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Coronary Heart Disease: Symptoms + Natural Remedies – Dr. Axe

Posted: September 25, 2018 at 5:45 pm

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Coronary artery disease – Wikipedia

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Coronary artery diseaseSynonymsAtherosclerotic heart disease,[1] atherosclerotic vascular disease,[2] coronary heart disease[3]Illustration depicting atherosclerosis in a coronary artery.SpecialtyCardiology, cardiac surgerySymptomsChest pain, shortness of breath[4]ComplicationsHeart failure, abnormal heart rhythms[5]CausesAtherosclerosis of the arteries of the heart[6]Risk factorsHigh blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, lack of exercise, obesity, high blood cholesterol[6][7]Diagnostic methodElectrocardiogram, cardiac stress test, coronary computed tomographic angiography, coronary angiogram[8]PreventionHealthy diet, regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking[9]TreatmentPercutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)[10]MedicationAspirin, beta blockers, nitroglycerin, statins[10]Frequency110 million (2015)[11]Deaths8.9 million (2015)[12] Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as ischemic heart disease (IHD),[13] refers to a group of diseases which includes stable angina, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, and sudden cardiac death.[14] It is within the group of cardiovascular diseases of which it is the most common type.[15] A common symptom is chest pain or discomfort which may travel into the shoulder, arm, back, neck, or jaw.[4] Occasionally it may feel like heartburn. Usually symptoms occur with exercise or emotional stress, last less than a few minutes, and improve with rest.[4] Shortness of breath may also occur and sometimes no symptoms are present.[4] In many cases, the first sign is a heart attack.[5] Other complications include heart failure or an abnormal heartbeat.[5] Risk factors include high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, lack of exercise, obesity, high blood cholesterol, poor diet, depression, and excessive alcohol.[6][7][16] The underlying mechanism involves reduction of blood flow and oxygen to the heart muscle due to atherosclerosis of the arteries of the heart.[6] A number of tests may help with diagnoses including: electrocardiogram, cardiac stress testing, coronary computed tomographic angiography, and coronary angiogram, among others.[8] Ways to reduce CAD risk include eating a healthy diet, regularly exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking.[9] Medications for diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure are sometimes used.[9] There is limited evidence for screening people who are at low risk and do not have symptoms.[17] Treatment involves the same measures as prevention.[10][18] Additional medications such as antiplatelets (including aspirin), beta blockers, or nitroglycerin may be recommended.[10] Procedures such as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) may be used in severe disease.[10][19] In those with stable CAD it is unclear if PCI or CABG in addition to the other treatments improves life expectancy or decreases heart attack risk.[20] In 2015 CAD affected 110 million people and resulted in 8.9 million deaths.[11][12] It makes up 15.9% of all deaths making it the most common cause of death globally.[12] The risk of death from CAD for a given age has decreased between 1980 and 2010, especially in developed countries.[21] The number of cases of CAD for a given age has also decreased between 1990 and 2010.[22] In the United States in 2010 about 20% of those over 65 had CAD, while it was present in 7% of those 45 to 64, and 1.3% of those 18 to 45.[23] Rates are higher among men than women of a given age.[23] Chest pain that occurs regularly with activity, after eating, or at other predictable times is termed stable angina and is associated with narrowings of the arteries of the heart. Angina that changes in intensity, character or frequency is termed unstable. Continue reading

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Cardiovascular disease – Wikipedia

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Cardiovascular diseaseMicrograph of a heart with fibrosis (yellow) and amyloidosis (brown). Movat’s stain.SpecialtyCardiologyUsual onsetOlder adults[1]TypesCoronary artery diseases, stroke, heart failure, hypertensive heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy[2][3]PreventionHealthy eating, exercise, avoiding tobacco smoke, limited alcohol intake[2]TreatmentTreating high blood pressure, high blood lipids, diabetes[2]Deaths17.9 million / 32% (2015)[4] Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels.[2] Cardiovascular disease includes coronary artery diseases (CAD) such as angina and myocardial infarction (commonly known as a heart attack).[2] Other CVDs include stroke, heart failure, hypertensive heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy, heart arrhythmia, congenital heart disease, valvular heart disease, carditis, aortic aneurysms, peripheral artery disease, thromboembolic disease, and venous thrombosis.[2][3] The underlying mechanisms vary depending on the disease.[2] Coronary artery disease, stroke, and peripheral artery disease involve atherosclerosis.[2] This may be caused by high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, lack of exercise, obesity, high blood cholesterol, poor diet, and excessive alcohol consumption, among others.[2] High blood pressure results in 13% of CVD deaths, while tobacco results in 9%, diabetes 6%, lack of exercise 6% and obesity 5%.[2] Rheumatic heart disease may follow untreated strep throat.[2] It is estimated that 90% of CVD is preventable.[5] Prevention of atherosclerosis involves improving risk factors through: healthy eating, exercise, avoidance of tobacco smoke and limiting alcohol intake.[2] Treating risk factors, such as high blood pressure, blood lipids and diabetes is also beneficial.[2] Treating people who have strep throat with antibiotics can decrease the risk of rheumatic heart disease.[6] The use of aspirin in people, who are otherwise healthy, is of unclear benefit.[7][8] Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally.[2] This is true in all areas of the world except Africa.[2] Together they resulted in 17.9 million deaths (32.1%) in 2015, up from 12.3 million (25.8%) in 1990.[4][3] Deaths, at a given age, from CVD are more common and have been increasing in much of the developing world, while rates have declined in most of the developed world since the 1970s.[9][10] Coronary artery disease and stroke account for 80% of CVD deaths in males and 75% of CVD deaths in females.[2] Most cardiovascular disease affects older adults. In the United States 11% of people between 20 and 40 have CVD, while 37% between 40 and 60, 71% of people between 60 and 80, and 85% of people over 80 have CVD.[1] The average age of death from coronary artery disease in the developed world is around 80 while it is around 68 in the developing world.[9] Disease onset is typically seven to ten years earlier in men as compared to women.[11] no data less than 70 70140 140210 210280 280350 350420 420490 490560 560630 630700 700770 more than 770 There are many cardiovascular diseases involving the blood vessels. Continue reading

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Heart Disease in Women | National Heart, Lung, and Blood …

Posted: September 24, 2018 at 5:43 am

Certain traits, conditions, or habits may raise your risk forcoronary heart disease(CHD). These conditions are known as risk factors Continue reading

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Coronary artery disease – Wikipedia

Posted: September 22, 2018 at 6:46 pm

Coronary artery diseaseSynonymsAtherosclerotic heart disease,[1] atherosclerotic vascular disease,[2] coronary heart disease[3]Illustration depicting atherosclerosis in a coronary artery.SpecialtyCardiology, cardiac surgerySymptomsChest pain, shortness of breath[4]ComplicationsHeart failure, abnormal heart rhythms[5]CausesAtherosclerosis of the arteries of the heart[6]Risk factorsHigh blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, lack of exercise, obesity, high blood cholesterol[6][7]Diagnostic methodElectrocardiogram, cardiac stress test, coronary computed tomographic angiography, coronary angiogram[8]PreventionHealthy diet, regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking[9]TreatmentPercutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)[10]MedicationAspirin, beta blockers, nitroglycerin, statins[10]Frequency110 million (2015)[11]Deaths8.9 million (2015)[12] Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as ischemic heart disease (IHD),[13] refers to a group of diseases which includes stable angina, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, and sudden cardiac death.[14] It is within the group of cardiovascular diseases of which it is the most common type.[15] A common symptom is chest pain or discomfort which may travel into the shoulder, arm, back, neck, or jaw.[4] Occasionally it may feel like heartburn. Continue reading

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Coronary Heart Disease: Symptoms + Natural Remedies – Dr. Axe

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Coronary heart disease (CHD) is currently the leading cause of death among adults in the U.S. and according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it has maintained this ranking as the No. 1 killer since 1921 Continue reading

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Home Remedies For Coronary Heart Disease | Speedy Remedies

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What is Coronary Heart Disease?Coronary Heart Disease is also known as Coronary Artery Disease. Following hints from the name itself one can very well guess the nature of this disease which is related to the heart and coronary arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart Continue reading

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Home Remedies For Coronary Heart Disease

Posted: May 16, 2018 at 1:48 am

What is Coronary Heart Disease?Coronary Heart Disease is also known as Coronary Artery Disease. Continue reading

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