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What are the most common type of heart conditions?

What are the most common type of heart conditions?

Atrial fibrillation: Arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation is most common. Congestive heart failure is the most common admission to hte hospital heart attacks are the #1 killer. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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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 are the most common children heart conditions?

What are the most common children heart conditions?

Congenital/acquired: The most common congenital heart defect is vsd (ventricular septal defect), whereas the most frequent acquired heart disease is kawasaki disease which outnumbered rheumatic heart disease in us. ...Read more

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What are the most common environmental causes of heart diseases?

What are the most common environmental causes of heart diseases?

Environmental heart: Environmental causes of heart disease are difficult to correlate accurately. Here's a link to an article that discusses the different evidence and may hopefully answer your question. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/19119685 ...Read more

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What are some common heart diseases?

What are some common heart diseases?

Heart disease: Broad categories, atherosclerotic, degenerative, congenital, hypertensive, valvar, infectious, toxic, inflammatory, neoplastic and some I'm likely overlooking. ...Read more

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What are common congenital heart diseases?

What are common congenital heart diseases?

Congenital defects: Some of the more frequent congenital heart defects include atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus, and valvular stenosis or atresia. The most common complex heart defect is tetralogy of Fallot, which is a combination of four defects. ...Read more

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What are the common congenital heart diseases?

What are the common congenital heart diseases?

ASD and VSD: Atrial and ventricular septal defects are some of the most common. Mild problems with the valves are common too. In fact, small ventricular septal defects are, according to some studies, the most common congenital birth defect in all people. As always, consult with a cardiologist if you/someone you know is concerned about something. ...Read more

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What age is heart diseases more common? Thanks

What age is heart diseases more common? Thanks

Depends: It depends on your sex, but in general as we get older the incidence of heart disease goes up. While at age 50, men have more heart disease than women, but age 65 women have caught up to men and surpassed them in incidence of disease. Of course, comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, family history, and smoking contribute a great deal and cause, in those who have them, premature disease. ...Read more

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What are common heart diseases for older women?

What are common heart diseases for older women?

Ischemic: Most common is ischemic heart disease which represents 85-90% of heart disease. Afte this would be atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Are heart diseases generally more common among men than women?

Are heart diseases generally more common among men than women?

It depends: Up to the age of menopause, a woman who is not diabetic is much less likely to develop or suffer from coronary artery disease (cad). Once menopausal however, the rate of CAD progression seems to be faster among women as compared to the men of same age, such that usually by age 65 the risk is about the same. ...Read more

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What would be the most common causes, symptoms, cures and effects of these heart diseases?

What would be the most common causes, symptoms, cures and effects of these heart diseases?

Heart disease: Is a nonspecific term that refers to conditions which impair the heart's ability to function. They include rhythm disturbances, structural disturbances, infectious disturbances, inflammatory disturbances, malignant processes, toxic processes and others.......We don't cure virtually anything, symptoms are many but chest pain and shortness of breath and weakness are fairly common. ...Read more

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Congenital heart diseases--what are most common and which are preventable?

Congenital heart diseases--what are most common and which are preventable?

Vsd very common: A ventricular septal defect, a hole in the wall between the 2 lower chambers, is fairly common. Prevention would involve avoiding medications during pregnancy and taking prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Are heart conditions hereditary?

Are heart conditions hereditary?

Yes: Some are hereditary. The hereditary issues are usually the more common valvular defects like mitral regurgitation or bifid aorta. ...Read more

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Can most heart conditions be treated these days?

Can most heart conditions be treated these days?

Heart: Yes, medically and or surgically with patient cooperation. ...Read more

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Does the army accept people with heart conditions?

Does the army accept people with heart conditions?

Which condition?: See: http://usmilitary. About. Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/heart. Htm

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What are some heart conditions that start with a t?

What are some heart conditions that start with a t?

Crossword puzzle?: Tachycardia, Takayasu's arteritis, Tamponade, Thoracic aortic aneurysm, Thromboangiitis obliterans, Thrombosis (coronary), Torsades de pointes, Total anomalous pulmonary return, TIA, Transplantation (cardiac), Transposition of the Great Arteries, Tricuspid valve disease, Trifasicular block, Truncus arteriosus, Troponin elevation, T wave inversion, -- that's all I can think of!! ...Read more

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How young do people get or develop heart conditions?

How young do people get or develop heart conditions?

Birth: Most heart disease in young patients is what we call "congenital". This means that the heart disease was present at birth and often has a genetic origin. A heart defect present at birth may not create symptoms until later in life. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are big macs bad for people with heart conditions?

Can you tell me are big macs bad for people with heart conditions?

Big mac: Big macs are probably not the best food for anyone. An occasional one is probably ok for most folks. There are better food choices however. ...Read more

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How is it possible for young people get or develop heart conditions?

How is it possible for young people get or develop heart conditions?

Heart: The answer depends on the underlying condition of the heart, eg congenital heart disease, rheumatic fever, viral conditions affecting the heart, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any heart conditions that young athletes can develop from exercise?

Are there any heart conditions that young athletes can develop from exercise?

See answer: Regular exercise is good for your heart but extended vigorous exercise performed during a marathon raises cardiac risk by seven-fold. There is evidence that Long-distance running also leads to high levels of inflammation that may trigger cardiac events and cause heart muscle damage. Short bursts of high intensity running, such as in playing basketball or soccer may be the best aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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I need to know something on childhood heart conditions? What are best centers?

I need to know something on childhood heart conditions? What are best centers?

Need more info: I need a bit more information. What type of heart condition? There are a lot of great centers for pediatric cardiology, but knowing the type of problem is vital to helping you find the best place. Also, knowing where you are will help us pick the best place in your general area. ...Read more

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What type of heart conditions only show up during exsercise but not at any other time?

What type of heart conditions only show up during exsercise but not at any other time?

Yes but often early: There are many heart conditions which will show up only during exercise or exertion. Often this is an early sign. Our bodies have a lot of reserve. So when we are at rest or at only moderate levels of activity there are no symptoms. As the heart get sicker the signs show up earlier. Some examples include blocked arteries, blocked or leaking valves, a hole in the heart (often congenital). ...Read more

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What does your age have to do with certain Heart Conditions? Where does inheredited heart conditions get treated?

What does your age have to do with certain Heart Conditions? Where does inheredited heart conditions get treated?

Complex: Pls rephrase your q to get more specific answer.

Generally, as we grow older our risk for developing artery disease and valvular disease goes up. That is in turn dependent upon other factors like lifestyle, obesity, genetics etc.

Think of it like plumbing and electric circuits in your house - everything wears and tears as they age. It's more or less the same. Just more complex. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some congenital heart conditions?

Could you tell me what are some congenital heart conditions?

Many many :o): In the adult, more common congenital heart conditions would include patent foramen ovale and bicuspid aortic valve. Others would include atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect.
Conditions which would be diagnosed at birth or as a child may include tetrology of fallot, patent ductus arteriosis, pulmonic stenosis, transposition of the great arteries, as well as the ones listed above. ...Read more

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What heart conditions can cause ectopic heart beats?

Many non-heart: Conditions can cause it. Like coffee and energy drinks, dehydration, alcohol, smoking, cold medicine, street drugs like marihuana, lack of physical conditioning/ obesity, hyperthyroidism, anxiety attacks to mention few. Heart conditions like angina, hypertension, conduction delays etc. Or just can be normal for a person. I get pvc's after exercise. Normal echo and stress test. See your physician. ...Read more

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Are any heart conditions brought on by stress and unhappiness?

Many: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy as previously answered, but other stress related cardiovascular issues include palpitations, arrhythmias, high blood pressure and atypical chest pain can all be related to stress. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Heart Conditions (Definition)

Heart conditions are abnormalities or diseases of the heart. Some are congenital (birth defects), while ...Read more