In-depth

Symptoms

Edema

Fatigue

Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations are skipped, fluttering or racing heartbeats that aren't usually a symptom of a serious heart problem. Discover the causes and symptoms of this condition.

Shortness of breath

Wheezing

Tests and diagnosis

Cardiac catheterization

Chest X-rays

CT scan

Echocardiogram

Electrocardiogram

Genetic testing

Genetic testing is used to detect altered genes that may cause illness or disease. Although genetic testing can offer important health information, it has limitations.

MRI

Stress test

Treatments and drugs

Heart transplant

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs)

Ventricular assist device

Aug. 19, 2014