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What sort of problem is acute cardiovascular disease?

What sort of problem is acute cardiovascular disease?

A general term: All diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, can be divided into acute (new) or chronic (on-going). A medical aphorism is "to treat acute problems acutely and chronic problems chronically". Think of the difference as a "sprint" vs a "marathon." urgent problems may require immediate attention, although not all acute cv disorders are serious. ...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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What are the symptoms of acute cardiovascular disease?

What are the symptoms of acute cardiovascular disease?

Variable: Depending on which cv disease you mean: heart attack? Heart failure? Cardiac arrest? Etc. Very generally, heart disease causes one or more of the following: chest pain, shortness of breath, fluid retention, palpitations, dizziness, or loss of consciousness. (sorry but that's a general answer to a general question). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Acute cardiovascular disease?

What is the definition or description of: Acute cardiovascular disease?

The relatively: Sudden onset of disorders related to the cardiovascular system ...Read more

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What can I do to treat cardiovascular diseases?

What can I do to treat cardiovascular diseases?

Risk factors: Treatment of risk factors and lifestyle changes are the cornerstone of therapy. Stop smoking, lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Treat diabetes, diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce cardiovascular disease?

What can you do to reduce cardiovascular disease?

Avoid it!: By following healthy habits
american heart you can dramatically reduce the incidence!
if you develop the diseases, there are diverse and helpful treatments.
But avoidance. Prevention is better!, !
no smoking
cardiovascular exercize
monitor cholesterol and blood pressure. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease?

How can I reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease?

Avoid risk factors: Treat risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, stop smoking, lose weight with obesity, avoid severe stress and avoid some drug abuse like Cocaine and amphetamine. ...Read more

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How can you lower your risk of cardiovascular disease?

How can you lower your risk of cardiovascular disease?

PREVENTION: Diet and exercise. Watch your diet. Vegetarian being ideal, abstain from tobacco and alcohol. Get your vitamins from the grocery store in the form of fresh fruits, grains and vegetables. Stay away from the fatty foods and artificial sweetners, probably stay from artificial period. Try for at least 20 minutes of exercise out in the fresh air and sunshine if possible. ...Read more

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What is cardiovascular disease and who does it affect mostly?

Broad question: Cvd is any disorder of the heart and blood vessels. It is the leading cause of death world wide in all developed countries. ...Read more

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How many people in the us suffer from cardiovascular disease?

How many people in the us suffer from cardiovascular disease?

Alot..: The cdc estimates there are 27 million americans with heart disease. It's also the number one cause of mortality. ...Read more

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What is the quality of someones life with cardiovascular disease?

What is the quality of someones life with cardiovascular disease?

Cardiovascular: Depends on the cardiovascular disease and its severity. Quality can vary from good to bad, dependent on what the problem is. ...Read more

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The major risk factors for cardiovascular disease that can be changed are?

Smoking: Smoking confers an approximately 16x higher risk of cardiovascular disease than in non-smokers. This is worse than high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). A combination of smoking cessation therapies works best, and this includes support groups, medications (e.g., chantix), and nicotine delivery alternatives (e.g., patches, gums, etc.). ...Read more

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How is the risk of death from cardiovascular disease is substantially increased?

Unhealthy Lifestyle: Smoking, unhealthy eating, high cholesterol, uncontrolled diabetes and renal failure substantially increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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How has the number of people dying of cardiovascular disease changed since the 1920's?

Age adjusted, Yes!: Cdc achievements in public health, 1900 -1999: since 1921, heart disease has been the leading cause of death and since 1938 stroke has been the 3rd leading cause of death. Together they account for 40 % of all deaths. Since 1950 age adjusted death rates from cardiovascular disease has declined 60%. Attributed to decreased smoking & etter treatment for blood pressure and diabetes in minorities. ...Read more

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How has the number of people dying of cardiovascular disease changed since the 1950's?

How has the number of people dying of cardiovascular disease changed since the 1950's?

Down dramatically: The number of people dying of cardiovascular disease in the last 50-60 years has decreased greatly. This is due to improvements in treatment and prevention of heart attack and stroke. ...Read more

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Can cardiovascular disease lead to diabetes?

Can cardiovascular disease lead to diabetes?

It can seem that way: Many people with cardiovascular disease may have diabetes or prediabetes that is only recognized after they have heart problems. In actuality, though, the glucose metabolism was abnormal for some time before the heart disease was discovered, and changes associated with the sugar abnormalities including high blood pressure & high cholesterol likely contributed to the heart disease. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat cardiovascular diseases?

How do doctors treat cardiovascular diseases?

Cardiovasc diseases: Your question is too broad and open ended question. Cardiovascular diseases are vast and treatment options are like a ocean. So be specific about your disease. So that I can answer it. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Cardiovascular (Definition)

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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