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What are the most common coronary diseases?

What are the most common coronary diseases?

Coronary disease: By far the most common coronary disease is atherosclerotic coronary disease, which is a common type of plaque build up that narrows the diameter of the blood vessels normally supplying blood to the heart. ...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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What are common factors that cause coronary heart disease?

What are common factors that cause coronary heart disease?

Several: Besides inheriting bad genes, the following 'self inflicted' factors can lead to coronary heart disease: obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and high cholesterol. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of coronary artery disease?

What are the most common symptoms of coronary artery disease?

Symptoms of CAD: Usually, there are no symptoms of coronary artery disease (cad). Contributing factors include hypertension, obesity, lack of exercise, stress, high cholesterol. If you or your doctor suspect cad, then you should get checked. Sometimes, however, the first symptom is a heart attack or a stroke. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of coronary heart disease and how do you get it?

What are common symptoms of coronary heart disease and how do you get it?

Chest pain, dyspnea: Chest pain, dyspnea (shortness of breath), shoulder and arm pain, throat or neck pain, back pain, chest tightness and weakness or fatigue are common symptoms of coronary heart disease. Coronary disease can be caused by genetic factors (ie, familial) or acquired factors such as smoking or obesity-related diseases (diabetes, cholesterol abnormalities, sedentary lifestyle, hypertension, etc.). ...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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How common is coronary heart disease among children, and what are the major risk factors?

Extremely rare: The only two conditions I am aware of where this is present is: the kawasaki disease where coronary aneurysms can affect some, & progeria, the rare premature aging disease. Rarely the coronary arteries can be located in the wrong place as a congenital defect, but it is a stretch to compare it with cad. Risks are the same as for adults. ...Read more

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How common is coronary artery disease cad?

How common is coronary artery disease cad?

Dominant Behavior: The key issue: atherosclerosis, an accumulation of white blood cells in the walls of arteries, typically starts in childhood & primarily driven by lipoproteins (the proteins which transport fat in the water outside cells) is dominant human behavior yet is typically ignored because it remains asymptomatic for decades until plaque rupture releases debris, triggers clots & suddenly blocks blood flow. ...Read more

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What is a common cause of coronary artery disease in teens?

What is a common cause of coronary artery disease in teens?

Different than adult: The type of heart disease seen in teenagers is different from that seen in adults. Some problems are congenital (born with them) that only become apparent in the teenage years. Some common diagnoses include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, myocarditis (viral infection), pericarditis, and marfan syndrome. There are variety of congenital metabolic disorders which are uncommon such as glycogen-storage. ...Read more

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How common is CAD (coronary heart disease) in young adults ?

How common is CAD (coronary heart disease) in young adults ?

Increasingly common.: With soaring obesity rates and more sedentary lifestyles in a society centered around the individual's pleasure, it is not surprising that the incidence of coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus and hypertension are all increasing in young adults... ...Read more

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Is it common for a teenager to have coronary heart or valvular heart disease?

No: There are special circumstances when a teenager may have a higher risk of coronary artery disease: sickle cell anemia, kawasaki's disease, immunological arterial diseases such as lupus or arteritis. Over use (or use) of ecstasy, methamphetamine or Cocaine increase cad. If you have these you should be under the care of specialist to begin with. If you don't have these, then don't worry about cad. ...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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How common are cardiac arrests?

How common are cardiac arrests?

Too common.: Each year, approximately 300, 000 persons in the United States experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; approximately 92% will die. ...Read more

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What are common cardiac abnormalities?

What are common cardiac abnormalities?

Heart abnormalities: go to this site and check it out: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Conditions_UCM_001087_SubHomePage.jsp ...Read more

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I have transverse cardiac diameter is high can you please explain the brief is this common ??

I have transverse cardiac diameter is high can you please explain the brief is this common ??

Traverse cardiac dia: Usually due to high blood pressure but need more details. Can also be because you are short and fat. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is cardiac disease spectrum in women?

Could you explain what is cardiac disease spectrum in women?

Very broad: The spectrum can range from life threatening ischemic disease (heart attacks from blockage) to a normal heart with cardiac awareness or anxiety. Neurocirculatory asthenia is common in women of your age. Palpitations are common. In the past, vapors was common diagnosis but isn't seen as often nowadays. ...Read more

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Cardiac disorder may cause an effect on the respiration system?

Cardiac disorder may cause an effect on the respiration system?

Yes: The cardiovascular and respiratory system are very closely connected and diseases of one system can affect the other. This is commonly seen in cardiac patients having difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me signs and symptoms of someone with cardiac disease?

Can you tell me signs and symptoms of someone with cardiac disease?

Heart Disease: Cardiac disease is a broad term. Be specific, what is your disease. Common symptyoms are chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, dizziness, syncope and many more. ...Read more

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Congenital heart diseases--what are most common and which are preventable?

Congenital heart diseases--what are most common and which are preventable?

Vsd very common: A ventricular septal defect , a hole in the wall between the 2 lower chambers, is fairly common. Prevention would involve avoiding medications during pregnancy and taking prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Common Warts (Definition)

Warts are caused by human papillomavirus.. There are more than 150 types of hpv and are associated with various clinical lesions and diseases. Common warts repressent about 70% of all cutaneous warts and show hyperkeratotic, clefted surface with vegetations. They are caused by hpv types 1, 2, 4, 26, 27, 29, 41, 57, 65, 77. They are transmitted by skin to skin ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Cardiac Arrhythmia (Definition)

The normal heart beat starts in the sinus node of the right atrium. An arrhythmia is when the heart beats too fast, too slow, starts in a different place, or if the electrical activity of the heart circulates through a different pathway ...Read more