In-depth

Causes

Heart disease

Heart disease, usually thought of as blockages in the arteries that can cause a heart attack, can describe any medical condition affecting your heart.

Complications

Aortic valve regurgitation

Aortic valve stenosis

Endocarditis

Mitral valve stenosis

Pectus excavatum

Symptoms

Edema

Shortness of breath

Tests and diagnosis

Cardiac catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is used as a test for some heart conditions and as a procedure to treat some types of heart disease. Find out more.

Chest X-rays

CT scan

Electrocardiogram

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

April 03, 2015