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Body Systems Affected By Heart Disease
Mostly Heart: Coronary arteries are the main vessels coming off the aorta supplying blood to the heart muscle. There are 3 main coronary arteries. When they have significant plaques in them (coronary atherosclerosis, or coronary artery disease), people develop chest pains (angina), shortness of breath, chest tightness with exertion, heart attacks and various other consequences. ...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
Heart disease: If the heart doesn't pump adequate blood to supply the demands of the various organ systems, they don't function normally ...Read more
Related: The heart is the pump of the cardiovascular system. When it doesn't work well the cardiovascular system does not work well. ...Read more
See a doctor.: No Health Tap doc can answer your question without knowing more about your situation and examining you. See your doc please. ...Read more
May help Arteries: Not sure about GI issues but saturated fats are not unhealthy, simple carbs ; sugar drive artery disease ; most heart problems. The healthiest fats, from research: lard, coconut, palm ; better olive oils. Study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, mary enig, stossel debunking food myths, dietdoctor. Com, gary taubes, peter attia, nusi. Org, robert lustig, the men who made us fat, nora gedgaudas, etc. ...Read more
If you had plaque on your teeth for 1 year will it affect your body and make you more at risk of heart disease?
Internal defibrillator implanted for VT with no structural heart disease, (idiopathic). Only 20 years old. Is longevity affected by this?
Ventricular Tachy: You need to discuss this with your cardiologist. Generally VT without structural or functional heart disease is low risk for shortening longevity. Without knowing more about you, it isn't possible to give you reassurance from out here. ...Read more
My heart is beating hard it is literally shaking my body my no is 150/108 I been Doing physical labor today heart disease on dads side he died at 52
Heart rate: That your body is shaking is not quite normal. I would want you to go to ER and have an EKG, bloodwork etc. ...Read more
All organs need O2: There are many types of congenital heart disease, so it is not possible to answer your specific question. Poor heart muscle function may cause back up of fluid in the lungs or congestive heart failure. Heart disease causing low oxygen will affect brain and kidney functioning, low exercise tolerance, and peripherally, poor circulation in extremities makes wounds heal slowly and loss of sensation ...Read more
I am 30 years old and I have been experiencing swelling in my hands, chest discomfort, and body aches. Could this be signs of heart disease?
No: Heart disease does not cause swelling of the hands. More likely you have fluid retention related to hormonal influences. Body aches are a common complaint and non-specific. If they respond to Ibuprofen or naproxen, no further evaluation is indicated. Otherwise, a rheumatological diagnosis should be pursued. Best wishes, Elizabeth. ...Read more
Low heart rate accompany with cold icy chest/heart sensation with low body temperature with no family history of cancer or heart disease. What's wrong?
Bradycardia: Please consult a cardiologist. Good luckGet a more detailed answer ›
Is it safe to stop liptor statin for a week whilst on erythromycin will my cholestrol be affected as have heart disease.
The combo may: Increase the statin levels increasing the risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. One of the two should happen, monitor the patient with ck levels and for muscle pain vs stoping while antibiotic given. Your doctor should make that decision. Stoping the statin for a week won't affect the cholestherol levels that bad. A rebound effect not common if statin stop for a week. Talk to your physician. ...Read more
Does milk increase risk of heart disease? I have heard conflicting studies, which some say the satfat in milk causes h.D, and others sayingno connection
Sadly there is: A lot of controversial opinions at the internet. A theory developed early 1960 -1980's linking milk homogenization and production of an enzyme call xanthine oxidase with an increase in coronary artery disease. Subsequent prospective epideomological studies have failed to showed that direct effect. In my opinion drink your milk but if you are worry change to soy milk. Exercise and eat healthy. ...Read more
Many causes: Heart disease can be caused by many things such as genetics or a bacterial infection. Perhaps the most common risk factors are related to lifestyle and thus can be changed. Smoking, excessive alcohol use, obesity, or uncontrolled blood sugars in a diabetic are all important risk factors for cardiovascular disease. ...Read more
To broad: There is sick sinus syndrome which a pt needs a pace maker. There's atheroslcerotic heart disease with cholesterol build up in arteries of the heart. Valvular heart disease is when the valves of the heart are leaking or blocked. Need to be more specfic. ...Read more
Various causes: Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for abnormal heart muscle. It can be caused by infections, poisons, genetics, and physiologic causes. There are both weak heart and 'strong heart' cardiomyopathies. The cause of someone's cardiomyopathy requires more information than the term cardiomyopathy. ...Read more
Yes and No: In 400 words? Well there are lots of things that can go wrong with the heart. The muscle can be weak, the valves can lea. If the arteries bet blocked it can damage the muscle and cause heart failure. There can be infections of the heart or tumors. There can be rhythm problems making it beat to fast or slow. So I am about out fo words but not too bad for four hundred letters more or less. ...Read more
Interactions: Heart disease is often the result of environmental interactions and genetic predispositions. Some forms of heart diease are genetic, like some valvular abnormalities. Some are environmental, like exposure to toxins. Most are the result of some genetic predisposition or liklihood of developing a pathology and exposure in the environment that allows that predisposition to become manifest. ...Read more
Music?: "i left my heart in san francisco" always comes to mind, of course. I assume there's a typo: signs? Same as men with these caveats: premenopausal women don't get heart attacks unless they smoke, have diabetes, or use cocaine. Chest pain in older women may be atypical. In both men and women, there may be no pain at all. Shortness of breath alone may be a pain surrogate. ...Read more
Need more space...: This is not a practical forum for this curious question--you probably better off googling it. But to name a few: coronary artery disease, hypertensive hd, valvular hd, cardiomyopathies (dilated, hypertrophic, tachycardic types), endocarditis, atrial fibrillation, flutter, wolf-parkinson-white syndrome, r or l bundle branch block, pvcs, pat, 1st/sec/3rd heart block, heart failure. Have fun learning. ...Read more
Sometimes: Having a parent or sibling with heart disease can represent an inheritable heart disease not all family risk is the same, though. Men younger than 55 and women <65 are considered to be higher risk relatives. An 85 year old grandfather with a heart attack or a heavy smoking 63 y/o dad with a heart attack may not represent a gene to their thin, frequent jogger grandson/son. ...Read more
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