Heart & Vascular Care Conditions

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Abnormal Heart Rhythms (Arrhythmias)

Abnormal heart rhythms can be described as a heart beating too fast (above 100 bpm) or too slow (below 60 bpm), a fluttering sensation in the chest area or the skipping of a heartbeat.

Acute and Chronic Aortic Dissection

Aortic dissection is defined as acute within 14 days after onset of symptoms. This definition is used in trials and in clinical practice. In contrast to patients with acute complications, such as rupture, rapid enlargement and malperfusion, patients with chronic dissection are treated for aneurysm formation.

Aortic Transection

This condition occurs when the aorta tears or ruptures. The degree of injury can range from minimal bruising of the aorta to complete separation and rupture.

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) results from multiple electrical impulses firing from both upper chambers of the heart (right and left atrium). It causes the heart to beat fast, very irregularly, and with less efficiency than with normal rhythm.

Cardiac Tumors

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

Cardiomyopathy is the disease of the heart muscle. There are many reasons why this can occur including coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, certain viruses and genetics.

Chest Pain

When the heart muscle does not get enough blood flow, which carries oxygen to the heart muscle, it results in chest pain (angina pectoris or just angina).

Coarctation of the Aorta

Aortic coarctation is a narrowing of the aorta, y. When this occurs, your heart must pump harder to force blood through the narrowed part of your aorta.

Congenital Heart Disease

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.

Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

High blood pressure, elevated cholesterol or smoking can damage the inner lining of arteries in the body. This leads to a buildup of fatty substances and calcium called plaque.

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