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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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Why do people with lung disease often die of heart failure?

Why do people with lung disease often die of heart failure?

Right Heart: COPD / emphysema patients develop right heart dysfunction late in the disease (called cor pulmonale)- this can result in fluid gain, edema and heart failure. ...Read more

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How many people die of mad cow disease?

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How many people die of mad cow disease?

Mad cow disease: Mad cow disease (bse) affects cattle, and when it affects humans it is called variant creutzfeldt-jakob disease (vcjd). It is believed to be caused by a specific type of misfolded protein called a prion. Most cases worldwide are reported in the uk. By october 2009, it had killed 166 people in the uk, and 44 elsewhere. ...Read more

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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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How many people in the us suffer from cardiovascular disease?

How many people in the us suffer from cardiovascular disease?

Alot..: The cdc estimates there are 27 million americans with heart disease. It's also the number one cause of mortality. ...Read more

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How many people have heart attacks but survive?

How many people have heart attacks but survive?

Most people: Survive many tiny heart attacks. Since the advent of cardiac MRI with contrast- we can detection subendocardaial infarcts which cannot be imaged consistently with other tests. In some centers they do this test to completely evaluate their patients but this is breaking news kind of stuff. The survival rate is directly proportional to how much heart muscle is lost. ...Read more

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How many people die from scleroderma?

How many people die from scleroderma?

Rare disease: Scleroderma is a very rare autoimmune disease which often results in a progressive decline in health resulting in death, due to the fact that little or no treatment options exist for scleroderma. It is quite rare, among the rarest of all immune complex diseases. ...Read more

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How many people die due to a heart bypass?

How many people die due to a heart bypass?

Not many: There are many coronary bypasses done. Less than2% die within the first 30 days of surgical issues. All of us die sometime! ...Read more

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How many people on statins complain of congestive heart failure?

How many people on statins complain of congestive heart failure?

Statins & HF: Not possible to give a precise answer. Statins do not cause heart failure and some studies suggest that some statins may be beneficial in the treatment of heart failure due to poor pump function. ...Read more

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How many people die of acute limb ischemia?

How many people die of acute limb ischemia?

Not many: But if someone has untreated acute limb ischemia, he/she may loose the limb. If that is the correct diagnosis, the condition is an emergency. ...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 many people die from emphysema, arteriosclerosis, or stroke due to smoking?

How many people die from emphysema, arteriosclerosis, or stroke due to smoking?

Many: Cardiovascular disease, COPD and stroke are 3 of the 4 leading causes of death in the us (the other being cancers) so most people die as a consequence of these disorders. COPD alone causes one death every 4 minutes. ...Read more

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How many people have congestive heart failure?

How many people have congestive heart failure?

CHF: At the present time there still are about 500, 000 new cases of CHF a year. Better control of hypertension and diabetes and coronary artery disease is hoped to decrease it. The obesity epidemic in the country bodes ill for the future however. We have improved treatments for CHF but nothing beats preventing it. ...Read more

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What people can get heart disease?

What people can get heart disease?

Heart Disease: Everybody... Risk factors include genetics, untreated cholesterol/triglycerides, diabetes, smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, as well age and gender. ...Read more

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How many people die from emphysema each year?

How many people die from emphysema each year?

US COPD Stats: Here are stats for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in US: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/copd.htm Emphysema is one form of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease . ...Read more

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Can people die from alzheimer's disease?

Can people die from alzheimer's disease?

Yes.: In the late stages of alzheimer's disease the body's vital functions break down. The body "forgets" how to swallow, the muscles grow rigid. The person starts to aspirate, they develop pneumonias, pressure ulcers and other infections that eventually kills them. It's important for patients and their families to talk with their doctor about an advanced directive before that happens. ...Read more

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What causes a heart attack? Why do some people die from them while others live?

What causes a heart attack? Why do some people die from them while others live?

Heart attack: heart attack means part of the heart muscle has died due to lack of blood supply. If you kill enough of the heart you can't survive as there isn't enough to pump blood to your body. In some cases even a small heart attack can cause electrical issues that can cause sudden death but these are more random and more difficult to predict. ...Read more

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How many people die from mosquito-borne diseases?

How many people die from mosquito-borne diseases?

Mosquito bites: Throughout the world there are > 1 million deaths from mosquito borne diseases each year. ...Read more

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How many people died of HIV/AIDS in 2014?

How many people died of HIV/AIDS in 2014?

Around 17,000: The latest year for US HIV/AIDs statistics is 2013, with 16,783 deaths among people diagnosed with AIDS (stage 3 HIV infection). Not all of those necessarily died of AIDS or its complications, but most did. Of course many more world wide. Detailed statistics for the US are available at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-us.pdf ...Read more