What are some kinds of heart disease?

Multiple. Heart disease can involved the muscle (walls), the valves, the arteries, the chambers (congenital), the pumps (rv and lv), the arteries and the electrical system.
Multiple types. The most common is coronary artery disease, related to blocked arteries. Hypertensive heart disease usually is manifest as a thickened heart. Valvular disease may be related to leaky or narrowed valves. Sometimes the heart muscle is weakened, known as a cardiomyopathy.
Multiple. Diseases affecting the heart muscle itself, the valves, the arteries that supply the heart, the pericardium which is the cellophane like covering of the heart, tumors, infections, and things which indirectly affect the heart such as high blood pressure. Trauma can also affect the heart.

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