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A stroke occurs when the blood flow to an area of the brain is reduced. This decreases the amount of oxygen being delivered to that area and results in some form of neurological impairment.
Endocarditis is an inflammation of the lining of the heart and most commonly affects the heart valves, causing them to malfunction. Find out more here.
Postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) is when the heart rate increases abnormally, occurring after sitting up or standing. Find out more here.
The foramen ovale is essential in the womb but normally closes after birth. A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a flap that didn’t close. Find out more here.
The causes of high blood pressure are not always clear, but there are certain things that can increase your risk. Find out more here.
Heart arrhythmias occur when electrical impulses coordinating your heartbeats don’t work properly, causing your heart to either beat too fast, too slow or irregularly. Find out more here.
Heart failure means the heart is not able to pump blood around the body as it should. Find out more here.
Carotid Artery Stenosis is a narrowing of the carotid arteries usually as a result of a build-up of plaque within the arteries which can worsen over time. Find out more here.
An Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) is a hole in the wall that divides the upper chambers of the heart and is present from birth. Find out more here.