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What is meant by arteriosclerotic heart disease?

What is meant by arteriosclerotic heart disease?

Atherosclerotic dis.: Atherosclerotic heart disease is caused by the hardening and restriction of blood flow through the coronary artery anatomy of the heart, associated with the changes in the artery by the buildup of placque and atheroma fatty deposits in the walls of the artery. The changes in the effected artery cause various diseases of the heart, e.g. Blockage of an artery can cause a heart attack. ...Read more

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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 is meant by congestive heart disease?

What is meant by congestive heart disease?

Poor heart function.: I am asumming you mean congestive heart failure. When the heart muscle is too weak to pump, fluid gets accumulated in the lungs, the legs and under the skin even intraabdominally and even in the scrotum. Pts. Get difficulty to breath and intolerance to physical effort that is progressive, associated to general fatigue. Has multiple causes. ...Read more

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What is meant by coronary heart disease?

What is meant by coronary heart disease?

CAD:CHD: Coronaries are the arteries that irrigate the muscle of the heart. An obstruction by a clot or plaque of cholesterol in them will lead to a hear attack. The hear may have other diseases like "valvular disease" (diseases of the valves), "cardiomyopathy" (disease of the heart muscle). So coronary disease is not the only thing that can affect the heart. ...Read more

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What is meant by ischaemic heart disease?

What is meant by ischaemic heart disease?

Not enough blood: Ischemic heart disease is when there is a partial blockage in the coronary arteries (which supply the heart muscle with blood). This blockage reduces the flow of blood to the point where the coronary arteries cannot meet the demand of the heart muscle with enough oxygen-rich blood. ...Read more

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What is meant by pulmonary heart disease?

What is meant by pulmonary heart disease?

Right heart failure?: A few possibilities here. Here's one. Basically, the lungs and heart are somewhat tied together in what they do for the body. If the lungs have a chronic disease process (copd?) it puts stress on the heart. You can get heart failure from this chronic lung disease. Specifically, right heart failure. The "right" just means the right side of heart is affected. ...Read more

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Is heart disease hereditory?

Is heart disease hereditory?

Yes: Atheroscerotic heart disease is inherited. It is a signigicant risk factor for offspring of heartattack pts. ...Read more

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How is heart disease caused?

How is heart disease caused?

Many causes: Heart disease can be caused by many things such as genetics or a bacterial infection. Perhaps the most common risk factors are related to lifestyle and thus can be changed. Smoking, excessive alcohol use, obesity, or uncontrolled blood sugars in a diabetic are all important risk factors for cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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What is sick in heart disease?

What is sick in heart disease?

To broad: There is sick sinus syndrome which a pt needs a pace maker. There's atheroslcerotic heart disease with cholesterol build up in arteries of the heart. Valvular heart disease is when the valves of the heart are leaking or blocked. Need to be more specfic. ...Read more

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Is e heart disease hereditary?

Is e heart disease hereditary?

Heart disease: Yes certain forms of heart disease are genetic. ...Read more

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What is causing heart disease?

What is causing heart disease?

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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Can you describe heart disease?

Can you describe heart disease?

Yes and No: In 400 words? Well there are lots of things that can go wrong with the heart. The muscle can be weak, the valves can lea. If the arteries bet blocked it can damage the muscle and cause heart failure. There can be infections of the heart or tumors. There can be rhythm problems making it beat to fast or slow. So I am about out fo words but not too bad for four hundred letters more or less. ...Read more

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Why do people get heart disease?

Why do people get heart disease?

Interactions: Heart disease is often the result of environmental interactions and genetic predispositions. Some forms of heart diease are genetic, like some valvular abnormalities. Some are environmental, like exposure to toxins. Most are the result of some genetic predisposition or liklihood of developing a pathology and exposure in the environment that allows that predisposition to become manifest. ...Read more

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Sings of heart disease in women?

Music?: "i left my heart in san francisco" always comes to mind, of course. I assume there's a typo: signs? Same as men with these caveats: premenopausal women don't get heart attacks unless they smoke, have diabetes, or use cocaine. Chest pain in older women may be atypical. In both men and women, there may be no pain at all. Shortness of breath alone may be a pain surrogate. ...Read more

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Signs of heart disease in women?

Signs of heart disease in women?

Women and CAD: It may be, at times women can have somewhat atypical symptoms. They are usually associated with shortness of breath or lightheadedness. If you have symptoms that occur and do not resolve with rest you should see your physician or go to the er. ...Read more

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List of all heart disease names?

List of all heart disease names?

Need more space...: This is not a practical forum for this curious question--you probably better off googling it. But to name a few: coronary artery disease, hypertensive hd, valvular hd, cardiomyopathies (dilated, hypertrophic, tachycardic types), endocarditis, atrial fibrillation, flutter, wolf-parkinson-white syndrome, r or l bundle branch block, pvcs, pat, 1st/sec/3rd heart block, heart failure. Have fun learning. ...Read more

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Can someone inherit heart disease?

Can someone inherit heart disease?

Sometimes: Having a parent or sibling with heart disease can represent an inheritable heart disease not all family risk is the same, though. Men younger than 55 and women <65 are considered to be higher risk relatives. An 85 year old grandfather with a heart attack or a heavy smoking 63 y/o dad with a heart attack may not represent a gene to their thin, frequent jogger grandson/son. ...Read more

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What people can get heart disease?

What people can get heart disease?

Heart Disease: Everybody... Risk factors include genetics, untreated cholesterol/triglycerides, diabetes, smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, as well age and gender. ...Read more

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What does heart disease do to you?

What does heart disease do to you?

A lot: Depending on the actual diagnosis and severity of it, heart disease can lead to things such as fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, or even death. ...Read more

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Are there cures for heart disease?

Are there cures for heart disease?

Heart disease: There are treatments for most forms of heart disease. True cures for heart diseases are uncommon. When a septal defect is closed leaving normal hemodynamics a relative cure is obtained. For most other heart problems a true cure is rare. ...Read more

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I am worried I have heart disease?

I am worried I have heart disease?

Worry: If you're worried go see your doctor and discuss this with the dr. If the dr. Finds no evidence for heart disease, then you can worry about something else. ...Read more