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What are the different types of heart disease?

What are the different types of heart disease?

Too many to list: However, when people generically refer to "heart disease" they are usually talking about cholesterol plaque in the coronary arteries (cad). ...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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List of all heart disease names?

List of all heart disease names?

Need more space...: This is not a practical forum for this curious question--you probably better off googling it. But to name a few: coronary artery disease, hypertensive hd, valvular hd, cardiomyopathies (dilated, hypertrophic, tachycardic types), endocarditis, atrial fibrillation, flutter, wolf-parkinson-white syndrome, r or l bundle branch block, pvcs, pat, 1st/sec/3rd heart block, heart failure..Have fun learning. ...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

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Can you please list the common causes of heart disease?

Can you please list the common causes of heart disease?

Risk factors: Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) occurs when the walls of blood vessels thicken due to deposits of fat and plaque. This narrowing or blockage of the arteries causes heart disease. The risk factors for heart disease include smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity, and diabetes. ...Read more

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What type of heart disease is indicated when the p-r interval is extended?

Ecg: The PR interval is the period when the electrical impulse is being conducted from the sino atrial node down thru the atrium, thru the atrioventricular node and the conduction system to the ventricles. Prolongation of this can be caused by many factors ischemic, metabolic and structural and is not a specific indicator of a specific disease. ...Read more

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Please suggest what type of heart disease is detected when p-r interval is extended?

Please suggest what type of heart disease is detected when p-r interval is extended?

PR interval: The pr interval is the time the impulse travels from the atrium to the ventricles. There is a normal range and some people have shorter and some longer intervals. Long intervals can indicate disease in the atrioventricular conduction system. If this is severe enough to block impulses getting to the ventricle a pacemaker may be indicated. ...Read more

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Is inherited heart disease different from other heart disease?

Is inherited heart disease different from other heart disease?

In large part, no.: There are inherited factors that will make a person at high risk for heart disease (atherosclerotic disease). These include abnormal cholesterol profile, diabetes mellitus, family history of heart disease at young age, essential hypertension. So-called environmental factors, such as smoking, obesity, chronic stress, are also important. Aging starts in your twenties. Start a healthy lifestyle today. ...Read more

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Whats the best type of oil to cook with to lower risks of heart disease?

Whats the best type of oil to cook with to lower risks of heart disease?

Saturated fats: are bad for the heart, monounsaturated fats are good. Cholesterol is bad. So choose the cooking oil with the most monounsaturated fats and no cholesterol; these are mainly the vegetable-derived ones. Olive oil, corn oil, and peanut oil are three of the best; butter, lard, and palm oil are three of the worst. ...Read more