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Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a condition in which the force of blood pushing against the artery walls is consistently too high. Long-standing hypertension can eventually lead to multi-organ damage.
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease is a condition in which the major blood vessels that supply the heart with oxygen-rich blood have cholesterol or plaque buildup. Over time, this can lead to the narrowing of the arteries, causing decreased blood flow.
An arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat. This can include the heart beating too fast, too slow, or in an irregular rhythm. Symptoms may not be present or may include a flutttering in the chest, dizziness, pain in the chest, or fainting.
Hyperlipidemia is a condition in which the blood contains too many lipids such as triglycerides or cholesterol. The lipids can deposit themselves onto the walls of the blood vessels and cause a restriction in blood flow. As there are no symptoms present with hyperlipidemia, routine blood tests are encouraged for adults.
Heart failure (congestive heart failure) occurs when the heart is not pumping blood as well as it should and cannot meet the needs of the body all of the time. When the heart does not pump blood as well as it should it can lead to fluid collection in the lungs and cause damage to organs. It is a long term condition and occurs in stages.
Preventive cardiology lowers the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, having a stroke, or having a heart attack. It also plays a role in preventing additional issues in individuals who are suffering from cardiovascular diseases.
Congenital Heart Defects
A congenital heart defect is a problem with the heart structure that develops in utero and is present at birth. A congenital heart disease can cause a change in the way in which blood flows throughout the heart. Treatment is lifelong and includes regular checkups. Medications and/or surgery are sometimes needed.
Cardiomyopathy is when the heart muscle does not function properly due to the muscle becoming thick or enlarged. With cardiomyopathy, it is harder for the heart muscle to pump blood throughout the body. This can lead to the muscle becoming thick or enlarged.