Medical conditions similar to or like heart failure

When the heart is unable to pump sufficiently to maintain blood flow to meet the body tissue's needs for metabolism. Wikipedia

  • Myocardial infarction

    A myocardial infarction (MI), commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow decreases or stops to a part of the heart, causing damage to the heart muscle. Chest pain or discomfort which may travel into the shoulder, arm, back, neck or jaw. Wikipedia

  • Coronary artery disease

    Coronary artery disease (CAD), also called coronary heart disease (CHD), ischemic heart disease (IHD), or simply heart disease, involves the reduction of blood flow to the heart muscle due to build-up of plaque (atherosclerosis) in the arteries of the heart. Most common of the cardiovascular diseases. Wikipedia

  • Cardiac arrest

    Sudden loss of blood flow resulting from the failure of the heart to pump effectively. Signs include loss of consciousness and abnormal or absent breathing. Wikipedia

  • Myocarditis

    Inflammation of the heart muscle. Irregular heartbeat. Wikipedia

  • Heart

    Muscular organ in most animals, which pumps blood through the blood vessels of the circulatory system. The pumped blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the body, while carrying metabolic waste such as carbon dioxide to the lungs. Wikipedia

  • Atrial fibrillation

    Abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) characterized by the rapid and irregular beating of the atrial chambers of the heart. It often begins as short periods of abnormal beating, which become longer or continuous over time. Wikipedia


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