Home > Medical > Heart Health > About heart About heart All sections in Heart » About Heart » Children & Heart Disease » Congenital Heart Disease » Emergency Treatment » FAQs » Diet and your Heart » Health Tips » Heart and Exercise » Heart Attack » Heart Transplants » After a Heart Attack » Multimedia » Heart News » Obesity » Smoking & your Heart » Stress & your Heart » Tests & Procedures » The Heart in Space » Treatment » Women & Heart Disease Cardiac tamponade Cardiac tamponade is external compression of the heart due to increased pressure in the pericardium, the fibrous sac surrounding the heart. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy In plain language, the term 'cardiomyopathy' simply means that there's something wrong with the muscle of the heart. With hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Self-winding pacemaker needs no battery Swiss engineers are aiming to develop a pacemaker that runs on the principle of a self-winding wristwatch, thereby avoiding the need for a battery. Ask Cardiologist » Quiz Is your diet heart-healthy? » Quiz Could I have high cholesterol? » Subscribe Newsletters » Simple tips on keeping a healthy heart 7 steps to a healthier heart Huge discrepancies in heart disease deaths in Europe Researchers found that deaths from heart disease and stroke in some European countries were declining, whereas in Russia there was no sign of a letup. Good neighbours are good for your heart A recent study indicates that having good neighbours and feeling connected to others in the local community may help to curb an individual's heart attack risk. Coronary artery disease (CAD) Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as coronary heart disease (CHD), occurs when the coronary arteries (the blood vessels that supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle) gradually become narrowed or blocked by plaque (a combination of fatty material, calcium, scar tissue, and proteins) deposits. Cardiomyopathy - from Natural Standard Cardiomyopathy refers to several diseases that affect the myocardium (heart muscle) and are associated with mechanical and/or electrical dysfunction. Carl Pistorius out of ICU after crash Carl Pistorius, brother of murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius, has been discharged from ICU following an accident outside Modimolle, Limpopo, his family said on Tuesday. Eat Albany Superior Low G.I. bread for long-lasting energy One of the best ways to balance blood sugar and energy levels is by eating low G.I. bread Pulmonary thromboembolism Pulmonary thromboembolism is the sudden obstruction of a lung artery due to a blood clot that dislodged somewhere else in the body. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Cardiovascular risk factors Eduloan offers affordable education finance Like us on facebook!