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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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I heard on a segment by Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN that some doctors think any oil, even olive oil, increase risk of cardiovascular disease. Is it true?

I heard on a segment by Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN that some doctors think any oil, even olive oil, increase risk of cardiovascular disease. Is it true?

It's still a fat: Any type of oil is still a fat, high in calories which can ultimately contribute to overweight/obesity and thereby heart disease. Some oils have a better profile of fats, meaning saturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and trans fats, but all contribute calories. Olive oil may just be the lesser of several evils. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat cardiovascular diseases?

How do doctors treat cardiovascular diseases?

Cardiovasc diseases: Your question is too broad and open ended question. Cardiovascular diseases are vast and treatment options are like a ocean. So be specific about your disease. So that i can answer it. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between cardiologist and cardiovascular surgeon?

Basic difference: After medical school, all doctors divide into "medical" or "surgical" areas which often correspond, e.g. neurologist and neurosurgeon, rheumatologist and orthopedic surgeon. "Medical" doctors diagnose and treat with medicines or physical modalities. Surgeons operate. Some specialties overlap like OB-GYN. The system originated in antiquity - barbers and shamen. ...Read more

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Im going to a cardiologist today. We have had heart diseases in my family. Is it enough to do a ECG or is it better with ultra sonic?

Im going to a cardiologist today. We have had heart diseases in my family. Is it enough to do a ECG or is it better with ultra sonic?

Cardiologist: You are going to see a Cardiologist. The Doc is educated to know what you need, if anything in the realm of testing. Ask the Doc to explain things to you and the what and why of the recommendations made. ...Read more

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What does occult cardiovascular disease mean?

What does occult cardiovascular disease mean?

Hidden: Occult disease is asymptomatic or sub-clinical such as an aneurysm that one has that ruptures but the patient had no signs or symptoms before rupture. That would be an occult aneurysm. ...Read more

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What are some common cardiovascular diseases?

Atherosclerosis: Heart disease myocardial infarction valvular regurgitation valvular stenosis pericarditis perpheral arterial or venous or lymphatic disease and obstruction pvd with claudication and so many others. ...Read more

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How are most cardiovascular diseases diagnosed?

CV diagnosis: As with most health problems, CV diseases are diagnosed with history and physical examination supplemented by appropriate testing. Common cardiac tests include ecg, echocardiogram, xrays, nuclear imaging, and cardiac catheterization and angiography also electrophsiologic studies. Other tests may also be indicated. ...Read more

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How does urocortin affect cardiovascular disease?

Urocortin: Read this: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/112/23/3544.full It appears we're still trying to clarify the question(s) ...Read more

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Is it true that cardiovascular disease hereditary?

Is it true that cardiovascular disease hereditary?

Yes : There is some genetic component to it as well as lifestyle component. ...Read more

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What are some good fats for cardiovascular diseases?

Avoid Saturated fat: There are a wide variety of good fats including polyunsaturated fat, monounsaturated fats, and omega-3 fatty acids. The key is to limit the fats that are unhealthy - saturated fat and trans fats. The american heart association recommends limiting saturated fat to no more than 7% of total daily calories. ...Read more

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What are the most important cardiovascular diseases?

Depends: Important is a relative term. It can be interpreted as most common, or most devastating, or most disabling, etc. Usually the one you have is the most important one. Coronary disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney disease, peripheral arterial disease are the most common, and as such, may have the greatest impact on modern societies, and adversely affect quality of life. ...Read more

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What are things that can cause cardiovascular disease?

What are things that can cause cardiovascular disease?

Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risk and modifying them. Smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Heart attack: simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read more

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Which things increase your risk of cardiovascular disease?

Smoking: High cholesterol, diabetes and unhealthy diet are the typical causes. Have your cholesterol and lipids checked if you are concerned. Certainly family history of cardiovascular disease is another risk factor. ...Read more

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Cardiovascular (Definition)

Cardiovascular is a general term that refers to all the components of the blood delivery system in the body such as the ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Cardiovascular Diseases (Definition)

diseases= a constellation of pathologic processes that affect the ...Read more