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why is it that roller coasters aggravate heart conditions?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Roller coasters: Roller coasters have dynamic gravity pressures which produce hemodynamic stress on the heart. This will aggravate any condition of rhythm or muscle disturbance of the heart.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How young do people get or develop heart conditions?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 38 years experience
Birth: Most heart disease in young patients is what we call "congenital". This means that the heart disease was present at birth and often has a genetic origin. A heart defect present at birth may not create symptoms until later in life.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How is it possible for young people get or develop heart conditions?

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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Heart: The answer depends on the underlying condition of the heart, eg congenital heart disease, rheumatic fever, viral conditions affecting the heart, etc.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the most common type of heart conditions?

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Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 36 years experience
Atrial fibrillation: Arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation is most common. Congestive heart failure is the most common admission to hte hospital heart attacks are the #1 killer.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can heart conditions be passed on genetically?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
Absolutely: Genetics are a big oart of cardiovascular disease.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How come riding roller coasters aggravate heart conditions?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Not all heart: It doesn't aggravate all heart conditions. Just some. Depends on what's wrong.

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