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Is shivering a sign of heart disease?

Is shivering a sign of heart disease?

No: It's usually a sign of being cold or nervous or something like that but not heart disease ...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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What sort of disease is a congenital heart defect?

What sort of disease is a congenital heart defect?

Born with it: It is a heart defect you are born with. It may be simple, moderate, or very serious. They include "holes in the heart", valve problems, malformed or absent chambers, valves, or blood vessels. Just under 1 % of all babies are born with some type of defect, often minor and temporary. They are usually diagnosed shortly after birth, occasionally much later. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is congenital heart disease?

What sort of disease is congenital heart disease?

Born with it: It is a heart defect you are born with. It may be simple, moderate, or very serious. They include "holes in the heart", valve problems, malformed or absent chambers, valves, or blood vessels. Just under 1 % of all babies are born with some type of defect, often minor and temporary. They are usually diagnosed shortly after birth, occasionally much later. ...Read more

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Is congenital heart disease a disease associated with aging?

Is congenital heart disease a disease associated with aging?

Not specificly: The sporadic occurrence of congenital heart disease in a baby is influenced by many factors including heredity & toxic exposure. Maternal /paternal age at conception does not seem to have a direct influence unless a chromosome defect comes into play. Then advanced maternal age increases risk of trisomy & each chromosome defect has a higher risk of a heart defect. ...Read more

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Is congestive heart failure a symptom or a disease itself? What are some of the symptoms?

Is congestive heart failure a symptom or a disease itself? What are some of the symptoms?

Congestive heart fai: CHF is a symptom complex. Many cardiac problems can cause chf. Generally loss of exercise capacity, shortness of breath, fatigue and sometimes peripheral swelling we call edema is present. CHF can be right sided, left sided or biventricular. It can be caused by systolic, diastolic or valvar problems. ...Read more

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What is the most common age at which a congenital heart disease presents by heart failure?

What is the most common age at which a congenital heart disease presents by heart failure?

2 months old: The most common forms of chd which is ventricular septal defects, if large enough and non-restrictive would cause congestive heart failure at 1-2 months of age. There are, however, forms of critical congenital heart disease that would present with chf, cyanosis, and/or shock within hours - few days after birth. ...Read more

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Why is excess sweating a common symptom of coronary heart disease?

Why is excess sweating a common symptom of coronary heart disease?

XS sweating: Sweating is only a symptom of CAD when it is causing either severe chest pain or hemodynamic impairment along with the ischemia such as with acute infarction. Patients with mild angina typically don't have sweating as part of their picture. ...Read more

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Is a rapid heart rate one of the symptoms of congestive heart failure or coronary disease?

Is a rapid heart rate one of the symptoms of congestive heart failure or coronary disease?

Not primary symptom: Congestive heart failure may be associated with rapid heart beat but this is not the primary symptom. Rapid heart beat is not usually a sign of coronary artery disease. Rapid heart beat can also occur in otherwise normal hearts. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is congenital hypothyroidism?

What sort of disease is congenital hypothyroidism?

Hormone deficiency: Mutation in the genes needed for making thyroid hormone can result in deficiency of the hormone even in the uterus. The disease interferes with normal development, including that of the brain and the newborn may be a cretin. ...Read more

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Are symptoms of coronary spasms indicative of a condition or disease?

Are symptoms of coronary spasms indicative of a condition or disease?

Coronary spasm: Cornoary spasm can cause chest pain and heart arrhythmias. It is associated with other things that cause smooth muscle spasm like esophageal spasm as well. ...Read more

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What is a common cause of coronary artery disease in teens?

What is a common cause of coronary artery disease in teens?

Different than adult: The type of heart disease seen in teenagers is different from that seen in adults. Some problems are congenital (born with them) that only become apparent in the teenage years. Some common diagnoses include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, myocarditis (viral infection), pericarditis, and marfan syndrome. There are variety of congenital metabolic disorders which are uncommon such as glycogen-storage. ...Read more

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Is a chronic cough a symptom of having congestive heart failure?

Is a chronic cough a symptom of having congestive heart failure?

Can be but..: There are many reasons for a chronic cough. Congestive heart failure is just one of those many reasons. This should be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause. ...Read more

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The most common cyanotic congenital heart defect is what?

The most common cyanotic congenital heart defect is what?

ToF/TGA: As other's mentioned, Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common form of cyanotic congenital heart disease in the US overall/after infancy. In some regions, transposition of the great arteries is the most common in the newborn period. ...Read more

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Confused by terms: what is chd, coronary or congestive or congenital heart disease or defect?

Confused by terms: what is chd, coronary or congestive or congenital heart disease or defect?

Confusing: Adults cardiologists often use the 3-letter acronym, chd, for coronary heart disease. Pediatric cardiologists use the same for congenital heart disease. Answer depends on who is using it usually. Always ask physicians to speak in words, not letters. They should. ...Read more

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What is the cause of rheumatic heart disease and heart murmurs?

What is the cause of rheumatic heart disease and heart murmurs?

Autoantibodies: Rheumatic heart disease is one of the complications of an untreated strep infection.A month or more after the infection, the body has made antibodies that mistale the tissue of the heart for the germ they were designed to fight.Over time thease antibodies cause inflamation of the heart and can injure the valves. After the acute phase is past, you have a weaker heart with leaky valves and murmurs. ...Read more

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Help please! is congestive heart failure a symptom or a disease itself?

Help please! is congestive heart failure a symptom or a disease itself?

Heart failure: It's a group of abnormalities which can have various causes. More a syndrome than a symptom. Lots of diseases can cause it. ...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