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Doctor insights on: Acute Cardiovascular Disease In Children

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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

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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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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What is the definition or description of: Acute cardiovascular disease?

What is the definition or description of: Acute cardiovascular disease?

The relatively: Sudden onset of disorders related to the cardiovascular system ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some cardiovascular diseases (heart diseases) that affect children and adolescents?

I was wondering what are some cardiovascular diseases (heart diseases) that affect children and adolescents?

Many: Congenital hypercholesterolemia, hyperlipidemias. Congenital cardiomyopathies, viral cardiomyopathy, and congenital cardiac anatomical defects to include, tetralogy, transposition, tricuspid atresia, hypoplastic heart syndromes, total anomalous pulmonary venous return, coarctation, interrupted arch, double output right and left ventricle, septal defects, coronary origin anomalies, marfan, ehrles danlos, . . ...Read more

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What can I do to treat cardiovascular diseases?

What can I do to treat cardiovascular diseases?

Risk factors: Treatment of risk factors and lifestyle changes are the cornerstone of therapy. Stop smoking, lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Treat diabetes, diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce cardiovascular disease?

What can you do to reduce cardiovascular disease?

Avoid it!: By following healthy habits
american heart you can dramatically reduce the incidence!
if you develop the diseases, there are diverse and helpful treatments.
But avoidance. Prevention is better!, !
no smoking
cardiovascular exercize
monitor cholesterol and blood pressure. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease?

How can I reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease?

Avoid risk factors: Treat risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, stop smoking, lose weight with obesity, avoid severe stress and avoid some drug abuse like Cocaine and amphetamine. ...Read more

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How can you lower your risk of cardiovascular disease?

How can you lower your risk of cardiovascular disease?

PREVENTION: Diet and exercise. Watch your diet. Vegetarian being ideal, abstain from tobacco and alcohol. Get your vitamins from the grocery store in the form of fresh fruits, grains and vegetables. Stay away from the fatty foods and artificial sweetners, probably stay from artificial period. Try for at least 20 minutes of exercise out in the fresh air and sunshine if possible. ...Read more

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What is cardiovascular disease and who does it affect mostly?

Broad question: Cvd is any disorder of the heart and blood vessels. It is the leading cause of death world wide in all developed countries. ...Read more

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How many people in the us suffer from cardiovascular disease?

How many people in the us suffer from cardiovascular disease?

Alot..: The cdc estimates there are 27 million americans with heart disease. It's also the number one cause of mortality. ...Read more

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What is the quality of someones life with cardiovascular disease?

What is the quality of someones life with cardiovascular disease?

Cardiovascular: Depends on the cardiovascular disease and its severity. Quality can vary from good to bad, dependent on what the problem is. ...Read more

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The major risk factors for cardiovascular disease that can be changed are?

Smoking: Smoking confers an approximately 16x higher risk of cardiovascular disease than in non-smokers. This is worse than high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). A combination of smoking cessation therapies works best, and this includes support groups, medications (e.g., chantix), and nicotine delivery alternatives (e.g., patches, gums, etc.). ...Read more

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How is the risk of death from cardiovascular disease is substantially increased?

Unhealthy Lifestyle: Smoking, unhealthy eating, high cholesterol, uncontrolled diabetes and renal failure substantially increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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How has the number of people dying of cardiovascular disease changed since the 1920's?

Age adjusted, Yes!: Cdc achievements in public health, 1900 -1999: since 1921, heart disease has been the leading cause of death and since 1938 stroke has been the 3rd leading cause of death. Together they account for 40 % of all deaths. Since 1950 age adjusted death rates from cardiovascular disease has declined 60%. Attributed to decreased smoking & etter treatment for blood pressure and diabetes in minorities. ...Read more

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How has the number of people dying of cardiovascular disease changed since the 1950's?

How has the number of people dying of cardiovascular disease changed since the 1950's?

Down dramatically: The number of people dying of cardiovascular disease in the last 50-60 years has decreased greatly. This is due to improvements in treatment and prevention of heart attack and stroke. ...Read more

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Can cardiovascular disease lead to diabetes?

Can cardiovascular disease lead to diabetes?

It can seem that way: Many people with cardiovascular disease may have diabetes or prediabetes that is only recognized after they have heart problems. In actuality, though, the glucose metabolism was abnormal for some time before the heart disease was discovered, and changes associated with the sugar abnormalities including high blood pressure & high cholesterol likely contributed to the heart disease. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat cardiovascular diseases?

How do doctors treat cardiovascular diseases?

Cardiovasc diseases: Your question is too broad and open ended question. Cardiovascular diseases are vast and treatment options are like a ocean. So be specific about your disease. So that I can answer it. ...Read more

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How can smoking cause cardiovascular disease?

How can smoking cause cardiovascular disease?

Multiple effects: On lungs: destroys mucosal cells causing metaplasia and pre malignant transformation

on vessel, vasospastic and intramural changes. ...Read more

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How do statins affect cardiovascular disease?

How do statins affect cardiovascular disease?

Statins/cv disease: Statin medications block the liver from producing cholesterol. Lower cholesterol should translate into less aggressive plaque formation in the arteries. ...Read more

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How can smoking cause cardiovascular disease?

How can smoking cause cardiovascular disease?

Damage vessel lining: Arteries are lined with active, protective "paver" endothelial cells. Tobacco, especially from smoking, releases into the blood stream active chemicals, like nicotine and "free radicals", that disrupt the integrity of these protective liner cell. Once the cells are damaged, the arteries are more susceptible to damage from common risk factors, and destabilization of any underlying plaque. Bad news! ...Read more

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How would statins affect cardiovascular disease?

How would statins affect cardiovascular disease?

Reduce LDL particles: Statins inhibit hmg co-a reductase, the rate limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. To maintain steady state cholesterol levels increased numbers of LDL receptors are made that bind and remove LDL particles from the circulation. In this way statins have been shown to significantly reduce heart attack, death from heart attack, and ischemic strokes in virtually every population studied. ...Read more

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How can everyone prevent cardiovascular disease?

CVD: Regular exercise, earting healthy, no smoking, optimal bmi, good night sleep and limited alcohol intake are some the good habits which will help a long way. ...Read more

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How does diabetes link to cardiovascular disease?

How does diabetes link to cardiovascular disease?

Bad Company: There's a lot more to type 2 diabetes than high sugars. Type 2 diabetes is associated with high blood pressure, cholesterol abnormalities. All these separately cause blocked arteries, and when combined cause people to have dramatically higher-than-normal risk for heart attacks, strokes, and sudden death. People w/ diabetes have the same risk for heart attack as someone who's already had one. ...Read more

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Is it possible to prevent cardiovascular disease?

Probably: A proper diet and exercise will reduce the chances of cardiovascular disease. Your family history is an important factor. ...Read more

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How can women help prevent cardiovascular disease?

How can women help prevent cardiovascular disease?

Same as men: Although much is made of women vs men in the cardivascular disease area, when it comes to prvention the same rules aply. Keep a healthy weight/bmi, keep your blood pressure down, stay active, don't smoke, eat a healthy diet that will keep yur cholesterol down and prevent obesity and diabetes ...Read more

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Is walking really good for cardiovascular disease?

Yep: Exercise, weight control, low stress, lower cholesterol and lower blood pressrue will decrease your likelihood for developing cv disease. If you smoke, stop. Walking is an easy, low impact way to help one achieve better cardiovascular health. ...Read more

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How does plaque contribute to cardiovascular disease?

Biofilm infects vasc: Http://cro. Sagepub. Com/content/15/6/403.short. Plaque is a biofilm containing bacterial that for some unknow reason have a predilection for heart and vascular tissue. The relationship is statistical and exact mechanism theoretical. The above reference has more info. ...Read more

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What are uses of resistin in cardiovascular diseases?

None: Resistin (the hormone reported to cause Insulin resistance in adipose cells) is not a direct target of any available clinically used medicine yet although research has demonstrated that its levels are affected by various diabetic medications (see: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/11201732). Insulin resistance is part of the "metabolic syndrome" which is an important cv risk factor. ...Read more

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What effect do statins have on cardiovascular disease?

Pleomorphic: It reduces the progression of arteriosclerosis, incidence of heart attack, incidence of stroke, and lowers the risk of a needing stent, bypass surgery, or dying. ...Read more

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How does exercise help prevent cardiovascular disease?

Several: Less body fat
lower cholesterol in some
enhanced metabolism
less deposits in he blood vessel walls

some do not get these results which makes it confusing. ...Read more

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What's the effect of statins on cardiovascular disease?

Beneficial: Statins have helped lower cholesterol as well as silent inflammation in many patients. With patients who have had a heart attach, maintaining LDL levels below 70 for 18 months have shown a reversal of plaque formation. However the statin itself will not prevent a heart attack or stroke. It is the combination of medication with lifestyle improvement that makes true changes. ...Read more

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How is atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease diagnosed?

How is atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease diagnosed?

Depends on the site: Of lesions. Blood vessels are present in all the organs and blockage can occur anywhere and diagnosis depends on the site. General diagnostic tests are for lipid abnormalities that promote atherosclerosis, ultrasound to check suspected vessels, angiograms, and stress test. ...Read more

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What are the different stress tests for cardiovascular disease?

What are the different stress tests for cardiovascular disease?

Several: Common types of stress tests are either nuclear based or echo based. Nuclear tracer goes everywhere blood goes, so if the scan shows a "cold spot" where no tracer is found a blockage is possible. Echo based studies are based on wall motion. If at peak stress there's a wall motion abnoramilty than a blockage may be responsible. If one can't walk a chemical to simulate execise can be used. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Cardiovascular (Definition)

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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