Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a congenital heart defect that develops after birth when the foramen ovale does not close. This overview covers the basics.
The number of patients with aortic aneurysm has constantly been on the rise since WWII, mainly due to increased life expectancy but also because of higher exposure to risk factors. Here’s what you need to know.
Numerous cardiac conditions — like coronary artery disease, valvular dysfunctions, and cardiomyopathy — can weaken the heart to the point where it becomes unable to pump blood efficiently and you end up with congestive heart failure. What happens next?
Patent ductus arteriosus is a congenital heart defect in which the aorta - the major artery that carried blood away from the heart - has a hole. This article outlines the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of patent ductus arteriosis.
LVNC has recently been recognized as a condition that can lead to stroke, heart failure, and sudden cardiac death. Here are some basic things that you should know.
When there is interference in the electrical signals that pass through your heart to produce beats, it results in what's called a conduction disorder. Bundle branch block is one of these disorders, where one side of the heart beats slightly faster.
Levo-transposition of the great arteries is a rare heart defect that is present from birth. What do you need to know about it?
Atrial fibrillation and high blood pressure are often called dangerous and risk factors for medical conditions like strokes, but how exactly are they related?
Complete atrioventricular canal defect is a type of congenital heart disease. What are its causes and symptoms, and how is this disease diagnosed and treated?
Ebstein's anomaly is a congenital heart disease that causes blood to leak between chambers of the heart. What should you know?