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Category Archives: Heart Diseases

Cardiovascular disease – Wikipedia

Posted: October 18, 2018 at 2:43 am

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. Continue reading

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Different heart diseases – World Heart Federation

Posted: October 14, 2018 at 2:44 pm

AnginaAngina manifests as pain in the chest that results from reduced blood supply to the heart (ischemia). Blood carries oxygen around your body and depriving the heart of oxygen has serious consequences.Angina is caused by atherosclerosis, that is the narrowing and / or blockage of the blood vessels that supply the heart.The typical pain of angina is in the chest but it can often radiate to the left arm, shoulder or jaw Continue reading

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Heart Diseases & Disorders – Heart Rhythm Society

Posted: October 13, 2018 at 10:43 am

Millions of people experience irregular or abnormal heartbeats, called arrhythmias, at some point in their lives. Most of the time, they are harmless and happen in healthy people free of heart disease Continue reading

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Heart Disease – Closer Look at Stem Cells

Posted: October 10, 2018 at 6:42 am

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death worldwide in men, women and children, claiming more than 17 million lives each year. Continue reading

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Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke | NIDDK

Posted: September 29, 2018 at 5:42 am

Having diabetes means that you are more likely to develop heart disease and have a greater chance of a heart attack or a stroke. People with diabetes are also more likely to have certain conditions, or risk factors, that increase the chances of having heart disease or stroke, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Continue reading

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Heart disease – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

Posted: September 21, 2018 at 7:47 am

Overview Heart disease describes a range of conditions that affect your heart. Diseases under the heart disease umbrella include blood vessel diseases, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); and heart defects you’re born with (congenital heart defects), among others. The term “heart disease” is often used interchangeably with the term “cardiovascular disease.” Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Continue reading

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Heart Conferences | Heart Congress | Cardiology …

Posted: June 26, 2018 at 9:46 pm

Sessions Track 1:Heart Disease & Failure Heart diseaseare the disorders that affect your heart. Diseases under the heart disease umbrella include blood vessel diseases, such ascoronary arterydisease;heart rhythmproblems (arrhythmias); and heart defects you’re born with i.e Continue reading

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Heart Diseases & Disorders

Posted: June 9, 2018 at 3:37 pm

You are about to exit the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) website. Upon clicking the Continue button, you will be redirected to an external website Continue reading

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Heart Disease – A Closer Look at Stem Cell Treatments

Posted: May 27, 2018 at 10:41 am

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death worldwide in men, women and children, claiming more than 17 million lives each year. The effects of congestive heart failure and acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) present great challenges for doctors and researchers alike Continue reading

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Heart and Cardiovascular Research – iMedPub

Posted: May 22, 2018 at 4:44 am

Journal of Heart and Cardiovascular Research is a peer reviewed journal that provides a worldwide platform for dispersal of current findings in the field of cardiology, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases such as cardiomyopathy, atherosclerosis, arrhythmia, heart attack, impairment of function of cardiac valves and congenital heart diseases. The journal also aims at creating awareness on prevention and early detection of CVDs by monitoring symptoms like frequent recurrence of cardiac angina. The scope of the journal includes current advancements in diagnostic and therapeutic methods relating to cardiac dysfunctions, such as Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA), Echocardiography (ECG), Coronary Angiography, Myocardial Biopsy, Pericardiocentesis, Cardiac Catheterization, Stent Placement, Bypass Surgery and Insertion of Pacemaker Continue reading

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