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Doctor insights on: What Habits And Practices Can Damage The Heart Circulatory System

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How can a heart puncture affect the circulatory system?

How can a heart puncture affect the circulatory system?

Puncture: Puncture as in gunshot wound or stabbing? It can cause circulatory collapse almost instantaneously. ...Read more

Dr. Nathan Zasler
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How does a heart attack affect your circulatory system?

How does a heart attack affect your circulatory system?

Heart attack : Heart attack may not affect circulation at all. Or it may cause shock, or slower heart failure. It can stop circulation and cause death. All depends on the size and location of heart attack. ...Read more

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What is the aorta in the heart and how does it work with the rest of the circulatory system?

What is the aorta in the heart and how does it work with the rest of the circulatory system?

Main artery: The aorta is the main artery in the boday and is responsible for delivering blood to the rest of the body. ...Read more

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Why does the heart have a separate circulatory system and what circulatory system is effected by a heart attack?

Why does the heart have a separate circulatory system and what circulatory system is effected by a heart attack?

The heart: doesn't have a circulatory system that is truly separate,but it is a muscle, and like any muscle or organ,has its own blood supply derived from the main circulatory system.The coronary arteries extend from the aorta and supply the heart. In a heart attack,one or more coronary arteries become narrowed or blocked, and without enough oxygenated blood(ischemia), the supplied tissue may die(infarct) ...Read more

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How can hypothyroidism negatively affect the heart and circulatory system?

How can hypothyroidism  negatively affect the heart and circulatory system?

Slows metabolism: The thyroid hormone is essential for proper functioning of most if not all organs in the body. Low thyroid levels can lead to slowing and/or weakness of the heart muscle because of poor utilization of the energy supply to the heart in the setting of low thyroid hormone levels. ...Read more

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How might coronary heart disease affect the heart muscle and the circulatory system?

How might coronary heart disease affect the heart muscle and the circulatory system?

Directly: The coronary arteries and their branches carry the blood and oxygen to the heart muscle cells. Poor flow, low oxygen, cells die- equals heart attack. If enough muscle dies, then heart failure, cardiac arrest, no circulation, and death. ...Read more

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If, and i stress if, a person was experiencing anxiousness caused by impending heart attack or circulatory issues; would exercise make it better/ wors?

If, and i stress if, a person was experiencing anxiousness caused by impending heart attack or circulatory issues; would exercise make it better/ wors?

Worse: If one is actually having circulation problems to any muscle, including the heart, then exercising those muscles will require more oxygen due to more work. This will, in turn lead to less oxygen to the organ than it would when at rest. So, if you are concerned you may having heart pain or circulatory insufficiency, see doc immediately. ...Read more

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Undrneath my nails are a very light bluish-grey color. Could this be an indication of a circulatory problem? Heart problem?

Undrneath my nails are a very light bluish-grey color. Could this be an indication of a circulatory problem? Heart problem?

Nail bed color: The color of nail beds is a nonspecific indicator of oxygenation of the blood and hemoglobin content. If your nail beds usually are pink and turn blue that likely is abnormal. If your nail beds have always been the color you describe, that may just be your normal color. If there is a reason in your history for concern, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What organ is most affected by stroke? The heart/circulatory or brain and spinal cord?

What organ is most affected by stroke? The heart/circulatory or brain and spinal cord?

Brain: Stroke is a condition that primarily affects the brain.There are ischemic strokes where a particular blood vessel is blocked and the part of the brain that is perfused is deprived of blood/oxygen and then dies.There are hemorrhagic strokes where there is the accumulation of blood in the brain (intracerebral hemorrhage)or aneuysmal bleed where the blood spills out into the outer layers of the brain. ...Read more

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Do circulatory problems associated w/cold hands indicate a heart problem? Can hands get cold simply because body is trying to heat up vital organs?

Do circulatory problems associated w/cold hands indicate a heart problem?  Can hands get cold simply because body is trying to heat up vital organs?

Just cold...: Hands can just get cold, period. Cold hands from a heart problem would be a very advanced heart problem, and other symptoms would be more prominent. Medication can cause coldness of the extremities, in particular the Beta Blockers (atenolol, metoprolol, etc) are known for this side effect. Check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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How heart disorder may affect the respiratory system?

Congestion: By affecting the flow and pressures inside the lungs, congestion of the lungs could happen causing respiratory difficulty. ...Read more

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How does heart disease affect the other organ systems?

How does heart disease affect the other organ systems?

Heart disease: If the heart doesn't pump adequate blood to supply the demands of the various organ systems, they don't function normally ...Read more

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Does the guardian system detect abnormal heart rhythms?

Does the guardian system detect abnormal heart rhythms?

Yes and much more: The angelmed guardian system is an implantable st segment monitor. It is designed to detect an imminent heart attack or decrease in blood flow to the heart with exercise. It will also detect changes in the heart rhythm such as atrial fibrillation or premature ventricular contractions. ...Read more

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What does severe hypoxemia affect the heart's electrical system?

What does severe hypoxemia affect the heart's electrical system?

Hypoxemia: Severe hypoxemia changes the depolarization characteristics of the myocardial cells and can cause severe problems. The academia which often happens with low oxygen can cause hyperkalemia which can cause severe bradycardia and other electrophysiologic abnormalities. ...Read more

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If MS attacks your nervous system, does it also affect your heart?

If MS attacks your nervous system, does it also affect your heart?

Does not cause: Ms doesn't directly cause any type of heart disease, and the only effect on the heart might be the slowing of the pulse within the first six hours after taking the oral medicine gilenya, (fingolimod) which does not persist. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Circulatory Disorders (Definition)

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