Heart disease is a vast term which indicates several different types of cardiac complications. All these conditions are dangerous for human life yet these are curable or preventable.The heart is a vital organ of human body. It pumps blood to every part of body which carry oxygen and nutrients. If due to some problem this vital function disrupt or inefficient,our brain and kidneys can suffer badly which may lead to death. Human life is completely depend upon a healthy heart.
There are many kinds of heart diseases and they all affects the pumping function of blood by different ways.
Types of Heart Disease:
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD): This is the most common form of heart disease.The arteries that supply blood to the heart tissues become narrow. Due to which oxygen and nutrients’ deficiency occur and heart muscles become weakened and can’t pump the blood efficiently. It causes Angina (chest pain) and heart attack.
Stroke: It occurs when blood vessels that supply blood to the brain become narrowed or clogged. It’s a very dangerous situation. It may affect our brain and can destroy command and control system of our body which may lead to death.
Peripheral vascular disease: It occurs in the arteries that supply blood to the legs. Congestive heart failure results when the heart muscle becomes weakened and can no longer pump blood efficiently. Symptoms include shortness of breath, exercise intolerance, and edema (swelling of the legs).
Cardiomyopathy: It occurs when the heart muscle loses its ability to pump blood.