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what is calcification of heart

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Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Fosamax (alendronate) & hearts: Fosamax does not contribute to calcium deposits in the coronary arteries. Fosamax works only on bone metabolism to inhibit the breakdown of bone when ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Coronary calcium: Due to damage to the inside layer of coronary (heart) arteries, cholesterol and other cells deposit in between the layers of the artery. There are var ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Vitamin D: Nope. You have this wrong or are reading untruths. You will have a healthier life if you normalize and keep your vitamin d normal. The sun is not ne ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
There are any of a: number of areas that could be calcified. Some are of more clinical importance than others. Without a specific report from the ultrasound it is difficu ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Very safe but...: Vitamin d3 is very safe ; of tremendous benefit for preventing many illnesses. It helps our bodies to absorb calcium. I advise everyone to take d in t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gilbert Perry
40 years experience Cardiology
Aortic stenosis: Restriction of opening of the aortic valve (valve between the heart and the circulation), due to deterioration of the valve over time, resulting in ca ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes: Most people are speaking about atherosclerosis, when talking about heart disease. Calcification in the thoracic aorta is not necessarily atherosclero ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Almost certainly: Aortic valve calcification and stenosis is common and treated by heart valve replacement with acceptable risk benefit. Consultation with cardiothorac ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Calcium: Calcification is simply a sign of arteriosclerosis - nothing more. If you smoke, stop. If you're obese, lose weight. Follow a vegetarian or mediterran ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Tubbs
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ultrasound: These findings are suspicious for fetal chromasomal syndromes. I would recommend evaluation by a maternal fetal medicine physician who can discuss fur ... Read More
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