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Are cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease the same disease?

Are cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease the same disease?

Close: The way i define it is that cardiovascular disease refers to the present of plaque (arterial disease) in the arteries of the heart. Ischemic heart disease means that the disease in the arteries has now decreased the blood flow to the heart and is affecting how it functions. Ischemic heart disease is a subset of cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Disease (Definition)

The vascular system is made up with 3 components, arteries, veins, and lymph channels. The most common description of vascular disease is usually associated with arterial insufficiency, also known as PAD. This usually is more of an issue as people age, who also have associated medical conditions to include diabetes, hypertension, heart ...Read more


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Do people with celiac disease look different than other people?

Do people with celiac disease look different than other people?

No: People from all walks of life and any size or shape can have celiac disease.This is an immune related defect that involves a person's immune system forming antibodies to wheat gluten that cross react with their intestinal tissue leading to injury.If they continue to consume the offending proteins, their body has more symptoms.If they avoid them, they can live a normal life. ...Read more

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How are arteriosclerosis and peripheral vascular disease different?

How are arteriosclerosis and peripheral vascular disease different?

PVD/PAD/atherosclero: Pvd/pad/atherosclerosis are one in the same. Plaque causes stenosis of arteries. Plaque can be soft or heavily calcified. Board certified surgeons should be able to offer you the best treatment options depending on location, quality of symptoms and co-morbidities. Vascular surgeon can offer all therapies including endovascular, open and medical modalities. ...Read more

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Can white people get sickle cell disease? Or is this disease exclusive to black people?

Can white people get sickle cell disease? Or is this disease exclusive to black people?

Yes and No: The genes by which a person inherits skin color are different from the genes for inheriting sickle cell trait and disease. Therefore, in the U.S., where many people marry others with different skin colors, kids can be born with sickle cell trait or disease and have any skin color. The disease occurs in about 1 out of 400 black (racial) Americans, and 1 out of 16,000 Hispanic (ethnic) Americans. ...Read more

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Are there any genetic differences among racial and ethnic groups when it comes to cardiovascular diseases?

Are there any genetic differences among racial and ethnic groups when it comes to cardiovascular diseases?

Yes: There are number of significant effects of race on the development of vascular diseases. For example, aneurysms are less common in asians. On the other hand, asians may be more susceptible to certain vascular inflammatory conditions. Atherosclerosis is influenced by smoking, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and genetics among other factors. Race is minor factor in comparison. ...Read more

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What are the differences between atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease?

What are the differences between atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease?

Location: coronary heart disease is specific to the coronary arteries. ascvd refers to plaques in arteries throughout the body. ...Read more

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Are there racial differences in regards to levels of coronary artery disease?

Are there racial differences in regards to levels of coronary artery disease?

Always: Many stuides show differences among racial lines; my personal opinion is that these really demonstrate differences in socioeconomic levels. I feel it is much more dependent upon income levels and the types of foods and lifestyle a person leads. Lower socioeconomic groups tend to eat foods that are less healthy and engage in alcohol and tobacco use as well as engaging in less exercise. ...Read more

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Are hypertensive and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease the same thing?

Are hypertensive and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease the same thing?

Subset of other: The overall process of atherothrombotic cardiovascular disease involves the disease processes in the walls of the blood vessels that cause blockages affecting the dependent organs. If high blood pressure is the dominant cause of the disease (often coronary, kidney, or brain), then it may be termed hypertensive cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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Can foods really reduce cardio vascular disease risk like they say in ads?

Can foods really reduce cardio vascular disease risk like they say in ads?

Yes and no: The following dietary rules reduce risk: eat fruits and vegetables 3-5 servings per day. Fiber 14 g/day. Avoid trans ( as low as possible) and saturated ( no more than 10% total calories) fats. One to two servings of oily fish/wk - or equivalent in fish oil or omega 3. 1-2 drinks alcohol per day. If you have high BP dietary restrictions on sodium are important. ...Read more

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Why are some inherited diseases more prevalent in particular populations of people from se asia?

Why are some inherited diseases more prevalent in particular populations of people from se asia?

Small social groups: Each group around the world has inherited diseases. The particular disease vary by location. This is primarily a function of social groups; you tend to marry and have children with people who live near you. Some inherited diseases may help you survive certain local illnesses better(ex malaria/sickle trait). This will make the particular inherited disease more common in those areas. ...Read more

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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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Are autoimmune diseases more common in black people or there's no difference?

Are autoimmune diseases more common in black people or there's no difference?

Some are: There are certain diseases that are more common in black persons than not. The ultimate autoimmune disease - systemic lupus erythematosus - is more commom in blacks than non- black persons but many other autoimmune diseases do not show any racial preferences. ...Read more

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Can kids have plaque in their carotid arteries if our family has familial hypercholesterolemia?

Can kids have plaque in their carotid arteries if our family has familial hypercholesterolemia?

Yes: It is entirely possible to form plaque very early in life. Even persons without familial hypercholesterolemia form plaque in their aorta in their 20's as evidenced by autopsy series. ...Read more

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10cm ulcerative sigmoid bowel tumor found, disease also in s.4&5 liver plus other areas - what options pse? Aflibercept?Massive surgery, stent?

10cm ulcerative sigmoid bowel tumor  found, disease also in s.4&5 liver plus other areas - what options pse? Aflibercept?Massive surgery, stent?

There is good chemot: There is good chemo available. It is often comined with targeted drugs like Avastin (bevacizumab) and erbitux(cetuximab)depnding on the kras mutation status of the tumor. The results of chemoa re quite good, so go for it. Aflibercept is not a particualry good drug...Certainly no better than avastin (bevacizumab). ...Read more

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