Heart Disorders and Diseases That Kill

Cardiopathy is another name for heart disease or disorders affecting the heart and is the leading cause of death in the United States, England and Canada. There are many different types of disorders of the heart which we will discuss.

Coronary Heart Disease is the malfunction of circulation to the coronary muscle and surrounding tissues of the heart. It is a disease of the artery caused by a buildup of plaque along the walls of the artery. Symptoms of this disease include chest pain and heart attack.

Cardiomyophathy is a disease of the heart muscle and leads to the deterioration of this muscle. Arrhythmia and sudden death are the risks of this disorder.

Cardiovascular Disease is any number of specific disorders of the heart or its blood supply system. Known causes of this disease include hypertension, diabetes, hyperhomocysteinemia (which is a condition characterized by high levels of amino acids in the system where deficiencies of folic acid and vitamin B12 can lead to the high levels of homocystein in the blood) and hypercholesterolemia (which is also a condition of the blood usually presenting high levels of cholesterol in the blood and is a metabolic derangement, not a disease, but is caused by cardiovascular disease).

Ischaemic Heart Disease is a condition of the heart which reduces the supply of blood to organs of the body.

Heart Failure is a condition that results from functional or structural disorders in the heart which impedes the process of pumping the blood throughout the entire body.

Hypertensive Heart Disease is a condition caused by high blood pressure.

Inflammatory Heart Disease is the result of inflammation of the heart and surrounding tissues of the heart.