What are Heart Diseases?
Writer: Prof. Dr. Yavuz Besogul
Heart diseases can be congenital or develop later. Congenital heart diseases occur as a result of certain disorders that occur during the development of the heart in the womb. Heart hole is one of the examples of congenital heart diseases. While these diseases are sometimes noticed at birth, sometimes they may show symptoms in later years. Later heart diseases may also occur due to genetic reasons or other reasons. The most common heart diseases are cardiovascular diseases, which are seen in the four valves in the heart, namely the mitral valve, tricuspid valve, aortic valve and pulmonary valve, and coronary artery disease due to stenosis or blockage in the vessels feeding the heart. In addition, heart failure, aortic aneurysm, peripheral artery disease, arrhythmia, pericardium inflammation, and some heart tumors are among the common heart diseases. Early diagnosis of heart diseases, whether congenital or acquired, and application of the necessary treatment are extremely important for the vital functions of our body. It is important.