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Why do people get heart disease?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
Cardiology 32 years experience
Interactions: Heart disease is often the result of environmental interactions and genetic predispositions. Some forms of heart diease are genetic, like some valvular abnormalities. Some are environmental, like exposure to toxins. Most are the result of some genetic predisposition or liklihood of developing a pathology and exposure in the environment that allows that predisposition to become manifest.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Coronary heart dz: Risk factors for coronary heart disease include tobacco use, diabetes, hypertension, certain types of hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), all of which can create an unfavorable environment for the vascular system. Genetic predisposition plays a large role, and increases the chances that the environment created by the other risk factors will lead to heart disease.
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Heart Disease: Everybody... Risk factors include genetics, untreated cholesterol/triglycerides, diabetes, smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, as well age and gender.

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How can opium use affect people with heart disease?

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Could it be bad for people who have heart disease that smoke?

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Is espresso coffee bad for people who have heart disease?

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No espresso: No regular . You need decaffeinated coffee in my opinion.
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Do people with heart disease have faster or slower heart beats?

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Heart rate: People with cardiac output problematic heart disease usually have rapid heart rates unless they have impulse conduction problems. Patiens with conduction sysstem disease may have slow heart rates and require pacemaking.
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What are the chances of getting heart disease ?

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Variable: Your individual risk will depend on your family history, your cholesterol level, your diet, your activity level, and whether or not you smoke or have diabetes. Your doc can evaluate this for you.

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