The aorta is the main blood vessel carrying blood throughout the body.
Abnormal heart rhythms can be described as a heart beating too fast (above 100 bpm) or slow (below 60 bpm), a fluttering sensation in the chest area or the skipping of a heart beat.
Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm that is caused by electrical activity problems in the upper chambers of the heart, called the atria.
Cardiac tumors are primary tumors or secondary tumors that form in the heart. Most cardiac tumors are noncancerous (benign) and some cardiac tumors are cancerous (malignant).
Cardiomyopathy is a disease in which the heart muscle (myocardium) has thickened or inflamed abnormally.
The carotid arteries supply the head and neck with oxygenated blood.
When the heart muscle is starved for oxygen a range of chest pain (angina pectoris) sensations can occur. Chest pain (angina pectoris) is the most common sign of a heart attack.
Congenital heart disease is a heart condition where the structure of the heart and vessels do not form correctly during fetal development in the uterus.
High blood pressure, elevated cholesterol or smoking can damage the inner lining of arteries in the body. This leads to a build up of fatty substances and calcium called plaque.
Heart Disease, also known as Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) or Cardiovascular Disease, is a condition that involves the narrowing or blocking of the coronary arteries.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women over the age of 25, in the United States, regardless of race or ethnicity. Each year, six times as many women die of cardiovascular disease than breast cancer.
Heart failure does not mean the heart has stopped, instead it means the heart does not pump as it should, resulting in less oxygen-rich blood circulating in the body.