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Doctor insights on: Benign Hypertensive Heart Disease Without Heart Failure

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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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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?

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 more

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Can males take calcium supplements if they have hypertensive heart disease?

Can males take calcium supplements if they have hypertensive heart disease?

Controversial: There is not a consistent response to decrease BP in all hypertensive patients with increase dietary calcium. Supplement are not recommended. ...Read more

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Normal angiogram, echo showed hypertensive heart disease. Managing aggressively now. Should I also take aspirin?

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

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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?

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?

I'd suggest for u: To go to an urgent care or er to be safe and get checked for irregular heart beat, thyroid condition, coronary artery disease, clot in the lungs etc. God bless u! http://www. M.Webmd. Com/pain-management/guide/whats-causing-my-chest-pain. ...Read more

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Mom/echo show hypertensive heart disease grade1last year, can it be reversed after gastric bypass? She had HTN with meds, now v. low pressure no meds, why

Mom/echo show hypertensive heart disease grade1last year, can it be reversed after gastric bypass? She had HTN with meds, now v. low pressure no meds, why

Syndrome X: Your mom's obesity was causing HTN, which in turn was stressing her heart. After gastric bypass & weight loss, the BP improved, so she's off medications - good! However, the structural changes on the heart from the stress will take longer to reverse, if at all. Time frame is 6 months to 10+ years. Some BP meds actually help this remodeling; others hinder it. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime to discuss. ...Read more

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I have heart disease & heart failure, should I be concerned?

I have heart disease & heart failure, should I be concerned?

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

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Need help. Is 22 too young to have heart disease/congestive heart failure?

Need help. Is 22 too young to have heart disease/congestive heart failure?

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

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What's the difference between heart disease and heart failure in the way national health stats are tracked?

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

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Is there cure for a right heart failure and enlargement of the heart disease?

Is there cure for a right heart failure and enlargement of the heart disease?

Right heart failure: Unfortunately there is no cure but it can be contained or controlled with appropriate medications. Right heart failure typically has dependent edema, liver enlargement and increased jugular venous pulsations. ...Read more

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Which disease is more manageable, coronary heart disease or congestive heart failure?

Which disease is more manageable, coronary heart disease or congestive heart failure?

Serious and manageab: Congestive heart failure is often one of the compications of CAD. Both are serious conditions that can be managed with proper medications, diet, exercise and always addressing the root cause of the problem. ...Read more

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How often do? Congenital heart disease present as? Heart failure?

How often do? Congenital heart disease present as? Heart failure?

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 more

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What is the most common age at which a congenital heart disease presents by heart failure?

What is the most common age at which a congenital heart disease presents by heart failure?

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 more

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Can it be that a family history of heart disease put me at risk of congestive heart failure at age 18?

Probably not: My advise to you is that during your early age you decrease all controllable risk factors possible. Keep healthy weight, do not smoke, control chol, bp, exercise, do not drink, control stress. ...Read more

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How can a congenital heart disease cause congestive heart failure?

How can a congenital heart disease cause congestive heart failure?

Flow demands: The fetal heart is required to do about half the work of living outside. Blood from the body is pumped through the heart back to the body & placenta without going through the lungs. Mom also does the work of providing nutrients, removing waste & keeping temperature stable. After birth, the heart must pump thru the lungs & do more work. The additional load can lead the heart to fail. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between coronary heart disease, angina, heart failure and heart attack?

Is there a relationship between coronary heart disease, angina, heart failure and heart attack?

Continuum: Coronary disease develops from our lifestyle and as we age
real blockage develops in some or all coronary vessels. One or more plaques disrupt and obstruct. If adequate collateral pathways exist may just vagus transient angina or pain. Angina is pain without damage.
If not adequate flow, or collateral, acute myocardial infarction- heart attack occurs and that is "damage".
Heart failure may follow. ...Read more

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How accurate is an ultrasound in detecting heart failure, heart disease and clogged arteries? Is a good result that is about 18 months old reliable?

How accurate is an ultrasound in detecting heart failure, heart disease and clogged arteries? Is a good result that is about 18 months old reliable?

Pretty accurate: You can never see clogged arteries on ultrasound, but can be indirectly assessed by wall motion. An 18 month old result is not reliable. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Shen
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Heart Failure (Definition)

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


Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

Otherwise known simply as heart failure, is a condition in which the heart muscle is weakened. It may be receiving inadequate blood flow, its valves might be malfunctioning or the heart muscle might have thickened or stiffened. As a result, the heart, which is a pump, cannot supply the body with ...Read more