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Illustrated Field Guide To Congenital Heart Disease
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
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
Www.thefetus.net.: Try the above website for many fetal anomalies, including cardiac lesions. ...Read more
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
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
Need ped cardiology help finding out the statistics of congenital heart defects & follow up surgery?
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
Whats more accurate a cardiac MRI or an mdct ....Specifically for adult congenital heart disease? Whats the prefrence between the 2?
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
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
???: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please help docs! where i can find more about pge1 (misoprostol) in congenital heart disease and syanotic disease?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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