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Oil And Heart Disease
Close: The way i define it is that cardiovascular disease refers to the present of plaque (arterial disease) in the arteries of the heart. Ischemic heart disease means that the disease in the arteries has now decreased the blood flow to the heart and is affecting how it functions. Ischemic heart disease is a subset of cardiovascular disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes & No,changes LDL: Recent studies suggest fish oil capsules may not reduce risk of heart disease, but getting fish oil from eating fish does seem to prevent heart disease!see http://www.Cnn.Com/2012/09/11/health/health-fish-oil re: ldl, fish oil may raise it a bit but also changes LDL from small to large particles, making the LDL less dangerous. See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/qaa400434/is-fish-oil-bad-for-ldl.Html. ...Read more
Cause: The symptoms will feel the same but the cause could be quite different. When the heart is not getting enough blood, it relaxes poorly after each heart beat. This can cause shortness of breath. In advanced stages, blocked heart arteries cause heart damage, pumping dysfunction, and heart failure. Valve disease can cause relaxation problems and heart damage as well despite normal circulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause/Effect- No BUT: ....plenty of association studies exist which have shown that people who practice transcendental meditation do have less arteriosclerotic changes, have lower blood pressures, and more efficient pumping actions of their heart. No less an organization than the American Heart Association states that practicing meditation can reduce risk of heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: There are a couple heart conditions that are genetic, such as cardiomyopathy, and some arrhythmias. For the "ordinary" heart disease caused by cholesterol, high blood pressure, and such, it's more vague. While the lifetime risk of heart disease may be due to eating, alcohol use and smoking, and exercise, there is a genetic link in susceptibility. So if dad has heart disease, take care of yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the differences between atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease?
Depends: On the type of heart disease. CAD are usually managed by controlling risk factors with or without surgical intervention like PTCA and CABG.Valvular disease are surgically managed or observation or meds, congestive disease are managed with medications and supportive care. Arrthymias are managed with cardioversion,meds and sometimes AICD. Please specify type of heart disease ...Read more
Definitions : An atheroma is a collection of cholesterol and fatty deposits within the wall of a blood vessel. This causes an inflammatory reaction that your body "attacks" and causes hardening of the wall over time. This hardening is called atherosclerosis. Ischemic heart disease is a general term for the variety of conditions that cause poor flow to the heart and their associated symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age @ time of dx: Premature basically refers to manifestation of coronary disease and/ or it's diagnosis before age 55 in men and pre-menopausal women. ...Read more
Can congenital heart disease and impending heart attacks cause excessive sweating, esp. On the forehead?
Adrenaline: Anytime the heart is not functioning normally, the body can react by having excessive responses from the nervous and endocrine systems. As a result, faster heart rates, changes in blood pressure and sweating can occur, common to the classic fight-or-flight response. Excessive sweating for no apparent reason can be a red flag to warn about a heart attack even before any chest pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autoantibodies: Rheumatic heart disease is one of the complications of an untreated strep infection.A month or more after the infection, the body has made antibodies that mistale the tissue of the heart for the germ they were designed to fight.Over time thease antibodies cause inflamation of the heart and can injure the valves. After the acute phase is past, you have a weaker heart with leaky valves and murmurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer