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Other Heart Conditions

  1. A Serious Look at Fainting

    Fainting is a loss of consciousness, falling down or needing to lie down, followed by spontaneous recovery. Fainting by itself is not a problem, but it could be a sign of a serious health condition.

  2. Cardiac Sarcoma

    Cardiac sarcoma is a rare type of cancerous tumor that occurs in the heart.

  3. Congenital Heart Defects

    When the heart or blood vessels near the heart do not develop normally before birth, a condition called congenital heart defect occurs.

  4. Pericarditis

    Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium, the thin sac (membrane) that surrounds the heart.

  5. Rheumatic Heart Disease

    Rheumatic heart disease is a condition in which the heart valves have been permanently damaged by rheumatic fever.

  6. The Lowdown on Low Blood Pressure

    Doctors often consider chronically low blood pressure too low only if it drops suddenly or causes noticeable symptoms.

  7. Why the Doctor Treats Snoring Seriously

    The movies and television depict snoring as funny, even hilarious. But snoring is no joke: It's a medical problem that can have serious health and social implications.