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

Enlarged heart

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

Heart attack

Heart failure

Myocardial ischemia

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD)

Ventricular fibrillation

Symptoms

Angina

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