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Does angina mean you have heart disease?

Does angina mean you have heart disease?

In most cases: Angina generally refers to pain resulting from insufficient blood or oxygen supply to the heart muscle. This can result from an obstruction to blood flow, increased demand for oxygen because of a overworking heart or insufficient blood (anemia). In most cases angina in the true sense, does indicate underlying heart disease. ...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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If coronary means heart why do we have terms like "coronary heart disease"?

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If coronary means heart why do we have terms like "coronary heart disease"?

CAD: Coronary has two meanings: 1. Crown- circling around a crown. 2. Anything related to heart. Question is why is it called coronary heart disease.? It is appropriate to call coronary artery disease not otherwise. ...Read more

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If I have an enlarged heart due to hypertension along with angina, palpitations and breathlessness, does this mean I have heart disease?

If I have an enlarged heart due to hypertension along with angina, palpitations and breathlessness, does this mean I have heart disease?

Yes. : All heart disease is not created equal, however. Generally, when we talk about heart disease we are speaking if coronary artery disease, which at your tender years, you don't have. You could have a congenital cardiomyopathy or a viral cardiomyopathy of myopathy based on essential hypertension. An enlarged heart and high blood pressure is "heart disease". Talk with your cardiologist for clarifying. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with congenital heart disease always have?

What symptoms does someone with congenital heart disease always have?

Vary: This very much depends upon what type of congenital heart disease a patient has and how it behaves it that particular individual. The same form of congenital heart disease such can produce minimal or no symptoms in one patient and can produce symptoms of heart failure in another. ...Read more

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What could colesterol have to do with coronary heart disease?

What could colesterol have to do with coronary heart disease?

Excesive: Cholesterol from die, or family genetics failing to discard bad cholesterol may deposits over the years through your vasculature. That attracts some immune cell to attempt to clear it, but more damage occurs, till the point blood flow is compromised around the heart and other beds., . ...Read more

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Does a high calcium deposit score mean that you have heart disease?

Does a high calcium deposit score mean that you have heart disease?

Might: A coronary calcium scan is not advised for routine screening for coronary artery disease.1 this test may not tell your doctor any more about your risk for heart disease than your risk factors do. Major risk factor are: high blood pressure, diabeteshigh cholestrol, smoking, genetic facors, and obesity. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have heart palpitations without exercising?

What does it mean to have heart palpitations without exercising?

With exertion or not: Your age, weight, cardiac and respiratory status needed to respond appropriately. ...Read more

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Because I have heart palpitations does it mean I will die from a heart attack ?

Because I have heart palpitations does it mean I will die from a heart attack ?

Not necessarily...: ...But you should have your palpitations evaluated by a cardiologist, as it may be some form of cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat) which can cause other problems, such as intracardiac blood clots embolizing to other parts of your body or else lower your blood pressure, both of which can cause life-threatening or debilitating problems to other parts of your body ... ...Read more

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Please explain what does colesterol have to do with coronary heart disease?

Please explain what does colesterol have to do with coronary heart disease?

Atherosclerosis: Hardening of the walls of the arteries is the root of coronary heart disease. Artery hardening is called atherosclerosis. This process is caused by high cholesterol deposits in the walls, stress on the walls by high blood pressure or smoking, and other unknown genetic causes. ...Read more

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What does cholesterol have to do with heart disease?

What does cholesterol have to do with heart disease?

Coronary atherosclor: High cholesterol causes narrowing of coronaries arteries and can lead to plaque rupture. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a leaky heart valve that causes palpitations?

What does it mean to have a leaky heart valve that causes palpitations?

Not causative : Leaky heart valves do not cause palpitations. However, patients with mitral valve prolapse have a higher incidence of palpitations and arrhythmias (eg premature beats) for unknown reasons. ...Read more

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Does CHF mean something to do with heart failure?

CHF: CHF is an abbreviation for congestive heart failure. This is a syndrome of symptoms and findings associated with the heart being too weak or too stiff. ...Read more

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What disadvantages do you have when you have valvular heart disease?

What disadvantages do you have when you have valvular heart disease?

Complicated: This depends on the valve involved, the cause of the diseased valve and the degree to which it affects function. Damaged valves also creates the risk of secondary valve infection (infective endocarditis), which can be life-threatening, need long courses of antibiotics or require valve replacement. Restrictions depend on disease severity. This should be discussed with cardiologist. ...Read more

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Does a normal EKG mean my heart is fine? I had mild symptoms of heart disease, so my doctor did an ekg. It was normal. Does this mean i definitely don’t have heart disease?

Does a normal EKG mean my heart is fine? I had mild symptoms of heart disease, so my doctor did an ekg. It was normal. Does this mean i definitely don’t have heart disease?

In a way yes: Since you have a normal ekg it means that you did not have a heart attack in the past. However a notmal ekg cannot r/o coronary artery disease. Stress test and echocardiography should be done to assess your coronary arteries and your cardiac structure. ...Read more

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What does rheumatic heart disease mean?

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What does rheumatic heart disease mean?

Heart valve problem: Rheumatic heart disease is when antibodies (originally produced against untreated strep infections) attack heart proteins, which usually causes problems with the heart valves, like mitral regurgitation. It can also predispose you for other bacteria growing on the heart valves, so people with rheumatic heart disease must get antibiotics before receiving any dental surgery. ...Read more

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My ef is 25%, what does this mean? Can you tell me what do you mean by dilated cardiomyopathy due to rheumatic valvular heart disease? Thanks.

Cardiology: Ejection fraction is the percentage of blood in the left ventricle that is removed with each contraction. 65% is considered normal. 25 is a low number and implies a weakness of the left ventricle that is usually referred to as a cardiomyopathy. Dilated cardiomyopathy is when the wall thins out and the ventricle gets large like a thin ballon. It can be caused by many conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Angina (Definition)

Angina is chest pain that is caused by poor blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is not an actual disease, but rather a symptom of an existing heart problem. Most commonly, this underlying problem is due to an obstruction of the coronary blood vessels that surround the heart. There are different types of angina including stable angina, unstable ...Read more