Who could give me the lowdown on rheumatoid heart disease?

Rheumatic fever . People who get acute rheumatic fever secondary to streptococcal pharyngitis are the recipients of rheumatic heart disease. During ARF patients get pancarditis, an inflammatory process which involves all layers of the heart tissues and which can produce differing degrees of permanent damage.

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Is there a connection between rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease/heart attacks? What would it be?

Yes. Rheumatoid arthritis (and any chronic inflammatory state) accelerates formation of atherosclerotic plaques in the blood vessels, and hence is a risk factor for causing heart attacks. Moreover, chronic steroid use (if used to treat ra) may cause metabolic changes that predispose for heart attacks as well. Read more...

My grandpa had rheumatoid heart disease with mr. He died but his heart beat when we revived manually. Did he have a chance if the doc came 30mins sooner?

Asked and Answered. I am sorry for your loss. But you are asking for pure speculation and guessing and that is not possible. There is no way to give you what you want and for us to keep to our ethical standards. No one will ever know the answer to the question you are asking. Like previously taught, the real issue was that there was no defibrillator there to shock your grandfather's heart. Read more...

I just found out I have a poor heart recovery rate. I'm a fit 18 year old female. What gives? My grandpa had heart disease, does that mean I might too?

Relax. Studies that have looked at heart rate recovery after exercise typically did not include 18-year-olds. The studies were in older adults. Cardiac conditioning with cardio exercises usually improves cardiac recovery. Read more...
You. May be de-condioned namely lack of physical activity. It has anything to do with grandpa heart condition. If you do not take care of yourself and follow the footsteps of your grandfather you may be affected later in life, much later. Do not smoke, drink in moderation, exercise and watch what you eat. No drugs either! Read more...

Can BP 158/98 give me heart disease?

Hypertension. Yes your high blood pressure can cause heart disease especially if untreated. Read more...
Yes. If you let high BP go too long you may get cardiac enlargement and mi or heart failure. Go see your doctor with no coffee, tea, cola or monstor drinks that day. Read more...
Not only Heart . Disease, but all sorts of vascular complications such as stroke, aortic aneurysm, kidney disease and vascular dementia. Read more...

19, sleep deprivation for many years. Could this give me heart disease or dementia in the future? 5-6hrs wake up in night 4hrs 2 gt bk 2 sleep smtimes

Maybe. Studies have suggested that chronic insomnia can lead to a various health issues including obesity, depression, heart disease, neurodegnererative disorders, and others. Please see your primary care physician for evaluation of your insomnia. There are effective treatments available. Read more...

How can gum disease give you heart disease?

Heart disease. Evidence suggests that the same bacteria that causes gum disease can travel through the body and cause coronary artery disease. Very complex issue as there is evidence now that sugar may play a role as well as some new evidence that coronary disease may be caused by stem cells gone rouge. Read more...
See detailed answer . There have been several studies done showing a strong association between untreated/unstable gum disease and cardiovascular disease. The bacteria present around the clogged arteries are similar to those found in gum disease. Read more...
Inflammation. It's all about the way our bodies fight infections, through inflammatory ways, and that can be bad on the heart. More complicated than that, but that is the short answer. Read more...

Which kind of heart disease can stress/depression give you?

Hypertension . High blood pressure is number one. And most important. If your anxiety depression has led to using tobacco, then you're at even greater risk. Please see your docotr to, deal with anxiety depression. Read more...