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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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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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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 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 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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Is muscle ache a symptom of heart failure?

No: Heart failure usually presents as fatigue , shortness of breath upon exertion, leg swelling, fatigue upon laying down, weakness but unusual as a muscle ache. ...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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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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Is fatigue a symptom of celiac disease?

Is fatigue a symptom of celiac disease?

Fatigue & celiac.: The quick answer is yes, fatigue can be caused by celiac disease as the malabsorption of carbohydrates causes dehydration and reduces the intake of the body's main energy substrate. But many other things can cause fatigue, too. ...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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Is weight loss a sign of worsening condition in a patient with congestive heart failure?

Is weight loss a sign of worsening condition in a patient with congestive heart failure?

It can be: Weight loss can reflect appropriate dietary changes, salt reduction, and colirc reduction that may be beneficial if part of one's heart failure status is due to obesity and obesity related conditions. However, in severe, advanced heart failure, weight loss can be a sign of cardiac cachexia, suggestive of a worsened prognosis. ...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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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

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Is heartburn a sign of heart problem?

Is heartburn a sign of heart problem?

NO: Heartburn is a burning sensation in the lower chest, often occurring after meals or lying down and is relieved by antacids. Chest pain that occurs with exercise or accompanied by nausea and weak pulse is likely a heart problem. Recurrent pain must be evaluated to determine the source, be it heart or esophagus injury from gasto reflux. ...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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Is vertigo a sign of some disease?

Is vertigo a sign of some disease?

Yes, but which one?: Vertigo can be a sign of disease in multiple areas, ranging from the inner ear to the vestibular nerves to the brainstem itself. There are many causes of vertigo, ranging from benign to quite dangerous. A neurologist can help pinpoint what type of dizziness you have, what is causing it, and how to treat it. ...Read more

Dr. Todd Zimmerman
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Listlessness (Definition)

Means something like unanimated, having poor energy and feeling apathetic. For example if it is a very hot day and you are tired and don't feel you have the energy to do things, you might say that you are feeling listless. In mental health, having a strong sense of listlessness not related to hot weather, etc., can indicate a sense of hopelessness, ...Read more


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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