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Do middleaged women need to worry about heart disease?

Do middleaged women need to worry about heart disease?

Yes: Middle aged women are also worry about heart diseases provided they have cardiac risk factors but the risk is slightly lower because of the female harmones ( estrogen ). ...Read more

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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Do women of color need to worry much about heart disease?

Do women of color need to worry much about heart disease?

Yes: Women of color have higher rates of heart disease than other races. Women of color must be proactive in their health and make sure she is regularly seeing a primary care physician for prevention of heart disease. ...Read more

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Could you give me some interesting information about heart disease that is can use in my research presentation, thank you.

Could you give me some interesting information about heart disease that is can use in my research presentation, thank you.

There are many: Resources online. Seek information on the American Heart Association site, Mayo clinic web site, Cleveland Clinic web site ... ...Read more

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I read a blog post about heart disease. But i'm still not clear - what is it?

I read a blog post about heart disease. But i'm still not clear - what is it?

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 more

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I am a women at 60 worried about heart disease and want to know what are the signs and symptoms ?

I am a women at 60 worried about heart disease and want to know what are the signs and symptoms ?

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

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Question about heart disease wpw. Can it be fatal?

Question about heart disease wpw. Can it be fatal?

Wpw: It is rare but WPW can lead to sudden death. You can consult me if you want, I am a pediatric electrophysiologist, I can give you further info based on your specific situation. To consult, here is the web link: healthtap.com\volkantuzcu ...Read more

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Important question for doctor or someone who knows a lot about heart disease? What is risk for baby if mom had heart defect?

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

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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?

Not likely: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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