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Are heart conditions hereditary?

Are heart conditions hereditary?

Yes: Some are hereditary. The hereditary issues are usually the more common valvular defects like mitral regurgitation or bifid aorta. ...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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Which types of heart conditions cause angina pain?

Which types of heart conditions cause angina pain?

Several: Angina is chest, jaw, arm, back or shoulder pain that comes from the heart due to lack of proper blood flow to heart muscle. The classic cause of angina is coronary disease, this is typically cholesterol blockage of the arteries of the heart. Another cause is "syndrome x" which is spasm in the small vessels of the heart. Prinzmetal angina is caused my spasm (pinching) of larger heart arteries. ...Read more

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Which heart conditions can affect children after birth?

Too broad a question: Heart conditions that cause babys to turn blue are the right to left shunts tha lets blood bypass the lungs and doesnt get oxygenated. The person looks blue called cyanosis. Tettrology of fallot, transposition of great vessels , vsd with flow reversal called esinmengers syndrome. Are a few of such conditions. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some congenital heart conditions?

Could you tell me what are some congenital heart conditions?

Many many :o): In the adult, more common congenital heart conditions would include patent foramen ovale and bicuspid aortic valve. Others would include atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect. Conditions which would be diagnosed at birth or as a child may include tetrology of fallot, patent ductus arteriosis, pulmonic stenosis, transposition of the great arteries, as well as the ones listed above. ...Read more

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Can salt in the diet have a direct or indirect effect on heart conditions?

Indirect via fluid: Increased intake of salt results in increased salt in the blood vessels. As a result, water tends to follow the salt. The net effect is higher volume in the blood. This can increase blood pressure which is a risk factor for heart disease. If a person has underlying heart failure, a higher intravascular volume can exacerbate symptomatic heart failure which may require hospitalization. ...Read more

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I am wondering what heart conditions effect the p wave, qrs complex and t-wave, independently.?

I am wondering what heart conditions effect the p wave, qrs complex and t-wave, independently.?

Ecg: Atrial mechanical processes can affect the p wave without changing the others. Ventricular local processes especially damage can alter the qrs. These processes of ventricular alteration would almost always also affect the t wave. Some processes of electrolyte or ischemic nature can change the t wave without changing qrs. ...Read more

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How do you tell your ailing grandmother who might go any minute (due to heart conditions) that her son died?

A cruel choice: But honesty, delivered gently and with compassion would be my advice. Shielding people "for their own good" seems paternalistic and disrespectful to me. I would want to know where my son was and what happened. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Heart Conditions (Definition)

Heart conditions are abnormalities or diseases of the heart. Some are congenital (birth defects), while ...Read more


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Angioplasty (Definition)

Angioplasty is vascular modification -- a vascular repair procedure ...Read more