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Can chronic Lyme disease cause cardiovascular problems? If so what are they and which type of doctor should be seen?

Can chronic Lyme disease cause cardiovascular problems? If so what are they and which type of doctor should be seen?

Yes: Yes. Lyme carditis effecting heart conduction system causing bradycardia to complete heart block and need permanent pace maker. Please see cardiologist in your area. Good luck. ...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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Is there a difference between coronary heart disease, heart disease and cardiovascular disease?

Is there a difference between coronary heart disease, heart disease and cardiovascular disease?

A bit..: Coronary heart disease is a subset of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease can involve disease of other blood vessels, including the carotid arteries, aorta, and the peripheral blood vessels particularly of the legs. ...Read more

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Does higher level of c reactive protein increase the risk of getting diseases like cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, and lung cancer?

Does higher level of c reactive protein increase the risk of getting diseases like cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, and lung cancer?

Limited usefulness: C-reactive protein is very useful in making the diagnosis of a couple of uncommon illnesses, such as temporal arteritis, in which it is much elevated. It is neither sensitive nor specific for anything else, and especially, as a pathologist I'm unimpressed with it as a screen for any health risk -- it's neither sensitive nor specific, and generates useless worry. Live healthy ; forget it. ...Read more

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What are killer diseases of the cardiovascular system?

What are killer diseases of the cardiovascular system?

atherosclerosis: The most certain answer to your question is atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) which can result in heart attacks and congestive heart failure, both of which could result in death. There are also a number of inherited conditions which can result in fatal heart rhythms such as long qt syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, brugada syndrome, etc.…. ...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'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 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?

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 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?

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 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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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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What are the different types of cardiovascular diseases?

What are the different types of 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 are the effects of cardiovascular disease on longevity?

Shortens: With serious cardiovascular disease as accompanied the potential for sudden death which therefore shortens life. It ALS has negative impact on quality of life. ...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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Risk factors for cardiovascular disease and what measures to reduce it?

Multiple: Rf include: 1. Hypertension: control salt intake, exercise, and meds if needed. 2. Smoking: strong risk factor, avoid at all costs. 3. Diabetes: weight loss and diet, meds if needed. 4. Hyperlipidemia: diet and meds if needed. 5. Family history: this one cannot be avoided. ...Read more

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What are uses of resistin in cardiovascular diseases?

What are uses of resistin in cardiovascular diseases?

None: Resistin (the hormone reported to cause Insulin resistance in adipose cells) is not a direct target of any available clinically used medicine yet although research has demonstrated that its levels are affected by various diabetic medications (see: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/11201732). Insulin resistance is part of the "metabolic syndrome" which is an important cv risk factor. ...Read more

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What percentage of senior citizens die of cardiovascular diseases?

Number one: Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death for both men and women, claiming more lives than cancer, emphysema, etc. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is cardiovascular disease curable?

Not yet.: The disease is multifactorial. The largest endocrine organ of the body is the vascular endothelium. A lot of research is going on. Once aging gets tackled, a cure for cardiovascular disease should follow. Genetic engineering may be required. The endocrine function of the endothelium needs to be completely understood. 300years from newton to interplanetarysatellitesandspacetravel. Maybe longer4this. ...Read more

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What are treatments for cardiovascular disease?

What are treatments for cardiovascular disease?

Broad term: Cardiovascular disease is a very broad term.

Did you have a specific condition in mind?

Coronary artery disease?
Heart failure?
Valvular disease?
Arrhythmia? ...Read more

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