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How does coronary heart disease affect the respiratory system?

How does coronary heart disease affect the respiratory system?

It doesn't: Unless the chd has progressed to the point that the heart is failing. Then the lungs become congested with fluid (from the backpressure of a failing heart - also called "congestive heart failure"). The cardinal symptom is breathlessness. ...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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My new job requires being sprayed with pepper spray. Is this safe for someone with triple coronary heart disease and respiratory problems?

My new job requires being sprayed with pepper spray.  Is this safe for someone with triple coronary heart disease and respiratory problems?

May not be: This will depend on the severity of your coronary artery disease and your pulmonary disease. If unsure, better not to risk it. Check with the doctor that knows tour condition. ...Read more

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How can coronary heart disease affect the respiration system?

How can  coronary heart disease affect the respiration system?

May not: However, with symptoms of angina chest pressure and pain, people may not breathe deeply. With clots on the right heart from myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism can occur. With acute left heart attack, congestion and heart failure will compromise oxygenation .And more. ...Read more

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How might coronary heart disease affect the heart muscle and the circulatory system?

How might coronary heart disease affect the heart muscle and the circulatory system?

Directly: The coronary arteries and their branches carry the blood and oxygen to the heart muscle cells. Poor flow, low oxygen, cells die- equals heart attack. If enough muscle dies, then heart failure, cardiac arrest, no circulation, and death. ...Read more

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How does coronary heart disease affect pulse rate?

How does coronary heart disease affect pulse rate?

Variable: Some folks may have palpitations, arrhythmia s including atrial fibrillation, pvcs, and slow- bradycardias or complete heart block. With an acute event ventricular tachycardia.And/ or ventricular fibrillation may occur and cause death. Many persons with CAD do not have pulse symptoms. ...Read more

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How does coronary heart disease relate to science and medicine?

???: Do you mean how are science and medicine used in relations to heart disease. Cad? If so, scientific methods are used to study CAD with respect to risks, medications, outcomes, etc. This science helps improve medical care of patients with cad.The information flows both ways: doctors can create studies to investigate what they are seeing with patients, researchers can innovate on entirely new ideas. ...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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I'm wondering what effect does coronary heart disease have on the lifestyle of the sufferer?

Huge effect: Your lifestyle have to change. Exercise, better diet, loose weight if overweight, stop smoking, control diabetes and hypertension if diagnosed, high chol treatment with LDL less than 100mg/dl , stress reduction, not excess in drinking. ...Read more

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How does a coronary heart disease affect the cardiac muscle?

How does a coronary heart disease affect the cardiac muscle?

Lack of blood supply: Coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle. Disease of arteries often leads to blockage of blood flow. Lack of blood supply causes death of muscle, i.e., myocardial infarction, or heart attack. ...Read more

Dr. Rick Koch
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Coronary Artery Disease (Definition)

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death and disability in adults in the U.S. It develops when lipid (fatty) plaques builds up in the arteries. Eventually, the plaque can occlude the artery, 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. Ana Adelstein
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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more