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What Are The Symptoms Of Clogging Arteries With Heart Disease
Variable: Depends on the location. In the legs it can be pain with walking or at night with the legs elevated, and feel like burning. In the heart it can be chest, shoulder or jaw ache, or atypical symptoms like nausea or no pain at all. In the abdomen could be pain after eating or nausea. Other areas (hands, brain, eyes etc) also have different symptoms. ...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
Is it true that calcium supplements contribute to clogged arteries in a person that already has heart disease?
How accurate is an ultrasound in detecting heart failure, heart disease and clogged arteries? Is a good result that is about 18 months old reliable?
Is there a difference between Coronary Heart Disease and Coronary Artery Disease and what are the symptoms of each and how can they be tested for?
Cause/Effect- No BUT: ....plenty of association studies exist which have shown that people who practice transcendental meditation do have less arteriosclerotic changes, have lower blood pressures, and more efficient pumping actions of their heart. No less an organization than the American Heart Association states that practicing meditation can reduce risk of heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slight elevated EDP noticed w/ cath (20). Ef 50-55. Arteries lrge and clear. LBBB. Is this heart disease or dysfunction? Can't exercise too hard. Y?
Both: The problem. Is diastolic dysfunction with preserved ejection fraction which is commonly associated with left ventricular hypertrophy from any cause. Exercise intolerance is a hallmark of this condition as it worsens with increasing heart rate. Clinical conditions associated with this condition include hypertension,diabetes cardiomyopathy ,etc ...Read more
Stress really cause heart disease?I understand stress causing MI in person with underlying disease.But how can mood cause fat to deposit in arteries?
See below: Stress can affect your mood which can influence your immune and endocrine systems. Negative emotions can increase cytokines and other pro-inflammatory agents making blood vessels more susceptible to disease caused by cholesterol deposits and other substances. Poor diet, smoking and lack of exercise can worsen the problem. ...Read more
I have fairly advanced heart disease and peripheral artery disease, do I need any special arrangements during a long commercial flight?
Depends on disease: You should not fly at all if you have unstable angina (resting or worsening chest pain or trouble breathing or symptoms that your doctor has said are heart failure), abnormal heart rhythms, or heart failure bad enough that you are unable to perform everyday activities. Otherwise, if your oxygen saturation is 95% or less at rest, you should wear oxygen during the flight if you have heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prinzmetal angina.: Spasm can happen in any blood vessel including the coronaries. The inner lining of the arteries have ability to produce a relaxing factor now known to be nitric oxide. However, diseased arteries have dysfunctional inner lining cells that can't make the relaxing factor and thus can present with spasm also known as prinzmetal angina. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more
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