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When was coronary heart disease discovered?

When was coronary heart disease discovered?

CAD: read this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1034150/?page=1

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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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Can I get coronary artery disease after a heart transplant?

Can I get coronary artery disease after a heart transplant?

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 more

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I was wondering is angina pectoris and myocardial infarction the same disease?

I was wondering is angina pectoris and myocardial infarction the same disease?

Not: Angina means your heart isn't receiving enough oxygen to meet its needs. However, it's reversible. Mi means that the deficiency in circulation is so severe and prolonged that there has been irreversible heart damage with cell injury and death. ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with coronary artery disease. Will I get this disease when i'm older?

My father was diagnosed with coronary artery disease.  Will I get this disease when i'm older?

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 more

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Can a stress echocardiogram show if your coronory heart disease has gotten worse help....As was diagnosed 60% mid LAD in january 2013.

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 more

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Recent angiogram diagnose was:non obstructive coronary artery disease, how high is my risk to suffer a heart attack?

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

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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.

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.

Very Possibly if...: If the patient was a non smoker and had characteristics suggestive of marfan's, then i would think that aortic dissection would be the more likely cause of demise in a 45 year old. ...Read more

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Can coronary artery disease be identified on a routine echocardiogram?

Can coronary artery disease be identified on a routine echocardiogram?

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 more

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Is a 60 y/o Diagnosed with Atherosclerotic heart disease of native coronary artery w/ angina pectoris w/ documented spasm allowed to have angiogram?

Is a 60 y/o Diagnosed with Atherosclerotic heart disease of native coronary artery w/ angina pectoris w/ documented spasm allowed to have angiogram?

He needs Angio: Angiogram is actually recommended if someone has a know history of atherosclerotic heart disease and has ongoing symptoms. I hope he is seeing a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between coronary artery disease, coronary heart disease and ischemic heart disease?

What is the relationship between coronary artery disease, coronary heart disease and ischemic heart disease?

Same: Basically similar names for the same problem. Each discribes a problem with the circulation of the heart the cornary arteries. ...Read more

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Likely to die during aneurysm clipping surgery? momhaving it inweeks; shes 48, COPD, Heart disease, coronary artery disease,many heartissues 95lbs 5'7

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

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What is the relationship between coronary artery disease, coronary heart disease, and ischemic heart disease?

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 more

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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?

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

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Can I get coronary artery disease from a heart panic attack on ecstasy?

Can I get coronary artery disease from a heart panic attack on ecstasy?

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 more

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Is Heart attack is about clogged arteries? MIBI test normal, No Cholesterol, Blood pressure normal. Can it be concluded no heart attack?

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

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My dad 53 years had angioplasty in 3 arteries last year after heart attack, is there probability of heart attack recurrence?

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

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When was coronary heart disease discovered?

CAD: read this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1034150/?page=1

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What is coronary heart disease

What is coronary heart disease

Coronary disease: Overwhelmingly refers to the process whereby there is progressive deposition of inflammatory atherosclerotic plaque within the vessel wall often leading to a blood flow restriction risking occlusion with dire consequence;one does not desire this. ...Read more

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Is coronary heart disease serious?

Is coronary heart disease serious?

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 more

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What causes coronary heart disease?

What causes coronary heart disease?

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 more

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What causes coronary heart disease?

What causes coronary heart disease?

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

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Is coronary heart disease inherited?

Sometimes: Some people inherit what are called 'dyslipidemias'- which is a fancy way of saying messed up lipids - that cause coronary disease - but what most people actually inherit are bad habits - bad eating habits, smoking, obesity, lifestyle etc. ...Read more

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Can coronary heart disease be cured?

Can coronary heart disease be cured?

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 more

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Is coronary heart disease reversible?

Is coronary heart disease reversible?

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 more

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What can cause coronary heart disease?

What can cause coronary heart disease?

Unhappy hearts: Caused by bad cholesterol and inflammation. Both can clog the pipes to your heart. How to keep your heart (and elsewhere) happy: eat well (whole grains, fruits and veggies). Get moving 30-60 minutes every day. Don't smoke. Make friends. Smile. ...Read more

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How is coronary heart disease treated?

How is coronary heart disease treated?

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 more

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What can lead to coronary heart disease?

What can lead to coronary heart disease?

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 more

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How can you cure coronary heart disease?

How can you cure coronary heart disease?

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 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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How do we remove coronary heart disease?

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 more

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How can you treat coronary heart disease?

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

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What are coronary heart disease exercises?

What are coronary heart disease exercises?

Many, many: Anything aerobic. Anything that gets you to move, elevate your heart rate and circulate blood. ...Read more

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Do many people have coronary heart disease?

This link: May help, http://www.Cdc.Gov/heartdisease/statistics.Htm.

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Do I just live with coronary heart disease?

Do I just live with coronary heart disease?

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

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How does someone get coronary heart disease?

How does someone get coronary heart disease?

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 more

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What is the cause of coronary heart disease?

5 risk factors: Build up of fatty plaques in artery wall is associated with smoking, high cholesterol diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and family history. ...Read more

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