There are many different types of heart disease and they each have their own symtoms and diagnosis that shows what each type is capable of. This guide will go over the many types of heart disease and show you what you need to do in order to avoid the problem and correct it if you already have it. The following list of heart diseases are all curable so be sure to do whatever it takes in order for you to get better. The body is one of the most important things we know of and you only get one chance to keep it alive.
Valvular heart disease
Valvular heart disease is a condition in which the valves of the heart no longer open and close like they’re supposed to which can either restrict blood flow to the rest of the body or cause excess blood to spill into the wrong parts of the heart. If you’ve had any of the following illnesses then you may be likely to get heart valvular disease: Chomosome 18 Trisomy Syndrome, Holt-Oram Syndrome, Pancreatic Cancer, transposition of great arteries, Takayasu’s arteritis, Scheie Disease, Multiple Letigines Syndrome, Chromosome 13 Trisomy Syndrome, Congenital Rubella, DiGeorge’s Sydrome, Pneumothorax, or Endocarditis.
Infective Endicarditis is a condition when bacteria attaches onto a heart valve. Since there’s not blood that directly comes in contact with these valves themselves, white blood cells (the body’s warriors) can’t get to the valves to fight off the infection. Another problem with this is that antibiotics have to travel through the blood as well so it’s really hard to fight off the infection on both fronts of the war. If you’ve had rheumatic fever then the chances of getting a bacteria infection on your heart valves are even higher because the tissue itself is damaged.
Congenital heart disease
Congentital heart disease (also known as congenital heart defect and congenital heart disorder) is a condition in which the structure of a newborn baby’s heart isn’t constructed like it should be. Because of this, there is a wide variety of problems that can arise including blood not getting through to the heart or blood getting to the heart but not in a normal pattern (irregular pulse). Among all of the different types of birth defects, heart-related illnesses are the most common and are also what causes the most amount of deaths in newborns due to birth defects.
Coronary heart disease
Coronary heart disease is a condition in which the small blood vessels in the heart that are responsible for transporting blood and oxygen to the heart become even more narrow than they already were. This can cause irregularities in the amount of blood and oxygen that gets to the heart which can potentially cause heart failure.
An atrial myxoma is a condition in which the wall of the heart that separates in into two parts, known as the atrial septum, grows a non-cancerous tumor. It doesn’t matter which side of the heart the atrial myxoma is on, although nearly seventy-five percent are on the left side. It hasn’t been proven but it seems that atrial myxomas on the right side of the heart increases the risk of the tricuspid valve in the heart of becoming more narrow at its opening and it can also trigger irregular heart beats known as atrial fibrillation.
HOCM, also known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, is a disorder in which the muscle of the heart, known as the myocardium, gets thicker for some unknown cause. If you’ve ever seen a young athlete who is in great shape all of a sudden have a heart attack, HOCM is the culprit. HOCM is also known for causing surprise heart attacks in any age group and likes to eliminate the body’s mechanism for showing symptoms of this disorder.
Long QT syndrome
Long QT Sydrome is a disorder in which a congenital heart condition at birth hides and remains dormant until later on in life, at which time the syndrome springs up out of no where and causes sudden fainting, ventricular fibrillation, and even sudden death. Long QT Sydrome can sometimes be triggered by exercise or some sort of excitement that involves the heart, including sex.
Supraventricular tachycardia is a condition in which the heart beats at a very fast rate and the heart beat seems to be coming from the atria or the AV node. A doctor will be able to distinguish the sound he hears from the possibly more dangerous form of ventricular tachycardias, in which the heart beat seems to come from ventricles in the heart, which are below the atria or AV node.
Atrial flutter is the condition of experiencing random irregularities in heart rhythm and can be detected by an excited pulse or a weird heart beat. Often, people who experience atrial flutter have or have also had some sort of heart disease including hypertension, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathy, although it is entirely possible for someone who has not experienced any form of heart disease to hear an atrial flutter. Usually, the atrial flutter will go away but there have been cases where it sticks around for months or even years.
Constrictive pericarditis is a condition in which the pericardium of the heart become inflamed which is usually a result of either an infection, heart attack, or heart surgery. About half of all cases of this illness are attributed to infections and more often than not, tuberculosis.
Hopefully this guide has presented you with a deeper understanding of heart diseases and you can now correctly identify what exactly you have. Remember to get checked out by a physician as anything that you read on the Internet is no replacement for professional expertise. I truly hope you get better from your disorder and are able to stay away from getting any of these disorders in the future.
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