Diseases & Conditions

The more you know about your heart condition, the better prepared you will be to maintain your heart health. At The Hospitals of Providence, we strive to stay up-to-date on the latest cardiac diseases and conditions — and to share that information with the community of El Paso.

We provide information below on common heart conditions that we may treat at our advanced cardiac care centers. For more information about your symptoms, call 915-577-8467 (THOP) to connect with one of our doctors or use the physician finder tool below.

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Acute coronary syndrome

Acute Coronary Syndrome occurs when blood supply to the heart is suddenly blocked. It is a medical emergency and chest pain is its main symptom. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Angina

Angina is chest pain that is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Arrhythmia

An arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is the hardening of the arteries due to plaque build up inside of the arteries. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Atrial fibrillation (AFib)

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a quivering, irregular heartbeat that may cause stroke and other heart-related complications. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Cardiac arrest

Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly stops working. It is a medical emergency. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy is an enlarged heart muscle. As the heart gets larger, it becomes weaker. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Congenital heart defects

Congenital heart defects are heart conditions that occur due to heart abnormalities present at birth. These defects can affect any part of the heart and can often be treated with surgery. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Coronary artery disease

Coronary Artery Disease refers to a buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart. It can lead to a heart attack. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Heart attack

A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is dramatically reduced. This loss of blood flow can cause portions of the heart muscle to die. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Heart block

A heart block occurs when the electrical signal that causes the heart to pump is interrupted or stopped. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Heart failure

Heart failure occurs when the heart is significantly weakened so that it can no longer adequately supply the body's cells with oxygen. Fatigue and shortness of breath make everyday activities difficult. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Infective (bacterial) endocarditis

Infective endocarditis is an infection of the lining of the heart. It may be caused by bacteria and can lead to complications such as heart valve destruction and congestive heart failure. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Inherited rhythm disorders (IRDs)

Inherited Rhythm Disorders (IRDs) cause irregular heart beats. IRDs can be managed with medication and other treatments. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Long QT syndrome (LQTS)

Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) is a heart rhythm disorder that may cause rapid, chaotic heartbeats. These rapid heartbeats may lead to sudden fainting, seizure or death. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Pericarditis

Pericarditis is the inflammation of the sac that surrounds the heart. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Valve disorders

Valve disorders involve problems with the valves that regulate blood flow throughout the heart. In general, valves either harden or leak. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.




Your next step: let The Hospitals of Providence connect you with a physician in your area

Call 915-577-8467 (THOP) or use our physician search tool to be connected to a physician who can answer your questions.

You can also read more about diseases and conditions in our health library.