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Benign Hypertensive Heart Disease Without Heart Failure
Yes: Secondary causes need to be worked up but yes they can. ...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
Cardiologist diagnosed me with hypertensive heart disease. He said my children have a 40% chance of having it. Can I do anything to prevent it?
Yes: So he is saying that when someone has HTN at a young age. It puts their children at higher same risk. Your children should be made aware of the risk, and they should eat healthy, exercise regularly and maintain a normal body weight....And no smoking. That will help reduce risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal angiogram, echo showed hypertensive heart disease. Managing aggressively now. Should I also take aspirin?
ASA & MI prevention: Different groups have different thoughts re use of aspirin for prevention of first heart attack(MI)in people w/o cardiovascular disease(or equivalent).No doubt aspirin can prevent MI, but at increased risk of major bleeding events. USPSTF advises no aspirin for men younger than 45. ASA advised when MI risk for men 45-79 or stroke risk for women55-79 >GI bleed risk(3%-12% depending on age/gender. ...Read more
Laying in bed, BP 129/91 pulse 101. Short of breath, chest pain. Have hypertensive heart disease. Should i take a nitro? Why is pulse so fast? It is usually in 70s. Why does this happen when relaxing?
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
Heart failure: Heart disease and heart failure are fairly nonspecific terms. In general you need a diagnosis of what the disease is and how much cardiac dysfunction is present and what the prognosis attendant to the diagnosis is. There is a difference between systolic and diastolic dysfunction heart failure for instance. Talk to your Doctor and ask for an explanation of the diagnosis and the prognosis. ...Read more
Rarely in utero.: Even severe fetal cardiac defects rarely cause fetal hydrops or heart failure. On the other hand, many severe defects can present as florid cardiac failure in the nursery or the first few days/weeks of life and prompt expert care is mandatory. See: http://texaschildrens.Org/locate/doctors/ayres, -nancy/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can happen: Unfortunately, sometimes young people also get affected by heart failure. Most often it relates to a viral infection that infects the heart muscle, called "myocarditis". This can lead to substantial heart failure in young patients, and is treated similarly to older patients with hf. However, sometimes the disease can get so bad that heart transplant needs to be considered. ...Read more
2 months old: The most common forms of chd which is ventricular septal defects, if large enough and non-restrictive would cause congestive heart failure at 1-2 months of age. There are, however, forms of critical congenital heart disease that would present with chf, cyanosis, and/or shock within hours - few days after birth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more
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