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Dr. James Chapman
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Acute Cardiovascular Disease (Overview)

Acute cardiovascular disease is a condition in which a person has heart problems that developed over a short time, such as a few hours, days, or weeks. Heart attacks, new arrhythmias, and viral infections of the heart are examples of heart problems that happen over a short time.


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What sort of problem is acute cardiovascular disease?

What sort of problem is acute cardiovascular disease?

A general term: All diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, can be divided into acute (new) or chronic (on-going). A medical aphorism is "to treat acute problems acutely and chronic problems chronically". Think of the difference as a "sprint" vs a "marathon." urgent problems may require immediate attention, although not all acute cv disorders are serious. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
29 doctors shared insights

Acute Cardiovascular Disease (Overview)

Acute cardiovascular disease is a condition in which a person has heart problems that developed over a short time, such as a few hours, days, or weeks. Heart attacks, new arrhythmias, and viral infections of the heart are examples of heart problems that happen over a short time.


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What are the symptoms of acute cardiovascular disease?

What are the symptoms of acute cardiovascular disease?

Variable: Depending on which cv disease you mean: heart attack? Heart failure? Cardiac arrest? Etc. Very generally, heart disease causes one or more of the following: chest pain, shortness of breath, fluid retention, palpitations, dizziness, or loss of consciousness. (sorry but that's a general answer to a general question). ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Tip)

Eating a Low-Fat Diet

It's a myth that low fat diets will reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. ...See more

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What sort of problem is acute cardiovascular disease?

A general term: All diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, can be divided into acute (new) or chronic (on-going). A medical aphorism is "to treat acute problems acutely and chronic problems chronically". Think of the difference as a "sprint" vs a "marathon." urgent problems may require immediate attention, although not all acute cv disorders are serious. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acute cardiovascular disease?

Variable: Depending on which cv disease you mean: heart attack? Heart failure? Cardiac arrest? Etc. Very generally, heart disease causes one or more of the following: chest pain, shortness of breath, fluid retention, palpitations, dizziness, or loss of consciousness. (sorry but that's a general answer to a general question). ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Tip)

Eating a Low-Fat Diet

Help to reduce your risk of heart disease. ...See more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

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What does occult cardiovascular disease mean?

What does occult cardiovascular disease mean?

Hidden: Occult disease is asymptomatic or sub-clinical such as an aneurysm that one has that ruptures but the patient had no signs or symptoms before rupture. That would be an occult aneurysm. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
2,730 doctors shared insights

Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems with his heart, which includes both birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks, leaky heart valves, heart failure, viral infections ...Read more


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Cardiovascular (Definition)

Cardiovascular is a general term that refers to all the components of the blood delivery system in the body such as the ...Read more