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When Was Coronary Heart Disease Discovered
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
Had echo and angiograms in 2008 and the impression was no visible coronary heart disease, heart disease runs in family when should I be checked again?
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Yes: Yes, you can develop CAD after a heart transplant but the reasons are usually different. You'll probably be committed to a fairly healthy lifestyle after a heart transplant so the CAD isn't of the typical kind: i.e. Related to high cholesterol, high blood pressure, lifestyle, etc. It develops due to a chronic rejection by your immune system against the transplanted heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Lucklily genes are just one part of us. Environment also makes a difference. My father also had heart disease. I know that I have an increased genetic risk of similar problems so i work at taking care of myself. I suggest you focus on modifying your risk factors by maintaining a healthy weight by following a good diet and exercise. I suggest having your cholesterol checked on a regular basis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a stress echocardiogram show if your coronory heart disease has gotten worse help....As was diagnosed 60% mid LAD in january 2013.
No; Only very Adv Ds: Stress tests, all methods, are incapable of detecting arterial disease; the visible arteries do not control blood flow. Blood flow to all tissues, body wide, is controlled 24/7 by the arterioles; nozzles, which constantly adjust size under brain+local feedback control to determine capillary flow. Narrowings/stenoses in the heart arteries must be severe before overpowering arteriole compensation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is coronary artery disease inevitable? My dad had a heart attack at 50. I don't smoke neither did he.
Recent angiogram diagnose was:non obstructive coronary artery disease, how high is my risk to suffer a heart attack?
There is: disagreement about the risk factors associated with "non-obstructive" coronary DISEASE (ABNORMAL coronary arteries but without significant OBSTRUCTIVE lesions on ARTERIOGRAPHY/ANGIOGRAPHY Best practice is to use all the "tools" to prevent cor- onary events as patients with OBSTRUCTIVE disease... Smoking cessation, graded excercise, Cholesterol lowering etc etc Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Could death at age 45 in 1960 due to coronary occlusion after 3 years of angina been aortic dissection/aneurysm in undiagnosed marfan's? No autopsy.
Yes: Well the visualization of the coronary artery branches is quite limited although one can not uncommonly see the origin of the left main coronary artery for instance especially when calcified. In addition, coronary artery disease can result in focal abnormalities in contraction. Primary muscle disease in general interferes with contraction all over. If the abnormality is focal it suggests cad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a 60 y/o Diagnosed with Atherosclerotic heart disease of native coronary artery w/ angina pectoris w/ documented spasm allowed to have angiogram?
What is the relationship between coronary artery disease, coronary heart disease and ischemic heart disease?
Likely to die during aneurysm clipping surgery? momhaving it inweeks; shes 48, COPD, Heart disease, coronary artery disease,many heartissues 95lbs 5'7
Relatively high risk: You mean Berry ' cerebral aneurysm surgery risk is getting much better , but still is relatively high risk procedure due to your mom's associated problems, if neglected will have much worse out come than cure by surgery. You need help to over come your grief, speak to your family members ...Read more
What is the relationship between coronary artery disease, coronary heart disease, and ischemic heart disease?
All related: Ischemic heart disease is caused by coronary artery disease. Some people call coronary artery disease coronary heart disease. When a coronary artery closes up, the heart tissie it supplied may die and that is called a heart attack. The dead heart tissue scars down, when there is a lot of damaged tissue the heart may start failing and that is called ischemic heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad has heart disease, having had heart attack and triple bypass surgery a few years ago. Is heart disease hereditary? Should I be concerned?
Can be: yes it can be but good healthy lifestyle; no smoking, aerobic exercise like walking 20-30min/day average, healthy normal weight, no excess drinking alcohol , for woman 12 oz beer or 6 oz wine or 1 shot liquor only /day . get lipid profile ,cvc cmp labs, see your dr for keg , do stress test if any chest pain see cardiologist ...Read more
Frought with danger: Acute use of ecstasy can lead to anxiety, paranoia, irritabilty. Too much ecstasy can cause heart attack, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, stroke, be toxic to the heart, angina pectoris & destruction of blood vessels just to mention a few things. Use of ectasy is frought with danger and can lead to death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is Heart attack is about clogged arteries? MIBI test normal, No Cholesterol, Blood pressure normal. Can it be concluded no heart attack?
Heart attack: Heart attack is from complete occlusion of one of the arteries. Unless opened right away - can lead to permanent damage resulting in a scar of the myocardium. Normal MIBI, low chol and BP means you are a low risk for developing coronay plaque which usually is the reason for heart attack. Plaques can break leading to occlusion in the arteries that result in heart attack. ...Read more
My dad 53 years had angioplasty in 3 arteries last year after heart attack, is there probability of heart attack recurrence?
Yes; permanent chanc: One of the biggest risk factors for a heart attack in the future is having experienced a heart attack already. Thus, once you have a heart attack, you confirm that you have atherosclerosis (thickening of the vessel walls), and that leads to (9) a permanent increease in risk. ...Read more
I had a patient w chf. Passed away yesterday massive heart attack. Could the chf. Caused the heart attack?
Yes.: Coronary heart disease can be serious. However, with modern understanding it can be managed. Drugs like Aspirin can reduce heart attack. Additionally drugs like Plavix (clopidogrel) have been shown to decrease this further. Statin medications can reduce risk for rupture of the plaque which is the precursor step for a sudden heart attack. Additional medications are also helpful in reducing the impact of cad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cholesterol: Cholesterol builds up in the wall of the arteries resulting in progressive narrowing. This process is accelerated by smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, inflammation (high c-reactive protein), and oxidative damage through aging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risks smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Simply, one blocks the feeding coronary artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read more
Unknown: Although our ability to treat heart disease has drastically improved from stent technology, to bypass surgery to medications, CAD is rarely "curable." there is some animal data that drugs that raise HDL cetp modifying medications can help "regress" plaque in the coronaries. Preventive measures (primary and secondary) are most important, however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknwon.: Although there have been suggestive studies that showed coronary plaque regression, most data is focused on plaque stabilization. As long as the plaque is stable and the symptoms controlled, it is not essential that we "revers" atherosclerosis. In the future, cetp modifying drugs may prove to reverse plaque. Only time will tell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medically: Medical treatment is the most important. Drugs to lower cholesterol and treat elevated blood pressure are essential. Aspirin and other anti-clotting drugs are key. Beta blocking drugs and angiotensin inhibiting drugs are also important. Invasive procedures such as angioplasty, stents and bypass surgery are best reserved for patiens with unstable disease. All patients need complete medical rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of things: Among the more preventable causes of heart disease are smoking, being overweight, type 2 diabetes, poor exercise and eating habits, high cholesterol and excessive alcohol intake. If you have a family history of heart disease then you need to be especially careful to manage these risk factors. The american heart association has some great resources at www.Heart.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can't: Curing coronary heart disease implies that the diagnosis has already been made. Once you have coronary disease, there is no cure. However, you can reduce the risk of complications by eating a healthy diet, exercising, controlling blood pressure, stopping smoking, losing weight, and lowering cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We don't: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is not curable. It is when we form blockages in the arteries to the heart. If is often associated with blockages in other areas of the body. We can treat CAD with medicince, balloons and stents, and surgery (bypass surgery). None of these are cures. You still have the disaese. Risk factor modification is very important long term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reduce risk factors: Treatment is by risk factor modification--lowering cholesterol, controlling blood pressure and diabetes, smoking cessation, weight control, exercise, etc. Medications, angioplasty, stents, and surgery may reduce symptoms but the underlying disease cannot be cut out. ...Read more
Discuss your options: Coronary artery atherosclerosis is often surprisingly reversible with lifestyle changes. 21st century medicine including stents, surgery, and medications is available; you've worked hard and deserve the benefits. Don't accept disability without exploring all your options -- your having written is a sign that you're proactive; keep it up. ...Read more
Risk Factors: Sometimes the cards are stacked against you, i.e. Genetic problems. Sometimes you stack the deck yourself: almost everyone will have some atherosclerosis if they live long enough but smoking, very bad diet, sedentary (ie. No exercise) lifestyle, lack of management of cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, non-compliance with doctor exacerbates the risks and advances the disease faster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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