Heart disease is described as a range of conditions that affect your heart. Diseases under the heart disease umbrella include blood vessel diseases, such as coronary artery disease heart rhythm problems (arrhythmia’s); and heart defects you’re born with (congenital heart defects), among others.
The term “heart disease” is often used interchangeably with the term “cardiovascular disease” Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to heart attacks, chest pain (angina) or even to stroke. Other heart conditions, such as those that affect your heart’s muscle, valves or rhythm, also are considered kinds of heart diseases.
Many other forms of heart disease can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices as well.