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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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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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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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Can someone get a heart disease from smoking twice?

See below: Unlikely that this would contribute to plaque formation but nicotine may cause some arteriole spasm that may cause chest pain in certain predisposed people. ...Read more

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How can I get a heart transplant?

How can I get a heart transplant?

By your cardiologist: Heart transplantation is a last resort measure -- so you have to have had an extensive evaluation by your cardiologist and he will determine whether you are qualified to be on the list for a heart transplantation. ...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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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 can someone do for heart disease?

What can someone do for heart disease?

Depends on type: There are many types of heart disease. They are treated in some cases with medication, or life style changes, or even surgery. So the best advice if you think you have heart disease is to get the help of a physician to make the proper diagnosis and to then start the appropriate treatment for you problem. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how wagner disease and a stroke occur simutaneously?

Can you tell me how wagner disease and a stroke occur simutaneously?

Rare manifestation: Neurologic manifestations of Wegener granulomatosis (WG) are primarily cranial neuropathies and peripheral neuropathies. Other neurologic manifestations include seizures, cerebritis, stroke syndromes, and granulomas extending from the sinuses, which may affect the pituitary gland, resulting in diabetes insipidus. Stroke is rarer. ...Read more

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How does a person get legionnaires' disease?

How does a person get legionnaires' disease?

Water supplies: This is very rare, but typically from stagnant water supplies like collecting cistern on rooftops. ...Read more

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How does someone get coronary heart disease?

How does someone get coronary heart disease?

Risk Factors: Sometimes the cards are stacked against you, i.e. Genetic problems. Sometimes you stack the deck yourself: almost everyone will have some atherosclerosis if they live long enough but smoking, very bad diet, sedentary (ie. No exercise) lifestyle, lack of management of cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, non-compliance with doctor exacerbates the risks and advances the disease faster. ...Read more

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How can a young person get a stroke?

How can a young person get a stroke?

Several: Stroke in a young person can have many causes including abnormal blood clotting, blood vessel injury, a ruptured brain aneurysm or avm, severe high blood pressure, heart abnormalities and many other causes. The cause of the stroke should be investigated and treated in order to prevent future strokes. ...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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How does a person get huntington's disease?

How does a person get huntington's disease?

Genetic disorder: Huntington's disease named after a long island physician is caused by a dominant gene in either parent it is accompanied by dementia and involuntary movement (chorea). ...Read more

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What can someone do to tell a heart attack may be eminent?

What can someone do to tell a heart attack may be eminent?

Chest pain: Bad habits followed by chest pain, smoker, obese, sedentary, family history, high cholesterol then:ekg troponin, echo cath some times the history and one's diaphoresis, cold clammy appearance and the severe crushing sternal pain are obvious but without testing it can be impossible to prove. ...Read more

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How can an underprivileged teenager get a heart transplant?

How can an underprivileged teenager  get a heart transplant?

It depends: I don't know what you mean by underprivileged, nor where he/she lives, nor if a transplant is needed. In the us, patient needs to be evaluated for heart failure locally. Hospital social workers can check for available insurance options, or if fund raising is needed. ...Read more

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How can someone recover from a heart attack?

How can  someone recover from a heart attack?

Time and work: Carefully and with cardiac rehab can help physical emotional gradual return to maximum life is possible! ...Read more

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How can someone prevent heart infection or heart disease?

How can someone prevent heart infection or heart disease?

Tips & Tricks: Preventing Heart Infection 1) Don't use iv drugs 2) If you have valve replacements and are undergoing particular procedures you will need Abx prophylaxis Preventing heart disease 1) Healthy lifestyle 2) Dont smoke 3) Exercise frequently, dont gain weight 4) Balanced diet ...Read more