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I was wondering what are some cardiovascular diseases (heart diseases) that affect children and adolescents?

I was wondering what are some cardiovascular diseases (heart diseases) that affect children and adolescents?

Many: Congenital hypercholesterolemia, hyperlipidemias. Congenital cardiomyopathies, viral cardiomyopathy, and congenital cardiac anatomical defects to include, tetralogy, transposition, tricuspid atresia, hypoplastic heart syndromes, total anomalous pulmonary venous return, coarctation, interrupted arch, double output right and left ventricle, septal defects, coronary origin anomalies, marfan, ehrles danlos, . . ...Read more

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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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What is cardiovascular disease, ?

What is cardiovascular disease, ?

Heart disease: A cardiovascular problem is generally related to having a heart disease. A heart disease is a cardiovascular problem. Cardio means heart, vascular means blood vessel system. They are a continuum. ...Read more

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What are some cardiovascular diseases?

What are some cardiovascular diseases?

Much diverse disease: By definition, cardiovascular disease implies abnormal & dysfunctional processes involving the heart itself or blood vessels including arteries & veins. These can be congenital, genetic, or acquired, the latter from lifestyle choices. Infectious or traumatic causes, even bystander injury from other primary diseases can be present. The nature & location of the process affects symptoms & outcomes. ...Read more

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What is related to cardiovascular disease?

What is related to cardiovascular disease?

Big two: Stroke and heart attack are the big two. Hypertension, arrythmias, valve disease, congestive heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, aneurysms are next on the list. ...Read more

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What's included in cardiovascular diseases?

What's included in cardiovascular diseases?

Cardiac diseases: Diseases of the heart such as its vessels, valves, heart muscle and it's coverings, it's electrical system as well as diseases of the vessels such as aorta, pulmonary artery to name a few. Pediatric cardiology applies to inborn heart diseases and problems unique to babies and children. ...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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What can I do to treat cardiovascular diseases?

Risk factors: Treatment of risk factors and lifestyle changes are the cornerstone of therapy. Stop smoking, lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Treat diabetes, diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cardiovascular diseases?

What are the causes of cardiovascular diseases?

Genetic & enviroment: Hereditary, smoking, genetics, dietary, old age, hypertension, diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cardiovascular disease?

Multifactorial: You can inherit a genetic predisposition to these disorders. Risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, smoking, poor dietary habits, cholesterol level, and inactivity can increase your risk. ...Read more

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What are the origins of cardiovascular disease?

What are the origins of cardiovascular disease?

Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis occurs when areas of the artery wall thicken in response to either modifiable (high LDL particle levels, smoking or high blood pressure)and non-modifiable (genetics, age, gender) risk factors. Over time, areas of focal thickening may grow into a larger lesion called a “plaque" that can limit blood flow slowly or suddenly (acute lack of flow due to plaque rupture, clot formation). ...Read more

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What are main types of cardiovascular diseases?

What are main types of cardiovascular diseases?

Congenital & Aquired: Those one is born with and those aquired.
Born with example: septal defect
aquired example: heart attack, pericarditis, hypertension, ASCVD or hardening of arteries. ...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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Describe the features of cardiovascular disease.?

Describe the features of cardiovascular disease.?

Leading death cause: Cardiovascular disease is the world's leading cause of death. It includes heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure. Symptom features are felt difficulty in breathing, chest tightness or chest pain etc. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is cardiovascular disease?

Could you explain what is cardiovascular disease?

Heart disease: A cardiovascular problem is generally related to having a heart disease. A heart disease is a cardiovascular problem. Cardio means heart, vascular means blood vessel system. They are a continuum. ...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 can you do to reduce cardiovascular disease?

What can you do to reduce cardiovascular disease?

Avoid it!: By following healthy habits
american heart you can dramatically reduce the incidence!
if you develop the diseases, there are diverse and helpful treatments.
But avoidance. Prevention is better!, !
no smoking
cardiovascular exercize
monitor cholesterol and blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about cardiovascular disease?

Yes.: But it's a very big topic. Can you be more specific? If you have a lot of questions, you should see a medical professional. ...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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How can I reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease?

Avoid risk factors: Treat risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, stop smoking, lose weight with obesity, avoid severe stress and avoid some drug abuse like Cocaine and amphetamine. ...Read more

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What are the most important cardiovascular diseases?

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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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How can you lower your risk of cardiovascular disease?

PREVENTION: Diet and exercise. Watch your diet. Vegetarian being ideal, abstain from tobacco and alcohol. Get your vitamins from the grocery store in the form of fresh fruits, grains and vegetables. Stay away from the fatty foods and artificial sweetners, probably stay from artificial period. Try for at least 20 minutes of exercise out in the fresh air and sunshine if possible. ...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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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