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Can malnutrition worsen 13 year olds congenital heart defect-tetralogy of Fallot, valve regurgitation, and various holes throughout the heart?

Can malnutrition worsen 13 year olds congenital heart defect-tetralogy of Fallot, valve regurgitation, and various holes throughout the heart?

Yes, because...: Malnutrition worsens everything related to a one's health, both mentally and physically. In the U.S., with it's economic wealth and ample food supply, there is little malnutrition, except for people who have very little variety in their diets, who refuse to eat, who cannot eat due to medical problems, or who cannot absorb nutrients from their food. Heart is muscle, and muscles need good nutrition. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Program (Definition)

There are many benefits to being active during pregnancy. You may not feel great every day of your pregnancy, but exercise should make you feel better overall and may help prepare you for labor and childbirth. There are some conditions or symptoms that may make exercising during pregnancy inadvisable. Talk with your health care provider about the exercise that ...Read more


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Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

All things in moder: all things in moderation. in general the american college of cardiology recommend 60 minutes of get-your-heart-rate-up exercise 5 days/wk if you're in shape - 90 minutes if you're not. that being said - "extreme" athleticism might be bad for you and shorten your life. (100 mile marathon runs, climbing mount everest) ...Read more

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Could the Atkins fitness program harm the heart?

Could the Atkins fitness program harm the heart?

Yep: Atkins' diet (not fitness plan) is essentially a caloric restriction based on eating only fats. The idea is that you'll feel full and/or sick before you get more calories than you need for the day. As atkins himself found out, it leads to premature heart disease and heart attacks. Meats are often cured with large amounts of salt too, so there's a decent chance of accelerated hypertension as well. ...Read more

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70 year old high exercise level recreational road bicyclist with recent reduced exercise tolerance. Echo shows Basal Septal LVH. ACE or ARB?

70 year old high exercise level recreational road bicyclist with recent reduced exercise tolerance. Echo shows Basal Septal LVH. ACE or ARB?

Septal hypertrophy: Asymmetric septal hypertrophy can produce a heart murmur as well as place strain on the left ventricle. If your ejection fraction is perfectly normal and you still have diminished exercise tolerance,diastolic dysfunction is also a factor. Since there is some obstruction to blood flow, relaxation of the ventricle with beta blocker or certain calcium channel blocker like cardizem is preferred thera ...Read more

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Best exercise for pulmonary fibrosis weight lifting or cardio?

Best exercise for pulmonary fibrosis weight lifting or cardio?

Cardio: You have to be careful when exercising as you want your oxygenation to remain above 88%. I tend to tell my patients that cardio is a better exercise for them as weight lifting can be associated with big swings in your blood pressure and valsalva that could precipitate an episode of syncope"passing out". As usual, everything with moderation is better and talk to your doctor before doing exercise. ...Read more

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Cardiologists, what are the risks congenital heart defect corrective surgery?

Cardiologists, what are the risks congenital heart defect corrective surgery?

Depends on defect: Many factors contribute to risks of congenital heart disease Very simple defects usually routinely repaired and uneventful. More complex lesions more difficult and intricate to repair. Some fixes require multiple surgeries. Usually should be performed by experienced pediatric cardiac surgeons, Support personell help things run smoothly.Age of child and any associated comorbidities. ...Read more

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Will a lifestyle modification program reduce my risk of heart disease?

Will  a lifestyle modification program reduce my risk of heart disease?

Cardiac risk factors: Absolutely. Improving aerobic exercise capacity with activity of 30-40 min 4-5 times per week. Quitting smoking. Weight reduction and dietary improvements will help. ...Read more

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Is athletes heart causing my palpitations during exercise? Resting hr 50 ,clear echo and 24hr holter. I do lots of endurance training.

Is athletes heart causing my palpitations during exercise? Resting hr 50 ,clear echo and 24hr holter. I do lots of endurance training.

Pvcs, : Endurance runners can have skipped beats and irregular heart beat such as atrial Fibrilation during or at the end of an exercise bout . They do not usually have any clinical significance except if the runner has a lot of symptoms or interfere with overall performance. ...Read more

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Workout problems about reaching target heart rate?

Workout problems about reaching target heart rate?

Not a problem: I suppose you mean that you can reach thr with exercise.I hope you are not taking beta blocker or your heart is accustom to exercise. ...Read more

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Can dieting affect heart rate?

Can dieting affect heart rate?

not per se: But with dieting, one often becomes dehydrated if not cautious, and that causes tachycardia. ...Read more

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Are ischemic heart disease and hypertrophic obstructive cardio myopathy related?

Are ischemic heart disease and hypertrophic obstructive cardio myopathy related?

Not really: Ischemic heart disease refers to atherosclerotic disease of thee coronary arteries. Hocm is a disorder of the muscle cells of the heart . There is not a common cause. ...Read more

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38yr male non smokernondrinker eats heart healthy daily exercise/no familyhistory heart disease /suffered widowmaker 90%bloc 2stents hehasnospleen ?

38yr male non smokernondrinker eats heart healthy daily exercise/no familyhistory heart disease /suffered widowmaker 90%bloc 2stents hehasnospleen ?

Widow maker: Coronary events in such patients are unusual but not unheard of. It may be worth getting evaluated for hypercoaguable state where blood is more apt to clot due to blood related condition ie homocystinuria. ...Read more

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What are coronary heart disease exercises?

Many, many: Anything aerobic. Anything that gets you to move, elevate your heart rate and circulate blood. ...Read more

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Do aerobics exercise can reverse cardio vascular disease?

Do aerobics exercise can reverse cardio vascular disease?

Exercise: I don't think there are any studies that indicate reversal of plaque build up, but that doesn't matter. The bottom line is that exercise is among one of the lifestyle changes that will help your overall cardiovascular health. As long as you're feeling well and your doctor agrees you should stop debating about it, get off this app/website, and start moving. ...Read more

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What are good resistance training and cardiac workouts at 60?

What are good resistance training and cardiac workouts at 60?

Walk/weight-bearing: Brisk walking is great for cardio. For resistance training, check out information from acsm, eg, www.Acsm.Org/docs/current-comments/rtandip.Pdf www.Acsm.Org/docs/current-comments/resistancetrainingandtheoa.Pdf if you want to do this at home, http://www.Acsm.Org/access-public-information/articles/2012/02/02/a-strength-training-program-for-your-home lists equipment and preparation needed. ...Read more

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Interested in doctors Thoughts Re: essyltstein or ornish diets on reversing heart disese? Trying 2 lose weight w/minor heart defect, does it work?

Interested in doctors Thoughts Re: essyltstein or ornish diets on reversing heart disese?  Trying 2 lose weight w/minor heart defect, does it work?

Speak with you: The Ornish diet is to help patients who have severely calcified aortic arteries and heart disease avoid bypass surgery by changing their diet to a no fat diet. Atkins diet is meat/ vegetable based and no carbs. For minor heart defect, you're better off speaking to your doctor or cardiologist about which diet may be better. You can always get a second opinion from an integrative medicine doctor too ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Fitness And Exercise (Definition)

Fitness refers to exercising as a means of maintaining a healthy body. Being physically fit means you have enough vigor to carry out daily tasks, with energy left over for leisure-time ...Read more