There are many different types of heart disease. Common types are:

  • Coronary artery disease (CHD) – This causes your hearts blood supply to become blocked by a build-up of fatty substances in the arteries.
  • Congenital heart disease – This is a birth defect that can include heart valve defects and a hole in the heart.
  • Heart arrhythmia – This is when the heart is unable to regulate a normal heartbeat. Meaning the heart beats too slow or too fast.
  • Heart valve disease – This causes the heart valves to not be able to open and close properly, disrupting the blood flow to the heart.