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heart disease

 

Heart disease doesn’t discriminate. It’s the leading cause of death for several populations, including Caucasians, Hispanics,

 

different types of heart disease

 

  • Heart infections. Heart infections may be caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites.
  • Cardiomyopathy. This condition causes the heart’s muscles to harden or grow weak.
  • Arrhythmia. An arrhythmia is a heart rhythm abnormality.
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is caused by the buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries. It’s sometimes called ischemic heart disease.
  • Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a hardening of the arteries.
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is caused by the buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries. It’s sometimes called ischemic heart disease.

 

symptoms of heart disease

 

Heart infections

 

The term heart infection used to describe conditions such as endocarditis.Symptoms of a heart infection:

  • chest pain
  • chest congestion
  • fever
  • chills
  • skin rash

 

Cardiomyopathy

 

Cardiomyopathy is a disease that causes the muscles of the heart to grow larger and turn rigid, thick, or weak. Symptoms of this condition

 

  • fatigue
  • shortness of breath

 

Arrhythmias

 

Arrhythmias are abnormal heart rhythms. The symptoms you experience may depend on the type of arrhythmia you have — heartbeats that are too fast or too slow. Symptoms of an arrhythmia include:

 

  • chest pain
  • lightheadedness
  • slow pulse
  • fainting spells

 

Coronary artery disease

 

CAD is plaque buildup in the arteries that move oxygen-rich blood through the heart and lungs. Symptoms of CAD

  • chest pain or discomfort
  • feelings of indigestion or gas
  • shortness of breath

 

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis reduces blood supply to your extremities. In addition to chest pain and shortness of breath, symptoms of atherosclerosis include:

  • coldness, especially in the limbs
  • weakness in your legs and arms
  • numbness, especially in the limbs
  • unusual or unexplained pain
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