In-depth

Angina

Anthrax

Aortic aneurysm

Aortic valve regurgitation

Aortic valve stenosis

ARDS

Asbestosis

Asbestosis is a lung disease resulting from prolonged exposure to asbestos, a product once commonly used in the building and manufacturing industries.

Atrial flutter

Bladder cancer

Breast cancer

Broken heart syndrome

Broken heart syndrome, also called stress cardiomyopathy, mimics a heart attack. Discover how stress could trigger this puzzling condition.

Bronchitis

Bronchitis often develops after a cold. Learn how to prevent this potentially serious lung infection.

Burns

Cardiogenic shock

Cardiomyopathy

Chest pain

Coarctation of the aorta

Congenital heart defects in children

Congenital heart disease in adults

COPD

Diabetic ketoacidosis

Dilated cardiomyopathy

Dressler's syndrome

Emphysema

Tobacco smoke causes most cases of emphysema. Although quitting smoking can't reverse the damage, it can help keep this serious lung disease from becoming worse.

Endocarditis

Enlarged heart

Enlarged heart is often a sign of a serious heart condition. Find out causes and treatments for enlarged heart.

Epiglottitis

Eye melanoma

Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia, enlarged breasts in males, is a common problem. Find out about treatments and how to cope.

Heart attack

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.

Heart failure

Heart murmurs

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.

Hiccups

Caused by contractions of your diaphragm, hiccups are usually harmless. But rarely, hiccups may signal an underlying medical condition that requires treatment.

Horner syndrome

Hypercalcemia

Itchy skin (pruritus)

Whether it affects a small or large area of your body, itchy skin can be uncomfortable and persistent. Here's how to stop the itch.

Legionnaires' disease

Legionnaires' disease, a severe form of pneumonia, is caused by bacteria that can live in water in air conditioning systems, showers and spas.

Mesothelioma

Mitral valve disease

Mitral valve prolapse

Mitral valve prolapse occurs when the valve separating two of your heart's chambers malfunctions. The disorder usually isn't serious and often doesn't require surgical treatment.

Mitral valve stenosis

Myocarditis

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)

Pectus excavatum

Pericarditis

Pleurisy

Pleurisy is the painful inflammation of the membranes that surround your lungs. The cause can be one of a number of underlying conditions.

Pneumonitis

Pneumonitis is a general term for lung inflammation. It can cause difficulty breathing, often accompanied by a cough.

Pulmonary edema

Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis results from scar tissue that forms in your lungs. This affects your ability to breathe and obtain enough oxygen.

Q fever

Recurrent breast cancer

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Sjogren's syndrome

Swollen lymph nodes

Swollen lymph nodes usually indicate an infection, particularly in children. However, there are many causes, ranging from the common cold to cancer.

Tetralogy of Fallot

Ventricular fibrillation

Ventricular septal defect

Whooping cough

Wilms' tumor

May 14, 2014