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Diseases and Disorders of the Heart

Blood supply to the heart is drastically reduced or completely blocked. Heart Attack
Signs and symptoms of a heart attack. Chest pressureNausea and sweatingAnxietyPain in shoulders, neck, and jaw
Treatment of a heart attack. CPRDefibrillationEmergency Medical Personel
Abnormal heart rhythms. Arrhythmias
Signs and symptoms of Arrhythmias. The heart beat may be slow or fast or become chaotic.
Treatment of Arrhythmias. MedicationsPacemakersSurgical procedures
Weakening of the heart muscle, or change in heart muscle structure. Cardiomyopathy
Signs and Symptoms of Cardiomyopathy. Inadequate heart pumpingMay be caused by prior heart attacks or infections.
Treatments of Cardiomyopathy. MedicationsIn severe cases a heart transplant may be necessary.
When the coronary arteries become hardened and narrowed, due to plaque build-up. Coronary Heart Disease
Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease. Chest Pain(Angina)Pain in shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back.
Treatment of Coronar Heart Disease. MedicationsHeart Healthy lifestyle choicesIn severe cases surgery.
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