Heart disease also known as cardiovascular disease occurs when there is placque or fatty deposit buildup in the walls of the heart’s arteries. This buildup makes it harder for blood to flow through the arteries. A heart attack or stroke can occur if the flow is blocked by a blood clot.
Other types of heart disease include:
Causes of heart disease include:
In order to properly diagnose heart disease or cardiovascular disease or other types of heart conditions an electrocardiogram (also called EKG or ECG) test must be performed. This test records the electrical activity of your heart through small electrode patches attached to the skin of your chest, arms, and legs. EKG’s are painless, safe and relatively inexpensive.