Heart disease includes conditions that narrow or block blood vessels (coronary heart disease). This can lead to a heart attack, angina and some strokes. Heart disease also covers conditions that affect your heart’s muscle, valves or cause abnormal rhythms (arrhythmias).
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Pain, weakness or numb legs and/or arms
Very fast or slow heartbeat, or palpitations
Feeling dizzy, lightheaded or faint
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Symptoms of heart disease vary based on what condition you have and can include:
There are several risk factors for heart disease, that may increase my risk of cardiovascular heart disease including:
smoking, stress, alcohol, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, being physically inactive, being overweight or obese, diabetes, family history of heart disease, ethnic background, sex (men are more likely to get CVD earlier than women), age (the older you are, the more likely you are to get CVD).
Cardiac surgery, or cardiovascular surgery, is surgery on the heart or great vessels performed by cardiac surgeons. It is often used to correct congenital heart disease; or to treat valvular heart disease from various causes, including endocarditis, rheumatic heart disease, and atherosclerosis.
Doctors also use cardiovascular surgery to:
Repair or replace heart valves, which control blood flow through the heart
Repair abnormal or damaged structures in the heart
Implant medical devices that help control the heartbeat or support heart function and blood flow
Replace a damaged heart with a healthy heart from a donor
People respond differently to heart surgery. Your recovery depends on what kind of heart problem and surgery you had.
You also will get information about follow up appointments, medicines, and situations when you should call your doctor right away.
Your doctor will also let you know when you can go back to your daily routine, such as working, driving, and physical activity.