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Pectoris atherosclerosis congestive heart failure coronary artery disease dilate hypertension myocardial angina pectoris, what are these?

Cv words. These all refer to cardiovascular particulars. Pectoris = Chest. Atherosclerosis = vascular wall scarring from cholesterol deposit. Coronary artery disease = narrowing and atherosclerosis of heart arteries. Dilate = expand diameter. Hypertension = high blood pressure (within arterial network). Myocardial = heart. Angina pectoris = pain of chest from coronary artery disease, lack of oxygen to heart. Read more...

What is angina vs. Heart burn? How do you tell the difference between angina and heart burn?

Angina . Angina and heart burn can feel very similar, but there are important differences that can help you discern between the two. Heart burn is caused by the reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus. It is more common after meals, especially with acidic or spicy foods and can also be increased by alcohol. Heart burn also is more likely to occur if you lay down shortly after your meal. Heart burn usually improves with antacids. Angina is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart muscle, and is more likely to occur with exertion. Except in advanced stages, angina is usually not precipitated by meals. Angina not does improve with antacids, but instead gets better with Nitroglycerin or rest. Sometimes, people who have a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) have acid reflux so frequently that they can heart burn that can be confused for angina. Conversely, some people have atypical angina that feels so similar to heartburn that nobody recognizes their heart disease. If you are not sure about your symptoms, be sure to discuss them with your doctor. Read more...
May feel the same. Heart burn is a misnomer and has nothing to do with the heart except it can mimic angina. Angina is pain or discomfort that occurs because of inadequate circulation in the heart. Classic symptoms can usually be distinguished but most people need tests to tell them apart, at least early on until they know what they have. You should see your doctor! Read more...

I have hbp and triple coronary artery disease, just checked my b/p, only 148/86: pulse 112. Why does my heart feel like it's beating extremely fast?

Tachycardia. A 'normal' heart rate is between 60-100 beats per minute. At 112 you have a tachycardia or fast heart rate. There are several possible reasons for this. It might be that you have an arrhythmia or irregular heart rate such as atrial fibrillation. It is also possible that your normal heart is simply beating too fast. The only way to know for sure is to have an ECG performed. Read more...
Tachycardia. Your heart feels like it's beating fast because it is! normal heart rate is 60-100. By definition, you have tachycardia. Probably because you have high blood pressure along with the fast heart rate, that is why you are feeling it. (most people don't feel their heart beating). Talk with your fp about adding a beta blocker to the Diovan (valsartan) hct so you can lower your pressure and rate! Read more...
Tachycardia. Pulse of 112 is extremely fast, especially if you're just sitting there doing nothing. This could be due to anemia, dehydration or heart rhythm issue. Systolic blood pressure should be <140 while diastolic should be <90. Diovan (valsartan) hct lowers BP but not heart rate. Bottom line: go see your doctor. Go to hospital er if lightheaded, dizzy, chest pain, nausea, sweaty, bad heartburn etc. Read more...

Is coronary artery disease same as heart attack? Or how is it different?

Cause and effect. Coronary artery disease is the buildup of cholesterol and calcium in the vessels leading to the heart. A heart attack is when those arteries are blocked, cutting off blood flow and causing damage. Read more...
Spectrum. Some coronary disease is surface, non obstructing to significant degree. Most is atherosclerosis. Coronary atherosclerosis of significant degree can disrupt, thrombose, and cause a heart attack-ischemic insult which is myocardial infarction. Read more...

With coronary artery disease am I more susceptible for having a heart attack?

Yes. However, if you control your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes (if applicable), then you're managing your coronary artery disease and likely preventing a heart attack from occurring. Basically, follow a healthy lifestyle, take all meds prescribed, and follow up with your doctor as recommended. Then you significantly reduce your chance of heart attack. Read more...

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

Don't use drugs. Panic attacks shouldn't cause heart disease, but certain drugs can. Many batches of ecstasy also contain dangerous stimulants which can accelerate heart disease or atherosclerosis such as Cocaine and similar. Many can also cause dangerous heart rhythm problems. Read more...
Not likely. . Ecstasy can cause acute coronary or cardiac muscle disease, damage, or death. But if not used chronically, it's unlikely to cause coronary artery disease. 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 more...