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Congenital Heart Disease
When trouble starts at birth.
Superficial Thrombophlebitis
A blood clot forms inside an inflamed vein.
Marfan's Syndrome
Marfan's syndrome is a genetic (inherited) disorder that affects the body's connective tissue.
Varicose Veins
Varicose veins occur when veins just below the skin's surface are damaged, become swollen and fill with too much blood.
Heart Murmur
A heart murmur is an abnormal sound made by abnormal, turbulent blood flow within the heart.
Angina
Angina, also called angina pectoris, is discomfort or pain in the chest that happens when not enough oxygen-rich blood reaches the muscle cells of the heart.
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral valve prolapse is a malfunction of the heart's mitral valve, the physical doorway between the heart's left atrium and left ventricle.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an abnormal swelling in the aorta. It can be fatal.
Heart Failure
The heart is no longer able to meet the body's need for blood because it is pumping inefficiently.
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease is the term commonly used to describe the buildup of fatty deposits and fibrous tissue (plaques) inside the arteries that supply blood to the heart (the coronary arteries).

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Heart Attack
Heart Attack Causes
Learn what causes a heart attack, one of the most feared and common of medical problems.
Rehabilitation
When you can resume your regular activities.
Be Prepared
Take these few steps so you can be ready for quick action in case someone in your family has a heart attack.
Winter Heart Attacks
Snow shoveling has long been blamed for the seasonal surge in heart attacks. So why do Sunbelters have the biggest increase?
Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
A heart attack occurs when one of the heart's coronary arteries is blocked suddenly, usually by a tiny blood clot (thrombus).

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heart failure
Heart Failure
The heart is no longer able to meet the body's need for blood because it is pumping inefficiently.

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Thrombophlebitis, superficial
Superficial Thrombophlebitis
A blood clot forms inside an inflamed vein.

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Varicose veins
Varicose Veins
Varicose veins occur when veins just below the skin's surface are damaged, become swollen and fill with too much blood.

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Diseases Of The Heart Muscle
Cardiomyopathy
Cardiomyopathy refers to changes in the heart muscle that prevent part or all of the heart from contracting normally.
Myocarditis
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle.

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Marfan's syndrome
Marfan's Syndrome
Marfan's syndrome is a genetic (inherited) disorder that affects the body's connective tissue.

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Heart Rhythm problems
Cardiac Arrhythmias
A cardiac arrhythmia is any abnormal heart rate or rhythm.
Bradycardia
Bradycardia is an abnormally slow heart rate of less than 60 beats per minute.
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation is a heart rhythm disorder that causes a rapid and irregular heartbeat.
Tachycardia
Tachycardia is a heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute.

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Diseases Of The Heart Lining
Pericarditis
Pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardium, the saclike membrane around the heart. Pericarditis can be triggered by many, very different medical conditions.
Endocarditis
Endocarditis, also called infective endocarditis, is an infection and inflammation of the heart valves and the inner lining of the heart chambers, which is called the endocardium.

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Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an abnormal swelling in the aorta. It can be fatal.


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