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What are some consequences of heart disease?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: End point: death

Untreated, heart disease can be aggressive.
It is a progressive disease and 80% of heart disease patients also have peripheral vascular disease. As it progresses, the arteries clog. Arteries can occlude or the plaque, if fragile, can break off and travel through the blood stream which can be deadly. So, either by occluding arteries and causing myocardial infarctions or otherwise, it is deadly.

In brief: End point: death

Untreated, heart disease can be aggressive.
It is a progressive disease and 80% of heart disease patients also have peripheral vascular disease. As it progresses, the arteries clog. Arteries can occlude or the plaque, if fragile, can break off and travel through the blood stream which can be deadly. So, either by occluding arteries and causing myocardial infarctions or otherwise, it is deadly.
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Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Many

Heart disease comes in many shapes and form, there are many conditions that affect the heart and can have different consequences.
For example, heart attacks due to blocked heart arteries can cause death, irreversible damage to the heart muscle causing congestive heart failure, poor heart pumping function which in turns leads to fatigue, shortness of breath, leg swelling and reduced life span.

In brief: Many

Heart disease comes in many shapes and form, there are many conditions that affect the heart and can have different consequences.
For example, heart attacks due to blocked heart arteries can cause death, irreversible damage to the heart muscle causing congestive heart failure, poor heart pumping function which in turns leads to fatigue, shortness of breath, leg swelling and reduced life span.
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