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Pathophysiology Of Heart Disease
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
Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems with his heart, which includes both birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks, leaky heart valves, heart failure, viral infections ...Read more
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Two diff diseases: These are two different diseases. Pneumonia is an infection in the lung that causes fluid to collect within the air spaces (maybe w/in a lobe or more diffuse). Rheumatic heart disease is caused by the body attacking the valves of the heart in response to an untreated/inadequately treated streptococcal (most often group a) infection ("strep throat" or other). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Am 19. Read stories of heart disease am scared. Had few flutters when playing soccer, and was scared. I've had ekg. Doc isn't concerned. Reassure plz?
Ok: Heart disease is a very broad term. Ischemic heart disease: for someone your age It is basically impossible to have it since the pathophysiology requires years to evolve. Hypertensive heart disease: you have to suffer from hypertension and also requires time to progress. If you had palpitations while exercising, I would recommend an outpt monitor to see if your palps are related to arrhythmias ...Read more
Various causes: Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for abnormal heart muscle. It can be caused by infections, poisons, genetics, and physiologic causes. There are both weak heart and 'strong heart' cardiomyopathies. The cause of someone's cardiomyopathy requires more information than the term cardiomyopathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Typically, we think that heart disease occurs more common in men; however, more women die of heart disease then men. This is because women often don't have the classic chest pain that we learn about in school the more important things are risk factors like family history, smoking, diabetes, obesity and diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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