in the prime of life”—that’s how researcher Dr. Andrew Krahn describes the
five out of every 10,000 Canadians who suffer from long QT syndrome
are you at risk?
Three-quarters of Canadians report feeling
depressed at least once a year.
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) or heart failure
usually develops gradually. It is a condition in which the heart does not
pump as strongly as it should.
its most basic terms, angina (angina pectoris is the full medical term) is
Infective endocarditis (also known as bacterial
endocarditis) is an infection of the heart valves or lining of the heart.
(cardio-my-op-pa-thee) is a term used to describe a group of heart muscle
Kawasaki disease is a children's disease. In about 20%
of cases, it affects the heart or coronary arteries.
Marfan syndrome is a connective tissue disorder.
Connective tissue provides substance and support to tendons, ligaments,
blood vessels, cartilage, heart valves and many other structures.
is an infection of the pericardium, the thin, tough bag-like membrane
covering the heart. Pericarditis may be acute (develops suddenly) or
chronic (develops over a long period).
Peripheral vascular disease is a term used to
describe a group of diseases of the peripheral blood vessels (those
outside the heart) as well as diseases of the lymph vessels.
Rheumatic heart disease is a term used to
describe a group of acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) heart
disorders that may occur as a result of rheumatic fever.
There are a number of specific medications used to
treat the various types of heart diseases.
A thrombus (plural - thrombi) is a blood clot that forms
inside a blood vessel or cavity of the heart. The term "thrombosis" refers
to the process by which blood clots form.
Just what is a valve disorder? How serious is it?
What can modern medicine do about a valve problem?
or dysrhythmias are abnormal rhythms of the heart.
Congenital means inborn or existing at birth. A
congenital heart defect occurs when the heart or the blood vessels near
the heart don't develop normally before birth.
Coronary artery disease occurs when important
blood vessels become narrowed or blocked and can no longer give enough
blood to meet the heart’s demand.