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List of all heart disease names?

List of all heart disease names?

Need more space...: This is not a practical forum for this curious question--you probably better off googling it. But to name a few: coronary artery disease, hypertensive hd, valvular hd, cardiomyopathies (dilated, hypertrophic, tachycardic types), endocarditis, atrial fibrillation, flutter, wolf-parkinson-white syndrome, r or l bundle branch block, pvcs, pat, 1st/sec/3rd heart block, heart failure..Have fun learning. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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Can you please list the common causes of heart disease?

Can you please list the common causes of heart disease?

Risk factors: Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) occurs when the walls of blood vessels thicken due to deposits of fat and plaque. This narrowing or blockage of the arteries causes heart disease. The risk factors for heart disease include smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity, and diabetes. ...Read more

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What are some common heart diseases?

What are some common heart diseases?

Heart disease: Broad categories, atherosclerotic, degenerative, congenital, hypertensive, valvar, infectious, toxic, inflammatory, neoplastic and some i'm likely overlooking. ...Read more

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What types of heart diseases are there?

What types of heart diseases are there?

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. ...Read more

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What are examples of terminal heart diseases?

What are examples of terminal heart diseases?

Heart disease: Any heart disease if its caused enough damage to seriously impair the supply of blood at adequate pressure to the body can be 'terminal'. Extensive myocardial infarction with resultant refractory congestive heart failure can be terminal, likewise dilated cardiomyopathy causing similar refractory congestive failure and multiorgan failure. The answer is more complicated than the above tho' ...Read more

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What age is heart diseases more common?Thanks

What  age is heart diseases more common?Thanks

Depends: It depends on your sex, but in general as we get older the incidence of heart disease goes up. While at age 50, men have more heart disease than women, but age 65 women have caught up to men and surpassed them in incidence of disease. Of course, comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, family history, and smoking contribute a great deal and cause, in those who have them, premature disease. ...Read more

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What are the different types of heart diseases?

What are the different types of heart diseases?

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. ...Read more

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What are common heart diseases for older women?

What are common heart diseases for older women?

Ischemic : Most common is ischemic heart disease which represents 85-90% of heart disease. Afte this would be atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Which different types of heart diseases do they have?

Which different types of heart diseases do they have?

Vague term: Heart dz can refer to cad, valve dz, muscular dz, etc. Some times its inherited and other times its aquired. They may have more than one of these at a time ...Read more

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What would you say are major causes of heart diseases?

What would you say are major causes of heart diseases?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more