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Learn about heart disease

There are several heart conditions that fall under the category of heart disease. Heart disease is the highest cause of death in the United States, and the most common type is Coronary artery disease (CAD).

With CAD, there is decreased blood flow to the heart, which can cause a heart attack. Heart arrhythmias is when there are complications with one’s heartbeat. It can cause the heart to beat too fast, slow, or at an irregular pace.

Congenital heart defects are what some are born with. It can affect an individual when they are as young as an infant, such as swelling and shortness of breath. Less serious cases may be diagnosed at a later stage in life such as in adulthood.

Cardiomyopathy is when the diseased heart muscle negatively impacts the ability to pump blood to the rest of the body.

Heart disease causes

  • Heart disease is a common name for any cardiovascular disease. It is usually caused by atherosclerosis, which is a build-up of fatty deposits in your arteries. This can restrict blood flow to your heart and lead to chest pain, shortness of breath, and other symptoms.

    If you have risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high body mass index, high cholesterol, or diabetes, you can take steps to lower your risk. These include eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and quitting smoking.

    Other causes include:

    • Coronary artery disease

    • Heart valve disease

    • Arrhythmia

    • Cardiomyopathy

    • Myocarditis

Symptoms of heart disease

  • The most common symptom of heart disease is chest pain or discomfort, which can also be felt in the arms, neck, jaw, or back. Other symptoms may include:

    • Shortness of breath

    • Nausea

    • Lightheadedness

    • Sweating

    • Fatigue

    • Irregular heartbeat

    These symptoms may occur when the heart is not getting enough oxygen. If you experience any of these symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.



How to treat heart disease

If you have heart disease, your doctor will work with you to create a treatment plan. This may include lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise. You may also need medication to manage your condition.


There are several types of medications that can be used to treat heart disease. These include beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, and diuretics. Your doctor will choose the best option for you based on your individual condition.


Heart disease medications

  • Beta-blockers

    Beta blockers are used to treat high blood pressure and irregular heart rhythms. They work by blocking the effects of adrenaline, which can help to slow the heart rate and reduce blood pressure.

  • ACE inhibitors

    ACE inhibitors are used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. They work by preventing the body from producing angiotensin, a hormone that can narrow blood vessels and lead to high blood pressure.

  • Diuretics

    Diuretics are used to treat heart failure and high blood pressure. They work by removing excess fluid from the body, reducing the workload on the heart, and lowering blood pressure.

  • Statins

    Statins are used to treat high cholesterol. They work by blocking the production of cholesterol in the liver.

  • Aspirin

    Aspirin is used to prevent blood clots. It can also help to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.

  • Calcium channel blockers

    Calcium channel blockers are used to treat high blood pressure and arrhythmias. They work by relaxing the muscles around the arteries, which can help to lower blood pressure.

  • Antiplatelet medications

    Antiplatelet medications are used to prevent blood clots. They work by preventing the blood cells from sticking together, which can help to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.

How to prevent heart disease

There are several things you can do to lower your risk of developing heart disease. These have been tested in several patient groups and include:

  • Eating a healthy diet: Eating a diet low in saturated and trans fats and high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help reduce your risk of heart disease.

  • Getting regular exercise: Getting at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most days can help lower your risk of heart disease.

  • Maintaining a healthy weight: Being overweight or obese can increase your risk of heart disease. Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight can help to reduce your risk.

  • Quitting smoking: Smoking is one of the leading causes of heart disease. Quitting smoking can help to reduce your risk.

  • Managing stress: Stress can contribute to heart disease. Learning how to manage stress can help to lower your risk.



Heart disease is a serious condition that can lead to heart attack, stroke, and death. However, there are things you can do to reduce your risk. Eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and quitting smoking are all important steps in preventing heart disease.

When to see a doctor for heart disease

If you have any of the above risk factors for heart disease, or if you experience any symptoms of heart disease, it is important to see a doctor. Your doctor can help to diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan. Early detection and treatment of heart disease can help to improve your chances of a successful outcome.



Heart disease treatment FAQs

  • What are four types of heart disease?

    The four most common forms of heart disease are congenital heart disease, arrhythmia, coronary artery disease, and dilated cardiomyopathy. In addition, heart failure, myocardial infarction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and mitral regurgitation are other frequent types of heart illness.

  • Can heart disease be cured?

    We cannot cure heart disease at this time; nevertheless, it can be managed and improved, lowering the risk of a heart attack. High blood pressure and high cholesterol are critical aspects of managing heart disease.

  • How long can you live with heart disease?

    The ability to live with heart disease is determined by both hereditary and lifestyle factors. Many individuals successfully manage their heart problems and go on to enjoy long, productive lives. Similarly, many people born with heart issues live long, healthy lives. Diet, exercise, disease control, and drug prescriptions are all important when living a long life.

  • What is the best exercise for heart disease?

    Cardiovascular exercise, also known as aerobics, is considered beneficial to the heart. Therefore, cardio and aerobic activities are often recommended for maintaining a healthy heart. For example, jogging, cycling, swimming, and even fast walking may help you get your blood flowing and keep your heart healthy by exercising at least three times each week.

  • What foods cause heart disease?

    High-fat, high-sugar foods such as candy, pastries, and sodas are all detrimental to a person's heart. Likewise, fast food, deep-fried dishes rich in fat, and high-fat meals like whole milk and bacon are also harmful.

  • Can heart disease be managed online?

    Following a heart disease diagnosis, you may be advised to take heart disease medicines to treat your condition and diet and exercise. These might include hypertension medications to reduce blood pressure and other drugs to manage your condition.

    Our board-certified doctors can prescribe you these drugs for heart disease management online. We follow all the clinical practice guidelines for heart disease. Manage ongoing issues such as heart disease by using a telehealth platform to keep you out of the doctor's office and devote more time to what matters to you.

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Related Conditions To Heart Disease

  • Heart attack

    A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to the heart is blocked. This can happen if the arteries become blocked by plaque. Symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain, shortness of breath, and sweating.

    Heart disease is a condition that can lead to several other serious health problems. These include:

  • Hypertension

    Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition in which the force of the blood against the walls of the arteries is too high. High blood pressure can damage the arteries and lead to heart disease.

  • High cholesterol

    High cholesterol is a condition in which there is too much cholesterol in the blood. Cholesterol is a type of fat that can build up in the arteries and lead to heart disease.

  • Heart failure

    Heart failure is when the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Many heart failure patients have later had heart disease.

  • Arrhythmias

    Arrhythmias are conditions in which the heart beats too fast, too slowly, or irregularly. Arrhythmias can lead to heart disease.

  • Stroke

    A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off. Strokes can be caused by blockages in the arteries or by bleeding in the brain. Strokes can lead to heart disease.

  • Peripheral artery disease

    Peripheral artery disease is a condition in which the arteries that supply blood to the legs and feet become narrowed or blocked. This can lead to heart disease.

  • Atherosclerosis

    Atherosclerosis is a condition in which the arteries become hardened and narrowed due to plaque buildup. Atherosclerosis can lead to heart disease.

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