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Can WPW syndrome considered to be a type of heart disease?

Can WPW syndrome considered to be a type of heart disease?

Rhythm disturbance: Wpw (short pr interval) is an electrical disturbance that can lead to fatal rhythm distubances under certain conditions. You should mention it to mds, rns, athletic coaches, etc. So that you don't get meds that might aggravate the problem. ...Read more

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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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Is WPW syndrome heart disease?

Is WPW syndrome  heart disease?

Yes: Wolff parkinson white syndrome involves abnormal electrical behavior of the heart producing spasms of palpitations and rapid heart rhythms. The cause is an abnormal electrical structure of the heart which is present at birth. ...Read more

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Question about heart disease wpw. Can it be fatal?

Question about heart disease wpw. Can it be fatal?

Wpw: It is rare but WPW can lead to sudden death. You can consult me if you want, I am a pediatric electrophysiologist, I can give you further info based on your specific situation. To consult, here is the web link: healthtap.com\volkantuzcu ...Read more

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Is hypertension considered a heart disease?

Is hypertension considered a heart disease?

No: It's a risk factor for heart disease, but, untreated, it leads to hypertensive heart disease which, by definition, is a heart disease. ...Read more

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Is an irregular heartbeat considered a heart disease?

Is an irregular heartbeat considered a heart disease?

Depends: If the irregular heart beat is due to sporadic premature beats and the heart is structurally normal, that kind of irregularity is present in all normal hearts and not considered a heart disease. On the other hand, if you have atrial fibrillation (for example), that is considered a heart disease. ...Read more

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Is endocardial cushion defect considered a heart disease?

Is endocardial cushion defect considered a heart disease?

Yes: Unfortunately the names for some defects are confusing. Endocardial cushion defect is an older term. Atrioventricular canal is also an older term for the same entity. The current term for this defect is atrioventricular septal defect and is often abbreviated as avsd. ...Read more

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Is atrial septal defect considered a heart disease?

Yes: Even though "disease" may carry a connotation of "infection" in every day language, in medicine it means that there is some pathology or abnormality. ...Read more

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Is pvcs znd tacycardia considered heart disease?

Is pvcs znd tacycardia considered heart disease?

No: Premature ventric contractions (pvcs) and rapid hr (tachycardias) are arrhythmias (abnormal rhythms); can occur with or without intrinsic heart disease. Heart dis. Usually from blood vessel disease. Main cause is atherosclerotic buildup of plaque inside others: infection, xs iron, xs muscle, etc. Abn rhythms can be from xs caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, meds, cocaine, dehydration, fever. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Fischer
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Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome (Definition)

A condition where there is an extra electrical path in the heart. It can lead to periods of a fast ...Read more