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What exactly is a cardiac diet?

What exactly is a cardiac diet?

Healthy Heart Plus: Healthy whole body; lots of fruits and veggies. Whole grains, nuts, beans. Fish. Less animal products (dairy, eggs, fatty meat. Choose lean meat like chicken, turkey). Less highly processed food. Watch salt. Limit caffeine. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Hello I just want to know if I can have coffe when I am under cardiac diet. Thank you?

Hello I just want to know if I can have coffe when I am under cardiac diet. Thank you?

Yes in moderation: I let my patients drink coffee in moderation. It they have palpitations with rapid heart rates that are hard to control then I may limit their coffee. Also I would prefer them not to add sugar to their coffee. There can be a lot of hidden calories in sweetened coffee with cream. ...Read more

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Recomedition for a cardiac arrest diet?

Recomedition for a cardiac arrest diet?

Depends on: Why you had the cardiac arrest. If due to coronary artery disease, you should avoid simple carbs and get plenty of aerobic exercise. Look at lowglycemicindex. Com. Also avoid caffeine and stimulants. If another cause, like hocm, valve disease, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia or some other cause, look to treat the underlying cause first. ...Read more

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What is the average cardiac calcium score for a male aged 35-45 regardless of overall health? Can a score be reduced with diet, exercise, & time?

What is the average cardiac calcium score for a male aged 35-45 regardless of overall health? Can a score be reduced with diet, exercise, & time?

Average is 0: At about age 53 approximately 50% of white males have cac > 0. Once calcium is detectable it really never goes down..."rock is rock". ...Read more

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What diet should a cardiac patient be placed on during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What diet should a cardiac patient be placed on during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Healthy: Low is saturated fat (less than 10% of all calories)
high in unsaturated fats 10-15% of all calories
complex carbohydrates with whole grains, legumes fresh fruits and vegetables as 65% of the calories in the diet.
Protein from fish, lean meats, etc as 10-20% of the diet.
Aim for 5-7 fresh fruits and vegetables a day and 20-30 g of fiber a day. ...Read more

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50% blockage of 3 cardiac arteries. What diet or drugs can alleviate or remove this problem?

Mediterranean Diet: Read this article and follow the diet:

http://www. Nejm. Org/doi/pdf/10.1056/nejmoa1200303. ...Read more

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I was told to try the cardiac diet and I want to know is it safe because i' trying to get pregnant if yes whichcardiac diet do I need to try also I v?

I was told to try the cardiac diet and I want to know is it safe because i' trying to get pregnant if yes whichcardiac diet do I need to try also I v?

Safe: Cardiac diet is safe while trying to get pregnant. A cardiac diet is one low in cholesterol and fats, low in salt. It should still be a balanced healthy diet which is safe with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you go into cardiac arrest if you take too many diet pills?

Can you go into cardiac arrest if you take too many diet pills?

Yes: Drug abuse can be very detrimental to your heart. Stop it, and see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Should I drink orange juice in a soft cardiac diet?

Should I drink orange juice in a soft cardiac diet?

Oranje juice: Have always felt that oj is wasted calories. It is not harmful to your heart and is a good source of pottasium. ...Read more

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I binge drink 3 times a week but eat well, am I at a high risk of sudden cardiac death? Do you need to be drinking every day and have a bad diet?

I binge drink 3 times a week but eat well, am I at a high risk of sudden cardiac death? Do you need to be drinking every day and have a bad diet?

Binging not healthy: Binge drinking is NEVER healthy. Good dietary habits are a good start & binging "only" 3 nights a week is better than more, but it's still not good. A lot of factors determine risk for sudden cardiac death -- non-modifiable risk factors like family history & modifiable ones like diet, exercise, weight, habits. At your age, with high BP & cholesterol, your risk is significant and binging won't help ...Read more

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Can diet affect coronary cerebrovascular disease?

Can diet affect coronary cerebrovascular disease?

Confused: There is coronary disease and there is cerebrovascular disease but there is no "coronary cerebrovascular disease". However, the common denominator is arteriosclerosis and diet plays a very important role in its cause and prevention. ...Read more

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Can diet affect coronary vascular (artery) disease?

Can diet affect coronary vascular (artery) disease?

Yes: Absolutely. There is a lot of literature to show the importance of diet. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse coronary artery disease through diet?

Is it possible to reverse coronary artery disease through diet?

Will help but...: Atherosclerosis is a complex process and no single etiology or risk factor is to blame. I have quite a few pts with vegan diets that have had CAD and have been stented. I had a pt that runs marathons and is a vegetarian, that just had a heart attack and I placed a emergent stent. That's not to say you shouldn't eat right, just can't rely on one thing. Medicines are usually needed/. ...Read more

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How does a person's diet increase the risk of coronary heart disease?

How does a person's diet increase the risk of coronary heart disease?

Insulin resistance: Metabolic syndrome is very preventable. Excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake cause high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of Insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Eventually you will have full blown diabetes, heart disease and htn. ...Read more

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How can a healthy diet reduce coronary heart disease?

How can a healthy diet reduce coronary heart disease?

Alot out there: There is alot out there on this subject. The article below is a good start :

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/in-depth/heart-healthy-diet/art-20047702 ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a healthy diet reduce coronary heart disease?

Can you tell me how a healthy diet reduce coronary heart disease?

Alot out there: There is alot out there on this subject. The article below is a good start :

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/in-depth/heart-healthy-diet/art-20047702 ...Read more

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Can I better my coronary artery disease by adopting a healthy diet?

Can I better my coronary artery disease by adopting a healthy diet?

Yes: Moreover, there are some indications that CAD can be mitigated or reversible. ...Read more

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What are cardiac risk factors

What are cardiac risk factors

Modifiable and non: Modifiable : smoking, lifetstyle, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes

non-modifiable: heredity, age, gender, . ...Read more

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What is cardiac insufficiency?

What is cardiac insufficiency?

Vague: This is a vague term which is not typical nomenclature. I assume its referring to a pt with a weak heart called a cardiomyopathy. The pumping function is impaired and thus " insufficient " to meet the bodies needs. Pts like this are prone to episode of cogestive heart failure. ...Read more

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What causes cardiac temponade?

What causes cardiac temponade?

Cardiac tamponade: Cardiac tamponade is collect of either blood, pus or fluid in sac around the heart resulting in reduction of filling of ventricles leading to haemodynamic compromise. It is life threatening condition.
it can be caused by infection, injury, post heart attack, malignancy, associated with certain disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, radiation etc.
http://patient. Info/doctor/cardiac-tamponade ...Read more

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How common are cardiac arrests?

How common are cardiac arrests?

Too common.: Each year, approximately 300, 000 persons in the United States experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; approximately 92% will die. ...Read more

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What are common cardiac abnormalities?

What are common cardiac abnormalities?

Heart abnormalities: Go to this site and check it out:

http://www. Heart. Org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Conditions_UCM_001087_SubHomePage. Jsp ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce cardiac diseases?

What can you do to reduce cardiac diseases?

Lifestyle: Changes in lifestyle. Exercise, good diet, moderate alcohol, if you don't drink do not start, control of diabetes, stop smoking, control your weight, keep BP less than 130/80, control stress. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about cardiac recovery?

What can you tell me about cardiac recovery?

Recovery: Read this:

http://www. Heart. Org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/PreventionTreatmentofHeartAttack/Heart-Attack-Recovery-FAQS_UCM_303936_Article. Jsp

Get a more detailed answer ›
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What is meant by future cardiac intervention?

What is meant by future cardiac intervention?

Future: In the future a cardiac interventional procedure may be in the cards. ...Read more

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How can one lower their "cardiac risk factor"?

Easy: All risk factor could be lower except hereditary causes like family history of strong coronary artery disease. Change your lifestyle. Stop bad habits. Exercise but before check with your physician. If you think about almost all risk factors can be modified. ...Read more

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My gentleman friend has sudden cardiac symptoms?

My gentleman friend has sudden cardiac symptoms?

Go to a doctor soon.: Only a physician evaluation, face to face, can answer this question. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more