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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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What are ways to treat heart disease, angina and high blood pressure?

What are ways to treat heart disease, angina and high blood pressure?

Work w/ur family doc: Work w/your family doc & cardiologist to treat heart disease, angina & high blood pressure (BP). 1st make appropriate lifestyle modifications: quit smoking, start exercising regularly, then commit to eating healthy. Enough rest plus meditation can help. Statins are now 1st line drug for anyone w/heart disease. Nitrates are useful for those suffering from angina (chest pain). Many drugs to treat BP ...Read more

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Can I still have angina w/perfect blood pressure & no diabetes also had EKG & was fine. Still very nervous, dad had it & later heart disease, scared!

Can I still have angina w/perfect blood pressure & no diabetes also had EKG & was fine. Still very nervous, dad had it & later heart disease, scared!

Find good internist!: It is not difficult to find out the health of your heart and check for risk factors for Angina/Coronary ARTERY DISEASE(CAD). This is best done through an internist or a cardiologist. Make sure that you do not have other risk factors for CAD. So get your lipid profile( cholesterol and Triglycerides ) checked., control your weight with healthy diet & daily exercise and avoid smoking. ...Read more

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Is a 60 y/o Diagnosed with Atherosclerotic heart disease of native coronary artery w/ angina pectoris w/ documented spasm allowed to have angiogram?

Is a 60 y/o Diagnosed with Atherosclerotic heart disease of native coronary artery w/ angina pectoris w/ documented spasm allowed to have angiogram?

He needs Angio: Angiogram is actually recommended if someone has a know history of atherosclerotic heart disease and has ongoing symptoms. I hope he is seeing a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between angina, coronary artery disease, and heart disease?

What is the difference between angina, coronary artery disease, and heart disease?

Symptom, Disease: Angina and angina equivalents are symptoms of cad: coronary artery disease - which is often pooled with other heart aliments and described as heart disease. Heart disease could potentially encompass other conditions such as congestive heart failure, chf, atrial fibrillation or flutter, af, kinds of cardiomyopathy, bundle branch block, and valve disorders and potentially more. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause angina pain? I don't have coronary heart disease. But can get pain on exertion

Can high blood pressure cause angina pain? I don't have coronary heart disease. But can get pain on exertion

Yes: When the heart has to work harder because of significant hypertension, it requires more oxygen. In some cases, the oxygen demand may be more then even normal coronary arteries can provide. If that is the case, then after your blood pressure is treated your chest pain should resolve. ...Read more

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What birth control will be best for me that is easy, non-messy and affordable? I'm a 47yo female diagnosis with esrd and on dialysis since 2009. Have chronic hypertension, angina, and heart disease. What birth control will be best for me that is easy, n

What birth control will be best for me that is easy, non-messy and affordable? I'm a 47yo female diagnosis with esrd and on dialysis since 2009.  Have chronic hypertension, angina, and heart disease.  What birth control will be best for me that is easy, n

Hello. : Hello. I can't say what would work best for you. But, how about good old fashioned condoms? They are cheap, usually not messy, can be carried easily in a wallet and there are no drug- drug interactions. Take care. ...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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Is there a relationship between coronary heart disease, angina, heart failure and heart attack?

Is there a relationship between coronary heart disease, angina, heart failure and heart attack?

Continuum: Coronary disease develops from our lifestyle and as we age real blockage develops in some or all coronary vessels. One or more plaques disrupt and obstruct. If adequate collateral pathways exist may just vagus transient angina or pain. Angina is pain without damage. If not adequate flow, or collateral, acute myocardial infarction- heart attack occurs and that is "damage". Heart failure may follow. ...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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What is meant by congestive heart disease?

What is meant by congestive heart disease?

Poor heart function.: I am asumming you mean congestive heart failure. When the heart muscle is too weak to pump, fluid gets accumulated in the lungs, the legs and under the skin even intraabdominally and even in the scrotum. Pts. Get difficulty to breath and intolerance to physical effort that is progressive, associated to general fatigue. Has multiple causes. ...Read more

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What do they mean that babies can have risk for heart disease?

What do they mean that babies can have risk for heart disease?

Malformation: The heart is a complex organ and an amazing one.About 1/2 to1% of live born infants have some form of defect ranging from minimal and self healing to major & life threatening. The process that forms the heart is influenced by a number of genes scattered within the child's dna. Recurrence risk within the same family of some form of defect is slightly elevated. ...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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If you have a predisposition to early heart disease, would it mean you have a tendency to have smaller sized plaque or large fluffier sized? 

If you have a predisposition to early heart disease, would it mean you have a tendency to have smaller sized plaque or large fluffier sized? 

Varies: There are many factors that determine where and when an artery gets blocked. Some heart attacks happen when a small smooth plaque cracks open and a blood clot forms. Flow is fine one second and blocked the next. Some blockages happen gradually when a plaque gets thick and slowly blocks an artery over time. The tendency to have heart disease could come from cholesterol type, or other factors. ...Read more

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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