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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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Can you tell me the difference between cardiac ischemia and coronary heart disease?

Can you tell me the difference between cardiac ischemia and coronary heart disease?

Overlap: Cardiac ischemia can be the result of coronary artery disease, cad, the latter being a progressive disease that can result in plaque/cholesterol building up in the coronary arteries and these stenoses or blockages can impair blood flow to the heart.Ischemia is the condition of blood flow and so oxygen being kept from a part of the body; cardiac ischemia is when this deprivation occurs in heart. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the difference between atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease?

Can you tell me about the difference between atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease?

They go hand in hand: Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ascvd), or "hardening of the arteries" affects all the arteries in the body. It's related to smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney failure and hereditary factors. Coronary heart disease is atherosclerosis affecting the arteries that supply the heart. It's the leading cause of heart attack (mi). ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease?

Disease vs symptom: Coronary artery disease is cholesterol build up in the coronary arteries. CHF is a symptom complex of shortness of breath . Unable to lay flat . Waking up short of breath and decrease exercize tolerence. It usually occurs when blood backs up in the lungs as a result of the heart not working efficiently. CHF is not a diagnosis as there are many causes and a source should be found. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between coronary heart disease and chronic heart disease?

I want to know what is the difference between coronary heart disease and chronic heart disease?

Similarities : Coronary is of the heart arteries and can be chronic. ( acute might be a heart attack) chronic heart could include coronary, valvular, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, adult congenital in adults. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between heart attack and angina?

How can you tell the difference between heart attack and angina?

Disease vs. symptom: Angina is the symptom of chest pain. It does not necessarily mean you are having a heart attack or even have heart disease. Heart attack is a laymen's term for damage to the heart muscle from inadequate blood to part of the heart muscle, usually due to a temporary or permanent blockage of one or more coronary arteries. Only a doctor can tell the difference. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between a heart failure from myocardial infarction?

Can you tell me the difference between a heart failure from myocardial infarction?

HF and MI: Hf is due to ineffective pumping action of the heart resulting in fluid overload. Mi is due to blockage of one or several arteries that supply and nourish the heart. It might result in various complications. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between heart failure from myocardial infarction?

Can you tell me the difference between heart failure from myocardial infarction?

Yes: Myocardial infarction ("heart attack") is permanent injury to heart muscle from lack of blood supply. Heart failure is a syndrome that can occur from many causes when the heart doesn't pump effectively. One of those causes can be myocardial infarction but CHF can also occur from high blood pressure, valve abnormalities, rhythm disturbances, infection, tumor, senescence and many, many other causes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease or do you have both?

What is the difference between congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease or do you have both?

Different problems: Coronary artery disease is a narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. (http://1.Usa.Gov/lrisvf) congestive heart failure is a condition in which the heart can no longer pump enough blood to the rest of the body. (http://1.Usa.Gov/lrirha). ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between esophegeal spasms and heart palpitations?

How can you tell the difference between esophegeal  spasms and heart palpitations?

Feel the pulse: Heart palpitations does not cause the pain in the mid chest like what you would feel with esophageal spasm -- in fact you can not differentiate esophageal or heart cause of angina pectoris or chest pain. ...Read more

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Could a specialist please explain to me what's the difference between heart attack and heart failure?

Could a specialist please explain to me what's the difference between heart attack and heart failure?

Acute vs chronic: A heart attack [myocardial infarction (MI)] is the death of a portion of the heart muscle that occurs when the artery supplying blood closes. It happens iin minutes to hours. Heart failure is a chronic condition where the heart cannot pump enough blood for the body due to weakness from prior MIs valve disease, chemotherapy or viral infection and fluid backs up into the lungs due to failing pump. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between an esophagus spasm and a heart palpitation?

How do you tell the difference between an esophagus spasm and a heart palpitation?

See below: Esophagus spasm would be more likely to produce pain whereas palpitation is usually a fluttering sensation. The word palpitation refers to the feeling in the chest but it usually implies that the problem is an irregular pulse. An EKG would determine if the heart rhythm is regular or not. Sometimes we have to hook the patient up to a 24 hour monitor to catch the irregularity. ...Read more

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How do I tell the difference between anxiety and heart disease?

How do I tell the difference between anxiety and heart disease?

See a doc: Sorry, friend. That one's too vague even for the internet. If this is a serious concern you need to see a doc who can look toward some more specific questions and get you some answers. It'll be a well-spent $100. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the difference between peripheral arterial disease and peripheral venous disease?

Can you tell me what is the difference between peripheral arterial disease and peripheral venous disease?

Yes: Peripheral means in the extremities (arms/legs). Arteries are thick walled, high pressure, elastic conduits that send oxygen rich pulsatile blood from the heart to the periphery .Veins are thin walled, low pressure, non-pulsatile, relatively larger structures that return oxygen poor blood to the heart and lungs. Both diseases can cause pain. The hallmark of PVD is swelling; of pad, pain with use. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the relationship between arteriosclerosis that can lead to heart attack?

Can you tell me the relationship between arteriosclerosis that can lead to heart attack?

Arteriosclerosis: Heart attacks are more a result of inflammation than arteriosclerosis. You can have stable plaque or unstable plaque. Inflammation puts you at risk of rupturing a plaque and having a heart attack. I recommend having labs for inflammation, oxidation, genetic markers, diabetes markers, and have a sono of your carotid artery to see if you have plaque or not. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is difference between the person with 3valves in hearth than normal heart?

Can you tell me what is difference between the person with 3valves in hearth than normal heart?

Congenital heart def: Normally, there are four heart valves: pulmonary, tricuspid, aortic, and mitral valves. It is possible to be born with one of these valves missing, which is known as valve atresia. All congenital heart defects with valve atresia and serious defects requiring complex expert care in a congenital heart center. ...Read more

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How can I tell difference between costochondritis and a sign of heart attack?

How can I tell difference between costochondritis and a sign of heart attack?

Heart Attack: Costochondritis is inflammation of the bone to cartilage of the sternum (breastbone). The pain is worse when you push on this area. A heart attack on the other hand is from the heart muscle not getting enough blood supply (and oxygenated blood). Heart attack pain is not made worse by pressing on the sternum. It often feels like a huge pressure on the chest, and may radiate into the jaw or arm ...Read more

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What can you tell me about congenital heart disease and pacemakers?

What can you tell me about congenital heart disease and pacemakers?

See below: There are different types of congenital heart disease, some require complex surgeries to be corrected. Only a minority of patients with congenital heart disease need a pacemaker as there are only a few that can be associated with an increase in heart block. Also, there are patients who are born with congenital heart block. These patients eventually require a pacemaker. ...Read more

Dr. Barton Cook
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Congenital Heart Disease (Definition)

Congenital heart disease includes heart problems/abnormalities present at birth. This can include septal defects (holes), abnormality of heart valves and rhythm ...Read more


Dr. Al Hegab
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more