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What body systems are affected by cornoary heart disease?

What body systems are affected by cornoary 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

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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How does heart disease affect the other organ systems?

How does heart disease affect the other organ systems?

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

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Why does coronary heart disease occur in the body?

Why does coronary heart disease occur in the body?

CAD: Classical risk factors for atherosclerotic disease:
1. Genetics (chose your parents wisely!)
2. High blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol/triglycerides
3. Smoking, obesity, no exercise, high fat diet
4. Poor dental health
take care of yourself :-). ...Read more

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How does heart disease affect the cardiovascular system?

How does heart disease affect the cardiovascular system?

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

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What does coronary heart disease do to the body?

What does coronary heart disease do to the body?

Causes heart attack: It blocks the coronary arteries leading to chest pain or heart attack. If you get a heart attack it can damage the muscle causing heart failure with shortness of breath and swelling of the feet. ...Read more

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How can coronary heart disease affect the respiration system?

How can coronary heart disease affect the respiration system?

May not: However, with symptoms of angina chest pressure and pain, people may not breathe deeply.
With clots on the right heart from myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism can occur.
With acute left heart attack, congestion and heart failure will compromise oxygenation. And more. ...Read more

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What to do if heart disease cancer nervous system disorder?

What to do if heart disease cancer nervous system disorder?

Whaaaa?: Add diabetes and you would cover the whole harrison's textbook of internal medicine. No way to answer your question, you need to be more specific. Talk to your doc about your concerns he/she knows you best. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart disease cancer nervous system disorder?

What do you advise for heart disease cancer nervous system disorder?

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

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I have heart disease can I take coconut oil to help my digestive system?

I have heart disease can I take coconut oil to help my digestive system?

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

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How does coronary heart disease affect the respiratory system?

How does coronary heart disease affect the respiratory system?

It doesn't: Unless the chd has progressed to the point that the heart is failing. Then the lungs become congested with fluid (from the backpressure of a failing heart - also called "congestive heart failure"). The cardinal symptom is breathlessness. ...Read more

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How might coronary heart disease affect the heart muscle and the circulatory system?

How might coronary heart disease affect the heart muscle and the circulatory system?

Directly: The coronary arteries and their branches carry the blood and oxygen to the heart muscle cells.
Poor flow, low oxygen, cells die- equals heart attack.
If enough muscle dies, then heart failure, cardiac arrest, no circulation, and death. ...Read more

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If you had plaque on your teeth for 1 year will it affect your body and make you more at risk of heart disease?

If you had plaque on your teeth for 1 year will it affect your body and make you more at risk of heart disease?

Of course: A growing number of research finds that bacteria, plaque and inflammation in your mouth are linked to heart attack and stroke. See your dentist, it may actually save your life. ...Read more

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Internal defibrillator implanted for VT with no structural heart disease, (idiopathic). Only 20 years old. Is longevity affected by this?

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

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What happens if you have poor blood circulation in the body caused by congenital heart disease?

What happens if you have poor blood circulation in the body caused by congenital heart disease?

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

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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?

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

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Is it safe to stop liptor statin for a week whilst on erythromycin will my cholestrol be affected as have heart disease.

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

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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

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

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Is heart disease hereditory?

Is heart disease hereditory?

Yes: Atheroscerotic heart disease is inherited. It is a signigicant risk factor for offspring of heartattack pts. ...Read more

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How is heart disease caused?

How is heart disease caused?

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

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What is sick in heart disease?

What is sick in heart disease?

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

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Is e heart disease hereditary?

Is e heart disease hereditary?

Heart disease: Yes certain forms of heart disease are genetic. ...Read more

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What is causing heart disease?

What is causing heart disease?

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

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Can you describe heart disease?

Can you describe heart disease?

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

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Why do people get heart disease?

Why do people get heart disease?

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

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Sings of heart disease in women?

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

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Signs of heart disease in women?

Signs of heart disease in women?

Women and CAD: It may be, at times women can have somewhat atypical symptoms. They are usually associated with shortness of breath or lightheadedness.
If you have symptoms that occur and do not resolve with rest you should see your physician or go to the er. ...Read more

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List of all heart disease names?

List of all heart disease names?

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

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Can someone inherit heart disease?

Can someone inherit heart disease?

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