Pump it up: A deep dive into heart disease
Percept | January 2022
Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease (CVD), is an umbrella term used to describe an
array of conditions that affect different structures of the heart. Heart disease occurs when the vessels,
muscle, electrical circuitry and valves are damaged in some way. The cause of heart disease is often
multifactorial due to the contribution of multiple risk factors, as well as comorbidities that frequently
coexist. The complexity of heart diseases makes prevention, diagnosis and treatment challenging.