Questions tagged [heart-disease]

Questions related to diseases involving the cardiovascular system - heart disease.

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Is it worth testing regularly for oxidative stress?

I have read that oxidative stress is associated with neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular disease, ageing, cancer, and diabetes. Popular health 'buzz' would suggest consuming antioxidant ...
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Is aggressive treatment needed in inferior wall type of heart attacks

Heart attack or myocardial infarction (MI) is broadly of 2 types: anterior wall and inferior wall, depending on the wall of heart involved. The anterior wall MI is far more dangerous, both in short ...
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What is the most advanced non-invasive technology these days for identifying clogged arteries?

What is the most advanced non-invasive technology these days for identifying clogged arteries?
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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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Medicines as good as surgery or devices for which heart conditions?

For most heart disease, there are three kinds of treatments available: medicines devices (percutaneous interventions - usually performed via arteries and veins of upper thigh) and surgery e.g. ...
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Does taking cold showers put one in risk of a potentially fatal cold shock?

Taking cold showers is being recommended here and in many other places (Healthline, MedicalNewsToday, MSN to name just few) in the Internet. However, I've heard a strong contrary opinion from a ...
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When to phlebotomize in Eisenmenger syndrome?

Secondary erythrocytosis occurs in Eisenmenger syndrome as opposed to polycythaemia. Haemoglobin levels can be quite high and levels such as 22 g/L are common. Phlebotomy is commonly used to treat ...
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EECP (Enhanced External Counterpulsation) therapy v/s Angioplasty and Bypass surgery

I have read some article about EECP (Enhanced External Counterpulsation) therapy for the treatment of angina and some doctors even saying that it must be suggested as the first option and others doesn'...
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Stress test or straight angiography for mild chest pain?

For persons who get mild chest pain, which could be angina, is it better to undergo a stress test first or straight go for angiography? Thanks for your comments and answers.
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Heightened risk of bacterial endocarditis for receptive anal sex partners

TL;DR version: Is there any proof of correlation (or lack thereof) between receptive rectal intercourse and raised risks for bacterial endocarditis? The long version: Once I've watched a short ...
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How is choice made between coronary angioplasty and coronary artery bypass surgery

Coronary angioplasty (PTCA or PCI with stenting) and coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) are 2 main methods to treat severe symptomatic coronary artery disease. Former is done through tiny ...
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What do these various descriptions mean in a dobutamine stress echocardiogam report?

Evidence of inferior/posterior infarction or hibernation Preserved LVEF Basal posterior segment is akinetic Basal and mid inferior segments are hypokinetic Preserved systolic function No pericardial ...
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Defibrillator from China

I would like to have defibrillator in my summerhouse, but I found that it cost a lot (1000USD) and it is overpraised since it contains almost nothing inside. I decided to look for one in China online ...
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How does longhorn beef compare to other meats wrt a heart-healthy diet?

This ranch's marketing blurb at http://www.gentzlonghornbeef.com/nutrition_facts compares longhorn beef to other animal protein sources. I'm specifically interested in how the fat breaks down into ...
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Diagnose angina (chest pain) by taking Nitroglycerin

Since nitroglycerin relieves the symptoms of angina (chest tightness, heavy feeling), why not to diagnose angina with Nitroglycerin? If the pain goes away upon taking Nitroglycerin then you have ...
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Is asymptomatic bundle branch block a risk factor for coronavirus?

I've heard that those with "heart disease" are at increased risk of a severe illness if they contract coronavirus. Would someone with an asymptomatic conduction block (e.g. bifasicular block) of ...
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Is TAVR/TAVI possible for patients with minimal aortic valve calcification?

I am a medical student currently learning about cardiac diseases and treatment options. Just a while back, I heard about transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgery and how it may serve as an ...
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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?...