5 Most Common Heart Diseases
- Congenital Heart Disease. Congenital heart disease is a birth defect that could range from a small hole in the heart to something more severe.
- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
- Heart Arrhythmia.
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy.
- Pulmonary Stenosis.
What is the most common heart problem?
The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type of heart disease in the United States is coronary artery disease (CAD), which affects the blood flow to the heart. Decreased blood flow can cause a heart attack.
What causes heart problems?
About half of all Americans (47%) have at least 1 of 3 key risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. Some risk factors for heart disease cannot be controlled, such as your age or family history. But you can take steps to lower your risk by changing the factors you can control.