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Can you die from congenital heart disease?

Can you die from congenital heart disease?

Yes: Yes. There are several heart defects that you may die from if you are affected. Usually that happens early in life. Many of the defects can be corrected surgically, but not all of them and sometimes despite correction they do not have good prognosis. I would refer you for the list of such conditions to pediatric cardiologist since science in this area is changing constantly. ...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 many people in the U.S. die every year from heart disease?

How many people in the U.S. die every year from heart disease?

Heart Disease: Approximately 611,105. See: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm

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Can you die from your heart beating fast with no heart disease?

Can you die from your heart beating fast with no heart disease?

Yes but: You can die from a fast heart rate with no recognized heart disease. Some forms of heart disease (eg wpw, lqts, hocm, others) have no symptoms until the fast hr occurs and may occur at a rate that is lethal. ...Read more

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What to do if heart disease is the leading cause of death where?

What to do if heart disease is the leading cause of death where?

Lifestyle changes: Don't smoke; exercise goal 4-5 days/week 30-45 min/day; limit alcohol; eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other high-fiber foods.and choose foods that are low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol; limit your stress. See your primary provider regularly. ...Read more

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What exactly is heart disease and why is it the leading cause of death in America?

What exactly is heart disease and why is it the leading cause of death in America?

CAD plus: Heart disease is a broad category of any condition that affects the heart. The most common condition and the condition that is the leading cause of death is coronary artery disease. This is a condition in which the blood vessels on the surface of the heart which bring blood to the heart muscle develop blockages. When these coronary arteries become blocked the result can be a heart attack. ...Read more

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What are death rates of congenital heart disease?

What are death rates of congenital heart disease?

Variable: This varies quite a bit with the chd under consideration. If you have a specific one in mind, please submit a new question with that in mind. ...Read more

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Is it really the case that thousands more women die every year of heart disease than breast cancer?

Is it really the case that thousands more women die every year of heart disease than breast cancer?

Yes: Heart disease is many more times the risk of death than breast cancer in women. Estimated over 500, 000 deaths in a year from heart diseases and 39, 000 deaths from breast cancer in a year. See: http://www.M.Webmd.Com/heart-disease/features/women-more-afraid-of-breast-cancer-than-heart-disease. ...Read more

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Likely to die during aneurysm clipping surgery? momhaving it inweeks; shes 48, COPD, Heart disease, coronary artery disease,many heartissues 95lbs 5'7

Likely to die during aneurysm clipping surgery? momhaving it inweeks; shes 48, COPD, Heart disease, coronary artery disease,many heartissues 95lbs 5'7

Relatively high risk: You mean Berry ' cerebral aneurysm surgery risk is getting much better , but still is relatively high risk procedure due to your mom's associated problems, if neglected will have much worse out come than cure by surgery. You need help to over come your grief, speak to your family members ...Read more

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Experience anywhere from 5-50 PVCs per 24 hrs. Is this enough to say I have an increased risk of developing heart disease or sudden death?

Experience anywhere from 5-50 PVCs per 24 hrs.  Is this enough to say I have an increased risk of developing heart disease or sudden death?

No: significant PVC will be more than 5 per minute. Which will be significantly more than 50 per hour. As to your risk or specific interpretation of your results,I will defer to your Cardiologist ...Read more