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how long does it take to become cardiac surgeon?

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Few years: 4 years of college+4 years medical school+ 5 years of general surgery residency+3 years of cardio thoracic surgery fellowship.

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What is the new cardiac valvular form of eds?

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Does getting scared cause coronary spasm?

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Yes it can in some: If you are prone to coronary artery spasm, then emotional stress may bring it on.
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What are cardiac risk factors

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There are several: A - age b - blood pressure c - cholesterol, cigarettes/tobacco use d - diabetes e - eating, obesity, lack of exercise f - family history g - gender there are some of these we can't change (age, family history, and gender). For all the others, there are opportunities to change habits and take medications to improve you cardiac risk.
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Chest pain: Chest pain which lasts for more than a few minutes pain which spreads to the arms, neck, jaw, or shoulders a feeling of "fullness or squeezing" in the chest fainting, sweating, nausea, or shortness of breath feeling of impending doom.
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What's coronary microvascular disease diagnosed with?

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Clinically: This is a clinical diagnosis when stress tests and angiograms reveal no significant obstructions but individuals still have anginal symptoms...In particular diabetics.

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