Heart disease cough: What you need to know

What are the most common heart disease conditions?

Here are some common heart diseases that affect people differently, and what you need help with.


Cardiac Arrest Heart failure: When a person has a heart attack, they lose more blood and oxygen to the heart.

It’s a very common cause of death in people with heart failure, but there are some things you can do to help them recover faster.

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Hypertension: This is when your blood pressure (heart rate) is too high, so you can’t keep your blood flowing normally.

It can lead to heart attacks, stroke and even death.

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Pulmonary Embolism: This can happen if a blood clot develops in your lungs.

It usually causes a lot of chest pain and is the result of an abnormal blood clot.

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Arrhythmia: This causes your heart to beat too fast.

It means that your heart doesn’t pump enough blood, causing the body to lose pressure in your chest.

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Myocardial Infarction: This rare heart disease is when a large blood vessel (the aneurysm) bursts in your heart, causing a blockage in the blood vessels.

It could cause your heart attacks or heart attacks and strokes.

Read the article below to learn more about these conditions.


Cardiomyopathy: This condition is when the arteries in your body become clogged and your heart can’t pump blood properly.

This could mean that you have heart attacks in the future, or your heart will stop beating altogether.

Read our article about this condition to learn about its cause and symptoms.


Ischemic heart disease: This occurs when a blood vessel inside your heart breaks.

It may lead to your heart stopping beating, or even dying.

Read about the symptoms of ischemic hearts here.


Coronavirus: Coronovirus (or COVID-19) is a virus that is transmitted from animal to animal, and can cause respiratory and cardiovascular problems in humans.

Read how to protect yourself against the virus here.


Croup: This type of cold is caused by a virus, called coronavirus-19, that causes inflammation of the airways and the body’s immune system.

The virus can cause colds and flu-like symptoms.

Read this article to learn how to prevent or treat Croup.


Herpes: The most common form of herpes infection in the US, it’s caused by the herpes simplex virus, or HSV-2.

HSV is spread by sexual contact, and it can be contracted from someone who has been exposed to an infected person or infected with the virus.

Read all about herpes here.