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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 symptoms of heart disease in women?

What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

Differences: Women tend to have the same symptoms for heart disease as men, but there are some differences. Women tend to have more shortness of breath and fatigue & less actual chest discomfort. Although it is not an "all or none discussion, " any symptom between the belly button and the mouth, front or back, including neck-shoulders-arms and jaw can be a sign of heart discomfort. Hrs, md, facc. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

Same as men: Same as men but sometimes a bit different. Chest pain and shortness of breath are the most common, especially if associated with exertion, . ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of heart disease in down syndrome?

What are the symptoms of heart disease in down syndrome?

Multiple symptoms: Down syndrome can have multiple congenital heart disease which includes atrial septal defect, hypoplastic left ventricle, tetrology of fallot, transposition of great vessels and ventricular septal defect. Some defects can have very few or no sign and symtoms while other may have bluish tinted nails or lips or fast or trouble or others may tire easily when feedind, or to be very sleepy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of congenital heart diseases?

What are the symptoms of congenital heart diseases?

Many & none: There could be no symptoms. Other times shortness of breath, poor circulation, arrythmias or murmurs may be present. An echocardiogram is the best first test. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of heart disease?

What are symptoms of heart disease?

Many: Common symptoms include chest pain/ tightness, chest pressure, shortness of breath, worse shortness of breath with exertion, jaw and left arm pain. Sometimes, however, people can be asymptomatic (without any symptoms) like women, diabetics and the elderly. ...Read more

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What are the known symptoms of heart disease?

What are the known symptoms of heart disease?

Many: Well first of all it depends on the type of heart disease. But common symptoms related to the heart would be chest pain, shortness of breath, passing out, fatigue, swelling of the feet, poor appetite, palpitations, weight gain or loss, and shortness of breath on lying down. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are symptoms of heart disease?

Doctors, what are symptoms of heart disease?

Chest Pain, breath: The problem with heart disease itself, is that it can result in catastrophic events, such as a heart attack, heart failure, or sudden death, when it's first diagnosed. If caught earlier; however, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, & palpitations can be warning signs of disease. The main goal of management is early detection & treatment of risk factors. Call 911 if suspect heart attack. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of heart disease?

What are signs and symptoms of heart disease?

Heart disease: Common signs and symptoms of heart disease are chest pain, especially with exertion, shortness of breath, easy fatigue, weakness, sometimes left arm, jaw or back pain, with exertion, and sometimes palpitations. See your or cardiologist, for a thorough history and physical exam, and to determine whether further testing is indicated. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of coronary heart disease?

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 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 the symptoms of rheumatic heart disease?

What are the symptoms of rheumatic heart disease?

CHF or AF: Rhd causes thickening and blockage (stenosis) of the mitral valve which can lead to congestive heart failure (shortness of breath, swelling, fatigue). In addition, the left atrium enlarges which often interferes with conduction of electrical impulses resulting in atrial fibrillation. Without treatment, blood clots can form in the enlarged and stagnant left atrium leading to stroke. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of coronary heart disease and how do you get it?

Chest pain, dyspnea: Chest pain, dyspnea (shortness of breath), shoulder and arm pain, throat or neck pain, back pain, chest tightness and weakness or fatigue are common symptoms of coronary heart disease. Coronary disease can be caused by genetic factors (ie, familial) or acquired factors such as smoking or obesity-related diseases (diabetes, cholesterol abnormalities, sedentary lifestyle, hypertension, etc.). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of coronary heart disease and how do you get it in the first place?

What are the symptoms of coronary heart disease and how do you get it in the first place?

CAD: Coronary artery disease occurs as a result of progressive obstruction of the lumen by atherosclerotic process. Sometimes it may end up in an acute myocardial infarction if the obstruction is more than 70%, with death of heart muscle. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of heart related diseases / angina?

What are the symptoms of heart related diseases / angina?

Heart symptoms: Read this:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/basics/symptoms/con-20034056

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What are symptoms of heart related disease/angina?

What are symptoms of heart related disease/angina?

Angina symptoms: Read this:

http://www. Heart. Org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/SymptomsDiagnosisofHeartAttack/Angina-Pectoris-Stable-Angina_UCM_437515_Article. Jsp

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What symptoms indicate heart disease?

What symptoms indicate heart disease?

Heart symptoms: Read this:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/basics/symptoms/con-20034056

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What are some of the symptoms to heart disease?

What are some of the symptoms to heart disease?

Many or none: Many symptoms. The most common are chest pain, shortness of breath, jaw pain, arm pain, sweating, fatigue, abdominal pain, leg pain, dizziness and also back pain. Sometimes heart disease is a stealth disease and there are no symptoms. ...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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What symptoms does someone with congenital heart disease always have?

What symptoms does someone with congenital heart disease always have?

Vary: This very much depends upon what type of congenital heart disease a patient has and how it behaves it that particular individual. The same form of congenital heart disease such can produce minimal or no symptoms in one patient and can produce symptoms of heart failure in another. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of clogging arteries with heart disease?

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

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What are signs and symptoms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (heart disease)?

What are signs and symptoms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (heart disease)?

Hypertrophic cardiom: The symptoms of a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can vary from shortness of breath to chest discomfort to syncope or fainting. If you have a family history of this or sudden cardiac death at a young age, then you should see a cardiologist. If you are concerned, start with your primary physician and if there are any abnormal findings then see a cardiologist. ...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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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 types of heart diseases are there?

What types of heart diseases are there?

Various causes: Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for abnormal heart muscle. It can be caused by infections, poisons, genetics, and physiologic causes. There are both weak heart and 'strong heart' cardiomyopathies. The cause of someone's cardiomyopathy requires more information than the term cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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What are examples of terminal heart diseases?

What are examples of terminal heart diseases?

Heart disease: Any heart disease if its caused enough damage to seriously impair the supply of blood at adequate pressure to the body can be 'terminal'. Extensive myocardial infarction with resultant refractory congestive heart failure can be terminal, likewise dilated cardiomyopathy causing similar refractory congestive failure and multiorgan failure. The answer is more complicated than the above tho' ...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 the different types of heart diseases?

What are the different types of heart diseases?

Heart disease: This question is too general for an answer here. Please be more specific about what your question is and keep it from being so broad a question, so we can help. ...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