Organ: Heart


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Heart: The main circulatory organ pumping blood through the body
Introduction: Your heart and blood vessels make up your circulatory (SIR-kyoo-la-TOR-ee) system. Your heart is a big muscle that pumps blood through your body. Your heart pumps blood carrying oxygen to large blood vessels, called arteries (AR-ter-eez), and small blood vessels, called capillaries (KAP-ih-lair-eez). Other blood vessels, called veins, carry blood back to the heart. 1
Condition count: 55 ; see list below.
Organ subtypes: pericardium (1), myocardium (0), endocardium (1), sinoatrial node (1), ventricles (2), left ventricle (0), right ventricle (0), left atrium (0), right atrium (0), heart valves (8), mitral valve (3), pulmonary valve (3)
Organ types: Circulatory system (151), Organs (323)
Related organs: aorta (5), superior vena cava (0), pulmonary artery (0), inferior vena cava (0), abdominal aorta
Organs: all organs

Diseases list: The following list of medical conditions have 'Heart' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:

A

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm ... heart
  • Acute rheumatic fever ... heart
  • Adhesions ... heart
  • Angina ... heart
  • Aortic valve disease ... aortic valve, heart
  • Arrhythmias ... heart
  • Atrial Fibrillation ... heart
  • Atrial flutter ... ventricles, heart
  • Autoimmune Myocarditis ... heart

    B

  • Bradycardia ... heart

    C

  • Cardiac arrest ... heart
  • Cardiomyopathy ... heart
  • Cardiovascular diseases ... heart
  • Circulatory disorder ... heart
  • Congenital heart defects ... heart
  • Congestive Heart Failure ... heart
  • Cor pulmonale ... heart
  • Coronary heart disease ... heart

    D

  • Dilated cardiomyopathy ... heart

    E

  • Endocarditis ... endocardium, heart

    H

  • Heart attack ... heart
  • Heart block ... heart
  • Heart cancer ... heart
  • Heart disease ... heart
  • Heart failure ... heart
  • Heart injury ... heart
  • Heart Murmur ... heart
  • Heart valve diseases ... heart valve, heart
  • Hemochromatosis ... heart
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy ... heart

    I

  • Ischemic heart disease ... heart

    L

  • Left heart failure ... heart

    M

  • Mitral regurgitation ... heart, mitral valve
  • Mitral stenosis ... heart
  • Mitral valve disease ... heart, mitral valve
  • Mitral-valve prolapse ... hearts, heart valve, mitral valve
  • Myocarditis ... heart

    P

  • Palpitations ... heart
  • Pericarditis ... pericardium, heart
  • Pulmonary incompetence ... heart valve, heart, pulmonary valve
  • Pulmonary valve disease ... heart valve, heart, pulmonary valve
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis ... heart, pulmonary valve

    R

  • Reiterís syndrome ... heart
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy ... heart
  • Rheumatic fever ... heart
  • Rheumatic heart disease ... heart
  • Right heart failure ... heart

    S

  • Shock ... heart
  • Sick sinus syndrome ... heart, sinoatrial node
  • Sinus node disease ... heart
  • Stenosis ... heart valves
  • Stokes Adams syndrome ... heart

    T

  • Tachycardia ... hearts

    V

  • Ventricular fibrillation ... ventricles, heart

    W

  • Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome ... heart

    Footnotes:
    1. excerpt from Keep your heart and blood vessels healthy: NIDDK

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