A 35-year-old member asked:
how has the number of people dying of cardiovascular disease changed since the 1920's?
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Vascular Surgery 50 years experience
Age adjusted, Yes!: Cdc achievements in public health, 1900 -1999: since 1921, heart disease has been the leading cause of death and since 1938 stroke has been the 3rd leading cause of death. Together they account for 40 % of all deaths. Since 1950 age adjusted death rates from cardiovascular disease has declined 60%. Attributed to decreased smoking & etter treatment for blood pressure and diabetes in minorities.
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General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Number is up
more old people
lots of smokers
more cv diseases- pvd, heart, stroke, DVT etc
percentage from heart may be down a bit per aha and care and research improvements.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Describe the features of cardiovascular disease.?
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Cardiology 15 years experience
Leading death cause: Cardiovascular disease is the world's leading cause of death. It includes heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure. Symptom features are felt difficulty in breathing, chest tightness or chest pain etc.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Types of cardiovascular disease==blockage, abnormal form, what else?
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Cardiology 55 years experience
Arterial blockage: There are many types of cardiovascular disease. In addition to blockages in the coronary and peripheral arteries, there can be narrowing or leakage (stenosis or regurgitation) in the heart valves. There can also be heart rhythm problems, called arrhythmias; and heart conduction block; heart muscle disease, called cardiomyopathy; and dilatation of an artery called aneurysms, and others.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What are gender differences in treating cardiovascular disease?
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Cardiology 44 years experience
Many: To name a few: naturally occurring ("endogenous") estrogen is protective for women against atherosclerosis although diabetes and smoking can undo this. Generally, the incidence of mi is lower in premenopausal women than men. Women have smaller arteries and are more susceptible to complications during invasive procedures. Women's symptoms may be less typical than men's. Space prevents more details.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Doctors do you feel confident to recognize the symptoms of cardiovascular disease?
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Cardiology 39 years experience
Cardiovascular disease: Yes
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Is untreated cardiovascular disease a critical illness?
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Internal Medicine 25 years experience
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