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How many people in the U.S. die every year from heart disease?

How many people in the U.S. die every year from heart disease?

Heart Disease: Approximately 611,105. See: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm

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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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Is it really the case that thousands more women die every year of heart disease than breast cancer?

Is it really the case that thousands more women die every year of heart disease than breast cancer?

Yes: Heart disease is many more times the risk of death than breast cancer in women. Estimated over 500, 000 deaths in a year from heart diseases and 39, 000 deaths from breast cancer in a year. See: http://www.M.Webmd.Com/heart-disease/features/women-more-afraid-of-breast-cancer-than-heart-disease. ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old and a hypochondriac. I am being put on an SSRI but am worried about the side effects. What are the chances of heart disease and death?

I'm 19 years old and a hypochondriac. I am being put on an SSRI but am worried about the side effects. What are the chances of heart disease and death?

Unlikely: It would be very unlikely for an otherwise healthy young person to experience heart disease or death from anti-depressants in usual doses. Close monitoring for efficacy and side effects is usually employed by your prescribing physician. I hope you are feeling better very soon! ...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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How many people suffer from heart disease in the U.K. every year?

How many people suffer from heart disease in the U.K. every year?

Follow this link: This link will provide you with a large amount of data along these lines. http://patient.info/doctor/epidemiology-of-coronary-heart-disease Cheers! ...Read more

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How long can a 95 year old live for if he also has heart disease?

How long can a 95 year old live for if he also has heart disease?

It depends: It depends on the type of heart disease that the person has. Certainly, a 95 year old has lived longer than the statistical average. There are mild heart diseases such as an irregular heart beat which would not have a dramatic effect on lifespan. There are serious valve or muscle problems which could cause death within the year. ...Read more

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If new husband, should 40 year old woman with heart disease feel pressured to have his child?

If new husband, should 40 year old woman with heart disease feel pressured to have his child?

No!: No matter what your health situation is, nobody should pressure you to do anything you are not comfortable with. Now if you both want a child, your ability to do so will strongly depend on what type of heart disease you have. There are many types of heart disease that do not preclude you from completing a successful pregnancy. Consult with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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I just found out I have a poor heart recovery rate. I'm a fit 18 year old female. What gives?My grandpa had heart disease, does that mean i might too?

I just found out I have a poor heart recovery rate. I'm a fit 18 year old female. What gives?My grandpa had heart disease, does that mean i might too?

Relax: Studies that have looked at heart rate recovery after exercise typically did not include 18-year-olds. The studies were in older adults. Cardiac conditioning with cardio exercises usually improves cardiac recovery. ...Read more

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Docs, could a 20 year old male have heart disease?

Docs, could a 20 year old male have heart disease?

Yes: 20 yo males/females may have congenital heart disease (undiagnosed until that age) or acquired, due to viruses, infection, hypertension, arrhythmias , etc. You should trust the 20 yo's doctor or seek a second opinion but you also need to ask specifically what kind of heart disease. ...Read more