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Arterial Sclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
Yes: Cardiovascular disease in general means build up of cholesterol particles inside of the blood vessels supplying the heart (called coronary arteries). ...Read more
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
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
Yes: There is some genetic component to it as well as lifestyle component. ...Read more
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
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
Depends on one's personal risk and modifying them.
Smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes
, family history.
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
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
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
Cardiovascular: Diseases= a constellation of pathologic processes that affect the heart and circulatory system ...Read more
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
dying during sleep old age=heart attack, stroke. ...Read more
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
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
Too vague: There are far too many cardiac conditions to determine limitations based on your question. Need more specifics. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
See: Heart. Org and stroke. Org for good info. ...Read more
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
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