Q. please give me a list of all heart diseases

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You can get a list of heart diseases by looking at all the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) listed under the broad heading "Heart Diseases" in the National Library of Medicine's (NLM's) MeSH "tree" of terminology. 

Here is a link to the MeSH database entry for "Heart Diseases" - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68006331 

Scroll down the page to see the hierarchical "tree" of MeSH terms.  Those indented under the term Heart Diseases are more specific heart disease names.  Some have a + (plus) sign next to them.  This means there are further, even more specific terms, listed for those terms.  Click on the terms with + signs to make the more specific terms visible.

Please note that the MeSH list of heart diseases does not necessarily include ALL heart diseases.  This list includes The ones that NLM indexers consider prominent enough to be made into MeSH terms.  There may be sub-sub- classes of heart disease or extremely rare diseases that are not considered significant enough to be included in MeSH.

For a simpler, more consumer-health focused list of heart diseases, this one from the Cleveland Clinic website may be useful http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/disorders.

  • Last Updated Sep 20, 2016
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  • Answered By Michele Nance

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