Related Conditions

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is a condition in which the heart beats in an irregular pattern. It is caused by a problem in the heart's electrical pathways. It can be a sign of heart disease or other health problems that affect the heart.

Blood clots

A blood clot (a clump of blood) that forms in a vein and causes inflammation is called thrombophlebitis. Symptoms include pain, tenderness, warmth,...

Carotid Artery Disease

The carotid arteries are the main blood vessels that carry blood and oxygen to the brain. When these arteries become narrowed by atherosclerosis, it’s called carotid artery disease, or carotid artery stenosis.

Heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is an umbrella term, made up of a variety of different diseases affecting the...

Mitral Valve Prolapse

Often an inherited condition, mitral valve prolapse means that the mitral valve - one of 4 valves in your heart that open and close to control the flow of blood - is loose or floppy.

Mitral Valve Regurgitation

Mitral valve regurgitation is when the mitral valve in the heart is leaky. It’s also known as mitral insufficiency.

Stroke

Stroke - where a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts - is a serious condition that requires clinical care by a physician or other health care professional; brain damage can occur within minutes of having a stroke.