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What is the effect of extra sound (s3) in heart disease? What is the treatment?

What is the effect of extra sound (s3) in heart disease? What is the treatment?

S3: The S3 is a sound which is heard associated with a failing left ventricle usually dilated and contracting poorly. The treatment is not for the S3 it is for the failing ventricle. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

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


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What is the effect of extra sound (s3) in heart disease? What is the treatment?

What is the effect of extra sound (s3) in heart disease? What is the treatment?

S3: The S3 is a sound which is heard associated with a failing left ventricle usually dilated and contracting poorly. The treatment is not for the S3 it is for the failing ventricle. ...Read more

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Whats is the hokum heart disease ?! and what is its treatment ?

Whats is the hokum heart disease ?! and what is its treatment ?

HOCM: It is HOCM. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. If symptomatic it starts with medication including betablockers, calcium chanel blockers, or dysopiramide. Interventions include alcohol septal ablation or myectomy ...Read more

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Is it safe to still scuba dive after a heart disease treatment ?

Heart disease: You have to speak to your doctor who knows your condition. If you have a signficant heart abnormality then you can't dive. If your abnormality is minor, it may be possible. ...Read more

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How has crestor (rosuvastatin) been beneficial in the treatment of heart diseases?

How has crestor (rosuvastatin) been beneficial in the treatment of heart diseases?

Yes.: Crestor (rosuvastatin) has been shown to slow plaque buildup in arteries, or in some instances regression. It has been proven to reduce both the likelyhood of mis and strokes. ...Read more

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Are there any specific treatments for heart diseases relating to sinus bradycardia?

Are there any specific treatments for heart diseases relating to sinus bradycardia?

Depends: It depends on the cause and if there are any symptoms from the bradycardia. Many athletes have a resting bradycardia. This reflects their excellent conditioning and requires no treatment. In other cases a slow heart rate can be seen with hypothyroidism which is treated by adding thyroid meds. Others may have a slow heart rate indicating a conduction system abnormality and require a pacemaker. ...Read more

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What are the different types of heart diseases?

What are the different types of heart diseases?

Heart disease: This question is too general for an answer here. Please be more specific about what your question is and keep it from being so broad a question, so we can help. ...Read more

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What causes a stroke or heart diseases ?

What causes a stroke or heart diseases ?

Heart disease: Commonest cause is atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. This is contributed to by high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking among other things. ...Read more