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Why are people with peripheral artery disease(legs) at greater risk of heart attack and stroke than someone with coronary artery disease(heart)?

Why are people with peripheral artery disease(legs) at greater risk of heart attack and stroke than someone with coronary artery disease(heart)?

Generalization: Peripheral vascular disease is often a marker for someone who has vascular disease throughout their body, usually due to smoking, genetics, and diet issues, to name a few causes. As such they are at high risk for symptoms in the other critical vascular beds in the body like the heart and brain. ...Read more

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Does accutane put you at risk for heart disease heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest?

Does accutane put you at risk for heart disease heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest?

No: Main side effect= very dry skin, especially lips. Headaches more likely if taking pills with Vit. A. Side effects gone 1 week after last pill. MUST avoid pregnancy while on it. ...Read more

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Any association between headache and heart disease?

Any association between headache and heart disease?

Maybe: You need to have a complete exam by your primary care to determine what the problems are. ...Read more

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In an article in the american heart and stroke association enlarged perivascular spaces on MRI are a feature of cerebral small vessel disease. True?

In an article in the american heart and stroke association enlarged perivascular spaces on MRI are a feature of cerebral small vessel disease.   True?

Not necessarily: Generally, when one speaks about enlarged perivascular spaces, that is just what it is. A larger space around the vessels as they travel in the arachnoid space in the brain. These are often called virchow robin spaces and are normal variant. Sometimes, small vessel disease can lead to microinfarcts that lead to atrophy.This loss of volume can lead to the appearance of larger perivascular spaces. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for heart disease, stroke and blood disorders?

What is the best diet for heart disease, stroke and blood disorders?

Low saturated fat, : Low sodium, lots of veggies, fruit, fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, complex carbohydrates, 1 baby Aspirin a day and plenty of exercise. ...Read more

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What's the difference between heart disease and heart failure in the way national health stats are tracked?

What's the difference between heart disease and heart failure in the way national health stats are tracked?

Which stats?: In any case, CHF is a syndrome or set of symptoms of a weakened or diseased heart that results in various problems associated w/ insufficient oxygen to the body. So, they are connected. Here's an explanation: http://www.Healthcentral.Com/heart-disease/patient-guide-44627-6_2.Html hope it helps. ...Read more

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Does the cardioemolic stroke patient (otherwise healthy) benefit from statins ?!

Does the cardioemolic stroke patient (otherwise healthy) benefit from statins ?!

Cardioembolic stroke: Good question. Strictly s[peaking, statin should not help cardioembolic stroke. Howevere, statin may help the cause of cardic source of emboli such as ischemic cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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Vascular diseases invlove only the heart and brain?

Vascular diseases invlove only the heart and brain?

No: Vascular diseases encompass diseases of the vascular system. These include the arteries, veins and lymphatics of all the organs in the body. It is not limited to only the heart and brain. ...Read more

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One in 3 people with normal range chloresterol levels will still die of a heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism, right?

One in 3 people with normal range chloresterol levels will still die of a heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism, right?

Yes. Why do you ask?: These are the three common non-pneumonia, non-cancer killers. There are plenty of other risk factors -- hypertension, diabetes, lack of exercise, smoking, genetics, others. Manage all your risk factors and you're likely to stay healthy longer. ...Read more

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What is the medical difference between Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Coronary Heart Disease, (CHD)?

What is the medical difference between 
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and  Coronary Heart Disease, (CHD)?

Difference: Cardiovascular disease is disease of the heart and blood vessels. Coronary artery disease is disease of the heart arteries. CAD is a CVD, CVD includes CAD but not all CVD is CAD. ...Read more

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Difference between a well controlled heart disease patient and an uncontrolled client in advanced age?

Difference between a well controlled heart disease patient and an uncontrolled client in advanced age?

What particular: Heart disease are you referring to? Generally a controlled disease is disease in stable condition with symptoms and signs of the illness controlled. While the opposite is correct for poorly controlled disease. ...Read more

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Does raynauds disease an scerloderma, link to lungs like upper lobe, and affect , heart, kidneys, brain, eyes, through blood vessels to brain and limbs?

Does raynauds disease an scerloderma, link to lungs like upper lobe, and affect , heart, kidneys, brain, eyes,  through blood vessels to brain and limbs?

Collagen Vascular Dx: Raynauds and scleroderma are likely collagen vascular disorders and overlaps amongst these disorders can cause vasculitis or inflamation of blood vessels in lungs and other organs. ...Read more

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What are the stroke survival rates for moderate stroke with brain occlusion?

What are the stroke survival rates for moderate stroke with brain occlusion?

Variable: It is hard to answer your question as survival rates or life expectancy after a "moderate stroke" would depend on the underlying cause, the type of stroke, ie embolic, lacunar, hemorrhagic, and the location of the injury. Adjusting your underlying risk factors for stroke and optimizing your medical care are key to lowering your risk for future stroke. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between coronary heart disease, angina, heart failure and heart attack?

Is there a relationship between coronary heart disease, angina, heart failure and heart attack?

Continuum: Coronary disease develops from our lifestyle and as we age real blockage develops in some or all coronary vessels. One or more plaques disrupt and obstruct. If adequate collateral pathways exist may just vagus transient angina or pain. Angina is pain without damage. If not adequate flow, or collateral, acute myocardial infarction- heart attack occurs and that is "damage". Heart failure may follow. ...Read more

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What treatment option integrates treatment for high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, and coronary heart?

What treatment option integrates treatment for high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, and coronary heart?

Best to Address All: The LDL & HDL lipoproteins (protein particles which carry all fats in the water outside cells, see NMR particle test) are the primary issue, along with blood glucose (optimal hba1c ?5.0%), blood pressure (sbp ?120 mmhg), no smoking & several other issues, known & not. Thus best to address all issues in unisyn, do not aim for normal. Instead aim for excellence: absence of drivers of the disease. ...Read more

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