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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Cardiovascular Diseases (Overview)

Cardiovascular diseases refer to the diseases of the heart or blood vessels.


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What can I do to treat cardiovascular diseases?

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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Dr. Creighton Wright
2,982 doctors shared insights

Cardiovascular Diseases (Overview)

Cardiovascular diseases refer to the diseases of the heart or blood vessels.


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How does diabetes link to cardiovascular disease?

How does diabetes link to cardiovascular disease?

Bad Company: There's a lot more to type 2 diabetes than high sugars. Type 2 diabetes is associated with high blood pressure, cholesterol abnormalities. All these separately cause blocked arteries, and when combined cause people to have dramatically higher-than-normal risk for heart attacks, strokes, and sudden death.. People w/ diabetes have the same risk for heart attack as someone who's already had one. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of cardiovascular diseases that people have?

Depends: Too many to list, but common ones include palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, leg pain with exertion, leg swelling, diziziness. ...Read more

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How will being diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease alter my daily life?

How will being diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease alter my daily life?

Depends on: The extent and severity. Cardiovascular disease does not necessarily have to alter your life . There are very effective treatments that enable individuals to lead normal lives. It depends however on the specific problem. ...Read more

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What are the different stress tests for cardiovascular disease?

What are the different stress tests for cardiovascular disease?

Several : Common types of stress tests are either nuclear based or echo based . Nuclear tracer goes everywhere blood goes, so if the scan shows a "cold spot" where no tracer is found a blockage is possible. Echo based studies are based on wall motion. If at peak stress theres a wall motion abnoramilty than a blockage may be responsible.If one can't walk a chemical to simulate execise can be used. ...Read more

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How can smoking cause cardiovascular disease?

How can smoking cause cardiovascular disease?

Multiple effects: On lungs: destroys mucosal cells causing metaplasia and pre malignant transformation on vessel, vasospastic and intramural changes. ...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 gender differences in treating cardiovascular disease?

What are gender differences in treating cardiovascular disease?

Many: To name a few: naturally occurring ("endogenous") estrogen is protective for women against atherosclerosis although diabetes and smoking can undo this. Generally, the incidence of mi is lower in premenopausal women than men. Women have smaller arteries and are more susceptible to complications during invasive procedures. Women's symptoms may be less typical than men's. Space prevents more details. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease?

What is the best treatment for arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease?

D and E: Diet and exercise. No smoking. Aspirin. Statin. Beta-blocker. Ace-inhibitor. For unstable symptoms or high risk features: coronary angiography and revascularization ...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


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Cardiovascular Infections (Definition)

Cardiovascular infections are infections of the heart or blood vessels, ...Read more


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