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What are the long and short term effects of coronary heart disease?

What are the long and short term effects of coronary heart disease?

Highly variable: With spectrum being full longevity to death...Talk to treating cardiologist. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
2,801 Doctors shared insights

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 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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Can smoking opium exacerbate the effects of coronary heart disease?

Can smoking opium exacerbate the effects of coronary heart disease?

Possible: But most of us do not know!
we quit smoking along time ago, and can lose our licenses for trying to find out!
there may be a researcher that has studied! ...Read more

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What is coronary heart disease

What is coronary heart disease

Coronary disease: Overwhelmingly refers to the process whereby there is progressive deposition of inflammatory atherosclerotic plaque within the vessel wall often leading to a blood flow restriction risking occlusion with dire consequence;one does not desire this. ...Read more

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Is coronary heart disease serious?

Is coronary heart disease serious?

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 more

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What causes coronary heart disease?

What causes coronary heart disease?

Cholesterol: Cholesterol builds up in the wall of the arteries resulting in progressive narrowing. This process is accelerated by smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, inflammation (high c-reactive protein), and oxidative damage through aging. ...Read more

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What causes coronary heart disease?

What causes coronary heart disease?

Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risks
smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes
, family history.
Simply, one blocks the feeding coronary 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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Is coronary heart disease inherited?

Is coronary heart disease inherited?

Sometimes: Some people inherit what are called 'dyslipidemias'- which is a fancy way of saying messed up lipids - that cause coronary disease - but what most people actually inherit are bad habits - bad eating habits, smoking, obesity, lifestyle etc. ...Read more

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Can coronary heart disease be cured?

Can coronary heart disease be cured?

Unknown: Although our ability to treat heart disease has drastically improved from stent technology, to bypass surgery to medications, CAD is rarely "curable." there is some animal data that drugs that raise HDL cetp modifying medications can help "regress" plaque in the coronaries.

Preventive measures (primary and secondary) are most important, however. ...Read more

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Is coronary heart disease reversible?

Is coronary heart disease reversible?

Unknwon.: Although there have been suggestive studies that showed coronary plaque regression, most data is focused on plaque stabilization. As long as the plaque is stable and the symptoms controlled, it is not essential that we "revers" atherosclerosis. In the future, cetp modifying drugs may prove to reverse plaque. Only time will tell. ...Read more

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What can cause coronary heart disease?

What can cause coronary heart disease?

Unhappy hearts: Caused by bad cholesterol and inflammation. Both can clog the pipes to your heart. How to keep your heart (and elsewhere) happy: eat well (whole grains, fruits and veggies). Get moving 30-60 minutes every day. Don't smoke. Make friends. Smile. ...Read more

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How is coronary heart disease treated?

How is coronary heart disease treated?

Medically: Medical treatment is the most important. Drugs to lower cholesterol and treat elevated blood pressure are essential. Aspirin and other anti-clotting drugs are key. Beta blocking drugs and angiotensin inhibiting drugs are also important. Invasive procedures such as angioplasty, stents and bypass surgery are best reserved for patiens with unstable disease. All patients need complete medical rx. ...Read more

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What can lead to coronary heart disease?

What can lead to coronary heart disease?

Lots of things: Among the more preventable causes of heart disease are smoking, being overweight, type 2 diabetes, poor exercise and eating habits, high cholesterol and excessive alcohol intake. If you have a family history of heart disease then you need to be especially careful to manage these risk factors. The american heart association has some great resources at www. Heart. Org. ...Read more

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How can you cure coronary heart disease?

How can you cure coronary heart disease?

You can't: Curing coronary heart disease implies that the diagnosis has already been made. Once you have coronary disease, there is no cure. However, you can reduce the risk of complications by eating a healthy diet, exercising, controlling blood pressure, stopping smoking, losing weight, and lowering cholesterol. ...Read more

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What is meant by coronary heart disease?

What is meant by coronary heart disease?

CAD:CHD: Coronaries are the arteries that irrigate the muscle of the heart. An obstruction by a clot or plaque of cholesterol in them will lead to a hear attack. The hear may have other diseases like "valvular disease" (diseases of the valves), "cardiomyopathy" (disease of the heart muscle). So coronary disease is not the only thing that can affect the heart. ...Read more

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How do we remove coronary heart disease?

We don't: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is not curable. It is when we form blockages in the arteries to the heart. If is often associated with blockages in other areas of the body. We can treat CAD with medicince, balloons and stents, and surgery (bypass surgery). None of these are cures. You still have the disaese. Risk factor modification is very important long term. ...Read more

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How can you treat coronary heart disease?

Reduce risk factors: Treatment is by risk factor modification--lowering cholesterol, controlling blood pressure and diabetes, smoking cessation, weight control, exercise, etc. Medications, angioplasty, stents, and surgery may reduce symptoms but the underlying disease cannot be cut out. ...Read more

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What are coronary heart disease exercises?

What are coronary heart disease exercises?

Many, many: Anything aerobic. Anything that gets you to move, elevate your heart rate and circulate blood. ...Read more

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Do many people have coronary heart disease?

This link: May help, http://www. Cdc. Gov/heartdisease/statistics. Htm.

Get a more detailed answer ›
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When was coronary heart disease discovered?

When was coronary heart disease discovered?

CAD: Read this:

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC1034150/? page=1 ...Read more

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Do I just live with coronary heart disease?

Do I just live with coronary heart disease?

Discuss your options: Coronary artery atherosclerosis is often surprisingly reversible with lifestyle changes. 21st century medicine including stents, surgery, and medications is available; you've worked hard and deserve the benefits. Don't accept disability without exploring all your options -- your having written is a sign that you're proactive; keep it up. ...Read more

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How does someone get coronary heart disease?

How does someone get coronary heart disease?

Risk Factors: Sometimes the cards are stacked against you, i.e. Genetic problems. Sometimes you stack the deck yourself: almost everyone will have some atherosclerosis if they live long enough but smoking, very bad diet, sedentary (ie. No exercise) lifestyle, lack of management of cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, non-compliance with doctor exacerbates the risks and advances the disease faster. ...Read more

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What is the cause of coronary heart disease?

5 risk factors: Build up of fatty plaques in artery wall is associated with smoking, high cholesterol diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and family history. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of coronary heart disease?

Chest pain: There are many symptoms, including chest pain, neck and shoulder pain, shortness of breath, numbness, dizziness and nausea with exercise.

Or, there may be no symptoms, which is why we try to limit or treat your risk factors such as high cholesterol, low hdl, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, etc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of coronary heart disease?

What are the causes of coronary heart disease?

Several: Many things contribute; some modifiable, others not. Things you can't change include family history, gender, genetics (although you can test for the latter). Things you can change or at least affect: smoking (stop!), exercise, diet, cholesterol & other biomarkers, diabetes/prediabetes/insulin resistance, blood pressure. Remember that often the 1st sign of chd is sudden death-so don't wait! ...Read more

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What are some signs of coronary heart disease?

What are some signs of coronary heart disease?

Signs as: Understood by the medical community mean objective findings. As such, signs may not be present. Symptoms, on the other hand, are subjective, viz., pain, pressure, discomfort at the front part of chest, sometimes radiating to arm, jaw, stomach area and commonly during physical exertion. It can also happen while resting. About 40-50% of CAD do nit have symptoms until heart attack actually occurs. ...Read more

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What age do people get coronary heart disease?

Depends: Unfortunately, we are finding coronary artery disease in younger and younger patients everyday. This used to be a disease of the older population, but now we see it in people who are no older than 30 years old at times, especially if they are diabetic or if they smoke heavily. However, it is still more commonly encountered in people older than 50 overall. ...Read more

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How does someone or stop coronary heart disease?

How does someone or stop coronary heart disease?

CAD: Lower cholesterol to less tha 100, control blood pressure, stop smoking, exercise regularly, lose weight can give you the best chance but there are still no guarantees. ...Read more

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What does coronary heart disease do to the body?

What does coronary heart disease do to the body?

Causes heart attack: It blocks the coronary arteries leading to chest pain or heart attack. If you get a heart attack it can damage the muscle causing heart failure with shortness of breath and swelling of the feet. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of coronary heart disease.

What are the symptoms of coronary heart disease.

Coronary disease: Pain left chest, pain shoulder, pain in jaw, pain in back or stomach.
Shortness of breath
indigestion, choking
heart burn, nausea, vomiting
palpitation, irregular heart rate.
Dizziness
extreme weakness and anxiety. ...Read more

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What are risk factors for coronary heart disease?

See below: The most common riak factors are : family history. Hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking., age>45 in men, >55 in women. ...Read more

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Why does coronary heart disease occur in the body?

Why does coronary heart disease occur in the body?

CAD: Classical risk factors for atherosclerotic disease:
1. Genetics (chose your parents wisely!)
2. High blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol/triglycerides
3. Smoking, obesity, no exercise, high fat diet
4. Poor dental health
take care of yourself :-). ...Read more

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How does nutrition affect coronary heart disease?

How does nutrition affect coronary heart disease?

Cholesterol/diabetes: Proper nutrition is very important in prevention of coronary artery disease bacause
obesity is number I cause of diabetese, high blood pressure and cad
coronary artery disease can be prevented to a major extent by proper nutrition which includes preventing overeating to prevent obesity, low salt intake, low carb and low cholesterol diet, foods high in fiber, whole fruits, vegeis, whole grains, nuts etc. ...Read more

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What can someone do to avoid coronary heart disease?

What can someone do to avoid coronary heart disease?

Many ways: The most important thing you can do is stop smoking if you currently smoke. Other interventions include: maintain normal weight, lose weight if you are overweight, establish good nutritional practice and exercise routine. Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control. Stress avoidance or control is also very helpful for cardiovascular health. ...Read more

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How does coronary heart disease develop in a person?

Many things: Many things contribute; some modifiable, others not. Things you can't change include family history, gender, genetics (although you can test for the latter). Things you can change or at least affect: smoking (stop!), exercise, diet, cholesterol & other biomarkers, diabetes/prediabetes/insulin resistance, blood pressure, inflammation. These things damage vessel walls & lead to plaque formation/chd. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of coronary heart disease?

What are the consequences of coronary heart disease?

Pain, failure, death: Blocked coronary arteries affect the blood flow to the heart. This causes chest discomfort when inadequate circulation is present. When blocked arteries close completely, this causes heart attack and heart damage which can lead to heart failure or death. ...Read more

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What are some of the risks of coronary heart disease?

Untimely Death: Atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries is a progressive disease, if it is allowed to continue without any remediation, the arteries will become blocked and, in the heart, this will cause ischemia -becoming irreversible -and ultimately muscle death. In the interim, one could be sidelined from preferred activities due to angina or equivalent. But you can partner with your doctor to slow/stop it. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of coronary heart disease?

What are some of the symptoms of coronary heart disease?

Multiple: Coronary disease can manifest as chest pain, arm pain, epigastric (upper abdominal) pain, pain between the shoulder blades, shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, or sudden death. ...Read more

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How can wrong nutrition leads to coronary heart disease?

How can wrong nutrition leads to coronary heart disease?

Increase fat deposit: Processed sugar and flour can cause diabetes which accelerates arteriosclerosis which clogs arteries, saturated fats and trans-fats can also contribute. Avoid processed foods, fried foods, and food made with partially hydrogenated oils. ...Read more

Dr. Rick Koch
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Coronary Artery Disease (Definition)

The leading cause of death and disability in adults in the U.S. It develops when lipid (fatty) plaques builds up in the arteries, thereby stopping blood flow to the organ supplied by that artery. If the artery supplies the heart, blockage causes a heart attack. If the blockage is in a brain vessel, the ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more