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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.

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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.

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How does heart disease affect the other organ systems?

How does heart disease affect the other organ systems?

Heart disease: If the heart doesn't pump adequate blood to supply the demands of the various organ systems, they don't function normally

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How does heart disease affect the cardiovascular system?

How does heart disease affect the cardiovascular system?

Related: The heart is the pump of the cardiovascular system. When it doesn't work well the cardiovascular system does not work well.

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What body systems are affected by cornoary heart disease?

What body systems are affected by cornoary heart disease?

Mostly Heart: Coronary arteries are the main vessels coming off the aorta supplying blood to the heart muscle. There are 3 main coronary arteries. When they have significant plaques in them (coronary atherosclerosis, or coronary artery disease), people develop chest pains (angina), shortness of breath, chest tightness with exertion, heart attacks and various other consequences.

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What to do if heart disease cancer nervous system disorder?

What to do if heart disease cancer nervous system disorder?

Whaaaa?: Add diabetes and you would cover the whole harrison's textbook of internal medicine. No way to answer your question, you need to be more specific. Talk to your doc about your concerns he/she knows you best.

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What do you advise for heart disease cancer nervous system disorder?

What do you advise for heart disease cancer nervous system disorder?

See a doctor.: No Health Tap doc can answer your question without knowing more about your situation and examining you. See your doc please.

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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.

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I have heart disease can I take coconut oil to help my digestive system?

I have heart disease can I take coconut oil to help my digestive system?

May help Arteries: Not sure about GI issues but saturated fats are not unhealthy, simple carbs ; sugar drive artery disease ; most heart problems. The healthiest fats, from research: lard, coconut, palm ; better olive oils. Study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, mary enig, stossel debunking food myths, dietdoctor. Com, gary taubes, peter attia, nusi. Org, robert lustig, the men who made us fat, nora gedgaudas, etc.

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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.

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How can you make sure you don't get congenital heart disease?

How can you make sure you don't get congenital heart disease?

No plan I know of: Congenital heart disease (chd) is a sporadic event occuring in ~1% of births. It is frequently seen in chromasome disorders. Having one or more parents with a defect increases risk but not always for the same defects. Having a 1st child with chd increases risk for a 2nd. A healthy lifestyle prior to and during pregnancy is the best anyone can do. Even then, ~4% of nbns will have an issue to deal with.

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Mother has gallstones but won't operate as she has heart disease, any other option?

Mother has gallstones but won't operate as she has heart disease, any other option?

Dissolution Therapy: If mom is having pain due to the gallstones and felt to be a poor candidate for surgery, it may be worth trying to dissolve the gallstones using medication (ursodiol). This is only suitable for small, non calcified stones and takes months to work. If she has a severe attack, an interventional radiologist can place a tube into the gallbladder to rx the blockage (percutaneous cholecystostomy).

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What type of heart disease is indicated when the p-r interval is extended?

What type of heart disease is indicated when the p-r interval is extended?

Ecg: The PR interval is the period when the electrical impulse is being conducted from the sino atrial node down thru the atrium, thru the atrioventricular node and the conduction system to the ventricles. Prolongation of this can be caused by many factors ischemic, metabolic and structural and is not a specific indicator of a specific disease.

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For what reasons shouldn't a patient with heart disease have their temperature taken rectally?

For what reasons shouldn't a patient with heart disease have their temperature taken rectally?

Temperature: In general it isn't a big deal. There can be some reflex cardiac rhythm problems and this is the reason for the caution.

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With heart disease in my family, my diet hasn't been great. Although I'm not overweight, and I exercise 2-3 times per week should I be concerned?

With heart disease in my family, my diet hasn't been great. Although I'm not overweight, and I exercise 2-3 times per week should I be concerned?

Pay attention: Family history is an extremely important determinant on the risk of heart disease. At your age, given an increased risk from family history you should be starting to engage in better dietary habits. Know your lipid profile and consider meds along with a better low fat diet if your LDL cholesterol is more than 130 (strive for 100). Exercise 5x per week. Avoid smoking. Starting young helps.

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I was working very hard and hadn't slept for 36+ hours my heart rate was 44 last night usually around 50-60! Does this mean I have heart disease?

I was working very hard and hadn't slept for 36+ hours my heart rate was 44 last night usually around 50-60! Does this mean I have heart disease?

Not necessarily: A heart rate of 44 is low but for some people this is normal, particularly if you are an athlete. If you have no symptoms, such as dizziness or passing out this is good too. An EKG would be good to make sure your heart is beating from your sinus node. There is a problem called sick sinus syndrome that causes a low heart rate. Usually with this problem your heart rate doesn't increase. All the best

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