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Serious Heart Disease
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
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 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
Left side chest pain with too much burps.pain is at one location.feels pain with movement.is it serious heart or lung disease? Heart rate & bp normal.
I have heart disease & recently have slight stinging pains in the middle of my chest. Is that serious?
Several small strokes & completely blocked carotid in 58 y/o male. High bp, heart disease, former smoker. How serious is this? Surg not an option.
Stroke: Alternative flow through other arteries to the brain are compensating for the completely blocked carotid artery. While there is no surgical option at this time, there are several medical treatments. First, reduce high blood pressure. Stop smoking, reduce cholesterol, exercise, avoid processed foods and sugars, and lose weight if you are obese. ...Read more
A recent electrocardiogram revealed an enlarged left atrium. I'm only 25 but heart disease runs in my family. How serious of a condition is this?
Depends: There are 2 question: is the atrium truly enlarged and, if so, is there a reason for it: both can be answered with an echocardiogram. Usual reasons for left atrial enlargement are: hypertension, left ventricular diastolic dysfunction, atrial fibrillation, mitral valve disease, and atrial septal defect. The EKG is very indirect. The echo is much more accurate as it directly measures LA size. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm in good shape but with a family history of heart disease. I want to quit my job soon, which means I will give up my group insurance for a few years till medicare kicks in. If I receive treatment for heart issues now because of serious chest pain, will
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