There are many types of heart disease. Here's where to get quick facts on each one -- including warning signs and symptoms.
Here's a fast, easy-to-understand guide to the symptoms of each type of heart disease.
When you take care of someone with heart disease, keep an eye on their symptoms and learn when it's time to call the doctor.
An enlarged heart (cardiomegaly) can have various causes. But it's usually caused by high blood pressure (hypertension) or coronary artery disease.
You know there's nothing funny about a heart attack. There's a lot more to learn. Get the facts here.
Irregular heart rhythm -- arrhythmia -- is when your heart doesn't keep up a good beat. Learn what it means here.
It's the most common kind of irregular heartbeat. Find out what is happening when your heart beats irregularly, and what to do about it.
Irregular heart rhythms can cause the pumping function of the heart to fail. See how.
You may not know what a heart valve is -- until it stops working right. It's a common form of heart disease. Here's an illustrated guide.
This is the cause of half of all heart disease deaths. Find out why here.
Not everyone gets heart disease. Some are born with it. Here are the facts on congenital heart disease.
Heart muscle disease -- what doctors call cardiomyopathy -- is as serious as it sounds. Here's a brief overview.
Symptoms of DC --dilated cardiomyopathy -- can appear at any age. Learn to recognize them here.
HCM -- hypertrophic cardiomyopathy -- is a thickening of the walls of the heart. Here's a brief overview.
Restrictive cardiomyopathy is the rarest form of heart-muscle disease. Here's an overview.
Did you know that your heart is held by a little sac? That sac -- the pericardium -- can get infected. It's called pericarditis or pericardial disease. Here's more.
Fluid around the heart can be caused by various types of infection/inflammation or cancer, kidney disease or heart surgery. This fluid can impair heart function. Read more in this technical article written for doctors.
This inherited genetic defect weakens connective tissues, including those in the heart. Click here to learn more.
Most heart murmurs are innocent: They are caused by blood flowing through healthy valves in a healthy heart and do not require treatment. However, heart murmurs can be caused by blood flowing through a damaged or overworked heart valve.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) and peripheral artery disease (PAD) are both dangerous but treatable conditions that take a toll on blood vessels called arteries.
Coronary artery disease is a serious condition caused by a buildup of plaque in your arteries. Learn more about coronary artery disease causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and complications.
Atherosclerosis can create life-threatening blockages in the arteries of your heart, without you ever feeling a thing. Learn more about coronary artery disease.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) and stroke are two of the deadliest health problems in the U.S. Knowing the symptoms for both could help save your life.
Find out what you need to know about medications for coronary artery disease, and discover the risks and side effects, and how it may affect health.
Find out some basic tips for preventing heart attacks and living a healthy and full life with coronary artery disease (CAD).
Peripheral artery disease narrows arteries in your legs, limiting blood flow. Are you one of the 8 million Americans affected by PAD? Learn more about PAD causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
What's the link between peripheral artery disease and diabetes? Find out why diabetes increases your risk for this condition and what you can do to avoid it.
Lifestyle changes, medication, and more can slow PAD's progression and even reverse symptoms. Learn more about how to manage PAD.
Medicine and lifestyle changes aren’t always enough to treat peripheral artery disease. Learn about the types of surgery you might need and what to expect.
While peripheral artery disease is a serious condition, lifestyle and foot-care tips can help you prevent problems and enjoy life.