Category: Heart Conditions

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Heart Attack

What is a heart attack? Your heart is a powerful muscular pump that drives blood around your body. To keep your heart healthy, the heart muscle needs to get a constant supply of oxygen-containing...

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Angina

Angina is an uncomfortable feeling or pain in the chest. It usually feels like a heaviness or tightness in the centre of the chest, which may spread to the arms, neck, jaw, back, or...

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Heart Valve problems

What is valvular heart disease? Your heart is a muscle which pumps blood around your lungs and the rest of your body. There are four valves in your heart. These valves guard the entrances...

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Heart failure

What is heart failure?  Heart failure is the term used when the heart becomes less efficient at pumping blood round the body, either while you are resting or active. However, most people can have...

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Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle. It is a condition where the muscle of the heart is abnormal, mostly without there being an obvious cause. There are different varieties of cardiomyopathy presenting with...

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Hole in the Heart (ASD/VSD)

THERE ARE TWO COMMON TYPES OF HOLE IN THE HEART: ASD (ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT) VSD (VENTRICULAR SEPTAL DEFECT) Septal defects are types of congenital heart disease in which there is a hole in the...