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Heart Conditions

From emergency heart attacks to long-term heart failure, John C. Lincoln Hospitals offer expert treatment for a wide range of heart conditions in Phoenix, Arizona.

Coronary artery disease (also known as heart disease) — narrowing of the arteries that lead to the heart — is the most common type of heart disease. However, it's just one of the many conditions we treat on a routine basis.

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Conditions that affect the structures of the heart include valve disease, arrhythmias and aortic aneurysms. Circulatory disorders include peripheral vascular disease.

We invite you to follow the links below to learn more about some of the conditions we care for most frequently.

Aortic Aneurysm: An abnormal enlargement, or bulging, of the wall of the aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body.

Arrhythmias: Disorders of the heart rhythm include bradycardia (when the heart beats too slowly), tachycardia (when the heart beats too quickly) and atrial fibrillation (an altogether irregular heartbeat).

Coronary Artery Disease (Heart Disease): Over time, the coronary arteries — the blood vessels that bring oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscle — become narrowed and blocked by fatty deposits called plaques.

Heart Failure: A progressive disorder in which the heart loses its ability to pump enough blood to the rest of the body.

Heart Valve Disease: Malfunctioning heart valves can allow blood to leak, or regurgitate, in the wrong direction or not open completely, blocking blood flow.

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure): Hypertension can damage blood vessels throughout the body, by stretching artery walls thin, raising the risk for aneurysm.

Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack): The heart relies on a constant supply of oxygen-rich blood to function. A heart attack results when that blood supply becomes interrupted, causing the heart muscle to begin to die.

Stroke: Just as an interruption of blood flow to the heart causes heart attack, an interruption of blood flow to the brain causes stroke — a "brain attack."

Peripheral Vascular Disease: A progressive disorder that narrows blood vessels beyond the heart and brain — on the periphery, or extremities, of the body — primarily in the pelvis, legs and arms.