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Diseases can put added strain on the heart. As it enlarges to pump more blood to the body, the heart muscle weakens and does not work well in this condition. Read more here.
Learn about cardiomyopathy, a disease in which the heart muscle becomes weak and enlarged, making it difficult to pump blood through the body.
Learn about coarctation of the aorta, a treatable congenital heart defect in which a person's aorta is narrowed at some point.
In this condition that starts in the womb, reversed connections of the aorta and pulmonary artery prevent the blood from getting oxygen. Learn more here.
Learn more about dysrhythmia: an abnormality in the heart's beat or rhythm caused by electrical impulses functioning improperly.
Learn about Ebstein's anomaly, a rare defect in the right side of the heart that is present at birth (congenital).
Learn about congenital heart defects and conditions that affect newborn babies.
Learn about types of high blood pressure and conditions that can affect the heart and blood vessels.
Learn about types of high blood pressure and conditions that can affect the lungs and heart.
Learn about hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare and serious defect of the heart.