Heart disease is an umbrella term for any type of disorder that affects the heart.
Here you will find information about the most common heart conditions, the causes, symptoms, prevention, diagnosis and treatment options.
Angina is usually caused by the build-up of plaque in your artery walls, which makes it harder for blood to get to your heart. Learn what angina symptoms are. more»
An arrhythmia is extra or skipped heartbeats that interrupt the normal rhythm of your heart. Find out what you can do to recognise arrhythmias. more»
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common type of arrhythmia that causes poor blood flow to the body. Learn what to do to stay well while living with AF.
A cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops pumping blood around the body. more»
Cardiomyopathy is a heart muscle disease that makes it difficult for the heart to pump. Learn about different types of cardiomyopathy. more»
Blood pressure is a measure of how forcefully blood is moving around your body. Find out what you can do to lower your blood pressure. more»
Cholesterol is a type of fat that circulates in your blood. Find out what you can do to lower your cholesterol and manage your risk of heart attack and stroke. more»
A heart attack happens when blood stops flowing to part of your heart. Find out what you can do to recognise a heart attack and speed your recovery. more»
Heart failure is a serious condition where your heart struggles to pump blood around your body. Find out how to lead a more normal life. more»
Heart valve problems can cause blood to start flowing backward through your heart. Find out what this does to your body and how to recognise it. more»
Endocarditis is an infection in the tissue lining your heart chambers, which can lead to heart valve problems. more»
Rheumatic fever is a serious condition that can lead to rheumatic heart disease. more»
SCAD is a rare, but life-threatening, condition which affects the coronary arteries. more»
An aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition that results from a tear in the lining of the aorta. more»
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