What effect does exercise have on the cardiovascular system and the heart?

Exercise. It induces more efficient muscle enzymes so that they require less relative cardiac output per unit work. It increases the condition of the respiratory muscles and also induces changes in the myocardium that allow better hemodynamic function.

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How can the heart work with the cardiovascular system?

Hmmm... The heart is the "cardio" in "cardiovascular system." it is one of the major components and is responsible for pumping blood to every organ. Read more...

Can panic attacks have any positive effects on the heart/cardiovascular system of the sufferer?

Probably not. The individual sufferer may not benefit, unless the panic attack = a type of cardiovascular workout! in the evolutionary scheme of things, some have wondered whether having a few members of the monkey troop who were more sensitive to danger might be good for the population. Sentries could warn about lurking predators, saving lives. Genetic heirs of such individuals could be ones w/panic. Read more...

If your cardiovascular system and heart are good (no problems), then do stimulant ADHD medications harm in short term or long term use? Are they safe?

In 2013 not harmful. It is presently thought that the administration of a stimulant medication does not cause short term or long term adverse effects in terms of health. There remain unanswered questions that the research community is still trying to unlock presently and so to say that there are no long term effects at all may not be entirely true. At the present, when used appropriately they are safe. Read more...

I have a fear of the veins, arteries and heart. Basically the cardiovascular system. I hate this phobia. Please help me to overcome this. (Med Student)?

No worries. Eat healthy exercise and see your family doctor if have genetic risk factors or strong family history. Read more...
Phobia. If the fear interferes with your functioning, and it will, if you are or become a medical student, take heart in knowing that it can be addressed just like any other phobia. Because avoidance is such a strong factor in phobias, phobias don't often go away on their own, and treatment is typically needed. Recommend that you consult a psychologist/psychiatrist with expertise in addressing phobias. Read more...