Conditions list medically reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA
During a heart attack, the blood supply that normally nourishes the heart with oxygen is cut off and the heart muscle begins to die. Learn more.
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. General symptoms include chest pain, fever, cough, and trouble breathing.
There are two main types of lung cancer: non-small cell and small-cell. Learn about how these lung cancers are caused, your treatment options, and more.
An abnormal heart rhythm is when your heart beats too fast, slow, or irregularly. This is also called an arrhythmia. Within the heart is a complex system of valves…
Acute bronchitis causes coughs that produce mucus. You don't need antibiotics, but bed rest and home care can help.
Hypertensive heart disease refers to heart conditions caused by high blood pressure. Possible symptoms of acute hypertension include sweating and chills.
High blood pressure is often associated with few or no symptoms. Many people have it for years without knowing it.
Cor pulmonale is a condition that most commonly arises out of complications from high blood pressure.
Congestive cardiomyopathy, also known as dilated cardiomyopathy, is characterized by a weak, enlarged primary pumping chamber in the heart. This could be caused by…
A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that occurs in the lungs. It can damage part of the lung and other organs and decrease oxygen levels in the blood.
Rheumatic fever is a complication of strep throat. If it's left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to your heart. Find out about symptoms and treatment.
Anemia happens when the number of healthy red blood cells in your body is too low. Red blood cells carry oxygen to all of the body's tissues.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which your heart muscle is thicker than normal. It can interfere with your heart's ability to pump blood.
An empyema is a condition in which pus collects in the pleural space, which is the area between your lungs and the inner surface of your chest wall.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. Read more on whom it affects and how to treat it.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death in the United States. Learn the definition, symptoms, and causes of CAD by reading our overview.
Ischemic cardiomyopathy (IC) is a condition that occurs when the heart muscle is weakened. It's usually caused by heart attack or coronary artery disease.
The symptoms of pericarditis are generally sharp and made worse by deep breathing. Sharp chest pain occurs when the inflammed pericardium rubs against the chest wall.
Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle. It is a rare condition that can be caused by any number of autoimmune diseases, viral, bacterial, or fungal infections…
Mitral valve stenosis, also known as mitral stenosis, is when the mitral valve opening is narrowed. This means that not enough blood can flow through it.
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