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Is embryo screening able to identify hereditary heart disease? Please advise!

Is embryo screening able to identify hereditary heart disease? Please advise!

Mostly yes.: Specialized fetal ultrasound can recognize most (but not all) types of congenital heart disease. Not all congenital heart disease is hereditary. If you are over 34 yrs or have any other risk factors ( for example family history of congenital heart disease) sould obtain levelIII ultrasound. Occassionally genetic screening is indicated as well ...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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Where can I find ultrasound images of fetal congenital heart defects?

Where can I find ultrasound images of fetal congenital heart defects?

Www.thefetus.net.: Try the above website for many fetal anomalies, including cardiac lesions. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What is congenital heart disease?

Need expert advice. What is congenital heart disease?

Present at birth: Congenital heart disease and the term congenital heart defect are used interchangeably. Congenital heart defects are structural abnormalities of the heart and/or the large blood vessels in the chest that are present at birth. There are dozens of different defects. Some have no real implication and some can have life-threatening consequences requiring multiple surgeries starting early in life. ...Read more

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How can congenital heart disease be related to a faulty signal transduction pathway?

How can congenital heart disease be related to a faulty signal transduction pathway?

Too complex: There are many types of congenital disease with many different and often unknown causes. So. There is no pat answer to this broad question. ...Read more

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Are ?Congenital heart disease related to a faulty signal transduction pathway?

Are ?Congenital heart disease related to a faulty signal transduction pathway?

Not likely.: Most congenital cardiac defects are due to multifactorial inheritance and environmental factors such as Folic Acid deficiency. I am not aware of specific studies linking them to a faulty signal transduction pathway, although such mechanisms frequently become the final common pathway of multiple etiological pathogenic factors. ...Read more

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Metabolic diseases vs auto-immune in fit, health-conscious young female... Is there a way to better guide docs to do the right study w/broad symptoms?

Metabolic diseases vs auto-immune in fit, health-conscious young female... Is there a way to better guide docs to do the right study w/broad symptoms?

No: Please forgive my frankness. Cookbook is better than no-book in diagnosing disease, but not much better. We refer to "vague" symptoms and wait until either there's a clearly abnormal physical finding or clearly abnormal lab, or someone clever picks up one of the ~40 "tough calls" that range from fibromyalgia to porphyria to sleep apenea to carbon monoxide from a faulty home heater. ...Read more

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Whats more accurate a cardiac MRI or an mdct ....Specifically for adult congenital heart disease? Whats the prefrence between the 2?

Whats more accurate a cardiac MRI or an mdct ....Specifically for adult congenital heart disease? Whats the prefrence between the 2?

Need details to say: Congenital heart disease is a broad topic. Often a sound wave tewt (echocardiogram ) is all that is needed. Choice of the appropiate test or tests depends on the cardiologist's thinking about what the likely diagnosis might be. ...Read more

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Cardiology is a rapiscan safe with h BP + lung disease? Treadmill is not an option. Is epicardial fat to the heart, more aligned to metabolic disease

Cardiology is a rapiscan safe with h BP + lung disease? Treadmill is not an option. Is epicardial fat to the heart, more aligned to metabolic disease

Rapiscan: Only rapiscan i can find is a security checker which has no relation to heart/lung disease. Don't know what you mean by treadmill isn't an option. Rapiscan isn't a cardiac diagnostic device that i know of. Epicardial fat is related to being fat everywhere. ...Read more

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What is the best adult infectious disease book to study ?

What is the best adult infectious disease book to study 
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Mandell or Southwick: The premier ID text is Mandel, Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. However, it is encyclopedic and expensive (>$400), better as a reference than initial training. Shorter and cheaper is Southwick, Infecious Diseases: A Clinical Short Course, but I have no experience with it. Or read the ID-related chapters of an adult internal medicine text, such as Cecil Textbook of Medicine (~$200). ...Read more

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Can embryo screening identify hereditary heart disease?

Can embryo screening identify hereditary heart disease?

Sometimes: Hereditary heart diseases caused by a single gene may screened for an identified using ivf with pgd. Those without a known single gene cannot. ...Read more

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How does coronary heart disease relate to science and medicine?

How does coronary heart disease relate to science and medicine?

???: Do you mean how are science and medicine used in relations to heart disease. Cad? If so, scientific methods are used to study CAD with respect to risks, medications, outcomes, etc. This science helps improve medical care of patients with cad.The information flows both ways: doctors can create studies to investigate what they are seeing with patients, researchers can innovate on entirely new ideas. ...Read more

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Who is responsible for naming coronary artery disease?

Giovanni Morgagni?: Giovanni morgagni is generally considered the father of anatomical pathology -- and may have been first to name the blood vessels around the heart, "coronary." they sit like a "crown" (latin: "coronarius") upon the heart. Morgagni also described "hardening" of these arteries. Many others, of course, have also contributed to the development of these ideas. ...Read more

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Please help docs! where i can find more about pge1 (misoprostol) in congenital heart disease and syanotic disease?

Please help docs! where i can find more about pge1 (misoprostol) in congenital heart disease and syanotic disease?

Google scholar: If you go to http://scholar.Google.Com and search "pge1 cyanosis review" you will find dozens of helpful articles going back to the first articles published in the 1970s. ...Read more

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Does peripheral vascular disease cause heart attack? Please, need some answers?

Does peripheral vascular disease cause heart attack? Please, need some answers?

Same disease: Both PVD and coronary artery disease are manifestations of the same disease process, which is atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries). Both are aggravated by smoking and high blood pressure. Both can be improved by exercise, improved diet, weight loss, lipid/cholesterol control and smoking cessation. PVD patients undergoing surgery are at increased risk for heart attack. ...Read more

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How does sublexation of the spine relate to diabetes, heart disease, or obesity?

How does sublexation of the spine relate to diabetes, heart disease, or obesity?

Minimally: Subluxation of the spine.... Might limit exercise and therefore contribute to obesity which leads to diabetes and development of early heart disease. Other than that there is no relation whatsoever. ...Read more

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What genes play an important role in coronary vascular (artery) disease?

What genes play an important role in coronary vascular (artery) disease?

Genes play a role: Researchers are currently trying to identify genes that increase one's risk for getting artery disease and heart attacks. By looking at families who have several generations with such diseases, researchers have found certain genes are involved. Some genes cause cholesterol levels to stay high. The challenge now is to figure out how each of the identified genes leads to artery disease and blockage. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any info about life line screening to identify anuerisms and cardio vascular disease?

Does anyone have any info about life line screening to identify anuerisms and cardio vascular disease?

Ultrasound testing : Ultrasound testing is done by lifeline to look at the carotids, and a separate test for the abdomen. Cardiovascular testing is done using an electrocardiogram and looking for vascular plaques in the carotid and vertebral arteries. The latter abnormalities can be associated with coronary artery disease. Peripheral artery disease is evaluated by ankle brachia indices, also associated with cad. ...Read more

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Circulation and complex congenital heart disease: what symptoms would be most prominent?

Circulation and complex congenital heart disease: what symptoms would be most prominent?

Varies: Murmur cyanosis ( blue finger nails, lips) shortness of breath chest pressure frequent pulmonary infections buildup of fluid in legs maybe lung there are many symptoms depending on the disorder ...Read more

Dr. Barton Cook
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Congenital Heart Disease (Definition)

Congenital heart disease includes heart problems/abnormalities present at birth. This can include septal defects (holes), abnormality of heart valves and rhythm ...Read more