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Symptoms & types


Here's an easy-to-understand guide to the symptoms of each type of heart disease.

Women can have a heart attack without the typical symptoms of chest pain or discomfort.

Low blood pressure symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatments.

Warning signs

If you or a loved one has heart disease, when should you call for emergency medical assistance or go to a hospital’s accident and emergency department?

Doctors call it angina pectoris. You call it chest pain. It may feel like indigestion -- or as though an elephant trod on your chest. Find out more.

Find out how to tell when it's time to call 999. Read more about these important symptoms


Not all vascular diseases are in the heart. Learn more about types of peripheral vascular diseases.

Coronary artery disease is the UK’s No.1 killer. Read more here.

Carotid artery disease (carotid artery stenosis) refers to a narrowing of the carotid arteries. Read more about this kind of heart disease.

Everything you need to know, from symptoms and warnings signs to tests and treatments

Irregular heart rhythm -- arrhythmia -- is when your heart doesn't keep up a steady beat. Learn more about it.

Bradycardia is an abnormal heart rhythm condition in which the heart beats at an unusually slow rate.

It's the most common kind of irregular heart beat. Understand what it is, and what to do about it.

You may not know what a heart valve is -- until it stops working properly. It's a common form of heart disease.

A leaky heart valve - also known as valve regurgitation or incompetence – happens when the valve does not close properly.

This is the cause of half of all heart disease deaths. Find out why.

Not everyone gets heart disease. Some people are born with it.

Symptoms of cardiomyopathy can appear at any age. Learn about the types and how to recognise them.

Find out more about the symptoms, causes and treatment for mitral valve prolapse.

Did you know that your heart is held by a little sac? That sac -- the pericardium -- can get infected. It's called pericarditis or pericardial disease. Find out more.

Find out how this inherited genetic defect weakens connective tissues -- including those in the heart.

Learn more about atrial flutter, its symptoms and causes.

Learn about different types of aneurysm.

Learn more about heart disease and aortic aneurysm.

A left ventricular aneurysm is a bulge in a weakened part of the wall of the left lower chamber of the heart.

Find out more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, tests and treatments of  peripheral vascular disease.

Learn about the heart problem caused by a hole in the wall between the right and left ventricles of the heart.

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a heart abnormality which can cause sudden death in rare cases.

"Oedema" can be used to refer to simple swelling, but it can also be used to describe an important symptom of heart failure. Learn more.

Read more about pulmonary oedema and how it is treated.

Read about the causes and treatments for heart murmurs.

Unstable angina is a medical emergency. Learn more about the causes and treatments here.

Arteritis, or inflammation of arteries, is a vascular disorder. Read more about Takayasu's arteritis.

 Learn more about the causes and treatments for the vascular disorder called Raynaud's phenomenon.

Find out more about the vascular disease Wegener's granulomatosis.

Brugada syndrome is a serious but rare, inherited condition which can cause life-threatening disturbances to a person's heart rhythm.

Ectopia cordis is a severe cardiac condition where a baby is born with its heart outside its body.

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