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Heart Disease Runs
Doctor: Discuss your history, symptoms and general history with an internist and get a thorough check up! ...Read more
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
Yes but....: At a young age cholesterol and suger should be checked . Blood pressure as well. These should be treated agressively as well. As you aproach your your 4th and 5th decade of life, a baseline stress test may be done. Otherwise, eat a low fat diet , exercise, keep your weight under controll and dont smoke. ...Read more
Would it be a wise choice to have a heart wellness exam or stress test exam since heart disease runs on my dads side of my family?
Dr. Says i need a heart cath on both sides of my heart to check for blockage. I'm scared, is it really safe? Heart disease runs in my family
Should go ahed with : You are at risk for a cardiac event . High reik for not doing anything verses going for the procedure. ...Read more
Pain in my chest beteew my brest and shortness of breath. Heart disease runs on my dads side of the family.
If hbp and heart disease runs in my family, should I continue to feed my 4 year old daughter, who's in the fifth percentile for weight, whole milk?
HTN and heart dz: If you have routine well child care with your pediatrician, you are probably not in any danger for your family hx of high blood pressure (HTN) and heart disease. Make sure an accurate blood pressure is taken for your kid. 3 separate readings of elevated BP is needed to make the diagnosis. Tell your pediatricain if you have a hx coronary artery disease/high cholesterol. If not, whole milk is ok. ...Read more
I take medications and some vitamins,heart disease runs bad in my family,I heard I should add vitamin k2 or k.is it good for your heart,should I addit?
Heart disease: is in many families. Please don't leap to conclusions. Do not add K2 unless a doc or nutritionist asks you to. See www.spectracell.com for a good micronutrient test that will measure your nutritional status. Your doc can order it or it may be available directly. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Crp level of 7.3 does it mean infection or could it be something else like heart disease? Had infection on foot but heart disease runs in family.
A recent electrocardiogram revealed an enlarged left atrium. I'm only 25 but heart disease runs in my family. How serious of a condition is this?
Depends: There are 2 question: is the atrium truly enlarged and, if so, is there a reason for it: both can be answered with an echocardiogram. Usual reasons for left atrial enlargement are: hypertension, left ventricular diastolic dysfunction, atrial fibrillation, mitral valve disease, and atrial septal defect. The EKG is very indirect. The echo is much more accurate as it directly measures LA size. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer