In-depth

Aortic valve regurgitation

Aortic valve stenosis

Atrial septal defect

Atrial septal defect (ASD) is an abnormal opening between the heart's upper pumping chambers. It's common and readily treated.

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.

Cough

An occasional cough is normal and healthy. A cough that persists for weeks signals an underlying problem.

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

Dizziness

Dizziness has many possible causes. The cause of dizziness may be simple, or dizziness may be a sign of a more serious disorder.

Electrocardiogram

An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a test that provides valuable clues about your heart health. Here's what you need to know about the test.

Enlarged liver

You can get an enlarged liver from a number of medical problems or personal habits. Treatment depends on what's causing the enlargement.

Excessive sweating

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.

Mitral valve regurgitation

Mitral valve stenosis

MRI

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

Pulmonary valve stenosis

Pulmonary valve stenosis is a narrowing of the valve that controls blood flow from your heart to your lungs. It's usually present at birth.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.

Tetralogy of Fallot

Tetralogy of Fallot, a cause of "blue baby" syndrome, is a congenital heart condition resulting in oxygen-poor blood leaving the heart and entering the body.

Whipple's disease

Whipple's disease is a rare bacterial infection that affects primarily the gastrointestinal system, and can be treated successfully with antibiotics.

Jun. 08, 2012

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