A problem in the structure of the heart that is present at birth.
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Recreational drugs can cause heart failure
Certain cancer medications for some individuals, can lead to heart failure.
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle and is usually caused by a viral infection and can lead to heart failure.
Excessive prolonged consumption of alcohol can lead to alcohol induced cardiomyopathy.
An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) is when there is too much of the thyroid hormone in the body and if left untreated can cause heart failure.
Peripartum cardiomyopathy commonly known as PPCM is a form of heart failure that can happen during childbirth or after giving birth. It is a rare condition but can be very traumatic for those affected. Read our mini toolkits on PPCM in our guide.
The heart works on its own electric system, it triggers the heart to pump. It provides the heart with a rhythm as blood flows from one chamber to another. When things go wrong with the rhythm of your heart we call it an arrhythmia. You may feel if you heart is experiencing an arrhythmia, by […]
Cardiomyopathy is a condition of the heart muscle where the walls of the heart can either become stiff, stretched or thickened thus reducing the ability of the heart to pump effectively. You may have heard of dilated cardiomyopathy or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy however there are many types of cardiomyopathy.
There are 4 valves in your heart, pulmonary, tricuspid, aortic and mitral. They act as gates to the four different chambers of your heart ensuring the blood flows in the right direction. They can become damaged or diseased meaning they do not open and close as they should. They may become stretched and leak blood […]
Hypertension is another word for high blood pressure and doesn’t usually present any noticeable systems. Persistent undiagnosed and untreated hypertension can lead to damage to the heart.
A heart attack is when the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle become blocked, as a result of a clot forming in the artery.