Can children of a patient with heart disease also get heart disease?

Sometimes. There are a couple heart conditions that are genetic, such as cardiomyopathy, and some arrhythmias. For the "ordinary" heart disease caused by cholesterol, high blood pressure, and such, it's more vague. While the lifetime risk of heart disease may be due to eating, alcohol use and smoking, and exercise, there is a genetic link in susceptibility. So if dad has heart disease, take care of yourself.
May be. Some cardiomyopathies and arrhythmias are familiar or inherited. Mostly autosomal dominant. Which mean that one copy of the gene fault, from either parents, is enough to cause the condition. Different from other forms of heart disease, like coronary artery disease, which is cause by many genes and affected by environmental causes like diet and lifestyle.

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What patients get coronary heart disease?

Many. Many different risk factors can lead to cad-some changeable, others not. Examples you can do something about include: smoking/tobacco, diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol (& related) abnormalities, lack of exercise, obesity. Risks you can't change: family history, genetics, gender. Many people can get it-even those who don't "look" like they should, so get regular, thorough, proactive evals. Read more...
Everyone. Elderly, diabetics, hypertensives, smokers, those at genetic risk, hyperlipidemia, sedentary life style, african americans, armenians. Read more...

What would be the safest ssri for a patient with heart disease (stents)?

Lexapro (escitalopram) It is my opinion that Lexapro would be the safest. My rationale for this is that it has fewest drug drug interactions of all of the medications of its class. When you are having a cardiac condition there are a lot of drugs that can potentially interact with ssris. Citalopram which is close to lexapro, can cause potential difficulties with what is referred to as a prolonged qtc interval. It would be best to avoid that.Zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) luvox, all have significant drug drug interactions that would be preferable to avoid. Lexapro also has the advantage of working very well in generalized anxiety disorder which often accompanies cardiac conditions. Best wishes. Read more...
Cardiologists..... Please answer...... What do you think? I have always gotten the feeling that they favor zoloft, but i don't know if that is still true. Lexapro may be fine with them as well. I would love to hear what they have to say. Sounds like you may be ready to give up on the Cymbalta (duloxetine) for an ssri? In general an ssri would take the place of the cymbalta (duloxetine). Speak to your prescribing psychiatrist about this. Read more...

What does ER do if a patient with heart disease and tachycardia has anaphylaxis shock? Do they still give epinephrine injection?

Usualloy yes. Tachycardia is frequently caused by anaphylaxis. The only drug that truly treats the condition is epinephrine. Therefore, the drug should still be used in patients with heart disease. However, a good way of reducing the danger from the medication is to give lower initial doses, e.g. A pediatric dose of 0.15mg im, which can be repeated every 10 minutes as necessary. Read more...

Should a heart disease patient eat salted nuts?

Maybe. Nuts in moderation can be good for one's diet. Excess salt is harmful if one has hypertension or congestive heart failure. If your heart disease includes orthostatic hypotension, salted nuts would be perfect for you! it all depends..... Read more...

Should a heart disease patient eat nuts? If so, what kinds?

Nuts. It was previously thought that all nuts were bad because of their fat content, however, this is not necessarily true. There are good fats and bad fats. This is true of nuts-- walnuts and almonds are better than peanuts and pistachio. Of course these are unsalted natural nuts. Read more...

Difference between a well controlled heart disease patient and an uncontrolled client in advanced age?

SYMPTOMS. The difference iss usually based upon patient's SYMPTOMS! Hope this helps Dr Z. Read more...
What particular. Heart disease are you referring to? Generally a controlled disease is disease in stable condition with symptoms and signs of the illness controlled. While the opposite is correct for poorly controlled disease. Read more...