of an arrhythmia occur, these may include palpitations, dizziness, fainting, shortness of breath, and chest pain.