Pacemaker implantation Pacemaker implantation is a surgical procedure where a small electrical device called a pacemaker is implanted in your chest. The pacemaker sends regular electrical pulses that help keep your heart beating regularly.
Long QT syndrome Long QT syndrome causes problems with the electrical activity of the heart. It's uncommon, occurring in around 1 in every 2,000 people. Long QT syndrome is often the result of a faulty gene that's inherited from one of your parents.
Cardiomyopathy Cardiomyopathy is a general term for diseases of the heart muscle. It is when the walls of the heart chambers have become stretched, thickened or stiff, affecting the heart's ability to pump blood around the body.
Mitral valve problems The mitral valve (also called the bicuspid valve) separates the upper left heart chamber from the lower left heart chamber, and helps control blood flow through the heart. During each heartbeat, the smaller upper chambers of the heart (atria) contract to push blood into the larger lower chambers (ventricles).
Heart-lung transplant A heart-lung transplant is a major and rarely performed surgical procedure where a person's diseased heart and lungs are replaced with those of a recently deceased donor. On average, only six heart-lung transplants are performed in the UK each year.
Heart palpitations Heart palpitations are heartbeats that suddenly become more noticeable. Your heart may feel like it's pounding, fluttering or beating irregularly, often for just a few seconds or minutes. You may also feel these sensations in your throat or neck.
Heart block In people with heart block the electrical pulses that control the heart rate are disrupted, causing the heart to beat more slowly. It's a type of arrhythmia, which is a medical term used to describe problems with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat.
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