Heart ConditionsPatient Education from Capital Cardiology Associates
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease. A heart attack is a frightening, confusing and stressful experience. There are several conditions and factors involved in cardiac disease and treatment. Our Patient Education is an online resource to help provide basic information on heart health. Please be sure to ask your doctor any questions you have.
To learn more about heart conditions, watch patient education videos, or to download our brochures, click on the images below.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
If the wall of your aorta in your abdomen weakens and balloons outward, you have an abdominal aortic aneurysm. It’s a serious condition, and one that often has no warning signs.
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
This congenital defect creates abnormal blood flow through the heart. ASD may result in a murmur that can be heard during an exam.
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According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, “Coronary heart disease, often simply called heart disease, is the main form of heart disease. It is a disorder of the blood vessels of the heart that can lead to heart attack.”
Coronary Heart Disease
Coronary arteries are the blood vessels that feed your heart muscle. If the arteries harden and narrow, your heart muscle can’t get the blood it needs to work well. Coronary heart disease can lead to a heart attack. It is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.
High Blood Pressure
When your heart beats, it pushes blood through your arteries. This creates pressure against the artery walls. If this pressure is too high, you have high blood pressure. It’s a common disease. But if you don’t manage it properly, it can cause health problems.
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
This congenital heart condition occurs when the left side of the heart does not develop normally. It is a rare and complex condition that results in an inadequate supply of oxygenated blood to the body. Read more
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
This condition, commonly called “VTE,” occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein deep within your body. This can happen in your leg, or in another part of your body.
Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
This congenital defect creates abnormal blood flow through the heart. It may result in a murmur that can be heard on exam and it can be diagnosed by an echocardiogram.