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How do we remove coronary heart disease?

How do we remove coronary heart disease?

We don't: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is not curable. It is when we form blockages in the arteries to the heart. If is often associated with blockages in other areas of the body. We can treat CAD with medicince, balloons and stents, and surgery (bypass surgery). None of these are cures. You still have the disaese. Risk factor modification is very important long term. ...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 do you diagnose coronary artery disease?

How do you diagnose coronary artery disease?

After Ds is Advanced: Though dominant human behavior, physicians are trained to wait for evidence of advanced disease, largely in this order of ?ing ability to detect disease: 1. Calcification in the artery walls, 2. Obstructions visible on coronary angiograms or ct, 3. Symptoms & evidence of heart damage; typically the last detected/recognized 4. Stress tests. | for a better alternative: optimize the driving factors. ...Read more

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How do you prevent coronary artery disease?

How do you prevent coronary artery disease?

Start early!: The most important part is to start early! heart disease takes decades to develop. There are many factors that we can control, diet and exercise being most important. In addition, not smoking and reducing stress are key actions. Genetic predisposition is not modifiable: if your mother or father had a heart attack before 60 years of age, you might be at risk. Consider a preventive visit! ...Read more

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What age do people get coronary heart disease?

Depends: Unfortunately, we are finding coronary artery disease in younger and younger patients everyday. This used to be a disease of the older population, but now we see it in people who are no older than 30 years old at times, especially if they are diabetic or if they smoke heavily. However, it is still more commonly encountered in people older than 50 overall. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose coronary artery disease?

How do doctors diagnose coronary artery disease?

Several ways: It is suspected by the symptoms typically pain in the chest on exertion. An EKG can be done at rest or better still during exercise. Sometimes in addition some slightly radioactive material is injected and "pictures" are taken before and after the exercise. Dye can be injected directly into the coronary arteries to see if ane where they are blocked. Ct scans and mri's can also be used. ...Read more

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How can you cure coronary heart disease?

How can you cure coronary heart disease?

You can't: Curing coronary heart disease implies that the diagnosis has already been made. Once you have coronary disease, there is no cure. However, you can reduce the risk of complications by eating a healthy diet, exercising, controlling blood pressure, stopping smoking, losing weight, and lowering cholesterol. ...Read more

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What can someone do to prevent coronary heart disease?

What can someone do to prevent coronary heart disease?

Lifestyle Changes: Although exercise and getting good sleep are good for your heart and health, making wise choices about what you put in your mouth may have the greatest impact. I've become more convinced that a whole-foods diet high in fruits and vegetables is best. Animal protein is ok, but not in the american portion sizes. Avoid the things we all know are bad. This will have the greatest preventive impact. ...Read more

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What can someone do to avoid coronary heart disease?

What can someone do to avoid coronary heart disease?

Many ways: The most important thing you can do is stop smoking if you currently smoke. Other interventions include: maintain normal weight, lose weight if you are overweight, establish good nutritional practice and exercise routine. Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control. Stress avoidance or control is also very helpful for cardiovascular health. ...Read more

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How can you treat coronary heart disease?

Reduce risk factors: Treatment is by risk factor modification--lowering cholesterol, controlling blood pressure and diabetes, smoking cessation, weight control, exercise, etc. Medications, angioplasty, stents, and surgery may reduce symptoms but the underlying disease cannot be cut out. ...Read more

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How do coronary artery spasms relate to coronary heart disease?

How do coronary artery spasms relate to coronary heart disease?

Prinzmetal angina.: Spasm can happen in any blood vessel including the coronaries. The inner lining of the arteries have ability to produce a relaxing factor now known to be nitric oxide. However, diseased arteries have dysfunctional inner lining cells that can't make the relaxing factor and thus can present with spasm also known as prinzmetal angina. ...Read more

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How do people treat carotid artery disease?

How do people treat carotid artery disease?

Multiple options: If the narrowing is significant surgery or a stent are used. Before you get to that point blood pressure control, cholesterol lowering medications and blood sugar control are helpful. And obviously no smoking. ...Read more

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What does coronary heart disease do to the body?

What does coronary heart disease do to the body?

Causes heart attack: It blocks the coronary arteries leading to chest pain or heart attack. If you get a heart attack it can damage the muscle causing heart failure with shortness of breath and swelling of the feet. ...Read more

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If coronary means heart why do we have terms like "coronary heart disease"?

If coronary means heart why do we have terms like "coronary heart disease"?

CAD: Coronary has two meanings: 1. Crown- circling around a crown. 2. Anything related to heart. Question is why is it called coronary heart disease.? It is appropriate to call coronary artery disease not otherwise. ...Read more

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What patients get coronary heart disease?

What patients get coronary heart disease?

Many: Many different risk factors can lead to cad-some changeable, others not. Examples you can do something about include: smoking/tobacco, diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol (& related) abnormalities, lack of exercise, obesity. Risks you can't change: family history, genetics, gender. Many people can get it-even those who don't "look" like they should, so get regular, thorough, proactive evals. ...Read more

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How can you prevent coronary heart disease?

How can you prevent coronary heart disease?

Know your numbers!: You might not be able to completely prevent heart disease but you can certainly remediate your risk by awareness and good habits. Stop smoking, lose weight, control cholesterol and blood pressure and blood sugar, exercise every day. The first step is to know where you are right now which means testing with your doctor and partnering with your doctor to achieve your goals and improve your outcome. ...Read more

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Do I just live with coronary heart disease?

Do I just live with coronary heart disease?

Discuss your options: Coronary artery atherosclerosis is often surprisingly reversible with lifestyle changes. 21st century medicine including stents, surgery, and medications is available; you've worked hard and deserve the benefits. Don't accept disability without exploring all your options -- your having written is a sign that you're proactive; keep it up. ...Read more

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Why do people get hypertension and what is coronary artery disease ?

Why do people get hypertension and what is coronary artery disease ?

Still CAD: Coronary artery disease is when cholesterol builds up in the coronary arteries. Hypertension is simply one of the risk factors. Just like diabetes, smoking, age, gender, postmenopausal, etc.You dont need all of them to have cad. ...Read more

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How do you manage the symptoms of coronary artery disease?

How do you  manage the symptoms of coronary artery disease?

CAD: By reducing the demand and increasing the coronary blood supply we can pharmacologically reduce anginal symptoms and manage CAD medically. Beta-blockers, nitrates, and calcium channel blockers can help. Aspirin reduces the risk of mi by making platelets less likely to stick together and cause clots. Lipi-lowering meds like statins can stabilize and slow progression of blockages. ...Read more

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How can you control coronary artery disease?

How can you control coronary artery disease?

Cad: Coronary artery disease can be controlled with risk factor modification. No smoking, weight control,cholesterol management, diabetes control, hypertension control. Daily exercise for healthy heart and good diet ...Read more

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How do you cure rheumatic heart disease?

How do you cure rheumatic heart disease?

Treat: Rheumatic heart disease (rhd) is the result of an infection. Once the infection has occurred and the damage has been done a person is left with what we call rheumatic heart disease (no damage-no rhd). This usually involves the heart valves. Depending on the severity it may require only observation, medical therapy or even surgical repair or replacement.Every case needs to be individually assessed. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Coronary Artery Disease (Definition)

The leading cause of death and disability in adults in the U.S. It develops when lipid (fatty) plaques builds up in the arteries, thereby stopping blood flow to the organ supplied by that artery. If the artery supplies the heart, blockage causes a heart attack. If the blockage is in a brain vessel, the ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Ott
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more