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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
41 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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Treating Acute Bronchitis (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
Daily
Take ibuprofen for pain
Daily
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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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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
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Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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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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What are some common cardiovascular diseases?

What are some common cardiovascular diseases?

Atherosclerosis: Heart disease myocardial infarction valvular regurgitation valvular stenosis pericarditis perpheral arterial or venous or lymphatic disease and obstruction pvd with claudication and so many others. ...Read more

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How are most cardiovascular diseases diagnosed?

CV diagnosis: As with most health problems, CV diseases are diagnosed with history and physical examination supplemented by appropriate testing. Common cardiac tests include ecg, echocardiogram, xrays, nuclear imaging, and cardiac catheterization and angiography also electrophsiologic studies. Other tests may also be indicated. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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How does urocortin affect cardiovascular disease?

Urocortin: Read this: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/112/23/3544.full It appears we're still trying to clarify the question(s) ...Read more

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Is it true that cardiovascular disease hereditary?

Is it true that cardiovascular disease hereditary?

Yes : There is some genetic component to it as well as lifestyle component. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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What are some good fats for cardiovascular diseases?

Avoid Saturated fat: There are a wide variety of good fats including polyunsaturated fat, monounsaturated fats, and omega-3 fatty acids. The key is to limit the fats that are unhealthy - saturated fat and trans fats. The american heart association recommends limiting saturated fat to no more than 7% of total daily calories. ...Read more

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What are the most important cardiovascular diseases?

Depends: Important is a relative term. It can be interpreted as most common, or most devastating, or most disabling, etc. Usually the one you have is the most important one. Coronary disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney disease, peripheral arterial disease are the most common, and as such, may have the greatest impact on modern societies, and adversely affect quality of life. ...Read more

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
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Treat symptoms
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See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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What are things that can cause cardiovascular disease?

What are things that can cause cardiovascular disease?

Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risk and modifying them. Smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Heart attack: simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read more

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Which things increase your risk of cardiovascular disease?

Smoking: High cholesterol, diabetes and unhealthy diet are the typical causes. Have your cholesterol and lipids checked if you are concerned. Certainly family history of cardiovascular disease is another risk factor. ...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


Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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