What are the long and short term effects of coronary heart disease?

Highly variable. With spectrum being full longevity to death...Talk to treating cardiologist.
Varies considerably. Devil in the details. Depends on whether the degree of obstruction is low limiting enough to cause ischemia (mismatch between oxygen demand exceeding ability of the coronary vessels to supply) and which and how many coronary vessels are affected. Signs and symptoms range from none, to death.

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Can a patient with coronary heart disease take a long trip by plane?

Yes. If that person has been well without unstable symptoms, they can fly on a long trip. Remember that planes are pressurized at 8, 000 feet so they need to be well enough to handle that. Read more...

Might it be possible that a a paitient with coronary heart disease take a long trip by plane?

Yes. May want to, use wheelchair and rides to get to and from plane stop, and rest if angina starts, take your medicine, talk to your doctor, etc. Read more...
Depends. . If not unstable or recent procedure/surgery, or having active symptoms, trips are usually fine. Keep hydrated and move frequently. Read more...

How long should you live if your heart has an ejection factor of 20% from coronary heart disease?

Depends on cause. Ischemic= coronary. But others can exist. Viral valvular control of current risk factors no smoking weight control cardiac exercize and rehab some folks live quite a long time unpredictable, but less than normal! Read more...

My father is 67 years old, and he has coronary heart disease, can he take a long trip by plane?

He can. With care and caution bag handlers, use the wheelchair, take meds. Many persons have bad heart disease without knowing it and fly all the time! some heart attacks do occur on planes- usuall to unsuspected individuals just like in a restaurant! or home! Read more...
Depends. On severity and complication complications of his disease and medications he is on. Long trips can increase risk of dvt. A good risk assessment necessary by your cardiologist. Read more...

Should everyone have a stress test and how long are test like stress, echocardiograms and angiograms good for? I had this complete work-up in 2008 and the impression was no visible coronary heart disease. Yet said the patient does have diastolic dysfunc

Not everyone needs. Stress test echocardiograms and angiograms give a lot of information but do not predict everybody who goes on to have disease. Not everyone has a gradual reduction in vessel size. Some people will form a clot that can occurr in minutes leading to heart attack. Keep cholesterol's under control, blood pressure monitored, diabetes treated, don't smoke and keep your weight down and should be ok. Read more...
Not everyone needs a. Stress test. Generally only people with symptoms need stress tests, except in certain situations such as pre-operatively. Most people benefit from risk factor modification such as diet, exercise, smoking cessation. Read more...

What would be the most common causes and the effects of coronary heart disease?

Atherosclerosis. Depends on one's personal risks smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. Read more...

Can smoking opium exacerbate the effects of coronary heart disease?

Possible. But most of us do not know! we quit smoking along time ago, and can lose our licenses for trying to find out! there may be a researcher that has studied! Read more...