Heart. The answer depends on the underlying condition of the heart, eg congenital heart disease, rheumatic fever, viral conditions affecting the heart, etc.
Birth. Most heart disease in young patients is what we call "congenital". This means that the heart disease was present at birth and often has a genetic origin. A heart defect present at birth may not create symptoms until later in life.
See answer. Regular exercise is good for your heart but extended vigorous exercise performed during a marathon raises cardiac risk by seven-fold. There is evidence that Long-distance running also leads to high levels of inflammation that may trigger cardiac events and cause heart muscle damage. Short bursts of high intensity running, such as in playing basketball or soccer may be the best aerobic exercise.
What does your age have to do with certain Heart Conditions? Where does inheredited heart conditions get treated?
Complex. Pls rephrase your q to get more specific answer. Generally, as we grow older our risk for developing artery disease and valvular disease goes up. That is in turn dependent upon other factors like lifestyle, obesity, genetics etc. Think of it like plumbing and electric circuits in your house - everything wears and tears as they age. It's more or less the same. Just more complex.
How do ecg work? What do they do and what heart conditions can an ecg detect? Should everyone get it done?
Electrocardiogram. ECG is essentially a voltmeter, measuring the electrical activity in the heart. The electrical activity in the heart is due to the movement of sodium, potassium, and calcium in and out of the cells, which generate very small amounts of detectible voltage. It is used for to check for heart rhythm problems or for heart attack. Typically only done in people with symptoms of concern.
My heart often 'flutters' or skips a beat which can take my breath away. Plus I get dizzy spells. Ecg normal. Heart conditions in family
Holter monitor? Various rhythm abnormalities can give these symptoms, but most common is premature beats (apcs or pvcs, depending where in heart the beats arise). They usually are benign, requiring no treatment unless frequent/intolerable symptoms. Ecg only detects this if it happens at exactly the time the tracing is taken. Monitors can be worn for longer periods to make a diagnosis. Unlikely to be familial.
PDA. Pda or patent ductus arteriosus is the most common form of cardiac abnormality in premature infants. Other forms of heart disease or anatomical variants such as a pfo or patent foremen ovale may also be present.
Cardiology. History, Physical exam, ECG, chest X-ray, echocardiogram, other tests include catheterization, angiography, electro physiologic tests, nuclear, MRI, and more... It all depends on what we need to learn about the patient.
Echocardiogram. The most important test besides a good physical examination is to check a heart ultrasound, or echocardiogram. An ECG is also done. Depending on what is seen on these tests, patients may be referred for a stress test, angiogram, or cardiac MRI to further diagnose the cause of the cardiomyopathy.
Cardiomyopathy. There are several such as ECG, echocardiogram, cardiac MRI, and there are tests to find out about additional features or reason behind it like blood tests, Holter, genetic testing...
Ultrasound. Usually diagnosis is with an echocardiogram which is an ultrasound of the heart. You can also use a cardiac mri. There may be a clinical suspicion based on a physical exam.
My mom had a blood clot because of her labour, apart from that I have no family history in heart diseases. Should I get tested?
We all get heart. Disease with a history or without. So if your doctor wants you to check your heart and cholesterol I would concur.
My mom had german measles in the 1st trimester of her pregnancy in me. Is their a possibility that I could get heart diseases from it?
Preg& German measles. Usually if there is going to be problems with exposure to rubella during pregnancy, you would know by now. I doubt you will have any problems with your heart from the exposure.
Yes. The more common results of rubella during first trimester include sensorineural deafness (58%), eye abnormalities—especially retinopathy, cataract and microphthalmia (43%) and congenital heart disease—especially patent ductus arteriosus (50% of patients).