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Common Cardiac Conditions

Common Cardiac Conditions

Get the info you need about heart issues.

Healient patients receive high-quality care from board-certified cardiologists, electrophysiologists, and cardiac specialists who are trained to treat a wide variety of heart related conditions. We have six cardiologists on staff,  four are interventional and can perform minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat cardiovascular disease and one electrophysiologist specializing in heart rhythm conditions and procedures that help treat them.

Common Heart Conditions

Learn more about common cardiovascular issues.


A heart disease characterized by plaque and fatty buildup on the inner walls of arteries.

Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter

Irregular or rapid heartbeat.

Aortic Diseases/Stenosis

Aortic-related issues (including stenosis, which is the restriction of the aortic valve opening) that are developed at birth or a later in life.

Aortic Valve Disease 

Problems with the aortic valve that affect blood flow between the aorta and left ventricle; this can be both congenital and acquired.


Heartbeats that are too fast, too slow, or irregular.

Bradycardia, sick sinus syndrome and heart block 

Issues with the sinus node, which is your heart’s natural metronome, that cause irregular heartbeats, including a slow, irregular or paused heart rate.


A muscle disease that reduces your heart’s ability to effectively pump blood throughout your body.

Chest Pain and Angina 

The lack of adequate blood flow to the heart; this can vary from mild to severe.

Congenital Heart Disease  

Inherited heart conditions that can vary from extreme to very mild.

Coronary Heart Disease  

A disease characterized by narrow coronary arteries.

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease is caused by build up of plaque ( blockages ) in the arteries that supply blood to the heart tissue.

Dizziness, Blacking Out Spells 

Loss of consciousness caused by the lack of blood to the brain. Symptoms caused by a potentially irregular heart rate.

Heart Attacks

A blockage in one artery of the heart. Spasms or partial failure of the heart can also cause a heart attack.

Heart Failure

Heart failure is a clinical syndrome characterized by shortness of breath, edema, and weight gain.

High Cholesterol and Triglycerides  

Elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.


Hypertension or elevated blood pressure is present when the systolic is 120 mmHg or higher or the diastolic (the bottom number) is 90 mmHg or above.

Hypertrophic and Restrictive Cardiomyopathy 

The stiffening of ventricle walls, making it difficult to fill and pump blood; this can lead to heart failure.

Long QT Syndrome

Fast or chaotic heartbeats.

Pacemakers, Defibrillators, & Event Recorders 

Devices that help you maintain and monitor healthy heart rhythms.


Pounding, fluttering, or racing sensations.


The swelling of the pericardium, the membrane surrounding your heart.

Peripheral Vascular Disease 

A blood circulation problem that causes the arteries throughout your body to block, clog, or spasm.

Preventive Cardiology & Risk Factor Management

Risk factor modification that mitigates cardiac risk such as use of tobacco, high blood pressure, obesity, etc.

Pulmonary Hypertension

High blood pressure in the arteries leading to your lungs.

Stable Angina

Occasional episodes of pain, tightness, or pressure in the chest; this is often a symptom of coronary heart disease.

Supraventricular Tachycardia  

Sometimes characterized by elevated heart rate, this condition is a broad term for a variety of heart rhythm issues.

Syncope and Vasovagal Episodes 

The sudden drop in heart rate that causes a loss in consciousness. A variety of triggers can cause this, including the sight of blood and stress.

Ventricular Assist Devices

Devices designed to help with circulation in the ventricle.

Valvular Heart Disease 

A defect in or damage to one of your heart’s valves: the aortic, mitral, pulmonary, and/or tricuspid.

Ventricular Tachycardia 

An abnormally fast heart rate that starts in the ventricle (your heart’s lower chamber).

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome 

An additional electrical connection between upper and lower chambers of your heart. This can cause a rapid heartbeat.

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