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What are the different types of heart disease?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Too many to list: However, when people generically refer to "heart disease" they are usually talking about cholesterol plaque in the coronary arteries (cad).

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the different types of heart diseases?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Heart disease: This question is too general for an answer here. Please be more specific about what your question is and keep it from being so broad a question, so we can help.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is inherited heart disease different from other heart disease?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
In large part, no.: There are inherited factors that will make a person at high risk for heart disease (atherosclerotic disease). These include abnormal cholesterol profile, diabetes mellitus, family history of heart disease at young age, essential hypertension. So-called environmental factors, such as smoking, obesity, chronic stress, are also important. Aging starts in your twenties. Start a healthy lifestyle today.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Which type of foods cause heart disease?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
High fat: High fat, high glycemic diets tend to raise sugers , raise cholesterol, and increase our weight. All of these add to our risk profile.Aha has diets on their web site for your review.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Which type of heart diseases are there and can it be cured?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Various causes: Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for abnormal heart muscle. It can be caused by infections, poisons, genetics, and physiologic causes. There are both weak heart and 'strong heart' cardiomyopathies. The cause of someone's cardiomyopathy requires more information than the term cardiomyopathy.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

What types of heart diseases are there?

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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Several: There are those from genetic diseases, structural diseases from diseases such as hypertension, infectious diseases, diseases from one's diet, and even a class called idiopathic (essentially meaning - we don't know).

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