Heart arrhythmias are conditions that disrupt the rhythm of the heart. This is also defined as an irregular heartbeat, with the heart either beating too slow, too fast, or erratically.
Scarring in the heart tissues or abnormal changes in electrical impulses that control the heart are some of the most common causes. But rhythm changes can also be congenital, or a response to existing disease or injury.
Common Heart Diseases in the Philippines
Coronary Artery Disease
Atherosclerosis can lead to Coronary Artery Disease, or the blockage of coronary arteries. This restricts proper circulation, to the heart muscle.
Lack of blood supply leads to poor oxygenation. This can lead to chest pain or angina.
And in more severe cases, coronary artery disease can lead to heart attack.
Heart Valve Disease
The heart valves are responsible for proper blood flow within the heart. When even one of these four valves malfunction, it can disrupt circulation. For instance, it can cause leakages or backflow of blood.
While some people with heart valve conditions can show no symptoms, others may experience heart attack, stroke, or blood clots.
Heart valve disease can lead to other heart conditions, such as hypertension and heart failure.