Conditions

Elderly woman having chest pains or heart attack in the park

Atrial Fibrillation (also supraventricular arrhythmia, arrhythmia aka abnormal heart rhythm).

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common sustained arrhythmia. It is a serious condition where the upper chambers of the heart beat irregularly leading to…

Aortic Stenosis (also valvular heart disease aka heart valve disease).

Aortic stenosis, also called aortic valve stenosis, is when your heart’s aortic valve narrows and prevents the valve from fully opening.

Coronary Artery Disease (also myocardial infarction/heart attack, “blockages”)

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by a build-up of plaque in the walls of the arteries of the heart, causing them to narrow over…

Deep Venous Thrombosis (aka blood clot)

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein and usually develops in the lower…

Heart Failure (cardiomyopathy aka heart muscle disease, also myocardial or heart inflammation).

Heart failure is when your heart cannot pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs.

Hyperlipidemia

Hyperlipidemia is better known as high cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy substance (fat) that your body produces and is also in the foods you eat.…

Hypertension

Hypertension is blood pressure that is higher than normal. Your blood pressure changes throughout the day, depending on your daily activities, but having consistently above…

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (“thick heart muscle” or possible “enlarged heart”)

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a complex disease that causes thickening of the heart’s muscle and makes it difficult for your heart to pump blood.

Pericardial Disease

Pericardial disease, also called pericarditis, is an inflammation any of the layers of the pericardium, a sac which surrounds the heart.

Peripheral Vascular Disease (carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial/vascular disease)

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a slow and progressive condition primarily caused by atherosclerosis when the blood vessels in the feet and legs are narrowed…

Post-stroke Care

If you’ve had a stroke, post-stroke care is important for you to relearn skills you’ve suddenly lost when part of your brain is damaged.