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About Heart Disease
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
Could you give me some interesting information about heart disease that is can use in my research presentation, thank you.
Broad term: "heart disease" is a general term for anything that is wrong with the heart and includes problems with clogged arteries, leaky or blocked valves, weak heart muscle with poor pumping, disturbances of the heart's rhythm and many more issues beyond the scope of this 400 character-limited answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be silent: Women & men are equally at risk for heart disease. The most eminent is coronary blood vessel narrowing, but in women especially, a vascular spasm can produce a clot and block the artery that bring oxygen to the heart muscle. Symptoms include chest pain- radiating to the jaw & left arm, along with sweating & shortness of. Breath. This is an acute event however, thus a checkup is warranted by md. ...Read more
I'm very worried about heart disease since it runs in the family. What can I do to help prevent this?
Important question for doctor or someone who knows a lot about heart disease? What is risk for baby if mom had heart defect?
Question confusing: If your ? Is will baby be at risk of a heart defect if mom has one, the answer is possibly.If mom & not dad has a defect there is abour 5% risk of baby having some type of defect, though not always the same one.If dad has one the risk increases. If ? Is it risky for the baby for mom to have a heart defect, the answer depends on the defect & how it effects mom's health.Stable=ok unstable=risky. ...Read more
I'm 25yrs, sometimes I get chest pain, mainly the left side, and my arm feels tired too, should I be concerned about heart disease?
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