Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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What is Heart Disease?

Heart Disease is called by many names and has a variety of manifestations, symptoms and treatment therapies.

Heart Disease is more correctly termed Cardiovascular Disease or Heart and blood vessel disease.

Types of heart disease include Congestive Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, Enlarged Heart (Cardiomegaly), Heart Attack, Irregular Heart Rhythm (Arrhythmia), Heart Valve Disease, Sudden Cardiac Death, Congenital Heart Disease, Stroke ( ischemic stroke is the most common type), and many more

Heart Disease treatments and protocols include dietary adjustments, medications, heart valve surgery, pacemaker, cardiac defibrillation, coronary angioplasty, coronary artery bypass graft surgery or carotid endarterectomy

There is an alternative noninvasive, outpatient Heart Disease therapy treatment called External Counterpulsation or External Counter Pulsation (ECP).


Also see: Cardiovascular Disease

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