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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

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 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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...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 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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Does milk increase risk of heart disease? I have heard conflicting studies, which some say the satfat in milk causes h.D, and others sayingno connection

Does milk increase risk of heart disease? I have heard conflicting studies, which some say the satfat in milk causes h.D, and others sayingno connection

Sadly there is: A lot of controversial opinions at the internet. A theory developed early 1960 -1980's linking milk homogenization and production of an enzyme call xanthine oxidase with an increase in coronary artery disease. Subsequent prospective epideomological studies have failed to showed that direct effect. In my opinion drink your milk but if you are worry change to soy milk. Exercise and eat healthy. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about chest pains if I don't have a family history of heart disease?

Should I be concerned about chest pains if I don't have a family history of heart disease?

Yes: Particularly if you have other risk factors for coronary artery disease: smoking, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and sedentary lifestyles.
In any event: ALL chest pain should receive an evaluation by your primary/ family physician! ...Read more

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I recently read that you can have congenital heart disease and not know it. Why aren't all people screened for this?

I recently read that you can have congenital heart disease and not know it. Why aren't all people screened for this?

Population screening: While congenital heart disease is the most common birth abnormality, the absolute number of people born with congenital heart disease is small compared to whole population. Therefore to screen the whole population in the absence of symptoms does not make sense to find few potential patients. If one is not feeling well, or has complaints, then congenital heart disease may be considered. ...Read more

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I'm 22 and don't smoke and drink but somedays when im laying on my side my heart skips beats what are the chances I have heart disease at my age?

I'm 22 and don't smoke and drink but somedays when im laying on my side my heart skips beats what are the chances I have heart disease at my age?

Less than 1-234, 000: As far as a blood flow problem. As far as a heart rhythm problem, odds are against you. Have you ever had an ekg? Maybe it's time to see and talk to your doctor please. ...Read more

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Slight elevated EDP noticed w/ cath (20). Ef 50-55. Arteries lrge and clear. LBBB. Is this heart disease or dysfunction? Can't exercise too hard. Y?

Slight elevated EDP noticed w/ cath (20). Ef 50-55. Arteries lrge and clear. LBBB. Is this heart disease or dysfunction? Can't exercise too hard. Y?

Both: The problem. Is diastolic dysfunction with preserved ejection fraction which is commonly associated with left ventricular hypertrophy from any cause. Exercise intolerance is a hallmark of this condition as it worsens with increasing heart rate. Clinical conditions associated with this condition include hypertension, diabetes cardiomyopathy, etc
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Gama GT liver test 140 don't drink that much alcahol why is it so high got coronory heart disease aswell. Help. .

Gama GT liver test 140 don't drink that much alcahol why is it so high got coronory heart disease aswell. Help. .

Suspect heredity: About 1 person in 1000 has an autosomal dominant genetic tendency to high ggt. I occasionally have to write letters to these people's friends / parole officers / drug counselors explaining that this does not mean they are secretly boozing. As a lab specialist, I'm always telling people to focus on the actual history and physical exam -- you're not your lab values. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How common is heart disease among women?

Heart disease/ Women: Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States and also a leading cause of disability in women. Heart disease kills more women than cancer. It is extremely important to have regular checkups and see your physician concerning preventing heart disease and other diseases. ...Read more

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Can kids get heart disease from fried foods?

Can kids get heart disease from fried foods?

Yes: The earliest signs of coronary artery disease have been seen in young people, at autopsy, killed in car accidents or on the battlefield. Although symptoms may not occur until later in life, the disease begins in young people. It is important to develop healthy habits early in life. ...Read more

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Who can tell me what can heart disease lead to?

Who can tell me what can heart disease lead to?

Death and disability: Heart disease, untreated, is the leading cause of death and disability in the us. ...Read more

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How will exercise reduce my risk of heart disease?

Help CV function.: Exercise, especially if moderate, can reduce the risk of heart disease because it improves cardiovascular function. Your heart works better, and your bloood vessels and lungs are more used to exerting extra effort. Just walking every day can help greatly. It also improves blood pressure, another serious issue that can result in heart disease, as well as stroke.. ...Read more

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What shift pattern has higher risk of heart disease?

What shift pattern has higher risk of heart disease?

Puzzled: Ok, I give up. What do you mean by shift pattern? Dress style from the '50s? Gear shift like "4 on the floor'" vs "3 on the column"? Leukocytosis shift? (like a "left shift"?). I'm just not sure what you're asking. ...Read more

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Show me how can you reduce the risk of heart disease?

Show me how can you reduce the risk of heart disease?

Hard work & meds: Diet, exercise & weight loss are first steps & getting appropriate screening with your physician. ...Read more

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Do middleaged women need to worry about heart disease?

Do middleaged women need to worry about heart disease?

Yes: Middle aged women are also worry about heart diseases provided they have cardiac risk factors but the risk is slightly lower because of the female harmones (estrogen). ...Read more

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How can your diet increase the risk of heart disease?

How can your diet increase the risk of heart disease?

Diet: High salt, high fat diets raise the probability of stroke, heart attack and kidney failure. They do this by damaging the bodies blood vessels. ...Read more

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How many deaths are related to heart disease every year?

How many deaths are related to heart disease every year?

Cardiac deaths: Over 600K a year, read this for details:

http://www. Cdc. Gov/heartdisease/facts. Htm ...Read more

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Could it be bad for people who have heart disease that smoke?

Could it be bad for people who have heart disease that smoke?

Very bad: Coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease all worse and even can cause sudden death in active smokers. Stop smoking before is too late. Consult your physician for in depth conversation. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more