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Serious Heart Disease
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.: Coronary heart disease can be serious. However, with modern understanding it can be managed. Drugs like Aspirin can reduce heart attack. Additionally drugs like Plavix (clopidogrel) have been shown to decrease this further. Statin medications can reduce risk for rupture of the plaque which is the precursor step for a sudden heart attack. Additional medications are also helpful in reducing the impact of cad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have heart disease & recently have slight stinging pains in the middle of my chest. Is that serious?
I was given adivan and the following night i experienced severe night jolts, do you know why? Is it possible tht it was an allergic reaction or due to heart disease?
What are heart disease severe signs and symptoms that could be fatal indications? And what are patient's presentation when there are heart problems?
Heart disease : Risk factors for heart disease include smoking, family history of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and obesity. Heart disease may present as chest pain, shortness of breath, excessive sweating, exercise intolerance or it may present atypically. Atypical symptoms related to heart disease include generalized weakness and is tougher to diagnose. If you have symptoms or risk factors see a doctor. ...Read more
I have hbp. Worry constantly over health. Chronic severe anxiety. Saw link between stress and heart disease/sudden death. Have I doomed myself?
No. U have not.: 1st b sure ur seeing a doc who will treat u effectively.Then there is a lot u can do 2 prevent the cardiovascular problems that may occur w/ untreated HTN.Eat properly, not 2 much salt. Normal weight. Regular exercise.Be sure u don't have sleep apnea.All this will delay or even prevent cardiovascular complications. If ur still anxious meditation can help. If ur still anxious u may need psych help. ...Read more
Will premature ventricular contractions (very infrequent and randomly occurring) put me at a higher risk of severe heart disease in the future?
No: Premature ventricular contractions or PVCs for short are extra beats from the lower chambers of the heart - the ventricles. Symptoms include skip beats and/or palpitations. In your age group, these beats originate from the outflow tracks and have no relationship to future risk of heart disease. ...Read more
40 yr old bf vapes pot for severe ADHD.He wont take ADHD meds cuz speed made him nervous&sick as kid.What else to take?BAD heart disease in his fam.
He can talk to a : psychiatrist about his medication & self-medication history, as there are non-stimulant medications approved for use in adults with ADHD, engage a therapist to help him with organizational skills & join CHADD.org to learn about work accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. He can see his primary physician about his cardiac risk factors. But, it's his choice to do any of these. ...Read more
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