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Dr. James Lin
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Heart Conditions (Overview)

Heart conditions is also known as Heart diseases. Heart conditions are abnormalities or diseases of the heart. Some are congenital (birth defects), while others are acquired later.


Dr. James Lin
74 doctors shared insights

Heart Conditions (Overview)

Heart conditions is also known as Heart diseases. Heart conditions are abnormalities or diseases of the heart. Some are congenital (birth defects), while others are acquired later.


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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Tip)

Eating a Low-Fat Diet

Help to reduce your risk of heart disease. ...See more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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Wondering about vagoglossopharangeal neuralgia? Do patients ever report symptoms v similar to stable angina/heart conditions but neg cardiac work-ups and clear arteries?

Wondering about vagoglossopharangeal neuralgia? Do patients ever report symptoms v similar to stable angina/heart conditions but neg cardiac work-ups and clear arteries?

GPN: Glossopharyngeal neuralgia (gpn) is also called vagoglossopharyngeal neuralgia. It is characterized by brief but intense pain on one side of the throat, which may radiate within the mouth or into the ear. Attacks are described as sharp, stabbing or burning in quality. They may occur spontaneously or be provoked by talking, chewing, swallowing, coughing and yawning. It can mimick angina pain. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Tip)

Eating a Low-Fat Diet

Low fat diets do not reduce heart disease risk nor improve heart health at all ...See more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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How is genetic testing for heart conditions done? Blood test?

How is genetic testing for heart conditions done?  Blood test?

Geenetic consult: It is known that the heritability of heart disease is 45-55%, but only 10% of possible genetic causes have been found. Genetic testing usually begins by meeting with a genetic counselor and/or medical geneticist physician, individualized risk assessment; blood work for genetic testing when indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems with his heart, which includes both birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks, leaky heart valves, heart failure, viral infections ...Read more