In-depth

Angina

Aortic aneurysm

Aortic valve regurgitation

Aortic valve stenosis

ARDS

Atrial flutter

Atrial septal defect

Atrioventricular canal defect

Broken heart syndrome

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

Brucellosis

Brucellosis is an infectious disease that spreads from animals to people, mainly via unpasteurized dairy products. Travelers should take special care to avoid infection.

Bundle branch block

Cardiogenic shock

Cardiomyopathy

Chest pain

Coarctation of the aorta

Congenital heart defects in children

Congenital heart disease in adults

Dilated cardiomyopathy

Dressler's syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Enlarged heart

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

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 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.

High blood pressure in children

Kawasaki disease

Kawasaki disease — the leading cause of acquired coronary disease in children — causes artery wall inflammation throughout the body. It affects children younger than age 5.

Left ventricular hypertrophy


Low blood pressure (hypotension)

Low blood pressure (hypotension) can be a sign of good health or of a life-threatening condition. Find out more about hypotension's causes and treatment options.

Lupus

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

Myocardial ischemia

Myocarditis

Noonan syndrome

Noonan syndrome is caused by a mutation in one of the genes responsible for normal development in many parts of the body, including the heart.

Orthostatic hypotension (postural hypotension)

Orthostatic hypotension (postural hypotension) is a form of low blood pressure that occurs when you stand up.

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)

Patent foramen ovale

Pectus excavatum

Pericardial effusion

Pericardial effusion, the accumulation of excess fluid in the sac-like structure around the heart, can decrease heart function and can be life-threatening.

Pericarditis

Premature birth

Pulmonary edema

Pulmonary fibrosis

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

Pulmonary valve stenosis

Q fever

Rheumatic fever

Rheumatic fever, an inflammatory disease triggered by untreated or poorly treated strep throat, can cause permanent heart damage.

Tetralogy of Fallot

Transient ischemic attack (TIA)

Tricuspid atresia

Tuberous sclerosis


Ventricular fibrillation

Ventricular septal defect

Ventricular tachycardia

Sept. 17, 2015