Angina is a specific type of chest pain that you can feel when your heart muscle isn’t getting enough oxygen from your blood. Symptoms of angina are often caused by narrowed or blocked arteries caused by coronary artery disease (CAD).
Aortic Valve Disease
When the valve between the lower heart chamber and the main artery to the body doesn’t open and close properly, you have aortic valve disease. There are different types of valve problems and they are diagnosed based on the condition and functioning of the valve. Aortic regurgitation, aortic stenosis, and bicuspid aortic valve are examples.
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a plaque buildup in the arteries that hinders the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart, sometimes causing you to experience angina (chest pain). When enough plaque builds up, blood flow is restricted, which can cause a heart attack.
Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is a result of the heart’s decreased ability to pump enough blood to the rest of your body. The chambers of the heart may be too stiff to fill with enough blood.
With congestive heart failure (CHF), blood flowing away from your heart slows down, causing the blood returning to your heart to back up. This causes congestion in your tissues, which leads to swelling in your legs and ankles.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Often referred to as the silent killer because it rarely causes symptoms, hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when the force of blood against your artery walls is too high.
Heart Valve Disease
Occurs when one or more of the four valves in your heart doesn’t work properly, either not opening fully or, at the other end of the spectrum, closing properly and allowing blood to leak back into the heart’s chambers.