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What is cardiovascular disease, ?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
undefined 51 years experience
Heart disease: A cardiovascular problem is generally related to having a heart disease. A heart disease is a cardiovascular problem. Cardio means heart, vascular means blood vessel system. They are a continuum.
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 56 years experience
Atherosclerosis: In general, we are talking about hardening of the arteries. But cardiovascular is an inclusive term -covers heart and arteries and veins everywhere in the overall. There are congenital and acquired cv issues there are arterial and venous items obstruction aneurysm av malformations deep vein thrombosis clotting issues.

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What are the causes of cardiovascular disease ?

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Dr. James Chapman
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Multifactorial: You can inherit a genetic predisposition to these disorders. Risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, smoking, poor dietary habits, cholesterol level, and inactivity can increase your risk.
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How do you reduce cardiovascular disease?

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Be healthy: Don't smoke, stay trim, exercise regularly. Eat a vegetarian or mediterranean diet. Check your cholesterol and blood pressure. And....Choose your parents wisely!
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What is related to cardiovascular disease?

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Dr. Brian Mott
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Big two: Stroke and heart attack are the big two. Hypertension, arrythmias, valve disease, congestive heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, aneurysms are next on the list.
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What are the origins of cardiovascular disease?

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Dr. Craig Carter
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Atherosclerosis: Hardening of the arteries occurs in three principal locations: heart, brain, and legs. Symptoms usually occur where the blockage is greater than 70% of the artery lumen. Family history, diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, and smoking all contribute to this.
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What are some treatments for cardiovascular disease?

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Three things: Medical treatment with medications like beta blockers, aspirin, nitroglycerins. Per cutaneous treatments with stents and finally bypass surgery.

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