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What is the definition or description of: Calcification of heart vessels?

What is the definition or description of: Calcification of heart vessels?

Coronary calcium: Due to damage to the inside layer of coronary (heart) arteries, cholesterol and other cells deposit in between the layers of the artery. There are various names- cholesterol plaque, atheroma, "blockage", etc. As these plaques advance, the body will calcify them. The presence and degree of coronary calcification can be measured easily with special software on a CT scanner.

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Does Fosamax (alendronate) contribute to calcification of heart arteries?

Does Fosamax (alendronate) contribute to calcification of heart arteries?

Fosamax (alendronate) & hearts: Fosamax does not contribute to calcium deposits in the coronary arteries. Fosamax works only on bone metabolism to inhibit the breakdown of bone when exercise, vitamin d and calcium intake are inadquate.

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Im 34 the doctor said i have mild calcification of heart or arteries i don't know shown in the ultrasound...is it something to worry about?

Im 34 the doctor said i have mild calcification of heart or arteries i don't know shown in the ultrasound...is it something to worry about?

There are any of a: number of areas that could be calcified. Some are of more clinical importance than others. Without a specific report from the ultrasound it is difficult to suggest whether this is concerning for you or not. This should be discussed with your doctor and you should express your specific concerns. If you don't get a reasonable answer or explanation then be more assertive about your concerns.

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Is D3 supplementation safe? Saw there is conflicting evidence that it can cause issues such as calcification of heart valves? Better to just use sun?

Vitamin D: Nope. You have this wrong or are reading untruths. You will have a healthier life if you normalize and keep your vitamin d normal. The sun is not necessarily the answer. To get the sun to stimulate vitamin d, the sun has to be at a certain angle high in the sky. Sun and vitamin d, now known, is about physics as much as about exposure. Take your daily vitamin d.

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I read some article online a while back saying that supplementing with vitamin D3 could cause calcification of heart valves/ arteries? Is it safe?

I read some article online a while back saying that supplementing with vitamin D3 could cause calcification of heart valves/ arteries? Is it safe?

Very safe but...: Vitamin d3 is very safe ; of tremendous benefit for preventing many illnesses. It helps our bodies to absorb calcium. I advise everyone to take d in the fall ; winter months. But it's also wise to take vitamin k (or eat foods rich in vit k) as that helps assure the calcium goes into our bones ; doesnnot wind up in our arteries or heart valves. See http://bit.Ly/1ekkvkv ; http://bit.Ly/18qtb7y.

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Have small vessell disease of the brain and the heart that causes severed headache when i over exert and I have chest pain and jaw what treatment?

Have small vessell disease of the brain and the heart  that causes severed headache when i over exert  and  I have chest pain and jaw  what  treatment?

Tough problem: I can't make recommendations, but diffuse small vessel disease can be tough to manage. Stents and bypasses to the heart need a minimum diameter and only work with discrete blockages not a narrowing of an entire vessel. Treatment often involves anti-platelets (aspirin etc) aggressive diabetes control, cholesterol control, diet, weight loss. Talk with your doctor maybe second opinion if not happy.

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What is the survival chance of a woman of 72years old with the disease of degenerative calcific av of heart artery?Does open heart surgery help her ?

What is the survival chance of a woman of 72years old with the disease of degenerative calcific av of heart artery?Does open heart surgery help her ?

Generally excellent: It is quite common place for patients over age 65 to undergo aortic valve replacement surgery for calcific degenerative disease with or without coronary bypass. The outcomes are quite good, particularly in the hands of trained surgeons that focus primarily on heart surgery, i.e. Cardiac surgeons. http://goo.gl/kawno.

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What type of heart problem is senile calcific aortic stenosis?

What type of heart problem is senile calcific aortic stenosis?

Aortic stenosis: Restriction of opening of the aortic valve (valve between the heart and the circulation), due to deterioration of the valve over time, resulting in calcification and decreased opening. Common in older populations. Severe cases may require surgery to replace the aortic valve.

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I have mild calcific thoracic aorta, is there something to do with heart disease. ?

I have mild calcific thoracic aorta, is there something to do with heart disease. ?

Yes: Most people are speaking about atherosclerosis, when talking about heart disease. Calcification in the thoracic aorta is not necessarily atherosclerosis; however, atherosclerosis is often found upon further investigation. Other risk factors that should be addressed include smoking cessation and blood pressure control. Your primary physician can manage these and discuss further testing.

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What is the best? Treatment for congenital heart defects or "holes in heart"?

What is the best? Treatment for congenital heart defects or "holes in heart"?

Best treatment is ..: Tailored to the individual, therefore you have to know the details like location, size and other factors to decide which type of catheter intervention or surgery should be done.

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What is the best treatment for episodes of hypertension caused by adrenaline surge causing elevated heart rate and spikes in BP?

What is the best treatment for episodes of hypertension caused by adrenaline surge causing elevated heart rate and spikes in BP?

See endocrinologist: Hi. You could be describing something serious. I suggest you see an endocrinologist for evaluation.

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What is the best treatment for pulmonary edema if the person has heart failure?

What is the best treatment for pulmonary edema if the person has heart failure?

Treatment...: One of the treatments for pulmonary edema caused by heart failure is diuretic therapy to rid the body of the excess fluid. This therapy needs to be prescribed by a physician and monitored very carefully, .

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What is the best treatment for a congested heart?

CHF: Treatment depends on what the cause of the CHF is. Could be surgical, could be medical. Systolic CHF is different from diastolic CHF and valvar stenosis CHF is different from valvar insufficiency chf. Virtually all kinds have diuretic as part of the treatment.

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What is?The best treatment for a single ventricle heart defect?

What is?The best treatment for a single ventricle heart defect?

Surgical. : There are a series of surgical procedures that are performed for single ventricle patients. Ultimately patients function quite well but they require lifelong surveillance.

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What is the best treatment for congenital heart disease?

What is the best treatment for congenital heart disease?

It Depends: There are many different types of congenital heart diseases. Therapies range from watchful waiting to medication to surgery. There is a need to see your pediatrician and perhaps a pediatric cardiologist for a definitive answer depending upon the problem.

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Can you tell me what is the best treatment to remove 70% stenosis from LAD in heart?

Can you tell me what is the best treatment to remove 70% stenosis from LAD in heart?

It depends. : Various factors influence the recommended treatment for coronary artery disease. Age, overall condition, other diseases (such as diabetes), blockages in other vessels, overall heart function, symptoms, viability of the affected muscle, and presence of other conditions that require heart surgery, are just some of the considerations that help decide what to do. See a doctor.

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What's the best treatment to fix a broken heart?

A serious malady: As a cardiologist, and especially on valentine's day, i address this issue with the utmost seriousness. Lamentably, percutaneous intervention is as ineffective as surgery and drugs, especially alcohol, may only make matters worse. Ultimately, recovery occurs only in the fullness of time and with the introduction of a new and better suited sweetheart.

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What's the best treatment for heart worms?

Veterinary : Is this for you or your dog.?

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What is the best natural treatment for Mid Sept emphysema,an RS heart failure I don't have oxygen or bronchodilators,doc refused saying they wont work?

What is the best natural treatment for Mid Sept emphysema,an RS heart failure I don't have oxygen or bronchodilators,doc refused saying they wont work?

Exercise: Graded exercise for respiratory patients is your best bet. You should look for a structured program supervised by an exercise physiologist. We call this "Pulmonary Rehabilitation". If your oxygen saturation drops to

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