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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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Can heart disease be caused by a virus? Is heart disease ever caused by something like a virus? .

Can heart disease be caused by a virus? Is heart disease ever caused by something like a virus?

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Yes: Virus can cause muscle damage and a weak heart muscle called a cardiomyopathy. May be temporary or permanent. Viral titers in the right clinical setting would help support the diagnosis but not neccesary. Usually a clinical DX or a DX of exclusion. ...Read more

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A heart attack is caused by whata?

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A heart attack is caused by whata?

Traditionally: By a ruptured cholesterol plaque in the coronary artery. ...Read more

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Is the disease elephantiasis caused by an eubacterium, roundworm, or virus?

Is the disease elephantiasis caused by an eubacterium, roundworm, or virus?

Roundworm: Wucharia bancrofti is a typical cause of elephantiasis but in the us chronic lymph edema from venous disease which can look like elephantiasis is much more common. ...Read more

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Is giardiasis caused by a parasite?

Is giardiasis caused by a parasite?

Yes: The infective form (cyst) of the parasite is expelled in the waste of the carrier human or animal & makes it into water. It is microscopic and often present in wadeing pools, ponds, on diaper changing tables, etc. A contaminated hand or drink may then carry it into the mouth where it begin its life cycle again, traveling to the intestines to live & reproduce. ...Read more

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What is a disease caused by microbe that is uncommon?

What is a disease caused by microbe that is uncommon?

Diphtheria: A disease that is uncommon in our country, the USA, is Diphtheria. This disease once infected thousands of children and caused thousands of deaths. The reason it is uncommon in our country now is because of vaccinations, specifically the DPT vaccine. Diphtheria still occurs worldwide, in tropical countries. CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/dip.pdf ...Read more

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Is Huntington's disease caused by a mutation?

Is Huntington's disease caused by a mutation?

Yes: HD is a truely dominantly inherited condition caused by an unstable expanded CAG trinucleotide repeat in exon 1 of the HD gene on chromosome 4. ...Read more

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Is congestive heart failure caused by a virus?

Is congestive heart failure caused by a virus?

Possibly: A viral infection of the heart is referred to as myocarditis. If damage to the heart is severe, this can result in congestive heart failure. Among all adult patients presenting with congestive heart failure, myocarditis is not a common cause. ...Read more

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Is anemia caused by an infection?

Is anemia caused by an infection?

Can be: An infection can lead to some degree of anemia. The anemia should resolve with successful treatment of the infection. ...Read more

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Is the flu always a disease caused by a virus?

Is the flu always a disease caused by a virus?

Sure: True influenza is always caused by an influenza virus but there are lots of influenza-like viruses caused by other respiratory viruses and the stomach 'flu, not an influenza at all. ...Read more

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Can thrombocytopenia be caused by a cat (some disease from cats)?

Can thrombocytopenia be caused by a cat (some disease from cats)?

Probably not.: Cats are not likely to do this, unless there is a very extreme allergy that triggers a severe autoimmune reaction, and this is real remote. Cats usually spread toxoplasmosis infection as they pass it in their stool, but this is controlled by the immune system. A cause of low platelets can be snake bite like from a pit viper. ...Read more

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How is gallbladder disease be caused by an unhealthy diet?

How is gallbladder disease be caused by an unhealthy diet?

Cholesterol: We are not 100 percent certain on how this happens, but some gallstones are made of cholesterol. The assumption is that high cholesterol levels can induce the formation of gallstones, but this is not always the case. There re many factors associated with the formation of gallstones and sometimes dieting alternated with periods of food binges can be as bad and a promotor of gallstones. ...Read more

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Is brain cancer caused by a virus?

Is brain cancer caused by a virus?

Brain cancer...: Occurs more frequently in hiv-infected individuals, but most types of brain cancer have not been definitely tied to viruses. ...Read more

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Female 35, can gastroparesis be caused by an autoimmune disease?

Female 35, can gastroparesis be caused by an autoimmune disease?

Yes.: Usually late in scleroderma. People with autoimmune gastritis can have digestive issues (no stomach acid or mucous) that makes digestion more difficult. It is most common in diabetes ii. ...Read more

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