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Doctor insights on: Arterosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

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What is cardiovascular disease, ?

What is cardiovascular disease, ?

Heart disease: A cardiovascular problem is generally related to having a heart disease. A heart disease is a cardiovascular problem. Cardio means heart, vascular means blood vessel system. They are a continuum. ...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 are some cardiovascular diseases?

What are some cardiovascular diseases?

Much diverse disease: By definition, cardiovascular disease implies abnormal & dysfunctional processes involving the heart itself or blood vessels including arteries & veins. These can be congenital, genetic, or acquired, the latter from lifestyle choices. Infectious or traumatic causes, even bystander injury from other primary diseases can be present. The nature & location of the process affects symptoms & outcomes. ...Read more

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What's included in cardiovascular diseases?

What's included in cardiovascular diseases?

Cardiac diseases: Diseases of the heart such as its vessels, valves, heart muscle and it's coverings, it's electrical system as well as diseases of the vessels such as aorta, pulmonary artery to name a few. Pediatric cardiology applies to inborn heart diseases and problems unique to babies and children. ...Read more

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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?

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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What can I do to treat cardiovascular diseases?

Risk factors: Treatment of risk factors and lifestyle changes are the cornerstone of therapy. Stop smoking , lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Treat diabetes, diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cardiovascular disease ?

Multifactorial: You can inherit a genetic predisposition to these disorders. Risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, smoking, poor dietary habits, cholesterol level, and inactivity can increase your risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Cardiovascular Diseases (Definition)

Cardiovascular diseases refer to the diseases of the ...Read more