arteries

Cholesterol and your arteries

Atherosclerosis (also known as hardening of the arteries or stiffening of the arteries) is a disease of the blood vessels (the arteries)

Heart murmurs

A heart murmur is an unusual or extra sound heard between the normal heartbeat sounds. A normal heartbeat makes 2

Aneurysm

An aneurysm is a swelling in a blood vessel that occurs when its wall is weakened. Aneurysms can form in

TIA: transient ischaemic attack

Transient ischaemic attacks – TIAs – are also known as mini-strokes or temporary strokes. They happen when there is a

Stroke: signs, symptoms and treatment

A stroke occurs when a part of the brain is damaged because it is deprived of its blood supply. Blood

Pernicious anaemia

Anaemia means you have a reduced number of red blood cells or a lack of haemoglobin, the substance in red

Long QT syndrome

Long QT syndrome is a rare condition that affects the electrical system of the heart. People with long QT syndrome

Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia

What is hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia? Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a condition where malformations of small blood vessels occur in

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