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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Coronary Heart Disease

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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 a patient with coronary heart disease take a long trip by plane?

Can a patient with coronary heart disease take a long trip by plane?

Yes: If that person has been well without unstable symptoms, they can fly on a long trip. Remember that planes are pressurized at 8, 000 feet so they need to be well enough to handle that. ...Read more

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How long should you live if your heart has an ejection factor of 20% from coronary heart disease?

Depends on cause: Ischemic= coronary. But others can exist. Viral valvular control of current risk factors no smoking weight control cardiac exercize and rehab some folks live quite a long time unpredictable, but less than normal! ...Read more

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My father is 67 years old, and he has coronary heart disease, can he take a long trip by plane?

Depends: On severity and complication complications of his disease and medications he is on. Long trips can increase risk of dvt. A good risk assessment necessary by your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Should everyone have a stress test and how long are test like stress, echocardiograms and angiograms good for? I had this complete work-up in 2008 and the impression was no visible coronary heart disease. Yet said the patient does have diastolic dysfunc

Should everyone have a stress test and how long are test like stress, echocardiograms and angiograms good for?  I had this complete work-up in 2008 and the impression was no visible coronary heart disease.  Yet said the patient does have diastolic dysfunc

Not everyone needs: Stress test echocardiograms and angiograms give a lot of information but do not predict everybody who goes on to have disease. Not everyone has a gradual reduction in vessel size. Some people will form a clot that can occurr in minutes leading to heart attack. Keep cholesterol's under control, blood pressure monitored, diabetes treated, don't smoke and keep your weight down and should be ok. ...Read more

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What would be the most common causes and the effects of coronary heart disease?

What would be the most common causes and the effects of coronary heart disease?

Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risks smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read more

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Can smoking opium exacerbate the effects of coronary heart disease?

Can smoking opium exacerbate the effects of coronary heart disease?

Possible: But most of us do not know! we quit smoking along time ago, and can lose our licenses for trying to find out! there may be a researcher that has studied! ...Read more

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What age do people get coronary heart disease?

What age do people get coronary heart disease?

Not age related: The development of coronary artery disease is related to patient factors, including diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, and smoking, among others. If these are severe or poorly controlled, CAD can develop at an early age. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Coronary Artery Disease (Definition)

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death and disability in adults in the U.S. It develops when lipid (fatty) plaques builds up in the arteries. Eventually, the plaque can occlude the artery, thereby stopping blood flow to the organ supplied by that artery. If the artery supplies the heart, blockage causes a heart attack. If the blockage is in a brain vessel, the ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more