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what are some common heart diseases?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heart disease: Broad categories, atherosclerotic, degenerative, congenital, hypertensive, valvar, infectious, toxic, inflammatory, neoplastic and some i'm likely overlooking.

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A 42-year-old female asked:

What age is heart diseases more common?Thanks

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
Depends: It depends on your sex, but in general as we get older the incidence of heart disease goes up. While at age 50, men have more heart disease than women, but age 65 women have caught up to men and surpassed them in incidence of disease. Of course, comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, family history, and smoking contribute a great deal and cause, in those who have them, premature disease.
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What would be the most common causes, symptoms, cures and effects of these heart diseases?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heart disease: Is a nonspecific term that refers to conditions which impair the heart's ability to function. They include rhythm disturbances, structural disturbances, infectious disturbances, inflammatory disturbances, malignant processes, toxic processes and others.......We don't cure virtually anything, symptoms are many but chest pain and shortness of breath and weakness are fairly common.
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Help please? I want to know what are most common environmental causes of heart diseases?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Smoke: Smoking and second hand smoke.
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What are the most common diseases for the heart and or brain?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Common diseases: Stroke and heart attack are very common and are similar in etiology. That is in both the artery supplying the organ gets blocked and the organ is damaged.
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What are the most common environmental causes of heart diseases?

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Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Environmental heart: Environmental causes of heart disease are difficult to correlate accurately. Here's a link to an article that discusses the different evidence and may hopefully answer your question. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19119685

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