Types of Heart Defects

Types of Heart Defects
Publish on 2021-06-11

Any condition that affects the structure or proper function of the heart leads to heart disease. There are many different types of heart defects that individuals may face, some of which may be present at birth while others may develop well into adulthood.

In any case, heart doctors or specialists in Dubai should be consulted immediately. A heart specialist can effectively diagnose and prescribe a treatment plan for all types of heart defects. In case surgery or other procedures is prescribed, the best cardiac surgery hospitals are in UAE!

Here are the most common types of heart defects in the UAE:

 

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Vascular Disease

Coronary Artery Disease is the most common type of heart disease in which the arteries of the heart narrow down or are blocked causing a heart attack or angina (chest pain).

When other blood vessels in the body narrow down or are blocked reducing blood flow to the heart it is called vascular disease. Heart Specialists in Dubai are able to diagnose and outline a plan of treatment.

 

Heart Arrhythmias

Blood flow to the heart is disrupted if the heart beats too fast, too slow or in a disorganised pattern. These abnormal rhythms of the heart are generally labeled as heart Arrhythmias.

There are many types of Arrhythmias some of them have no apparent signs or symptoms and are fatal. Heart doctors in Dubai can diagnose Heart Arrhythmias and outline a course of treatment.

 

Heart Failure

When the heart becomes damaged or weak and cannot function properly it leads to a condition called Heart Failure. A heart attack and high blood pressure are the two most common causes of heart failure.

There is no cure for heart failure but it can be prevented if heart specialists in Dubai diagnose it early on.

 

Heart Valve Disease

The four valves in a heart function in a proper manner to supply blood to the entire body. If one of the valves in the heart stops proper function it causes what is called Heart Valve Disease.

If not consulted with a heart specialist in Dubai this disease can cause heart failure, stroke, blood clots, or death due to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

Conditions that cause one or more of the heart valves to not open fully or allow blood to leak back into the heart chambers can be defects at birth, changes that happen as we age or infections that affect the muscle around the heart valve.

In case of this disease, heart doctors in Dubai should be consulted immediately. Cardiac surgery hospitals in UAE can ensure a smooth and successful procedure.

 

Pericardial Disease or Pericarditis

A sac made of thin tissue surrounding the heart is called the Pericardium. An inflammation of the Pericardium is called Pericardial Disease or Pericarditis.

The causes of this disease may range from heart attack, infections, heart surgery and trauma to cancer, radiation therapy or auto immune disease.

Heart doctors in Dubai may treat this disease with steroids, antibiotic or colchicine depending on the condition.

 

Cardiomyopathy (Heart Muscle Disease)

Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood to the rest of the body.

Long term high blood pressure, heart valve problems, COVID 19 and some other inherited disease like diabetes are possible causes.

Heart doctors in Dubai are known for their expertise and should be consulted immediately.

 

Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)

The problem with the heart’s structure from birth is called Congenital Heart Disease. These defects can vary from mild to severe.

Babies born with structural heart defects need surgery during the first year of their lives. There are some of the best cardiac surgery hospitals in UAE that enable these children to grow up to lead independent lives. With the advancement in medical science babies with CHD’s are living longer lives.

 

The Best Cardiac Surgery Hospitals in Dubai

Whether you are dealing with a congenital heart defect, or believe that you are at-risk for developing heart disease, it is important to find a heart specialist that you can trust.

The German Heart Center is among the best diagnostic and cardiac surgery hospitals in UAE. Our team of the best cardiologists and heart doctors in Dubai are dedicated to providing top-class diagnosis, preventive care, treatment, and surgery for all types of heart defects. Book an appointment with one of our cardiologists today for cardiovascular care that you can trust!

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