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Va Ischemic Heart Disease Compensation
Depends on severity: VA Compensation for any disability has to be 1st deemed 'Service connected (SC). Once established as SC, veterans are eligible for compensation, which is based on severity. Chest xrays, electrocardiogram, echocardiogram are a few of the main tests that determine severity of the heart disease. The results of the testing determine what the compensation is. Heart attacks obviously rate high. ...Read more
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
Isch heart disease: With a proper history, physical exam, and diagnostic testing that would likely include an ekg. Additional testing might include a stress test, non-invasive coronary artery imaging (like with ct scan or mri), or invasive coronary imaging (cardiac catheterization). A lipid panel would also play a role in assessing and reducing risk of ischemic heart disease. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed as having ischemic heart disease, but I have had an angiogram which was clear. What do I do now?
Talk to your doctor.: You are as confused as I am. There is likely a good explanation for the apparent conflict, but it will be individualized. There needs to be some clarification with your cardiologist. ...Read more
CAD: They're essentially the same thing ischemic heart disease means that there is decreased blood flow to an area of the heart most likely due to less blood flow through the coronary arteries-- coronary artery disease. There are other causes of heart disease such as hypertension or infiltrative diseases. ...Read more
Yes and no: There is no direct correlation between hla types and the incidence of CAD that I am aware of. However, certain hla types, ie b27, are associated with CAD thought due to chronic inflammation and vascular injury. For instance many chronic autoimmune disease patients have a higher incidence of cad. ...Read more
Stress on heart: Pts who go to high altitudes find that there is less availbla oxygen for them to do such things as execise etc. Over time the body adapts by making more red blood cells. And they won't feel so fatigued or short of breathe with activities. But this adaptation takes time. A pt with ischemic heart disease doesn't always have the reserve during the transition and agina or even a heart attack can occur. ...Read more
Positive stress: A stress test is generally done to determine if heart disease symptoms are related to actual heart disease. Sometimes people at risk for heart disease, but being prepared for stressful procedures like surgery, will have a stress test done. If a stress test suggests ischemic heart disease, generally, further evaluation, like a heart cath, should be done to confirm its presence. ...Read more
Heart disease: Many nutrients can help the heart. Co q10 is important. You should consider micro nutrient testing to determine any deficiencies. ...Read more
No: It is an ischemic cerebrovascular disease. However, someone who has one is at much higher risk of having both than someone who has neither. ...Read more
Magnesium: Magnesium has over 300 functions in humans. One function is muscle relaxation through its opposing effect on calcium (like a calcium channel blocker). The blood vessels feeding the heart are lined by muscle. With magnesium the blood vessels dilate and thus can bring more oxygen to the heart, which relieves ischemia. ...Read more
"Unloads" the heart: Eecp helps both supply and demand. It inflates during diastole, squeezing the body's arteries and causing back-pressure to push blood into the coronary arteries. It then deflates during systole, which causes negative pressure that sucks out blood from the ejecting heart, helping it eject with less effort, or strain, and hence less energy demand is required by the squeezing heart. ...Read more
Definitions: Atherosclerosis descrinbes the pathological process involving the arteries anywhere in the body whereby plaques (usually consisting of inflammatory cells, cholesterol, etc,) form. An atheroma is one of those plaques. Ischemic heart disease describes a condition whereby heart muscle is not recieving adequate oxygen. This is most commonly from atheromas in the coronary arteries. ...Read more
Close: The way I define it is that cardiovascular disease refers to the present of plaque (arterial disease) in the arteries of the heart. Ischemic heart disease means that the disease in the arteries has now decreased the blood flow to the heart and is affecting how it functions. Ischemic heart disease is a subset of cardiovascular disease. ...Read more
Not really: Ischemic heart disease refers to atherosclerotic disease of thee coronary arteries. Hocm is a disorder of the muscle cells of the heart. There is not a common cause. ...Read more
Type: Ischemic heart disease is one type of cardiovascular disease. Cardiac dysfunction secondary to coronary occlusion and infarct or critical pre infarct coronary stenosis. Organic heart disease includes idiopathic cardiomyopathy, amyloid, viral dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to valvular dysfunction. Arteriosclerosis or cardiovascular disease affectsallarteries inthebody. Strokes/heartattack/peripherov. ...Read more
Should I be concerned about a junior doctor changing my ischemic heart disease medication after surgery?
You have to tell us what you mean by junior doctor. There are doctors in training who work under supervision of attending physicians
and there are junior doctors who have finished their training and are affiliated with a senior doc
in either case you are safe as long as your primary doctor or cardiologist is aware of it
discuss with your doc at next visit why your med was changed, always a reason. ...Read more
I am diabetic, hypertensive and have familial hyperlipidemia, what risk chance to get ischemic heart disease?
Higher risk: You have many risk factors for ischemic heart disease. Best thing you can do right now is to maintain healthy weight, loss weight if you are currently overweight or obese, do no smoke, take medications as prescribed to control the diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol problems. Exercise if you can once cleared by your physician. ...Read more
Could ischemic heart disease be diagnosed and treated. Could it be that type of disease cause dizziness, severe headaches?
Ischemic heart disease can present in many ways. A typical scneario would be oppresive chest pain, lasting minutes, relieved by rest or nitroglycerin.
In diabetics presentation might be different.
Considering your risk factors are important in this case
HTN, Low HDL, High LDL, Age, Family HX, Smoking ...Read more
Tough Sometimes: In general, ischemic heart symptoms are exacerbated by exertion while symptoms of gerd are not related to exertion. It can be difficult to differentiate the two based on symptoms alone. It is important to exclude angina when you are having persistent symptoms rather than assume it is gerd. ...Read more
What does wheezing means to a patient with ischemic heart disease. What does it signifies. Cough is also there. Should I increase the dose of diuretic.
Wheeze: Wheeze can be due to fluid in the lungs or an asthmatic condition. Either way see your doc. ...Read more
Not aware of any:
"burning" is a symptom most commonly associated with a nerve. Carpal and tarsal tunnel (nerve compression), neuritis (inflammation) and some metabolic diseases (like diabetes and anemia) can also produce a burning feeling.
The most I can think of is angina can sometimes cause the left arm and fingers to tingle or even burn. It certainly would have no affect on the toes, though. ...Read more
Slight bruit over the left femoral artery may be indicative of atherosclerosis. Why this is a risk factor for ischemic heart disease?
Synonyms: They are the same.Get a more detailed answer ›