Heart Problems

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The heart muscle is located in the center of the chest. Its primary purpose is to pump oxygen rich blood throughout the body. The heart also carries the body's waste product, carbon dioxide, into the lungs to be expelled from the body. The heart has four chambers, the left atrium and ventricle, and the right atrium and ventricle.

There are many causes of heart related problems, such as poor diet, genetic disposition, and alcohol and tobacco consumption to name a few. Even some prescription and over-the-counter drugs can adversely affect the heart.

View sub-topics at right to learn more about some specific heart problems and some of their common causes.



See Also

  1. Arrhythmia: Overview
  2. Bradycardia / Slow Heartbeat: Overview
  3. Heart Attack Lawsuits
  4. Heart Failure: Overview
  5. Heart Valve Disorders: Overview
  6. Pericarditis: Overview
  7. QT Interval: Overview
  8. Tachycardia / Fast Heartbeat: Overview
  9. Torsades de Pointes: Overview
  10. Transposition of the Great Arteries / TGA: Overview
  11. 1,3-Butadiene
  12. Aniline
  13. Antimony
  14. Aranesp / Darbepoetin Alfa
  15. Atrazine
  16. Avastin / Bevacizumab
  17. Barium
  18. Bellvue, Colorado
  19. Benlate / Benomyl
  20. Cafergot / Ergotamine Tartrate and Caffeine: Overview
  21. Carbon Disulfide
  22. Cordarone: Overview
  23. Digitek
  24. Droleptan: Overview
  25. Enterococcus faecium: Overview
  26. Fast Food: Overview
  27. Fitness Equipment: Overview
  28. Fruit Avenue Plume Site - Albuquerque, New Mexico
  29. Hall Street Plant - Beaverton, Oregon
  30. Heart Rhythm Devices, Pacemakers and Defibrillators: Overview
  31. Hexachlorocyclopentadiene (HCCPD)
  32. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
  33. Niacin / Nicotinic Acid / Nicotinamide: Overview
  34. n-Nitrosodi-n-propylamine
  35. Novantrone / Mitoxantrone Hydrochloride
  36. NuvaRing
  37. Ortho Evra Contraceptive Patch
  38. Oxytocin
  39. Phenol
  40. Prempro / Premphase
  41. Rezulin / Troglitazone
  42. SCUBA Accidents
  43. Seldane: Overview
  44. Seldane: Overview
  45. Sheetz Gas Station Salmonella Outbreak
  46. Symmetry Bypass Connector
  47. Synthroid / Levothyroxine Sodium
  48. Tegretol / Carbamazepine
  49. Tetrahydrogestrinone (THG)
  50. Thallium
  51. Trichloroethylene
  52. Vieques Island, Puerto Rico: Overview
  53. ViraMax: Overview
  54. White Phosphorus
  55. Yohimbe / Pausinystalia Yohimbe
  56. Heart Conditions: Frequently Asked Questions
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