5 Common Types of Heart Disease

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It is a myth that you can only contract a heart disease by the things you put in your body and the lack of physical activities one participates in. But the truth is that there are some heart diseases that are hereditary and no matter what you do, you will have it your whole life. The five common types of heart diseases are:

-Congenital Heart Disease

-Congestive Heart Failure

-Coronary Heart Disease

-Pulmonary Heart Disease

-Rheumatic Heart Disease

Lets take a closer look into what they really are.

-Congenital Heart Disease

Unfortunately, Congenital Heart Disease is a hereditary disease and is present before birth. This occurs when a person is still a fetus, and in the early stages of development in the womb, the structures of the heart are not properly developed. This can be caused by many factors such as chromosomal mutations or drug and/or alcohol abuse during pregnancy. Although the disease is present at birth, the child can present little to no symptoms of the heart disease. They can even go all the way into adulthood without presenting a symptom.

-Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure occurs when blood is being pumped through your heart at a slower pace that is unacceptable to keep you alive. In result, the pressure in your heart increases, oxygen is not getting where it needs to go, and you experience fluid retention. You many experience congestive heart failure after a heart attack, coronary artery disease, or having damaged heart muscles, known as cardiomyopthy.

-Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary Heart Disease is the most common heart disease of them all. Coronary heart disease occurs when fat deposits sit in the lining on coronary blood vessels. These fat deposits flow around in your blood and can lead to completely blocking a vessel. The restriction of flow in the blood decreases the amount of oxygen and blood your heart receives. This can lead to a heart attack.

-Pulmonary Heart Disease

Pulmonary Heart Disease occurs in your lungs. When your lungs do not get enough oxygen or blood, pressure increases in the lungs and your lungs begin to strain.

-Rheumatic Heart Disease

Rheumatic Heart Diseases usually stem from the highly contagious streptococcal bacteria. It is also the result of a rheumatic fever. When someone has rheumatic heart disease, one or more of their heart valves has been damaged. Their valve can be leaky or not closing or opening properly and can lead to heart failure.

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