Other Heart Conditions

  • Pericarditis

    Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium, the thin sac (membrane) that surrounds the heart.

  • Rheumatic Heart Disease

    Rheumatic heart disease is a condition in which the heart valves have been permanently damaged by rheumatic fever.

  • Cardiac Sarcoma

    Cardiac sarcoma is a rare type of cancerous tumor that occurs in the heart.

  • Congenital Heart Defects

    When the heart or blood vessels near the heart do not develop normally before birth, a condition called congenital heart defect occurs.

  • A Serious Look at Fainting

    Fainting is a loss of consciousness, falling down or needing to lie down, followed by spontaneous recovery. Fainting by itself is not a problem, but it could be a sign of a serious health condition.

  • The Lowdown on Low Blood Pressure

    Doctors often consider chronically low blood pressure too low only if it drops suddenly or causes noticeable symptoms.

  • Why the Doctor Treats Snoring Seriously

    The movies and television depict snoring as funny, even hilarious. But snoring is no joke: It's a medical problem that can have serious health and social implications.