heart diseases

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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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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Is heart disease fatal?

Some are, some not

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Heart disease ranges from trivial (I had a mitral valve that's floppy) to deadly (when it can't pump effectively, life's over, or at least the life you want is over.) If you have a heart diagnosis, talk frankly with your phyiscian; the world's full of folks who've heard "heart disease" but don't know that their form isn't life-threatening. Can you exercise? You'll probably live!
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What is ihss heart disease?

IHSS heart disease

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IHHS (idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis) is a serious disturbance of heart muscle growth that leads to arrhytmias, potentially fatal. This has become a very controversial topic--how do you reasonable screen for this to prevent sudden death from arrhytmia? The only effective tool we have is an echocardiogram (physical exam alone is not good enough), but you can't do one for everybody.
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is heart disease hereditory?

Yes

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Atheroscerotic heart disease is inherited. It is a signigicant risk factor for offspring of heartattack pts.
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How is heart disease caused?

Many causes

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Heart disease can be caused by many things such as genetics or a bacterial infection. Perhaps the most common risk factors are related to lifestyle and thus can be changed. Smoking, excessive alcohol use, obesity, or uncontrolled blood sugars in a diabetic are all important risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
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Dr. Cynthia Bearer answered:

CHD=conjestive heart disease?

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In babies, CHD usually refers to congenital heart disease, a malformation of the heart or great vessels. Sometimes in our babies which were born very prematurely and required ventilated support and oxygen, CHD can refer to congestive heart disease or congestive heart failure.
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What is causing heart disease?

Various causes

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Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for abnormal heart muscle. It can be caused by infections, poisons, genetics, and physiologic causes. There are both weak heart and 'strong heart' cardiomyopathies. The cause of someone's cardiomyopathy requires more information than the term cardiomyopathy.
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Is heart disease always fatal?

No

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Heart disease a very broad term, referring to every possible abnormality in the heart. Certain heart disease can be fatal.
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Is e heart disease hereditary?

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Yes certain forms of heart disease are genetic
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What is sick in heart disease?

To broad

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there is sick sinus syndrome which a pt needs a pace maker . theres atheroslcerotic heart disease with cholesterol build up in arteries of the heart. valvular heart disease is when the valves of the heart are leaking or blocked. need to be more specfic.
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Is wpw syndrome heart disease?

Yes

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Wolff Parkinson White syndrome involves abnormal electrical behavior of the heart producing spasms of palpitations and rapid heart rhythms. The cause is an abnormal electrical structure of the heart which is present at birth.
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