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Doctor insights on: Alcoholic Heart Disease Symptoms

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Friend has heart disease and is an alcoholic whose potassium levels are critically low. How does this affect his heart?

Friend has heart disease and is an alcoholic whose potassium levels are critically low. How does this affect his heart?

Potassium: Severe electrolyte disturbances such as a very low potassium level can develop in patients who are alcoholic. Severe disturbances of potassium can affect the rhythm of the heart. ...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


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What symptoms indicate heart disease?

What symptoms indicate heart disease?

Heart symptoms: read this: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/basics/symptoms/con-20034056

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What are the known symptoms of heart disease?

What are the known symptoms of heart disease?

Many: Well first of all it depends on the type of heart disease. But common symptoms related to the heart would be chest pain, shortness of breath, passing out, fatigue, swelling of the feet, poor appetite, palpitations, weight gain or loss, and shortness of breath on lying down. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms to heart disease?

What are some of the symptoms to heart disease?

Many or none: Many symptoms. The most common are chest pain, shortness of breath, jaw pain, arm pain, sweating, fatigue, abdominal pain, leg pain, dizziness and also back pain. Sometimes heart disease is a stealth disease and there are no symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

Differences: Women tend to have the same symptoms for heart disease as men, but there are some differences. Women tend to have more shortness of breath and fatigue & less actual chest discomfort. Although it is not an "all or none discussion, " any symptom between the belly button and the mouth, front or back, including neck-shoulders-arms and jaw can be a sign of heart discomfort. Hrs, md, facc. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are symptoms of heart disease?

Doctors, what are symptoms of heart disease?

Chest Pain, breath: The problem with heart disease itself, is that it can result in catastrophic events, such as a heart attack, heart failure, or sudden death, when it's first diagnosed. If caught earlier; however, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, & palpitations can be warning signs of disease. The main goal of management is early detection & treatment of risk factors. Call 911 if suspect heart attack. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of heart disease?

What are signs and symptoms of heart disease?

Heart disease: Common signs and symptoms of heart disease are chest pain, especially with exertion, shortness of breath, easy fatigue, weakness, sometimes left arm, jaw or back pain, with exertion, and sometimes palpitations. See your or cardiologist, for a thorough history and physical exam, and to determine whether further testing is indicated. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the symptom of heart disease?

Doctors, what are the symptom of heart disease?

Chest pain, breath: The problem with heart disease itself, is that it can result in catastrophic events, such as a heart attack, heart failure, or sudden death, when it's first diagnosed. If caught earlier; however, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, & palpitations can be warning signs of disease. The main goal of management is early detection & treatment of risk factors. Call 911 if suspect heart attack. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of rheumatic heart disease?

What are the symptoms of rheumatic heart disease?

CHF or AF: Rhd causes thickening and blockage (stenosis) of the mitral valve which can lead to congestive heart failure (shortness of breath, swelling, fatigue). In addition, the left atrium enlarges which often interferes with conduction of electrical impulses resulting in atrial fibrillation. Without treatment, blood clots can form in the enlarged and stagnant left atrium leading to stroke. ...Read more