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  • Risks
  • Those risks appear to culminate in another formidable figure: According to a National Health Interview Survey, one in four adults with any form of arthritis also has heart disease. (arthritis.org)
  • adults
  • In addition to other established associations between dental health and risk of disease, our findings suggest that middle-aged adults who have lost two or more teeth in recent past could be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease," Dr. Lu Qi of Tulane University in New Orleans said in a statement. (reuters.com)
  • Among adults with 25 to 32 natural teeth at the beginning of the study, those who lost two or more teeth during follow-up had a 23 percent increased risk of coronary heart disease compared with those who didn't lose any teeth. (reuters.com)
  • Adults with fewer than 17 natural teeth (vs. 25 to 32 natural teeth) at the outset were 25 percent more likely to develop coronary heart disease. (reuters.com)
  • congestive
  • Many of the symptoms are similar to those associated with congestive heart failure, such as shortness of breath and wheezing after limited physical exertion and swelling of the feet, ankles, hands or abdomen (edema). (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • valves
  • The mitral and tricuspid valves control the flow of blood between the atria and the ventricles (the upper and lower chambers of the heart). (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • A heart attack may damage the muscles that control the heart valves. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Other disorders such as carcinoid tumors, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, or syphilis may damage one or more heart valves. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • All these symptoms occur because the heart must work too hard to keep adequate blood flowing to the different parts of the body, like a mechanical pump with one or more valves leaking or too tight. (news-medical.net)
  • As a result of ARF the affected person develops inflammation of the heart valves with resulting damage and malfunction. (news-medical.net)
  • These sounds are called the heart sounds and are due to the closure of various valves in a smooth rhythm as different parts of the heart contract and relax to receive and eject blood. (news-medical.net)
  • atrial
  • Another problem is atrial fibrillation or the lack of a regular atrial beat, as a result of atrial dilation which interferes with the proper function of the heart pacemaker in the left atrial wall. (news-medical.net)
  • deaths
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, killing 289,758 women in 2013-that's about 1 in every 4 female deaths. (cdc.gov)
  • Among Hispanic women, heart disease and cancer cause roughly the same number of deaths each year. (cdc.gov)
  • More than 50 percent of premature deaths in people with rheumatoid arthritis result from cardiovascular disease, according to a 2011 review of 24 mortality studies published in Nature Reviews Rheumatology . (arthritis.org)
  • SCD is responsible for half of all heart disease deaths. (webmd.com)
  • Heart disease is the cause of approximately half the deaths in the United States each year. (factmonster.com)
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • But the unfair news is that having arthritis - osteoarthritis (OA), but especially inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis (RA), gout, lupus and psoriatic arthritis - puts you at increased risk of developing heart disease. (arthritis.org)