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Doctor insights on: Is Heart Disease Caused By A Parasite

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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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What is heart disease and how is it caused by cholesteral?

What is heart disease and how is it caused by cholesteral?

Atherosclerosis: Atheroslcerosis is cholesterol build up in arteries. If there is excess cholesterol in enters the artery wall and accumulates over time. ...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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What would be the best beta blocker to use for ventricular arrhythmia not caused by structural heart disease?

What would be the best beta blocker to use for ventricular arrhythmia not caused by structural heart disease?

Complicated question: Depends on the arrhythmia - premature beats could be treated with almost any beta blocker. Non sustained V tach might be better served with a calcium channel blocker or an anti arrhythmic agent ( which has beta block like qualities) such as amiodarone or sotalol. You should discuss your particular case with your doc. Ablation may be a possibility. ...Read more

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Does milk increase risk of heart disease?I have heard conflicting studies, which some say the satfat in milk causes h.D, and others sayingno connection

Sadly there is: A lot of controversial opinions at the internet. A theory developed early 1960 -1980's linking milk homogenization and production of an enzyme call xanthine oxidase with an increase in coronary artery disease. Subsequent prospective epideomological studies have failed to showed that direct effect. In my opinion drink your milk but if you are worry change to soy milk. Exercise and eat healthy. ...Read more

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Which type of foods cause heart disease?

Which type of foods cause heart disease?

High fat: High fat, high glycemic diets tend to raise sugers , raise cholesterol, and increase our weight. All of these add to our risk profile.Aha has diets on their web site for your review. ...Read more