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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Overview)

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 of the heart, etc...


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What is the definition of heart disease that is not congenital?

What is the definition of heart disease that is not congenital?

Heart disease: Is a nonspecific term that refers to conditions which impair the heart's ability to function. They include rhythm disturbances, structural disturbances, infectious disturbances, inflammatory disturbances, malignant processes, toxic processes and others....... ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Overview)

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 of the heart, etc...


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How does heart disease etc. Cause curved fingernails?

How does heart disease etc. Cause curved fingernails?

Curved nails: Curved fingernails are characterized by the curving down of the tip of the nail. The nail bed is softened and there is a spongy sensation when the nail is pressed. This condition is also known as nail clubbing. Curved fingernails are associated with heart problems, lung disease, and other underlying health problems. However, it can also be caused without any health problem. ...Read more

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Low Fat Diet (Tip)

Low Fat Diet

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

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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Doctors, what are the symptom of heart disease?

Doctors, what are the symptom of heart disease?

Chest pain, breath: The problem with heart disease itself, is that it can result in catastrophic events, such as a heart attack, heart failure, or sudden death, when it's first diagnosed. If caught earlier; however, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, & palpitations can be warning signs of disease. The main goal of management is early detection & treatment of risk factors. Call 911 if suspect heart attack. ...Read more

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What are the known symptoms of heart disease?

What are the known symptoms of heart disease?

Many: Well first of all it depends on the type of heart disease. But common symptoms related to the heart would be chest pain, shortness of breath, passing out, fatigue, swelling of the feet, poor appetite, palpitations, weight gain or loss, and shortness of breath on lying down. ...Read more

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Low Fat Diet (Tip)

Low Fat Diet

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

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What are the signs of heart disease?

What are the signs of heart disease?

Signs of heart dis.: Signs of heart disease can be many. And the signs can be similar to other conditions. Some of the possible warning signs are: chest pain or discomfort often radiating to the neck, teeth, or both arms or back, shortness of breath especially on effort, fluid retention with swelling of the ankles, palpitations, irregular heart rhythm, high blood pressure, black out spells, profuse sweating. ...Read more

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What is the gold standard to diagnosis coronary heart disease?

What is the gold standard to diagnosis coronary heart disease?

Cardiac cath: 100% answer is cardiac cath and angiography cta and cardiac MRI also helpful functional assessment is with stress test and per fusion scan. ...Read more

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Low Fat Diet (Tip)

Low Fat Diet

The fat under chicken skin is just as bad for your heart as the fat associated with red meat. ...See 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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