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Ultrasound sniff test: why does lowering intrathoracic pressure collapse the subclavian vein?

Because the subclavian is guarded by the clavicle, you can't compress it with the transducer, and to see the vessel walls come together it is common practice to tell the patient to "sniff" or inhale ...
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Cardiovascular risk of light smoking

What's the cardiovascular risk of light smoking? Does a light smoker only incur a proportionally small fraction of the risk of a heavy smoker? What I've found so far is the following: According to ...
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Is there a drug being developed for heart palpitations without arrhythmia? [closed]

Is there a drug being developed for palpitations without arrhythmia?
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Fibrin production from joint damage promotes arterial blockages?

Can increased fibrin production from joint damage promote vascular disease such as arterial blockages, particularly where obesity or markedly increased weight causes knee, hip, ankle, and spine damage?...
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How far away from a highway should I live to avoid negative health effects?

Many articles on the internet claim that living near highways can be harmful to one's health. Here is an example: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/01/05/living-close-to-high-traffic-roads-...
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Eggs & heart health?

How does egg consumption impact atherosclerosis/cardiovascular disease risk? I'd especially welcome experimental studies.
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What could be the reason for difference in adverse effects profile between original and generic Clopidogrel?

I was consulted on the following clinical case: An elderly woman (over 65 years old) on Plavix due to 2 CVAs in the last few years. Six months ago treatment was changed to a generic Clopidogrel ...
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Baby with ASD VSD PDA altogether

If a baby has ASD VSD and PDA altogether, than what are the chances for his self-recovery without any heart surgery. Also how soon would you expect such a recovery? What are the things you would ...
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Are there any long-term health benefits/ disadvantages of wearing socks, especially woolies?

Are there any long-term health benefits/ disadvantages of wearing socks, especially woolies ?
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Can pectus excavatum increase the risk of cardio vascular disease?

With Pectus Excavatum the sternum is sunken inwards pushing organs slightly out of their normal position. My question is could this repositioning put additional pressure on the heart over time leading ...
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Heart Attack Risk Score calculation

Someone recently mentionned to me a score to calculate my risk of having a heart attack in the next years. Unfortunately he was not able to tell me where I could access this tool (or is this just ...
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Baby aspirin interaction with other NSAIDs

Baby Aspirin (ASA 81 mg) commonly prescribes as a cardiovascular protective agent because of its unique antiplatelet effect. NSAID-NSAID interaction is a famous well known interaction.1 2 3 My ...
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Why would one Carotid Artery be blocked but not the other

Why would one Carotid Artery be blocked but not the other. I know someone who has a 50% blockage on the left side, but minimal on the other ... why would this be?
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Can dental problems impact cardiovascular health?

Can dental cavities or gum disease have a negative impact on cardiovascular health?
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Management of erectile dysfunction in type I diabetes [closed]

Type I diabetes is in the long term associated with accelerated vascular and autonomic disease. One of the consequences of both of these is erectile dysfunction. What diagnostic tests are used to ...
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What disorder would cause sweating to appear only on one half of the face?

Or a more detailed question, what would cause a vertical divide (through the center of the nose) of the face, where one half has normal sweat gland function and another does not? There are no motor or ...
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What causes aortic aneurysm

An aortic aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in the aorta, the large artery that carries blood from the heart through the chest and torso. What could be the possible causes of aneurism?
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What does “Townsend quintile” mean?

Can anyone tell me what does "Townsend quintile" mean exactly? I am trying to use this cardiovascular risk assessment.
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What heart condition(s) cause tingling and lightheadedness that are NOT caught by an ECG?

Please note: A lot of things cause tingling in the face + extremities ("neuropathy") as well as lightheadedness, but in this question, I'm only interested in potential heart conditions, or anything ...
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What natural supplements exist to lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol?

The doctor told me to use Niacin or Red Yeast to reduce cholesterol. Examine.com, which seems to be pretty legit, seems to support using Garlic as a natural alternative. What supplements exist with ...
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How risky is HDL level of 33 mg/dL at age 29? [closed]

I am an obese, non-smoker, non-drinker, 29yr old South Asian male. Here are other details: BMI: 32 Total Cholesterol: 187 mg/dL Triglycerides: 174 mg/dL HDL: 33 mg/dL LDL: 119 mg/dL TC/HDL ratio: 5.7 ...
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Should we all be getting calcium scans for detection of coronary artery disease?

I recently watched a documentary on the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease and it’s consequence (myocardial infarction) in which surgical intervention before an event - via a calcium ...
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What are some treatment procedures for aortic insufficiency?

Aortic insufficiency is the leaking of the aortic valve of the heart that causes blood to flow in the reverse direction during ventricular diastole, from the aorta into the left ventricle. What are ...
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Is moderate alcohol consumption beneficial for maximizing life expectancy?

I have heard that moderate alcohol consumption may prevent cardiovascular disease, but I have also heard that even moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk of cancer (particularly breast ...
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Does blood donation reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease?

While answering this question about the possible detrimental effects of iron deficiency caused by frequent blood donation, I was reminded of a theory I heard long ago about a possible benefit of mild ...
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Are calcium supplements harmful, even if you stay short of the maximum dose?

Source: Do You Really Need Calcium Supplements?, Margaret Polaneczky MD, 2014 Oct 2 You may also have heard that taking calcium supplements can lead to heart disease. It’s still an open question. ...