In-depth

Acute coronary syndrome

Acute coronary syndrome occurs when there isn't enough blood flowing through your heart. It can be felt as chest pain (angina) or a heart attack.

Angina

Angina is a common type of chest pain caused by coronary artery disease. Unstable angina can be a warning sign of a heart attack.

Heart attack

A heart attack is an injury to heart muscle caused by reduced blood supply. Heart attack symptoms and treatments are discussed here.

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 failure means your heart can't efficiently pump blood throughout your body. Medications, and sometimes devices or surgery, can help you manage this condition.

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.

Myocardial ischemia

Myocardial ischemia is a heart problem that occurs when blood flow to your heart muscle is decreased, reducing the heart's oxygen supply.

Small vessel disease

If you have symptoms of heart disease, but your doctor doesn't see any blocked major arteries, small vessel disease may be the cause.

Sudden cardiac arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest is a medical emergency. Rapid treatment improves your chances of survival.

Takayasu's arteritis

Takayasu's arteritis is an uncommon form of vasculitis that affects the large arteries.

Mar. 06, 2014