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Tests To Determine Heart Disease
I've had some tests done, but what test exactly determines if you have heart disease or terrible anxiety? 'anxiety' been ruining my life for years now
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
What is the liklelyhood of 41 female smokes on BP med press good all tests normal will I get heart disease early.
Can't give you a %: BUT your risk is definitely increased significantly compared with a premenopausal woman, nonsmoker and with "all good tests". Tobacco is toxic to endothelium of all internal organs and cessation is highly recommended. Seriously consider it and even your lung function can normalise after 1 year of quitting tobacco. Numerous health benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What possible tests, should I undergo to rule out heart disease? I want to make sure that my heart is healthy enough. Please help
Exams: First you have an examination of your blood pressure and an examination of the heart and ekg to detect any signs of abnormal rhythm, scars or an enlarged heart or the presence of heart murmurs. If needed an echocardiogram will be ordered to check for enlarged chambers, state of the heart valves and heart muscle. To test for coronary artery disease a screening maximal treadmill stress test is done. ...Read more
85 - 90 %: If the stress test is combined with nuclear imaging, the sensitivity for picking up on coronary artery disease is 85-90%. If the stress test is done without imaging, the sensitivity is less. In interpreting stress test results, it is important to note the "pretest likelihood of disease". In a young healthy patient, a positive result is likely to be a false positive. ...Read more
A long list: There is a long list of tests that could be done to assess the risk of heart disease, e.g., fasting blood lipids, c-reactive protein, thyroid function tests, bnp, troponin etc. It would be prudent to discuss the issue with your doctor for choice of tests based on your history, physical findings and findings of initial tests. ...Read more
What is the likelihood of 41 female who smokes and taking BP med getting heart disease early BP under control all tests normal.
You decide: You can calculate your own risk at http://cvdrisk.nhlbi.nih.gov/ I entered the following for you (just my guesses): BP 110, Total cholesterol 160, HDL 50, Smoker, 41 yo, female; your risk of having a heart attack over the next 10 years would be 1%. If your numbers aren't as good as the one's I entered, your risk will be higher, but much lower if you stop smoking! Good luck to you! ...Read more
Rheumatic heart : After diagnosis for rheumatic fever then over time can develop rheumatic heart disease. It usually develops many years after the initial diagnosis and affects individuals in the 5th or 6th decade of life. Valvular disease is best followed by regular echos or ultrasounds of the heart. ...Read more
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