Heart disease, Cardiovascular disease

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Heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that affect your heart. The various diseases that fall under the umbrella of heart disease include diseases of your blood vessels, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); heart infections; and heart defects you're born with (congenital heart defects). The term "heart disease" is often used interchangeably with "cardiovascular disease." Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as infections and conditions that affect your heart's muscle, valves or beating rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease. Many forms of heart disease can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices.


Laboratory Test Procedures:

chest pain
shortness of breath
pain, numbness, weakness or coldness in legs or arms
fluttering in chest
fast heartbeat
irregular heartbeat
slow heartbeat
heart murmur
pale gray or blue skin color
hands swelling
feet swelling
ankles swelling
abdomen swelling
puffy eyelids
easily becoming short of breath during exercise or activity
built-up fluid in the heart or lungs
bloating of the abdomen with fluid
pericarditis, which affects the tissue surrounding the heart
myocarditis, which affects the muscular middle layer of the walls of the heart
endocarditis, which affects the inner membrane that separates the chambers and heart valves

Creatine Kinase
High Sensitive CRP
ESR - Sed Rate
Bicarbonate (CO2)
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