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What's is the hokum heart disease?! and what is its treatment?

What's 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

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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Is heart disease hereditory?

Is heart disease hereditory?

Yes: Atheroscerotic heart disease is inherited. It is a signigicant risk factor for offspring of heartattack pts. ...Read more

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How is heart disease caused?

How is heart disease caused?

Many causes: 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. ...Read more

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What is sick in heart disease?

What is sick in heart disease?

To broad: There is sick sinus syndrome which a pt needs a pace maker. There's 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. ...Read more

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Is e heart disease hereditary?

Is e heart disease hereditary?

Heart disease: Yes certain forms of heart disease are genetic. ...Read more

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What is causing heart disease?

What is causing heart disease?

Various causes: 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. ...Read more

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Can you describe heart disease?

Can you describe heart disease?

Yes and No: In 400 words? Well there are lots of things that can go wrong with the heart. The muscle can be weak, the valves can lea. If the arteries bet blocked it can damage the muscle and cause heart failure. There can be infections of the heart or tumors. There can be rhythm problems making it beat to fast or slow. So I am about out fo words but not too bad for four hundred letters more or less. ...Read more

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Why do people get heart disease?

Why do people get heart disease?

Interactions: Heart disease is often the result of environmental interactions and genetic predispositions. Some forms of heart diease are genetic, like some valvular abnormalities. Some are environmental, like exposure to toxins. Most are the result of some genetic predisposition or liklihood of developing a pathology and exposure in the environment that allows that predisposition to become manifest. ...Read more

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Sings of heart disease in women?

Music?: "i left my heart in san francisco" always comes to mind, of course. I assume there's a typo: signs? Same as men with these caveats: premenopausal women don't get heart attacks unless they smoke, have diabetes, or use cocaine. Chest pain in older women may be atypical. In both men and women, there may be no pain at all. Shortness of breath alone may be a pain surrogate. ...Read more

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Signs of heart disease in women?

Signs of heart disease in women?

Women and CAD: It may be, at times women can have somewhat atypical symptoms. They are usually associated with shortness of breath or lightheadedness.
If you have symptoms that occur and do not resolve with rest you should see your physician or go to the er. ...Read more

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List of all heart disease names?

List of all heart disease names?

Need more space...: This is not a practical forum for this curious question--you probably better off googling it. But to name a few: coronary artery disease, hypertensive hd, valvular hd, cardiomyopathies (dilated, hypertrophic, tachycardic types), endocarditis, atrial fibrillation, flutter, wolf-parkinson-white syndrome, r or l bundle branch block, pvcs, pat, 1st/sec/3rd heart block, heart failure. Have fun learning. ...Read more

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Can someone inherit heart disease?

Can someone inherit heart disease?

Sometimes: Having a parent or sibling with heart disease can represent an inheritable heart disease not all family risk is the same, though. Men younger than 55 and women <65 are considered to be higher risk relatives. An 85 year old grandfather with a heart attack or a heavy smoking 63 y/o dad with a heart attack may not represent a gene to their thin, frequent jogger grandson/son. ...Read more

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What people can get heart disease?

What people can get heart disease?

Heart Disease: Everybody...
Risk factors include genetics, untreated cholesterol/triglycerides, diabetes, smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, as well age and gender. ...Read more

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What does heart disease do to you?

What does heart disease do to you?

A lot: Depending on the actual diagnosis and severity of it, heart disease can lead to things such as fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, or even death. ...Read more

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Are there cures for heart disease?

Are there cures for heart disease?

Heart disease: There are treatments for most forms of heart disease. True cures for heart diseases are uncommon. When a septal defect is closed leaving normal hemodynamics a relative cure is obtained. For most other heart problems a true cure is rare. ...Read more

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I am worried I have heart disease?

I am worried I have heart disease?

Worry: If you're worried go see your doctor and discuss this with the dr. If the dr. Finds no evidence for heart disease, then you can worry about something else. ...Read more

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How does someone get heart disease?

How does someone get heart disease?

Depends: That would depend on what type of heart disease you are talking about. There are things you are born with, there are infections, trauma, and things that are related to risk factors. Coronary artery disease for instance is more common if you have diabetes, smoke, have a high cholesterol, and a family history of the problem. ...Read more

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What heart disease can someone get?

What heart disease can someone get?

Heart disease: The most common heart diseases are atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries and hypertrophy, or thickening of the heart muscle leading to stiffness and abnormal muscle function. At their worst these both can lead to congestive heart failure, or the inability of the heart to pumps the blood adequately, with a resulting pressure buildup causing fluid to leak back into the lungs. ...Read more

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How can you diagnose heart disease?

H&P, tests: Through nuclear stress test, stress echocardiogram, echocardiogram, pet scan, ct scan, and ekgs. These tests are only used after a thorough history and physical that provides the indications for the appropriate test (s). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of heart disease?

What are symptoms of heart disease?

Many: Common symptoms include chest pain/ tightness, chest pressure, shortness of breath, worse shortness of breath with exertion, jaw and left arm pain. Sometimes, however, people can be asymptomatic (without any symptoms) like women, diabetics and the elderly. ...Read more

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Can BP 158/98 give me heart disease?

Can BP 158/98 give me heart disease?

Not only Heart: Disease, but all sorts of vascular complications such as stroke, aortic aneurysm, kidney disease and vascular dementia. ...Read 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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How can someone get a heart disease?

How can someone get a heart disease?

Many ways: Some heart diseases are aquired through age and time. Others via infection. Others from self abuse such as not taking medications for blood pressures. Smoking, drinking and drugs can contribute as well. ...Read more

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How could stess cause heart disease?

How could stess cause heart disease?

External Stress: Sometimes raises certain hormones in your body that over time may cause injuries to your blood vessels and or/ vital organs. ...Read more

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How bad is it to have heart disease?

How bad is it to have heart disease?

Not good.: Depends on the disease and severity, but heart disease is the leading cause of death in america. ...Read more

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What are some kinds of heart disease?

What are some kinds of heart disease?

Multiple: Heart disease can involved the muscle (walls), the valves, the arteries, the chambers (congenital), the pumps (rv and lv), the arteries and the electrical system. ...Read more

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How do I know if it is heart disease?

How do I know if it is heart disease?

See you Doctor: If what is heart disease? Please see your doctor, explain your symptoms, personal, medical and family history, any medications you are taking and your concerns. Your doctor can determine if you have symptoms of heart disease. And, if a primary or family doctor, can refer you to a cardiologist for further investigation. ...Read more

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What is an infiltrated heart disease?

What is an infiltrated heart disease?

Infiltrative: An infiltrative heart disease is one like hemochromatosis or sarcoidosis that causing deposition of certain particles in the heart. It can ultimately lead heart failure or even a conduction system disturbance. ...Read more

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What symptoms indicate heart disease?

What symptoms indicate heart disease?

Heart symptoms: Read this:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/basics/symptoms/con-20034056

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What are the effects of heart disease?

What are the effects of heart disease?

Can be as little: As nothing as bad as death with everything in between. ...Read more

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