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Doctor insights on: Arterial Sclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

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What is cardiovascular disease is coronary artery disease a type of it?

What is cardiovascular disease is coronary artery disease a type of it?

Yes: Cardiovascular disease in general means build up of cholesterol particles inside of the blood vessels supplying the heart (called coronary arteries). ...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 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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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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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?

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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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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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What different types of cardiovascular disease are out there?

What different types of cardiovascular disease are out there?

Multiple: Congenital- acquired
heart, stroke, renal, PVD venous
organ issues anywhere circulation is affected.
Cardiac arteries, valves, electrical- arrythmias. ...Read more

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What cells and tissues are affected by cardiovascular disease?

What cells and tissues are affected by cardiovascular disease?

Endothelium: The endothelium is the largest organ in the body. Arteriosclerotic disease is a disease of the endothelium, in any organ of the body. ...Read more

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Should people be more aware of cardiovascular diseases and why?

Should people be more aware of cardiovascular diseases and why?

Yes: As people age they become more susceptible to heart and blood vessel diseases. Knowing the symptoms can get you to doctors while treatment is still possible. Heart disease often begins with left chest and/or arm pain. Blood vessel disease, most often hardening of the arteries, begins with calf pain on walking and is relieved by stopping and resting. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cardiovascular diseases?

What is the definition or description of: Cardiovascular diseases?

Cardiovascular: Diseases= a constellation of pathologic processes that affect the heart and circulatory system ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can cardiovascular disease effects our society?

We all die from: Number one cause of death. Accelerated arteriosclerosis by cigarette smoking. Since 50's, other than death by accident or crime, the number 1 cause of death is heart attack, 2 strokes 3 cancer. Arteriosclerosis of coronaries=heart attack
arteriosclerosis of carotids=strokes
cancer=cancer
dying during sleep old age=heart attack, stroke. ...Read more

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If you have cardiovascular disease what sex limitations do you have?

Variable: Cardiovascular disease affects arteries or veins or both anywhere in the body.
If cardiac and symptomatic, real, discussion with your doctor is needed.
Lower extremity arterial or venous without pelvic vessel involvement, sexual risk and activity may not have issues. ...Read more

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Why is it important for adolescents to study cardiovascular disease?

Start early: Young people are not familiar with the concept of cumulative risk. The prevention of cardiovascular diseases would be most effective if started in childhood or adolescence. Unfortunately, it is held back by lack of knowledge about it I the adolescence group. The more is known about risk factors for heart disease and zprevention, the earlier it can be started. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have cardiovascular disease what life limitations do you have?

Too vague: There are far too many cardiac conditions to determine limitations based on your question. Need more specifics. ...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?

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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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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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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What's the effect of statins on cardiovascular disease?

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 effect of statins really on cardiovascular disease?

Improved outcomes: For many cardiovascular diseases, abnormal lipid metabolism seems to play an important role in disease progression. Statins mitigate these adverse effects by lowering the exposure by reducing the ldl-c levels, but also by non-lipid effects loosely termed as pleiotropic effects, which may involve, amongst other effects, anti-inflammatory mechanisms. Google these terms for further clarification. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for cardiovascular disease?

Three things: Medical treatment with medications like beta blockers, aspirin, nitroglycerins. Per cutaneous treatments with stents and finally bypass surgery. ...Read more

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What's the best prevention for cardiovascular diseases?

What's the best prevention for cardiovascular diseases?

Lifestyle modifying: Best is picking your parents carefully. Genetics plays a huge role, but lifestyle and habits can significantly mitigate risk. Weight control, prudent diet (heavy on plant based foods & minimal meat), exercise, no smoking, control of blood pressure and blood sugar. If still not at goal levels, judicious use of medications to evidence-based targets of therapy are your best bet. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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