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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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.


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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.


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

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

Yes: Most commonly a blood test is used, but many other tissues that contain dna can be analyzed. The labs that perform blood tests are much more common and accessible. ...Read more

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I need to know something on childhood heart conditions? What are best centers?

I need to know something on childhood heart conditions? What are best centers?

Need more info: I need a bit more information. What type of heart condition? There are a lot of great centers for pediatric cardiology, but knowing the type of problem is vital to helping you find the best place. Also, knowing where you are will help us pick the best place in your general area. ...Read more

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Which types of heart conditions cause angina pain?

Which types of heart conditions cause angina pain?

Several: Angina is chest, jaw, arm, back or shoulder pain that comes from the heart due to lack of proper blood flow to heart muscle. The classic cause of angina is coronary disease, this is typically cholesterol blockage of the arteries of the heart. Another cause is "syndrome x" which is spasm in the small vessels of the heart. Prinzmetal angina is caused my spasm (pinching) of larger heart arteries. ...Read more

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Can most heart conditions be treated these days?

Can most heart conditions be treated these days?

Heart: Yes, medically and or surgically with patient cooperation. ...Read more

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Why have beta blockers gone in and out of favor for treatment of heart conditions?

Why have beta blockers gone in and out of favor for treatment of heart conditions?

They have not: Beta blockers are the backbone of therapy in coronary artery disease and heart failure. Thy are however not first line therapy for high blood pressure. ...Read more

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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


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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac is also known as Heart. Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more


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