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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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What can lead to coronary heart disease?

What can lead to coronary heart disease?

Lots of things: Among the more preventable causes of heart disease are smoking, being overweight, type 2 diabetes, poor exercise and eating habits, high cholesterol and excessive alcohol intake. If you have a family history of heart disease then you need to be especially careful to manage these risk factors. The american heart association has some great resources at www. Heart. Org. ...Read more

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How could HDL and LDL lead to coronary heart disease?

Atherogenic: High LDL and low HDL both promote the development and progression of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) which is the cause of blocked arteries in chd. ...Read more

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What can cause coronary heart disease?

What can cause coronary heart disease?

Unhappy hearts: Caused by bad cholesterol and inflammation. Both can clog the pipes to your heart. How to keep your heart (and elsewhere) happy: eat well (whole grains, fruits and veggies). Get moving 30-60 minutes every day. Don't smoke. Make friends. Smile. ...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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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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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 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 does someone or stop coronary heart disease?

How does someone or stop coronary heart disease?

CAD: Lower cholesterol to less tha 100, control blood pressure, stop smoking, exercise regularly, lose weight can give you the best chance but there are still no guarantees. ...Read more

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Why does coronary heart disease occur in the body?

Why does coronary heart disease occur in the body?

CAD: Classical risk factors for atherosclerotic disease:
1. Genetics (chose your parents wisely!)
2. High blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol/triglycerides
3. Smoking, obesity, no exercise, high fat diet
4. Poor dental health
take care of yourself :-). ...Read more

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How does coronary heart disease develop in a person?

How does coronary heart disease develop in a person?

Many things: Many things contribute; some modifiable, others not. Things you can't change include family history, gender, genetics (although you can test for the latter). Things you can change or at least affect: smoking (stop!), exercise, diet, cholesterol & other biomarkers, diabetes/prediabetes/insulin resistance, blood pressure, inflammation. These things damage vessel walls & lead to plaque formation/chd. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of coronary heart disease?

What are some of the symptoms of coronary heart disease?

Multiple: Coronary disease can manifest as chest pain, arm pain, epigastric (upper abdominal) pain, pain between the shoulder blades, shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, or sudden death. ...Read more

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What are common factors that cause coronary heart disease?

What are common factors that cause coronary heart disease?

Several: Besides inheriting bad genes, the following 'self inflicted' factors can lead to coronary heart disease: obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and high cholesterol. ...Read more

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What can someone eat if he or she had coronary heart disease?

What can someone eat if he or she had coronary heart disease?

Anything... but...: You can eat anything, but in reality your best bet is to switch to a more healthful diet which is what I call "flexeterian" -- mostly plant based products (vegetables and fruits and only 100% whole grains) and avoidance of most animal products, dairy, etc. When you do eat meat, limit yourself to small portions of poultry or fish that is steamed or grilled. ...Read more

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What risk factors are associated with coronary heart disease?

What risk factors are associated with coronary heart disease?

Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risks
smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes
, family history.
Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack!
myocardial infarction is the medical term. Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what exactly is coronary heart disease?

Can you please tell me what exactly is coronary heart disease?

Blockage: Angina-chest pain from atherosclerotic blockage of the arteries to the heart.

So one has to have coronary vessels blocked by atherosclerosis and plaque deposits to the degree that the heart does not get enough oxygen.
Prevention:
non smoker
cardiovascular exercise
diet
normal weight
ignore and get coronary problems.
Family history is also significant. ...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 would be the most common causes and the effects of coronary heart disease?

What would be the most common causes and the effects of coronary heart disease?

Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risks
smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes
, family history.
Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack!
myocardial infarction is the medical term. Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...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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How does someone prevent coronary heart disease?

Take charge: Control your risk factors:
blood pressure goal <130/80mmhg
ldl goal< 100mg/dl
daily aerobic exercise > 45 minutes
do not smoke
stay close to normal BMI of < 25kg/m2
if you are diabetic, keep good control with A1c goal < 7%. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent coronary heart disease?

See below: Adhere to a healthy low fat diet, avoid smoking, get plenty of exercise, treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes if appropriate. Know your risk factors and family history. ...Read more

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What could colesterol have to do with coronary heart disease?

What could colesterol have to do with coronary heart disease?

Excesive: Cholesterol from die, or family genetics failing to discard bad cholesterol may deposits over the years through your vasculature. That attracts some immune cell to attempt to clear it, but more damage occurs, till the point blood flow is compromised around the heart and other beds., . ...Read more

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Are there any personality traits that are predictive of coronary heart disease?

Type-A: Type A personalities are often thought to be at higher risk for coronary problems, most notably those who are not only aggressive and domineering but also prone to anger. ...Read more

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Would ECG pick up coronary heart disease?

Would ECG pick up coronary heart disease?

It may: Yes, it may, but often times when it's quiescent, it may not be evident on plain ECG and requires stress ECG commonly known as cardiac stress test. ...Read more

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How does a doctor diagnose coronary heart disease?

How does a doctor diagnose coronary heart disease?

Many things: The first and most important thing in making a diagnosis is listening to the patient. Their signs and symptoms are important. The next is a physical exam. Tests which help include ekg, stress tests, angiogram which visualizes the blockages. Newer tests include ct angiograms, ct calcium score, and mri' s are beginning help as well. ...Read more

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What is the primary prevention of coronary heart disease?

What is the primary prevention of coronary heart disease?

Lifestyle: There are risk factors you can't control, like family history and diseases you've had that put you at risk. Most of the risk factors are within your control, such as diet and exercise to keep you LDL low and your HDL high. Discuss preventive measures with your doctor as everyone can benefit from this, get regular checkups and blood tests to help plan prevention. Do not smoke or take drugs. ...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)

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


Malnutrition (Definition)

Refers to the individual that receives either too few nutrients, too many nutrients, an imbalance of nutrients, or due to comorbidities or underlying inherited or acquired diseases, an under or ...Read more