Coronary heart disease
Left ventricular failure
Right ventricular failure
Biventricular failure (global heart failure)
Sudden cardiac death
Pulmonary heart disease
1. Extrasystolic arrhythmia
2. Paroxysmal tachycardia (supraventricular, ventricular)
4. Atrial flutter
1. Atrioventricular block
2. Bundle branch blocks
4. Fascicular blocks
5. Sinoatrial block
6. Intra-Hisian blocks and Infra-Hisian blocks
2. Eosinophilic myocarditis (various causes amongst which viral or bacterial infections)
3. Inflammatory cardiomegaly
1. Acute rheumatic polyarthritis
Acquired heart defects:
1. Mitral stenosis
2. Mitral insufficiency
3. Aortic insufficiency
4. Aortic stenosis
1. Tetralogy of Fallot
2. Interatrial or interventricular septum
3. Coarctation of the aorta
4. Pulmonary artery stenosis
5. Ebstein’s anomaly
Find out about coronary heart disease, which is a major cause of death both in the UK and worldwide. It's responsible for more than 73,000 deaths in the UK each year.
The most common symptoms of coronary heart disease (CHD) are chest pain (angina) and a heart attack. You can also experience other symptoms, such as palpitations and unusual breathlessness...
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is usually caused by a build-up of fatty deposits on the walls of the arteries around the heart (coronary arteries). Your risk of developing atherosclerosis is significantly increased if you; smoke, have high blood pressure, etc.
Classification of heart diseases
If your doctor thinks you may be at risk of developing CHD, they may carry out a risk assessment for cardiovascular disease, myocardial infarction or stroke . This may be carried out as part of a health check.
Although coronary heart disease (CHD) cannot be cured, treatment can help manage the symptoms and reduce the risk of further problems. If you have been diagnosed with CHD, you can reduce your risk of further episodes by making simple lifestyle changes.
After having heart surgery or problems like a heart attack, it is possible to resume a normal life. If you have heart surgery, a member of the cardiac rehabilitation team may visit you in hospital to give you information about your condition and the procedure you are having.
There are several ways you can help lower your risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD), such as reducing your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. You should limit the amount of salt you eat to no more than 6g (0.2oz) a day, as too much salt will increase your blood pressure.
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