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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 nails have always been dark pink/red and a little purple at the base. In any situation. Should I be concerned? I fear heart disease. I m 19

My nails have always been dark pink/red and a little purple at the base. In any situation. Should I be concerned? I fear heart disease. I m 19

Hard to tell: it is very hard to tell without photos. Even with photos would be guessing. You need to provide more data. would want to know if you have high hemoglobin, extra heart sounds, fixed s2 (racepinephrine). cold be cyanotic heart diseae or could be nothing. ...Read more

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A 7 year old child has heart disease... Symptoms of as below :-( nail color turns blue high speed heart beats if he walks for a long way or play?

A 7 year old child has heart disease... Symptoms of as below :-( nail color turns blue high speed heart beats if he walks for a long way or play?

More Info Please: I am not certain what your question is, but i share your concern about your child. Cyanotic (i.e. Turning blue") heart disease can be serious and requires very close monitoring with often complex case. Please discuss these issues with the child's pediatric cardiologist as soon as possible. And please write back with more information so we can be of further assistance. ...Read more

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I have a strong family history of premature heart disease, BP is 135/90, LDL 130, non smoker. Should i be treated for cholesterol lowering pill?

I have a strong family history of premature heart disease, BP is 135/90, LDL 130, non smoker. Should i be treated for cholesterol lowering pill?

Not yet: There is not enough evidence to recommend that people like you take a statin for primary prevention at this time. Follow a heart healthy diet which is low in saturated fats and avoid concentrated sweets and reduce starches like pasta,potatoes,bread and rice. Keep your weight ideal and your blood pressure around 120/80. Regular exercise is advisable. Periodic treadmill stress test is advisable. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help treat heart disease?

Can acupuncture help treat heart disease?

Only if it relaxes: No randomized controlled trial is ever shown a cardiovascular benefits of acupuncture, however if it relaxes you and thereby lowers your blood pressure, there may be some effect. ...Read more

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How is coronary heart disease treated?

How is coronary heart disease treated?

Medically: Medical treatment is the most important. Drugs to lower cholesterol and treat elevated blood pressure are essential. Aspirin and other anti-clotting drugs are key. Beta blocking drugs and angiotensin inhibiting drugs are also important. Invasive procedures such as angioplasty, stents and bypass surgery are best reserved for patiens with unstable disease. All patients need complete medical rx. ...Read more

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How can you treat coronary heart disease?

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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Can cornary heart disease be treated with statins and diet alone or is stent or surgery needed?

Can cornary heart disease be treated with statins and diet alone or is stent or surgery needed?

Depends: Hi. All three means are used, depending on the nature of the lesion(s), the coronary artery/arteries involved, targets for stenting or surgery, etc. Talk with your cardiologist, and if it would make you feel better, get a second opinion. Good luck! ...Read more

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Rheumatic heart disease, what does this involve and how is it treated?

Rheumatic heart disease, what does this involve and how is it treated?

Serious: Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that can develop as a complication of inadequately treated strep throat. It can damage the heart valves and the heart muscle. It is treated with bed rest, antibiotics, aspirin, and, rarely, steroids. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/rheumatic-fever/ds00250. ...Read more

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How do integrative doctors treat congenital heart disease?

How do integrative doctors treat congenital heart disease?

Comprehensive care: Congenital heart disease should be cared for in hospitals with a dedicated team of highly trained specialists, including pediatric cardiologists, congenital heart surgeons, intensive care physicians/ neonatologists, nurses, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, social work, physical and speech therapists, family support team, and other medical consultants to provide integrated care. ...Read more