The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.
Pathological conditions involving the HEART including its structural and functional abnormalities.
The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.
Developmental abnormalities involving structures of the heart. These defects are present at birth but may be discovered later in life.
An imbalance between myocardial functional requirements and the capacity of the CORONARY VESSELS to supply sufficient blood flow. It is a form of MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA (insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle) caused by a decreased capacity of the coronary vessels.
Cardiac manifestation of systemic rheumatological conditions, such as RHEUMATIC FEVER. Rheumatic heart disease can involve any part the heart, most often the HEART VALVES and the ENDOCARDIUM.
A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
A disorder of cardiac function caused by insufficient blood flow to the muscle tissue of the heart. The decreased blood flow may be due to narrowing of the coronary arteries (CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE), to obstruction by a thrombus (CORONARY THROMBOSIS), or less commonly, to diffuse narrowing of arterioles and other small vessels within the heart. Severe interruption of the blood supply to the myocardial tissue may result in necrosis of cardiac muscle (MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION).
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
The transference of a heart from one human or animal to another.
The heart of the fetus of any viviparous animal. It refers to the heart in the postembryonic period and is differentiated from the embryonic heart (HEART/embryology) only on the basis of time.
Flaps of tissue that prevent regurgitation of BLOOD from the HEART VENTRICLES to the HEART ATRIA or from the PULMONARY ARTERIES or AORTA to the ventricles.
Cardiac manifestation of gastrointestinal CARCINOID TUMOR that metastasizes to the liver. Substances secreted by the tumor cells, including SEROTONIN, promote fibrous plaque formation in ENDOCARDIUM and its underlying layers. These deposits cause distortion of the TRICUSPID VALVE and the PULMONARY VALVE eventually leading to STENOSIS and valve regurgitation.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
The muscle tissue of the HEART. It is composed of striated, involuntary muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC) connected to form the contractile pump to generate blood flow.
The chambers of the heart, to which the BLOOD returns from the circulation.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
NECROSIS of the MYOCARDIUM caused by an obstruction of the blood supply to the heart (CORONARY CIRCULATION).
A bluish or purplish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes due to an increase in the amount of deoxygenated hemoglobin in the blood or a structural defect in the hemoglobin molecule.
Impaired conduction of cardiac impulse that can occur anywhere along the conduction pathway, such as between the SINOATRIAL NODE and the right atrium (SA block) or between atria and ventricles (AV block). Heart blocks can be classified by the duration, frequency, or completeness of conduction block. Reversibility depends on the degree of structural or functional defects.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
Pathological conditions involving the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM including the HEART; the BLOOD VESSELS; or the PERICARDIUM.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Examinations used to diagnose and treat heart conditions.
Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.
Pathological conditions involving any of the various HEART VALVES and the associated structures (PAPILLARY MUSCLES and CHORDAE TENDINEAE).
A group of diseases in which the dominant feature is the involvement of the CARDIAC MUSCLE itself. Cardiomyopathies are classified according to their predominant pathophysiological features (DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY; HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY; RESTRICTIVE CARDIOMYOPATHY) or their etiological/pathological factors (CARDIOMYOPATHY, ALCOHOLIC; ENDOCARDIAL FIBROELASTOSIS).
The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)
The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
Contractile activity of the MYOCARDIUM.
The probability that an event will occur. It encompasses a variety of measures of the probability of a generally unfavorable outcome.
The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.
Striated muscle cells found in the heart. They are derived from cardiac myoblasts (MYOBLASTS, CARDIAC).
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
Factors which produce cessation of all vital bodily functions. They can be analyzed from an epidemiologic viewpoint.
A procedure to stop the contraction of MYOCARDIUM during HEART SURGERY. It is usually achieved with the use of chemicals (CARDIOPLEGIC SOLUTIONS) or cold temperature (such as chilled perfusate).
Abnormalities in any part of the HEART SEPTUM resulting in abnormal communication between the left and the right chambers of the heart. The abnormal blood flow inside the heart may be caused by defects in the ATRIAL SEPTUM, the VENTRICULAR SEPTUM, or both.
Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.
Statistical models used in survival analysis that assert that the effect of the study factors on the hazard rate in the study population is multiplicative and does not change over time.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.
Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease that is characterized by ventricular dilation, VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION, and HEART FAILURE. Risk factors include SMOKING; ALCOHOL DRINKING; HYPERTENSION; INFECTION; PREGNANCY; and mutations in the LMNA gene encoding LAMIN TYPE A, a NUCLEAR LAMINA protein.
The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the left HEART VENTRICLE. Its measurement is an important aspect of the clinical evaluation of patients with heart disease to determine the effects of the disease on cardiac performance.
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
The symptom of paroxysmal pain consequent to MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA usually of distinctive character, location and radiation. It is thought to be provoked by a transient stressful situation during which the oxygen requirements of the MYOCARDIUM exceed that supplied by the CORONARY CIRCULATION.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
A febrile disease occurring as a delayed sequela of infections with STREPTOCOCCUS PYOGENES. It is characterized by multiple focal inflammatory lesions of the connective tissue structures, such as the heart, blood vessels, and joints (POLYARTHRITIS) and brain, and by the presence of ASCHOFF BODIES in the myocardium and skin.
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
Cholesterol which is contained in or bound to high-density lipoproteins (HDL), including CHOLESTEROL ESTERS and free cholesterol.
An infant during the first month after birth.
The amount of BLOOD pumped out of the HEART per beat, not to be confused with cardiac output (volume/time). It is calculated as the difference between the end-diastolic volume and the end-systolic volume.
Enlargement of the HEART, usually indicated by a cardiothoracic ratio above 0.50. Heart enlargement may involve the right, the left, or both HEART VENTRICLES or HEART ATRIA. Cardiomegaly is a nonspecific symptom seen in patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HEART FAILURE) or several forms of CARDIOMYOPATHIES.
Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.
The principal sterol of all higher animals, distributed in body tissues, especially the brain and spinal cord, and in animal fats and oils.
A condition in which the LEFT VENTRICLE of the heart was functionally impaired. This condition usually leads to HEART FAILURE; MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; and other cardiovascular complications. Diagnosis is made by measuring the diminished ejection fraction and a depressed level of motility of the left ventricular wall.
Recording of the moment-to-moment electromotive forces of the HEART as projected onto various sites on the body's surface, delineated as a scalar function of time. The recording is monitored by a tracing on slow moving chart paper or by observing it on a cardioscope, which is a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY.
Controlled physical activity which is performed in order to allow assessment of physiological functions, particularly cardiovascular and pulmonary, but also aerobic capacity. Maximal (most intense) exercise is usually required but submaximal exercise is also used.
Cholesterol which is contained in or bound to low density lipoproteins (LDL), including CHOLESTEROL ESTERS and free cholesterol.
A state of subnormal or depressed cardiac output at rest or during stress. It is a characteristic of CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, including congenital, valvular, rheumatic, hypertensive, coronary, and cardiomyopathic. The serious form of low cardiac output is characterized by marked reduction in STROKE VOLUME, and systemic vasoconstriction resulting in cold, pale, and sometimes cyanotic extremities.
A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.
Persistently high systemic arterial BLOOD PRESSURE. Based on multiple readings (BLOOD PRESSURE DETERMINATION), hypertension is currently defined as when SYSTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently greater than 140 mm Hg or when DIASTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently 90 mm Hg or more.
A group of pathological conditions characterized by sudden, non-convulsive loss of neurological function due to BRAIN ISCHEMIA or INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES. Stroke is classified by the type of tissue NECROSIS, such as the anatomic location, vasculature involved, etiology, age of the affected individual, and hemorrhagic vs. non-hemorrhagic nature. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp777-810)
Drugs that bind to but do not activate beta-adrenergic receptors thereby blocking the actions of beta-adrenergic agonists. Adrenergic beta-antagonists are used for treatment of hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, angina pectoris, glaucoma, migraine headaches, and anxiety.
A heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by HYPERGLYCEMIA and GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE.
Unexpected rapid natural death due to cardiovascular collapse within one hour of initial symptoms. It is usually caused by the worsening of existing heart diseases. The sudden onset of symptoms, such as CHEST PAIN and CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS, particularly VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA, can lead to the loss of consciousness and cardiac arrest followed by biological death. (from Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 7th ed., 2005)
A device that substitutes for a heart valve. It may be composed of biological material (BIOPROSTHESIS) and/or synthetic material.
Surgery performed on the heart.
Agents that have a strengthening effect on the heart or that can increase cardiac output. They may be CARDIAC GLYCOSIDES; SYMPATHOMIMETICS; or other drugs. They are used after MYOCARDIAL INFARCT; CARDIAC SURGICAL PROCEDURES; in SHOCK; or in congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
A voluntary organization concerned with the prevention and treatment of heart and vascular diseases.
A generic term for fats and lipoids, the alcohol-ether-soluble constituents of protoplasm, which are insoluble in water. They comprise the fats, fatty oils, essential oils, waxes, phospholipids, glycolipids, sulfolipids, aminolipids, chromolipids (lipochromes), and fatty acids. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Developmental abnormalities in any portion of the VENTRICULAR SEPTUM resulting in abnormal communications between the two lower chambers of the heart. Classification of ventricular septal defects is based on location of the communication, such as perimembranous, inlet, outlet (infundibular), central muscular, marginal muscular, or apical muscular defect.
Inflammatory processes of the muscular walls of the heart (MYOCARDIUM) which result in injury to the cardiac muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC). Manifestations range from subclinical to sudden death (DEATH, SUDDEN). Myocarditis in association with cardiac dysfunction is classified as inflammatory CARDIOMYOPATHY usually caused by INFECTION, autoimmune diseases, or responses to toxic substances. Myocarditis is also a common cause of DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY and other cardiomyopathies.
All deaths reported in a given population.
Hypertrophy and dilation of the RIGHT VENTRICLE of the heart that is caused by PULMONARY HYPERTENSION. This condition is often associated with pulmonary parenchymal or vascular diseases, such as CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE and PULMONARY EMBOLISM.
Cessation of heart beat or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. If it is treated within a few minutes, heart arrest can be reversed in most cases to normal cardiac rhythm and effective circulation.
A combination of congenital heart defects consisting of four key features including VENTRICULAR SEPTAL DEFECTS; PULMONARY STENOSIS; RIGHT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY; and a dextro-positioned AORTA. In this condition, blood from both ventricles (oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor) is pumped into the body often causing CYANOSIS.
The number of males and females in a given population. The distribution may refer to how many men or women or what proportion of either in the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.
This structure includes the thin muscular atrial septum between the two HEART ATRIA, and the thick muscular ventricular septum between the two HEART VENTRICLES.
A PEPTIDE that is secreted by the BRAIN and the HEART ATRIA, stored mainly in cardiac ventricular MYOCARDIUM. It can cause NATRIURESIS; DIURESIS; VASODILATION; and inhibits secretion of RENIN and ALDOSTERONE. It improves heart function. It contains 32 AMINO ACIDS.
The geometric and structural changes that the HEART VENTRICLES undergo, usually following MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. It comprises expansion of the infarct and dilatation of the healthy ventricle segments. While most prevalent in the left ventricle, it can also occur in the right ventricle.
Damage to the MYOCARDIUM resulting from MYOCARDIAL REPERFUSION (restoration of blood flow to ischemic areas of the HEART.) Reperfusion takes place when there is spontaneous thrombolysis, THROMBOLYTIC THERAPY, collateral flow from other coronary vascular beds, or reversal of vasospasm.
Pathological processes of CORONARY ARTERIES that may derive from a congenital abnormality, atherosclerotic, or non-atherosclerotic cause.
Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.
Procedures in which placement of CARDIAC CATHETERS is performed for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.
The study of the heart, its physiology, and its functions.
The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.
Developmental abnormalities in any portion of the ATRIAL SEPTUM resulting in abnormal communications between the two upper chambers of the heart. Classification of atrial septal defects is based on location of the communication and types of incomplete fusion of atrial septa with the ENDOCARDIAL CUSHIONS in the fetal heart. They include ostium primum, ostium secundum, sinus venosus, and coronary sinus defects.
Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with PHYSICAL EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.
A condition with abnormally high levels of CHOLESTEROL in the blood. It is defined as a cholesterol value exceeding the 95th percentile for the population.
Abnormal cardiac rhythm that is characterized by rapid, uncoordinated firing of electrical impulses in the upper chambers of the heart (HEART ATRIA). In such case, blood cannot be effectively pumped into the lower chambers of the heart (HEART VENTRICLES). It is caused by abnormal impulse generation.
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
Heart failure caused by abnormal myocardial contraction during SYSTOLE leading to defective cardiac emptying.
Regulation of the rate of contraction of the heart muscles by an artificial pacemaker.
The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.
Treatment process involving the injection of fluid into an organ or tissue.
The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.
Conditions or pathological processes associated with the disease of diabetes mellitus. Due to the impaired control of BLOOD GLUCOSE level in diabetic patients, pathological processes develop in numerous tissues and organs including the EYE, the KIDNEY, the BLOOD VESSELS, and the NERVE TISSUE.
General or unspecified injuries to the heart.
A pumping mechanism that duplicates the output, rate, and blood pressure of the natural heart. It may replace the function of the entire heart or a portion of it, and may be an intracorporeal, extracorporeal, or paracorporeal heart. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Post-systolic relaxation of the HEART, especially the HEART VENTRICLES.
Period of contraction of the HEART, especially of the HEART VENTRICLES.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
Method in which prolonged electrocardiographic recordings are made on a portable tape recorder (Holter-type system) or solid-state device ("real-time" system), while the patient undergoes normal daily activities. It is useful in the diagnosis and management of intermittent cardiac arrhythmias and transient myocardial ischemia.
The abrupt cessation of all vital bodily functions, manifested by the permanent loss of total cerebral, respiratory, and cardiovascular functions.
Heart failure caused by abnormal myocardial relaxation during DIASTOLE leading to defective cardiac filling.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
The rate at which oxygen is used by a tissue; microliters of oxygen STPD used per milligram of tissue per hour; the rate at which oxygen enters the blood from alveolar gas, equal in the steady state to the consumption of oxygen by tissue metabolism throughout the body. (Stedman, 25th ed, p346)
A disease of the CARDIAC MUSCLE developed subsequent to the initial protozoan infection by TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI. After infection, less than 10% develop acute illness such as MYOCARDITIS (mostly in children). The disease then enters a latent phase without clinical symptoms until about 20 years later. Myocardial symptoms of advanced CHAGAS DISEASE include conduction defects (HEART BLOCK) and CARDIOMEGALY.
The heart rate of the FETUS. The normal range at term is between 120 and 160 beats per minute.
Any disturbances of the normal rhythmic beating of the heart or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. Cardiac arrhythmias can be classified by the abnormalities in HEART RATE, disorders of electrical impulse generation, or impulse conduction.
Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal.
The confinement of a patient in a hospital.
A condition caused by underdevelopment of the whole left half of the heart. It is characterized by hypoplasia of the left cardiac chambers (HEART ATRIUM; HEART VENTRICLE), the AORTA, the AORTIC VALVE, and the MITRAL VALVE. Severe symptoms appear in early infancy when DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS closes.
The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)
Measurement of intracardiac blood flow using an M-mode and/or two-dimensional (2-D) echocardiogram while simultaneously recording the spectrum of the audible Doppler signal (e.g., velocity, direction, amplitude, intensity, timing) reflected from the moving column of red blood cells.
Research techniques that focus on study designs and data gathering methods in human and animal populations.
A spectrum of pathological conditions of impaired blood flow in the brain. They can involve vessels (ARTERIES or VEINS) in the CEREBRUM, the CEREBELLUM, and the BRAIN STEM. Major categories include INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS; BRAIN ISCHEMIA; CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE; and others.
A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.
The ENTERIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; and SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM taken together. Generally speaking, the autonomic nervous system regulates the internal environment during both peaceful activity and physical or emotional stress. Autonomic activity is controlled and integrated by the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, especially the HYPOTHALAMUS and the SOLITARY NUCLEUS, which receive information relayed from VISCERAL AFFERENTS.
Typical way of life or manner of living characteristic of an individual or group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)
A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).
Agents used for the treatment or prevention of cardiac arrhythmias. They may affect the polarization-repolarization phase of the action potential, its excitability or refractoriness, or impulse conduction or membrane responsiveness within cardiac fibers. Anti-arrhythmia agents are often classed into four main groups according to their mechanism of action: sodium channel blockade, beta-adrenergic blockade, repolarization prolongation, or calcium channel blockade.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
An abnormally rapid ventricular rhythm usually in excess of 150 beats per minute. It is generated within the ventricle below the BUNDLE OF HIS, either as autonomic impulse formation or reentrant impulse conduction. Depending on the etiology, onset of ventricular tachycardia can be paroxysmal (sudden) or nonparoxysmal, its wide QRS complexes can be uniform or polymorphic, and the ventricular beating may be independent of the atrial beating (AV dissociation).
Conditions with excess LIPIDS in the blood.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of the cardiovascular system, processes, or phenomena; includes the use of mathematical equations, computers and other electronic equipment.
A subclass of DIABETES MELLITUS that is not INSULIN-responsive or dependent (NIDDM). It is characterized initially by INSULIN RESISTANCE and HYPERINSULINEMIA; and eventually by GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE; HYPERGLYCEMIA; and overt diabetes. Type II diabetes mellitus is no longer considered a disease exclusively found in adults. Patients seldom develop KETOSIS but often exhibit OBESITY.
The innermost layer of the heart, comprised of endothelial cells.
Enlargement of the LEFT VENTRICLE of the heart. This increase in ventricular mass is attributed to sustained abnormal pressure or volume loads and is a contributor to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.
The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.
The range or frequency distribution of a measurement in a population (of organisms, organs or things) that has not been selected for the presence of disease or abnormality.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Europe.
A condition in which HEART VENTRICLES exhibit impaired function.
Abnormal thoracoabdominal VISCERA arrangement (visceral heterotaxy) or malformation that involves additional CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS (e.g., heart isomerism; DEXTROCARDIA) and/or abnormal SPLEEN (e.g., asplenia and polysplenia). Irregularities with the central nervous system, the skeleton and urinary tract are often associated with the syndrome.
Substances used to lower plasma CHOLESTEROL levels.
Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It conducts and supports research program related to diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and SLEEP WAKE DISORDERS. From 1948 until October 10, 1969, it was known as the National Heart Institute. From June 25, 1976, it was the National Heart and Lung Institute. Since October 1997, the NHLBI has also had administrative responsibility for the NIH Woman's Health Initiative.
A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.
A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.
Tumors in any part of the heart. They include primary cardiac tumors and metastatic tumors to the heart. Their interference with normal cardiac functions can cause a wide variety of symptoms including HEART FAILURE; CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS; or EMBOLISM.
A plasma protein that circulates in increased amounts during inflammation and after tissue damage.
A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.
Substances that lower the levels of certain LIPIDS in the BLOOD. They are used to treat HYPERLIPIDEMIAS.
Plasma glycoprotein clotted by thrombin, composed of a dimer of three non-identical pairs of polypeptide chains (alpha, beta, gamma) held together by disulfide bonds. Fibrinogen clotting is a sol-gel change involving complex molecular arrangements: whereas fibrinogen is cleaved by thrombin to form polypeptides A and B, the proteolytic action of other enzymes yields different fibrinogen degradation products.
Surgical insertion of synthetic material to repair injured or diseased heart valves.
The lower right and left chambers of the heart. The right ventricle pumps venous BLOOD into the LUNGS and the left ventricle pumps oxygenated blood into the systemic arterial circulation.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.
Abnormally rapid heartbeat, usually with a HEART RATE above 100 beats per minute for adults. Tachycardia accompanied by disturbance in the cardiac depolarization (cardiac arrhythmia) is called tachyarrhythmia.
The thoracolumbar division of the autonomic nervous system. Sympathetic preganglionic fibers originate in neurons of the intermediolateral column of the spinal cord and project to the paravertebral and prevertebral ganglia, which in turn project to target organs. The sympathetic nervous system mediates the body's response to stressful situations, i.e., the fight or flight reactions. It often acts reciprocally to the parasympathetic system.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.
A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.
Compounds that inhibit HMG-CoA reductases. They have been shown to directly lower cholesterol synthesis.
Statistical models in which the value of a parameter for a given value of a factor is assumed to be equal to a + bx, where a and b are constants. The models predict a linear regression.
The pressure within a CARDIAC VENTRICLE. Ventricular pressure waveforms can be measured in the beating heart by catheterization or estimated using imaging techniques (e.g., DOPPLER ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY). The information is useful in evaluating the function of the MYOCARDIUM; CARDIAC VALVES; and PERICARDIUM, particularly with simultaneous measurement of other (e.g., aortic or atrial) pressures.
A range of values for a variable of interest, e.g., a rate, constructed so that this range has a specified probability of including the true value of the variable.
The short wide vessel arising from the conus arteriosus of the right ventricle and conveying unaerated blood to the lungs.
An indicator of body density as determined by the relationship of BODY WEIGHT to BODY HEIGHT. BMI=weight (kg)/height squared (m2). BMI correlates with body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE). Their relationship varies with age and gender. For adults, BMI falls into these categories: below 18.5 (underweight); 18.5-24.9 (normal); 25.0-29.9 (overweight); 30.0 and above (obese). (National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.
The co-occurrence of pregnancy and a cardiovascular disease. The disease may precede or follow FERTILIZATION and it may or may not have a deleterious effect on the pregnant woman or FETUS.
Established behavior pattern characterized by excessive drive and ambition, impatience, competitiveness, sense of time urgency, and poorly contained aggression.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.
The systems and processes involved in the establishment, support, management, and operation of registers, e.g., disease registers.
Behaviors associated with the ingesting of alcoholic beverages, including social drinking.
Any pathological condition where fibrous connective tissue invades any organ, usually as a consequence of inflammation or other injury.
Institutions specializing in the care of patients with heart disorders.
A device designed to stimulate, by electric impulses, contraction of the heart muscles. It may be temporary (external) or permanent (internal or internal-external).
The force that opposes the flow of BLOOD through a vascular bed. It is equal to the difference in BLOOD PRESSURE across the vascular bed divided by the CARDIAC OUTPUT.
A potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmia that is characterized by uncoordinated extremely rapid firing of electrical impulses (400-600/min) in HEART VENTRICLES. Such asynchronous ventricular quivering or fibrillation prevents any effective cardiac output and results in unconsciousness (SYNCOPE). It is one of the major electrocardiographic patterns seen with CARDIAC ARREST.
A condition associated with VENTRICULAR SEPTAL DEFECT and other congenital heart defects that allow the mixing of pulmonary and systemic circulation, increase blood flow into the lung, and subsequent responses to low oxygen in blood. This complex is characterized by progressive PULMONARY HYPERTENSION; HYPERTROPHY of the RIGHT VENTRICLE; CYANOSIS; and ERYTHROCYTOSIS.
Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Africa.
A condition characterized by the thickening of the ventricular ENDOCARDIUM and subendocardium (MYOCARDIUM), seen mostly in children and young adults in the TROPICAL CLIMATE. The fibrous tissue extends from the apex toward and often involves the HEART VALVES causing restrictive blood flow into the respective ventricles (CARDIOMYOPATHY, RESTRICTIVE).
The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.
Thickening and loss of elasticity of the walls of ARTERIES of all sizes. There are many forms classified by the types of lesions and arteries involved, such as ATHEROSCLEROSIS with fatty lesions in the ARTERIAL INTIMA of medium and large muscular arteries.
Removal of tissue with electrical current delivered via electrodes positioned at the distal end of a catheter. Energy sources are commonly direct current (DC-shock) or alternating current at radiofrequencies (usually 750 kHz). The technique is used most often to ablate the AV junction and/or accessory pathways in order to interrupt AV conduction and produce AV block in the treatment of various tachyarrhythmias.
Drugs used to cause dilation of the blood vessels.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
Fats present in food, especially in animal products such as meat, meat products, butter, ghee. They are present in lower amounts in nuts, seeds, and avocados.
AMINO ALCOHOLS containing the propanolamine (NH2CH2CHOHCH2) group and its derivatives.
Backflow of blood from the LEFT VENTRICLE into the LEFT ATRIUM due to imperfect closure of the MITRAL VALVE. This can lead to mitral valve regurgitation.

Anti-heart autoantibodies in ischaemic heart disease patients. (1/4783)

One hundred and ninety-nine ischaemic heart disease (IHD) patients were studied with regard to the prevalence of anti-heart autoantibodies (AHA). The incidence of AHA in IHD patients was 1%: one out of 102 patients who suffered acute myocardial infarction (AMI), one out of seventy-two patients who suffered from acute coronary insufficiency (ACI), and none out of twenty-five patients with other signs and symptoms of IHD, had AHA in their sera. An additional 2% of patients who suffered from AMI developed detectable antibody levels during a follow-up period of 15 days. In comparison,, 53% of patients (eight out of fifteen) who underwent heart surgery and who had no AHA prior to operation, developed these antibodies in their sera during 1-2 weeks following operation.  (+info)

Failing firefighters: a survey of causes of death and ill-health retirement in serving firefighters in Strathclyde, Scotland from 1985-94. (2/4783)

During the decade beginning 1 January 1985, 887 full-time firefighters, all male, left the service of Strathclyde Fire Brigade (SFB). There were 17 deaths--compared to 64.4 expected in the Scottish male population aged 15-54 years--giving a standardized mortality ratio (SMR) of 26, and 488 ill-health retirements (IHR). None of the deaths was attributable to service, the major causes being: myocardial infarction--five, (expected = 17.3; SMR = 29); cancers--three (colon, kidney and lung) (expected = 13.6; SMR = 22); road traffic accidents--two (expected = 4.17; SMR = 48) and suicide--two (expected = 4.9; SMR = 41). Amalgamating the deaths and IHRs showed that the six most common reasons for IHR were musculoskeletal (n = 202, 40%), ocular (n = 61, 12.1%), 'others' (n = 58, 11.5%), injuries (n = 50, 9.9%), heart disease (n = 48, 9.5%) and mental disorders (n = 45, 8.9%). Over 300 IHRs (over 60%) occurred after 20 or more years service. When the IHRs were subdivided into two quinquennia, there were 203 and 302 in each period. Mean length of service during each quinquennium was 19.4 vs. 21.3 years (p = 0.003) and median length was 21 years in both periods; interquartile range was 12-26 years in the first and 17-27 years in the second period (p = 0.002), but when further broken down into diagnostic categories, the differences were not statistically significant, with the exception of means of IHRs attributed to mental disorders (14.5 vs. 19 years, p = 0.03).  (+info)

Enhanced myocardial glucose use in patients with a deficiency in long-chain fatty acid transport (CD36 deficiency). (3/4783)

CD36 is a multifunctional, 88 kDa glycoprotein that is expressed on platelets and monocytes/macrophages. CD36 also has high homology with the long-chain fatty acid (LFA) transporter in the myocardium. Although platelet and monocyte CD36 levels can indicate a CD36 deficiency, they cannot predict specific clinical manifestations in the myocardium of a given person. We examined the hypothesis that a deficiency in LFA transport augments myocardial glucose uptake in patients with a type I CD36 deficiency. METHODS: Seven fasting patients with a type I CD36 deficiency and 9 controls were assessed by cardiac radionuclide imaging using beta-methyl-p-iodophenyl-pentadecanoic acid (BMIPP) as a LFA tracer and by PET with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG). RESULTS: None of the patients with a CD36 deficiency showed myocardial uptake of BMIPP. The percentage dose uptake of BMIPP in these subjects was significantly lower than that in normal controls (1.31+/-0.24 versus 2.90+/-0.2; P < 0.005). PET studies revealed that myocardial FDG accumulation was substantially increased in patients with a CD36 deficiency. Quantitative analysis showed that the percentage dose uptake of FDG in patients with a CD36 deficiency was significantly higher than that in normal controls (1.28+/-0.35 versus 0.43+/-0.22; P< 0.01). CONCLUSION: CD36 functions as a major myocardial LFA transporter and its absence may cause a compensatory upregulation of myocardial glucose uptake.  (+info)

Cardiocutaneous fistula. (4/4783)

Infection of the Teflon pledgets on the heart suture line after left ventricular aneurysm repair, presenting late with a fistulous tract connecting the heart with the skin (cardiocutaneous fistula) is an uncommon but potentially serious condition. The case is reported of a 73 year old man who developed a cardiocutaneous fistula extending through the left hemidiaphragm and draining at the abdominal wall, which developed six years after left ventricular aneurysmectomy. Following radiographic evaluation, which established the diagnosis, the Teflon pledgets and fistulous tract were successfully surgically removed. Prompt diagnosis depends on a high index of suspicion. Eradication of infection requires excision of infected material, which must be planned on an individual basis.  (+info)

Usefulness of fractional flow reserve to predict clinical outcome after balloon angioplasty. (5/4783)

BACKGROUND: After regular coronary balloon angioplasty, it would be helpful to identify those patients who have a low cardiac event rate. Coronary angiography alone is not sensitive enough for that purpose, but it has been suggested that the combination of optimal angiographic and optimal functional results indicates a low restenosis chance. Pressure-derived myocardial fractional flow reserve (FFR) is an index of the functional severity of the residual epicardial lesion and could be useful for that purpose. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 60 consecutive patients with single-vessel disease, balloon angioplasty was performed by use of a pressure instead of a regular guide wire. Both quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) and measurement of FFR were performed 15 minutes after the procedure. A successful angioplasty result, defined as a residual diameter stenosis (DS) <50%, was achieved in 58 patients. In these patients, DS and FFR, measured 15 minutes after PTCA, were analyzed in relation to clinical outcome. In those 26 patients with both optimal angiographic (residual DS by QCA /=0.90) results, event-free survival rates at 6, 12, and 24 months were 92+/-5%, 92+/-5%, and 88+/-6%, respectively, versus 72+/-8%, 69+/-8%, and 59+/-9%, respectively, in the remaining 32 patients in whom the angiographic or functional result or both were suboptimal (P=0.047, P=0.028, and P=0.014, respectively). CONCLUSIONS: In patients with a residual DS /=0.90, clinical outcome up to 2 years is excellent. Therefore, there is a complementary value of coronary angiography and coronary pressure measurement in the evaluation of PTCA result.  (+info)

An unusual family of benign "X" linked muscular dystrophy with cardiac involvement. (6/4783)

A family of benign X-linked muscular dystrophy is described. Two of the 3 affected members appear quite representative of Becker's dystrophy. A third shows no pseudohypertrophy, only gross atrophy, affecting proximal and distal muscles and also shows early onset contractures and electrocardiographic abnormalities and is in these ways much more representative of the variety described by Emery and Dreifuss (1966). Two of the cases have distinctly abnormal electrocardiograms with extensive and deep Q waves and abnormal R/S ratios and VI. Both these have shown progression of electrocardiographic abnormalities during a 2-year follow-up. The family is reported to document this very unusual occurrence.  (+info)

Intensive care management of stroke patients. (7/4783)

Two hundred eighty patients were admitted to an intensive care stroke unit over a one-year period. Subsequent investigation indicated that only 199 of these patients actually had cerebral ischemic or hemorrhagic lesions, 10 had other cerebrovascular lesions, and the remaining 71 patients had unrelated diseases, predominantly seizures. Detailed analysis of 103 stroke patients revealed an overall incidence of 59% hypertension, and 72% had hypertensive, ischemic or valvular heart disease. Fifty percent of the patients had various cardiac arrhythmias, some of which were responsible for the acute cerebrovascular lesion. Fourteen patients died during the acute phase, 11 from apparently irreversible cerebral selling, mainly due to cerebral hemorrhage. Secondary complications such as pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, pressure sores and urinary infection were almost nonexistent, but beneficial effects on the primary cerebral lesions were more difficult to demonstrate.  (+info)

Digitalis. (8/4783)

Cardiac glycosides have played a prominent role in the therapy of congestive heart failure since William Withering codified their use in his late 18th century monograph on the efficacy of the leaves of the common foxglove plant (Digitalis purpurea). Despite their widespread acceptance into medical practice in the ensuing 200 years, both the efficacy and the safety of this class of drugs continue to be a topic of debate. Moreover, despite the fact that the molecular target for the cardiac glycosides, the alpha-subunit of sarcolemmal Na+K+-ATPase (or sodium pump) found on most eukaryotic cell membranes, has been known for several decades, it remains controversial whether the sympatholytic or positive inotropic effects of these agents is the mechanism most relevant to relief of heart failure symptoms in humans with systolic ventricular dysfunction. Herein, we review the molecular and clinical pharmacology of this venerable class of drugs, as well as the manifestations of digitalis toxicity and their treatment. We also review in some detail recent clinical trials designed to examine the efficacy of these drugs in heart failure, with a focus on the Digoxin Investigation Group data set. Although, in our opinion, the data on balance warrant the continued use of these drugs for the treatment of symptoms of heart failure in patients already receiving contemporary multidrug therapy for this disease, the use of digitalis preparations will inevitably decline with the maturation of newer pharmacotherapies.  (+info)

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Unlike a chronic heart disease patient, whose heart is in a constant state of compromised blood flow (pre-conditioning), an athletes heart is accustomed to perfect blood flow. Abrupt disruption of nutrients to a heart unaccustomed to compromise creates an electrically unstable situation. In the event of a complete coronary obstruction, this lack of preconditioning makes an athletic heart more susceptible to cardiac problems ...
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The holistic program to heal the body, mind, and spirit outlined in Natural Medicine for Heart Disease is based on proven methods of preventing heart disease and healing cardiac problems. From the power of soy protein to significantly lower cholesterol to the exercises that can prevent heart attacks, this guide uncovers the contributing factors to heart diseases that grow and multiply over decades--and natural ways to reverse them ...
Several cardiovascular problems and conditions most often seen in women are inappropriately diagnosed as being due to "anxiety."
In this article, we will discuss various heart disease and their symptoms. Almost 4.77 million people having heart disease died last year in India. Hence,
In a recent journal published by the WHO available on ScienceDirect, a study related to various heart diseases and strokes were tested in nearly 194 countries. During the years 2000-2016 the organization found using systematic analysis that the reason for an increase in certain types of deaths can be attributed to the exorbitant working conditions. The study argues that nearly 745,194 deaths occurred which were due to heart diseases and stroke, and the reason behind these maladies was Karoshi or burnouts. Working over 55 hours a week puts one in a position of this indirect risk.. This issue has become world-wide and is something which needs to actively be dealt with. The excessive deaths due to indirect reasons must not be taken for granted. Take for example the fact that in the month of October in 2020, more Japanese people died from suicide than from Covid 19. A map published by WHO to show which places in the world are more prone to burnouts is given here. The places with higher numbers (or ...
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The broad long term goal of the PIs laboratory is to help define the mechanisms underlying the progression of various heart diseases to congestive heart failur...
Youll be strolling to a new beat! Heart sickness is considered one of the most important killers. Every year hundreds of men - and girls - die of coronary heart disorder whilst nevertheless of their 30s, 40s and 50s.. If you want to reduce YOUR chance of heart sickness - or your partners chances of dying early of coronary heart disorder, right heres how it can be completed in four easy steps:. 1. CUT DOWN ON ANIMAL FATS. Four out of five humans nevertheless devour a long way too much fatty food. If itll do its activity properly your heart needs an excellent ordinary supply of oxygenated blood. But every mouthful of fats you consume clogs up your arteries only a little bit greater. But but how much fats youve got eaten inside the past, its not too overdue to act - if you act NOW. Cutting down your consumption of fats will help maintain your arteries open. If you preserve on ingesting fatty foods, the fats will stick with the interior partitions of your arteries.. Heres what you have to ...
Sanford-Brown cardiovascular sonography programs helps students learn how to detect various heart disease and learn to be a part of a healthcare team.
As part of a recent study, researchers tracked more than 10,000 middle-aged people for close to 14 years to understand the connection between microvascular disease and heart rhythm disorder.
The heart dominates blood circulation and vessels. If blood qi is upset, it will be symptoms of cardiopalmus, short breath and chest distress.
Many people believe that congestive heart disease is one of the inevitable circumstances of advanced age. While it is true that cardiac problems of this nature do often occur among the elderly, cardiovascular problems are not limited to those over sixty-five, and certainly is not a situation that every elderly person will have to deal […]. ...
The robust scientific program offered at Miami Valves provides the highest quality education and networking opportunities for all specialists currently using transcatheter therapies to treat valvular and structural heart disease, as well as those looking to expand into this practice area.. ...
In this chapter we deal with cardiac disorders.have given brief description about disease,signs and symptoms,diagnosis and management.
Sorry to hear about your problem. Just wanted to ask you a few questions. How old was your mother when she died? Also, do you smoke, have been exposed to smoke for a long period of time, or have any chronic pulmonary problems? The reason I ask these questions is that it usually takes years (more than your age) to develop atrial enlargement from COPD. Also, it is really important to find out about your family history of cardiac problems, especially serious ones at an early age. This is definitely something your doctor needs to know. If I were you, I would go to a cardiologist as soon as you get insurance. If you have anymore symptoms prior to getting insurance, go the the ER. I know its expensive, but it just may save your life. Dont mean to scare you, but anything to do with the heart can be very serious. Many times when someone of your age complains of any type of chest pains, doctors may assume its anxiety but never let anyone assume that. Have all the tests done just to be safe. Anyway, ...
CPP 2016 Congress on Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy program topics include: Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiovascular & Pregnancy and more.
This volume provides readers with a succinct introduction to behavioral and psychosocial treatment of the two most prevalent cardiac conditions, coronary heart disease and congestive heart failure. It summarizes the latest research on the intricate relati
Its a good thing then, that the lifestyle strategies recommended to prevent heart disease are strikingly similar to those of cancer prevention. In short: eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly and stay a healthy weight.. The latest issue of AICRs Cancer Research Update examines the similarities - and difference - in the recommendations to reduce risk for heart disease and cancer.. You can read the CRU article here.. ...
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Conditions such as heart disease are strongly associated with arterial damage and obstruction with cholesterol plaques and the biochemical factors that may contribute to them.These factors are in turn related to certain genes that may determine the overall susceptibility to heart disease in some patients.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally with approximately 17.3 million deaths annually. Underlying heart disease are numerous conditions such as atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, heart failure, arrhythmias and heart valve issues.
We empower research into cardiomyopathy gene variant identification. Most variants associated with inherited cardiac conditions are unique familial variants.
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Arterial blockage in the heartArterial blockage in the heart is one of the most common heart disorders that occurs when the plaque, which consists of fatty materials and cholesterol, accumulates on the walls of the blood vessels.
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Millions of people across the country suffer from a collection of cardiac conditions grouped under the umbrella term heart disease. Yet few people truly understand what this diagnosis means-and more importantly, what they can do to mitigate the effects of the disease.. Now, renowned cardiologist Mohamed Shalaby, MD, FACC, draws from his years of experience successfully treating heart patients and collects his wisdom and knowledge into one accessible volume.. Told in narrative form, this book introduces readers to a number of patients with an array of different forms of heart disease. Each case begins with the patients presenting complaint and follows along the process of physical examination, lab work, testing, diagnosis, and discussion of treatment between the doctor and patient.. ...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with heart disease are six times more likely to end up in a hospital if they get COVID-19 and 12 times as likely to die from the virus.
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Left ventricular thrombus is a blood clot (thrombus) in the left ventricle of the heart. LVT is a common complication of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Typically the clot is a mural thrombus, meaning it is on the wall of the ventricle. The primary risk of LVT is the occurrence of cardiac embolism, in which the thrombus detaches from the ventricular wall and travels through the circulation and blocks blood vessels. Blockage can be especially damaging in the heart or brain (stroke). LVT occurs most often during the first 2 weeks following AMI. AMI patients most at risk display the 3 characteristics of Virchows triad: The risk of LVT formation increases as infarction size increases. A larger infarction means a larger area of tissue injury, which may be akinetic or dyskinetic, resulting in stagnation of ventricular blood. Monocytes and macrophages play important roles in healing after myocardial infarction. With the absence of monocytes and macrophages, chances of LVT formation are very high. ...
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A suspected left ventricular thrombus needs to be distinguished from normal endocardial trabeculations which are often seen at the left ventricular apex.
Heart disease is a very common disease which is affecting approximately around more than 7% of the population. The most common from of heart disease is known as arteriosclerosis. Arteriosclerosis form of heart disease usually leads to heart attack in the patient. This form of heart disease is characterized by a sudden process where the arteries often get hardened. Besides arteriosclerosis, there are also some other forms of heart disease which are often found to be very much deadly. Cardiomyopathy is yet another form of heart disease which impairs the hearts function. Cardiomyopathy form of heart disease often damages and weakens the heart. But the most important and the most dangerous from of heart disease is that which eventually damages the entire functioning of the heart. It may start from a simple form of throat infection which when not taken care of or when not treated may lead to the ultimate damage of the heart valves.. Heart disease may be any one among the various types but more ...
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In patients with underlying heart diseases like hypertensive heart disease, coronary heart disease or dilative cardiomyopathy obstructive sleep-apnea, central sleep-apnea and Cheyne-Stokes-respiration are common finding in polysomnography.. In a lot of these patients it is neither a purely obstructive sleep-apnea syndrome nor a complete Cheyne-Stokes-respiration but a combination of both sleep related respiratory disturbances.. Previous studies showed an improvement of the central respiratory disorder, for example Cheyne-Stokes-respiration, under continuous positive pressure breathing (CPAP) and an improvement of the left ventricular pump function. (Naughton 1995, Tkacova 1997).. However, the recently published CanPAP study could not prove any improvement in the mortality among CPAP therapy patients in comparison to the optimal medical treatment, although under this therapy, the number of breathing disturbances, the oxygen saturation at night and the ejection fraction of the left ventricle ...
In patients with underlying heart diseases like hypertensive heart disease, coronary heart disease or dilative cardiomyopathy obstructive sleep-apnea, central sleep-apnea and Cheyne-Stokes-respiration are common finding in polysomnography.. In a lot of these patients it is neither a purely obstructive sleep-apnea syndrome nor a complete Cheyne-Stokes-respiration but a combination of both sleep related respiratory disturbances.. Previous studies showed an improvement of the central respiratory disorder, for example Cheyne-Stokes-respiration, under continuous positive pressure breathing (CPAP) and an improvement of the left ventricular pump function. (Naughton 1995, Tkacova 1997).. However, the recently published CanPAP study could not prove any improvement in the mortality among CPAP therapy patients in comparison to the optimal medical treatment, although under this therapy, the number of breathing disturbances, the oxygen saturation at night and the ejection fraction of the left ventricle ...
The most common etiology of bilateral AIS in patients in our stroke registry is cardioembolic stroke. Cardioembolic stroke occurs when a formed clot, typically in the left atrium, embolizes and travels into multiple vascular territories of the brain, effectively showering emboli throughout multiple parenchymal regions. We diagnosed etiology as cardioembolic per the Causative Classification of Stroke System[14], using TTE and/or TEE to identify potential cardiac sources of infarction. However, despite a higher rate of cardioembolic classification in patients suffering bilateral AIS than unilateral AIS, bilateral AIS did not increase the odds of cardioembolic stroke etiology. Yet, our results show that TEE was performed significantly more during workup of bilateral AIS etiology (Table 4), suggesting possible overutilization of resources and presenting an opportunity to reduce invasive workup, cost, and hospital length of stay.. Consistent with a previous study showing an association between ...
Among 364 patients, 31 (8.5%) developed LVT. The mean age was 62 years, 75% were men, and mean LVEF was 46%. Patients developing LVT had increased heart rate, lower LVEF, impaired GLS, and more frequently had prior myocardial infarction. Variables associated with low values of EPI included, among others, LVEF, LV aneurysm, and GLS. EPI and LVT formation were significantly associated in the univariable model (OR = 1.87 (1.53-2.28), p , 0.001), and EPI showed an AUC of 0.90. After multivariable adjustments, EPI and LVT formation remained significantly associated (OR = 1.79 (1.42-2.27), p , 0.001). Patients with an EPI , 1.0 had a 23 times higher likelihood of LVT formation (OR = 23.41 (10.06-54.49), p , 0.001). EPI and LVT formation are strongly associated in patients with STEMI, with low values of EPI indicating a markedly increased probability of LVT formation ...
Yes. One in three American women dies of heart disease. In 2003, almost twice as many women died of cardiovascular disease (both heart disease and stroke) than from all cancers combined. The older a woman gets, the more likely she is to get heart disease. But women of all ages should be concerned about heart disease. All women should take steps to prevent heart disease.. Both men and women have heart attacks, but more women who have heart attacks die from them. Treatments can limit heart damage but they must be given within hours of a heart attack.. If you think youre having a heart attack, call 911 right away. Tell the operator your symptoms and that you think youre having a heart attack.. ...
Pregnancy has always been a major concern in patients with heart disease. Although many women with pre-existing heart disorders tolerate pregnancy well, complications are frequent and in some cases include life threatening conditions for mother and child. In western countries maternal heart disease has indeed become the major cause of maternal death during pregnancy. Furthermore, pregnancy can have a negative impact on the long term course of heart disease.1 Thus, screening for heart disease, appropriate risk assessment, and counselling are crucial. In women at risk who nevertheless desire pregnancy or who present already pregnant, adequate measures during pregnancy and delivery that may reduce complications and optimise outcome have to be taken.. The spectrum of heart disease in pregnancy has changed and differs among regions around the world. In the western world, the risk of cardiovascular disease in pregnancy has increased because of advanced age at first pregnancy and the increasing ...
Our study shows that nongated cardiac CTA can be readily incorporated into the acute stroke scanning protocol to effectively provide hyperacute screening for cardioembolic sources with minimal increase in time taken or radiation delivered and no increase in contrast dose. Discovering abnormalities through this expanded field of imaging may enable physicians to initiate treatment more promptly and better prognosticate the risk of recurrent stroke.. Although TTE is widely available, it is operator dependent and is often technically challenging with poor acoustic windows. It is not specific for detection of cardioembolic sources and can at times fail to detect a cardiac thrombus. TEE is considered the gold standard for the detection of potential cardiac sources of cerebral embolism but is an invasive procedure, requiring specially trained personnel and is usually performed under sedation, which may not be ideal for all AIS patients.11-13. To our knowledge, this is the first such study using ...
Visit our site and read about the cardiac condition called acquired valve disease. It is a disorder during which the hearts valves dont work as they should.
An worldwide analyze led by the College of Otago has disclosed how physical exercise can lower the chance of diabetic issues primary on to coronary heart illness. The analysis has identified that training triggers the launch of tiny sequences of genetic code in the coronary heart called microRNA, which raise protein creation to boost heart composition and functionality.. The study, Training regulates microRNAs to maintain coronary and cardiac function in the diabetic heart, has just lately been revealed in the journal Circulation Investigate.. Associate Professors Daryl Schwenke and Rajesh Katare, of Otagos Department of Physiology, observed that precise microRNA are adversely altered in the early phases of diabetes. These altered microRNA can reliably forecast the inescapable onset of heart condition. Affiliate Professor Katare thinks this is a pivotal new progress as microRNA can serve as a trustworthy early biomarker for heart condition in diabetic issues.. Weve proven that by using ...
Medical researchers from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, may be a step closer to understanding the causes of a severe cardiac condition
In New Zealand, the Genetic Health Service New Zealand and the Cardiac Inherited Diseases Group (CIDG) work together to identify and manage individuals and their families who have, or are at risk of developing, an inherited cardiac condition
Sunitinib -- a tyrosine-kinase inhibitor used to extend survival in patients with renal-cell carcinoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumors -- has cardiotoxic effects.
According to studies, about 60% of the patients who consults for a cardiac condition are actually suffering from an exaggerated and unnecessary anxiety feeling and not quite based from verifiable evidence. These people who experience the common symptoms of a heart disease are likely just assuming to have cardiac problems but the results of examinations never really shows that they have one.. Patients suffering from cardiac neurosis believe that they have poor cardiac activity, thus concludes that their feelings of discomforts are due to having a heart ailment. The emotional reactions of patients of this disease may greatly vary as some may just have feelings of fears, while others may have a tendency of shortness of breath to suffocation and consequently become hysterical, panicking, or even conceive that they are going to die.. Most researchers suggests that the reason why patients assume that they have some kind of cardiac ailment is due to false information or comment given by either a ...
What Is Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)? Coronary artery disease (CAD), also called ischemic heart disease, is a gradual narrowing of medium and large arteries of the heart by fatty buildups, called atherosclerotic plaques. It is characterized by slowly developing interference with blood flow to heart .... Read More » ...
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The growing number of Americans who are taking traditional herbal medications for heart problems are unaware of the dangers those treatments pose, a new report
What killed Ranjan Das and Lessons for Corporate India A month ago, many of us heard about the sad demise of Ranjan Das from Bandra, Mumbai. Ranjan, just 42 years of age, was the CEO of SAP-Indian Subcontinent, the youngest CEO of an MNC in India. He was very active in sports, was a fitness freak and a marathon runner. It was common to see him run on Bandras Carter Road. Just after Diwali, on 21st Oct, he returned home from his gym after a workout, collapsed with a massive heart attack and
What killed Ranjan Das and Lessons for Corporate India A month ago, many of us heard about the sad demise of Ranjan Das from Bandra, Mumbai. Ranjan, just 42 years of age, was the CEO of SAP-Indian Subcontinent, the youngest CEO of an MNC in India. He was very active in sports, was a fitness freak and a marathon runner. It was common to see him run on Bandras Carter Road. Just after Diwali, on 21st Oct, he returned home from his gym after a workout, collapsed with a massive heart attack and
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Synonyms for Arteriosclerotic heart disease in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for Arteriosclerotic heart disease. 5 words related to coronary heart disease: coronary occlusion, coronary, coronary thrombosis, cardiopathy, heart disease. What are synonyms for Arteriosclerotic heart disease?
First, I had to ask myself, What do heart disease and cancer have in common?. 4. Heart disease and cancer all have a genetic factor. Well, thats true, yet the genetic factor only affects small percentage of population, and is beyond our control.. 3. Heart disease and cancer are associated with aging. While aging is inevitable, how you age inside and outside is really up to you nowadays.. 2. Heart disease and cancer have been linked to inflammation. Accumulating evidence suggests that inflammation plays an important role in the development of heart disease and cancer. The body produces elevated level of C-reactive protein (CRP) in response to inflammation, and studies show that CRP, a marker of inflammation, is tied to risks of developing heart attack, stroke and cancer.. 1. Heart disease and cancer are significantly influenced by poor lifestyle factors, including obesity, dietary, and other behavioral habits. Everybody knows that smoking can cause lung cancer, but not everybody is aware of ...
Famed cardiologist Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn once called heart disease a toothless paper tiger that need never ever exist. And if it does exist, it need never, ever progress. Yet heart disease kills more Americans every few years than ALL of our previous wars combined. Most alarming, people who die from a heart attack get no warning sign whatsoever. In fact, in his book How Not To Die, Dr. Michael Greger says of sudden cardiac deaths, you may not even realize youre at risk until its too late. And for some, their very first symptom may be their last. Here one minute…and gone the next. Its scary, and unnecessary. Yet a heart attack is also the number one reason that most of us, and those we love, will die. In fact, every 40 seconds an American will die of a heart attack, which equals 610,000 annual deaths from heart disease in the United States every year-thats 1 in every 4 deaths. So what is coronary heart disease, or CHD? Is it preventable? And if so, how?. Heart disease is a catchall ...
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free explained Living with Coronary Heart Disease: A Guide for Patients and Families Epub Pdf ❨ Coronary heart disease kills people in the United States than any other heart disorder, and it is the leading cause of death among American women Jerome E Granato, a distinguished cardiologist with than twenty five years of experience, has created a.
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Many cardiac disorders can be inherited, including arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, and high blood cholesterol.
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Cardiology. A chronic heart disease in which the coronary arteries narrow from an accumulation of plaque (atherosclerosis) and cause a decrease of the blood flow in the myocardium. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in industrial nations for men and women.. ...
Introduction: Heart disease is the leading cause of stroke in children; however, little is known about the distribution of cardiac conditions associated with stroke.. Hypothesis: We assessed the hypothesis that patients requiring cardiac surgery, catheterization, or mechanical support account for the majority of strokes in children with heart disease.. Methods: All patients admitted to Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital at Stanford were included. A new diagnosis of stroke was identified using hospital data. Descriptive statistics were used to evaluate the characteristics of the population and tabulate common causes of stroke and stroke sub-types.. Results: Between September 1, 2009 and February 1, 2014, a total of 36 patients with congenital or acquired heart disease had a new diagnosis of stroke. The median age was 4.18 years (IQR 0.32 - 10.6 years); 64% were male. Overall, 50% of strokes were arterial ischemic, 17% hemorrhagic and 25% had both ischemic and hemorrhagic components. Transient ...
Women and Heart Disease; lower the risk know the facts More than any other lethal combination researchers have looked at, women and heart disease have resulted in a higher percentage of deaths among women than breast and cervical cancer combined. For reasons yet unknown, women appear to be at greater risk of heart disease than men, outranking the incidence by a 2 to 1 ratio. Long overlooked by researchers as the subjects of heart disease studies, women also often died as a result of their physicians lack of insight in diagnosing females. Finally that is changing. Knowing the facts about women and heart disease can literally mean the difference between life and death.
The cardiac effects of treatment for malignancy are likely to become an increasing problem over the coming decades. This issue is multifactorial and reflects the evolution of cancer from a malignant illness to a chronic disease, as well as the widespread use of cardiotoxic agents. Two groups of patients seem to be especially at risk. In survivors of childhood cancer, the risk for recurrence or progression of malignancy rapidly diminishes after a decade, and cardiac complications are the main cause of cancer-related mortality that is unrelated to recurrence (1). In adults, several of the most common malignancies (especially breast cancer and lymphoma) are often treated with anthracyclines and/or radiotherapy (2). Breast cancer is the most common source of cardiac problems, reflecting its frequency, the cardiotoxic effects of specific chemotherapy, and the consequences of radiation to the left breast. Improvements in detection and therapy have led to ,2 million American women who will have ... Dil ke rogo se kese bachein- Bharatvasio ko dil ke daure evam dil ke rogo ka bohot khatra hai, uska karan hai hypertension, cholesterol aur rehen-sehen ...
September 15, 2020 - The world is facing a global pandemic with unknown implications, but it is now well known COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) can have a severe impact on the heart. Patients with underlying heart disease or diabetes are at higher risk of severe illness for COVID-19.. Because of this, ultrasound of the heart, which can be performed at the bedside, has become a key tool for clinicians while treating and monitoring COVID-19 patients. Ultrasound helps healthcare providers by quickly gathering information on a patients heart condition in a consistent, repeatable way. It has proven useful as it is easy to clean and transport in and out of the small, negative pressure rooms being used to isolate patients.. With the cardiac implications of COVID-19 coming to the forefront, Bill Shirkey, RDCS, FASE, director of cardiac imaging at Naples Community Hospital System in Florida, explains his experience using point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for monitoring patients with cardiac complications during the ...
Structural heart disease most often refers to cardiac defects which are congenital in nature, but may also include abnormalities of the valves and vessels of the heart wall that develop with wear and tear on the heart, or through other disease processes.
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Rhodiola has also been shown to be effective for cardiac problems caused or aggravated by stress. Its action for these conditions is in its ability to decrease the amount of catecholamines and corticosteroids released by the adrenal glands during stress. The abnormal presence of these stress hormones will subsequently raise blood pressure, cholesterol, potassium levels and increase risk factors for heart disease. Rhodiola has been found to decrease harmful blood lipids and thus decrease the risk of heart disease. It also decreases the amount of cyclic-AMP (c-AMP) released into cardiac cells. Cyclic AMP is related to ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the bodys primary energy molecule. C-AMP acts as a second messenger or liaison between the outer and inner environments of the cell. It assists in the uptake of more intracellular calcium into the heart thus promoting a greater potential for heart muscle contraction. Rhodiola thus regulates the heartbeat and counteracts heart arrhythmias ...
The problem with heart disease is that the symptoms often present when the disease is much advanced. This is partly because people ignore and compensate for the early warning signs, or if they do present to their physicians, they get palmed off with some specious excuse like its your age, or you are just unfit. Fatigue and inability to get fit are often the best warning signs that the heart cannot deal with an increased work load. This is why regular exercise is so important - the early warning symptoms come sooner. One must always be on the look out for warning symptoms, pay attention to family history and screen for risk factors. If you have a bad family history of heart disease, you must be screened for the risk factors - see Arteriosclerosis - what causes it and how to prevent it and Ischaemic Heart Disease - what really causes it?. If there is a particular form of heart disease in the family, such as cardiomyopathy, look for that too. Men are a particular problem because symptoms of ...
Heart disease are the conditions involving blocked or narrowed blood vessels, which could lead to a heart attack, stroke or angina (chest pain). Other heart conditions, such as the ones affecting the hearts muscle, rhythm or valves, are also considered forms of heart disease. This is the forum for discussing the issues.
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Chapter 10: Heart. "Rheumatic heart disease". Heart & Stroke. Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. 2022. "Rheumatic heart ... Pulmonary and tricuspid valve diseases are right heart diseases. Pulmonary valve diseases are the least common heart valve ... Valvular heart disease is any cardiovascular disease process involving one or more of the four valves of the heart (the aortic ... Valvular heart disease resulting from rheumatic fever is referred to as rheumatic heart disease. Acute rheumatic fever, which ...
The commonest form of autoimmune heart disease is rheumatic heart disease or rheumatic fever. Aetiologically, these are most ... Autoimmune heart diseases are the effects of the body's own immune defense system mistaking cardiac antigens as foreign and ... Acute: Heart failure; pericardial effusion; etc. Chronic: Valve diseases as noted above; Reduced cardiac output; Exercise ... After healing, there may be fibrosis and adhesion of the pericardium with the heart leading to constriction of the heart and ...
Elwood and his research team set up the Caerphilly Heart Disease Study, with their primary focus on vascular disease, and the ... The Caerphilly Heart Disease Study, also known as the Caerphilly Prospective Study (CaPS), is an epidemiological prospective ... Heart disease prevalence is far greater in men than women - therefore women were not included in the study. A far larger sample ... and there was a high incidence of ischaemic heart disease compared with the rest of the UK. In 1979, all men aged between 45 ...
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This category includes coronary heart disease, stroke and heart attack. Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide ... Gum disease has been linked to diseases such as cardiovascular disease. Diseases of poverty reflect the dynamic relationship ... though to contribute to heart disease. Both low income and low education were predictors of coronary heart disease, a subset of ... These diseases produced in part by poverty are in contrast to diseases of affluence, which are diseases thought to be a result ...
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"Women, heart disease and stroke". American Heart Association. Retrieved April 7, 2008. Cort NA, Stewart-Fahs P. "Heart disease ... including heart disease, cancer, lower respiratory diseases, and cerebrovascular diseases (stroke). Indeed, these diseases have ... Unhealthy dietary habits can also directly lead to diseases such as heart disease, hypertension, and type-2 diabetes. One of ... Mortality rates associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD), including coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, were assessed ...
... also called coronary heart disease (CHD), ischemic heart disease (IHD), myocardial ischemia, or simply heart disease, involves ... Aging-associated diseases, Heart diseases, Ischemic heart diseases, Wikipedia medicine articles ready to translate, Wikipedia ... MedlinePlus Encyclopedia: Coronary heart disease "What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease?". 29 September ... Stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) is also often called stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). A 2015 monograph explains that ...
People with Chagas heart disease often experience heart palpitations, and sometimes fainting, due to irregular heart function. ... By electrocardiogram, people with Chagas heart disease most frequently have arrhythmias. As the disease progresses, the heart's ... Late in the disease, parasites are rarely detected in the heart, and may be present at only very low levels. In the heart, ... While chronic disease typically develops over decades, some individuals with Chagas disease (less than 10%) progress to heart ...
NCDs include Parkinson's disease, autoimmune diseases, strokes, most heart diseases, most cancers, diabetes, chronic kidney ... In 2005, heart disease, stroke and diabetes caused an estimated loss in international dollars of national income of 9 billion ... It has been estimated that if the primary risk factors were eliminated, 80% of the cases of heart disease, stroke and type 2 ... Morris JN, Crawford MD (December 1958). "Coronary heart disease and physical activity of work; evidence of a national necropsy ...
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Valvular heart disease Congenital heart disease - heart structure malformations existing at birth Rheumatic heart disease - ... Coronary artery disease (also known as coronary heart disease and ischemic heart disease) Peripheral arterial disease - disease ... heart failure, hypertensive heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy, abnormal heart rhythms, congenital heart ... Cardiomyopathy - diseases of cardiac muscle Hypertensive heart disease - diseases of the heart secondary to high blood pressure ...
2000). "Infections, inflammation, and the risk of coronary heart disease". Circulation. 101 (3): 252-7. doi:10.1161/01.CIR. ... Lists of diseases, Infectious diseases, Infectious causes of cancer, Diseases and disorders, Inflammations). ... Diseases may also be multifactorial, requiring multiple factors to induce disease. For example: in a murine model, Crohn's ... The history of infection and disease were observed in the 1800s and related to the one of the tick-borne diseases, Rocky ...
In 2017, dementia and Alzheimer's disease remained the second leading cause of mortality or death and ischaemic heart diseases ... Burden of disease is the measure of premature death and non-fatal health outcomes of a particular disease. In 2011, it was the ... These risk factors include tobacco use, diabetes and heart disease. The prevalence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ... Dementia and Alzheimer's disease in Australia is a major health issue. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia ...
In case of valvular heart disease in pregnancy, the maternal physiological changes in pregnancy confer additional load on the ... A pre-existing disease in pregnancy is a disease that is not directly caused by the pregnancy, in contrast to various ... Journal of the American Heart Association: Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease. 6 (5). doi:10.1161/JAHA.117.005526. ISSN ... Thyroid disease in pregnancy can, if uncorrected, cause adverse effects on fetal and maternal well-being. The deleterious ...
As the disease progresses, heart muscles thicken and progressively fail. Without treatment, death usually occurs due to heart ... GeneReview/NIH/UW entry on Glycogen Storage Disease Type II (Pompe Disease) Understanding Pompe Disease - US National Institute ... The disease affects approximately 1 in 13,000. The disease is named after Joannes Cassianus Pompe, who characterized it in 1932 ... Glycogen storage disease type II, also called Pompe disease, is an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder which damages muscle ...
Humphrey LL, Fu R, Buckley DI, Freeman M, Helfand M (December 2008). "Periodontal disease and coronary heart disease incidence ... inflammatory bowel disease, heart disease, and pancreatic cancer. A positive correlation between raised levels of glucose ... "Relationship of periodontal disease and tooth loss to prevalence of coronary heart disease". Journal of Periodontology. 75 (6 ... "Periodontal disease and coronary heart disease: a reappraisal of the exposure". Circulation. 112 (1): 19-24. doi:10.1161/ ...
Heart Foundation Stroke Foundation (Diseases and disorders in Australia, Cerebrovascular diseases). ... This cause of disease burden has decreased from 2003-2015 with stroke falling from the second leading cause of disease burden ... In 2019, the Heart Foundation and Stroke Foundation announced The National Action Plan for Heart and Stroke which details how ... Stroke accounted for 8.1% of disease burden in women and 6.6% of disease burden in men aged 85 and over. The total burden of ...
... can also affect the way in which the heart conducts electrical impulses, leading to both abnormally slow heart ... Fabry disease, also known as Anderson-Fabry disease, is a rare genetic disease that can affect many parts of the body, ... including the kidneys, heart, and skin. Fabry disease is one of a group of conditions known as lysosomal storage diseases. The ... Fabry disease can affect the heart in several ways. The accumulation of sphingolipids within heart muscle cells causes abnormal ...
Such conditions are coronary heart diseases, cerebrovascular diseases and erectile dysfunction. Diabetes mellitus Recent ... "Periodontal diseases and the risk of coronary heart and cerebrovascular diseases: a meta-analysis". J Periodontol. 75 (8): 1046 ... These systemic diseases are associated with periodontal disease because they generally contribute to either a decreased host ... Glycogen storage disease Chronic granulomatous disease Infantile genetic agranulocytosis Cohen syndrome Ehlers-Danlos syndrome ...
The best known ones are breast cancer and coronary heart disease. Estrogen also plays very important role in animal metabolism ... Main classes of neurodegenerative diseases are Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and Amyotrophic ... These unexpected diseases hindered estrogen to get involved in neurodegenerative disease therapy. So, when applying estrogen- ... diseases but a plethora of harmful side effects such as increased susceptibility to breast cancer and coronary heart disease ...
Non-infectious diseases are all other diseases, including most forms of cancer, heart disease, and genetic disease. Acquired ... Acute disease An acute disease is a short-lived disease, like the common cold. Chronic disease A chronic disease is one that ... Some diseases, such as most (but not all) forms of cancer, heart disease, and mental disorders, are non-infectious diseases. ... Heart disease and cancer are examples of non-communicable diseases in humans. Many diseases and disorders can be prevented ...
... heart disease, and stroke prevention strategies. Several organizations such as the American Heart Association and American Lung ... Journal of Infectious Diseases (The Journal of Infectious Diseases , Oxford Academic) Open Forum Infectious Diseases (Open ... "Chronic Lyme Disease" Fact Sheet". National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. April 17, 2009. Archived from the ... "Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2019-11-08. Retrieved 9 June 2021. O'Connell ...
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US. Little is known about occupational risks for heart disease, but ... Occupational cardiovascular disease is disease of the heart or blood vessels that are caused by working conditions, making them ... "Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2019 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association". Circulation. 139 (10): e56-e528 ... An association was also found between heart disease and exposure to compounds which are no longer permitted in certain work ...
... heart disease. Fritz Sdunek, 67, German professional boxing trainer (Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, Felix Sturm), heart attack ... Richard Bootzin, 74, American psychologist, heart disease. Nikolay Brusentsov, 89, Russian computer scientist. Bryan Burwell, ... Manuel De Sica, 65, Italian composer, heart attack. Queen Fabiola of Belgium, 86, Spanish-born queen consort of King Baudouin. ... Don Laws, 85, American figure skater and coach, heart failure. Carlos Mamery, 54, Puerto Rican music producer and television ...
because Sequenom claimed more than it taught: "any diagnosis of any disease, disorder, or condition. . . . impermissible ... he panel's decision striking down Sequenom's noninvasive prenatal test strikes at the very heart of the patent system. ...
He was 91, and had Parkinson's disease, heart disease, and suffered several strokes prior to his death. Del Crandall at ... Deaths from Parkinson's disease, Evansville Braves players, Gold Glove Award winners, Major League Baseball broadcasters, Major ...
The goals of public health nurses are to monitor the spread of disease, keep vigilant watch for environmental hazards, educate ... heart care, infection control, infertility nursing, neonatal care, rehabilitative care, respiratory care, and other specialized ... The basic course study must include courses on: anatomy, adult health, basic nursing, children's health, disease and recovery ...
Contraction of heart muscle cells requires depolarization and repolarization of their cell membranes. Movement of ions across ... Atrioventricular conduction disease (AV block) describes impairment of the electrical continuity between the atria and ... The origin of this artery is most commonly (80-90% of hearts) a branch of the right coronary artery, with the remainder ... The atrioventricular node or AV node electrically connects the heart's atria and ventricles to coordinate beating in the top of ...
As a child, Lee had an open heart surgery to repair his cardiac valve that did not function properly due to a heart disease. ...
After a season of modest gains it was discovered that Kullen suffered from a rare form of heart disease and had to have an ... He was the head coach of the University of New Hampshire for a short time in the late 1980s before a rare heart condition that ... While he was expecting to continue coaching for the foreseeable future, Kullen began rejecting the transplanted heart in the ... necessitated a heart transplant forced him to step away from his position and ultimately cost him his life a month later. In ...
He died in London on 14 November 1932, from complications related to Bright's disease. Liberty, A Daughter of the USA (1916) ... and The Heart of Humanity (1918). He also shot several of cowboy actor Tom Mix's early Fox features. The last two films he ... Money Madness (1917) The Bride's Awakening (1918) The Heart of Humanity (1918) Her Body in Bond (1918) Rough Riding Romance ( ...
He died in 1996 in Alcorn County, Mississippi after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. The "whiskey speech", delivered on ... that puts a song in their hearts and laughter on their lips, and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes; if you mean ...
He died on August 24, 1930, of heart disease at his home in Manlius. Hills, Frederick Simon (1910). New York state men : ...
It sticks platelets together and promotes clotting; inhibiting this helps prevent heart disease. On the other hand, PTGS2 (COX- ... Mechanisms of COX-2 inhibitor risk to heart disease". Life Sciences. 88 (1-2): 24-30. doi:10.1016/j.lfs.2010.10.017. PMC ... Low-dose aspirin protects against heart attacks and strokes by blocking PTGS1 (COX-1) from forming a prostaglandin called ... Minghetti L, Pocchiari M (2007). "Cyclooxygenase‐2, Prostaglandin E2, and Microglial Activation in Prion Diseases". ...
He was one of the first African American physicians to use sulfa drugs to treat venereal diseases, a serious health problem ... and served as the heart of the region's African American community for over 100 years. Like many urban neighborhoods, the Fifth ...
After being shown the first edition of Silence of the Heart in 1994, H. W. L. Poonja read out the whole book at his satsang in ... In the 1980s Adams developed Parkinson's disease, which forced him to settle in one location and receive the appropriate care. ... A book of his teachings, Silence of the Heart: Dialogues with Robert Adams, was published in 1999. Robert Adams was born on ... In 1999, a later edition of this book, Silence of the Heart: Dialogues with Robert Adams, was posthumously published by ...
... based at Livingstone from February 1908 to his death in London on 16 December 1908 from heart disease at age 39. He laid the ...
23-24 ISBN 978-0-415-35385-4. Johnson, Walter, 1967- (14 April 2020). The broken heart of America : St. Louis and the violent ... prostitution and sexually transmitted diseases. Other injustices included unsafe housing, malnutrition and the over- ... Self 2012, p. 79 Bibby, Michael (1996). Hearts and Minds: Bodies, Poetry, and Resistance in the Vietnam Era. Perspectives on ... The Broken Heart of America, Harvard professor Walter Johnson wrote that on many occasions throughout the history of the ...
ISBN 978-1-137-45242-9. The question at the heart of this volume is the reliability, indeed, the fundamental honesty, of Donald ... Infectious disease deaths in Pennsylvania, Les Neuf Sœurs, Masonic Grand Masters, Members of the American Philosophical Society ... such as parts of the Italian grammar to be learned by heart, to be performed by the loser before their next meeting. Franklin ... Respiratory disease deaths in Pennsylvania, Rhetoric theorists, Scientists from Boston, Scientists from Philadelphia, Signers ...
... angioplasty in a patient with an acute myocardial infarction in 1981 First balloon angioplasty for coronary artery disease in ... The Mid America Heart Institute was commissioned in 1975. At that time, the vast majority of all heart procedures in the Kansas ... In 2011, a new $330 million Mid America Heart Institute building was opened. The Mid America Heart Institute now has a 10-story ... McCallister, Ben D.; Steinhaus, David M. (2003). "The Mid America Heart Institute: part II". The American Heart Hospital ...
... muscle 429.82 Hyperkinetic heart disease 429.83 Takotsubo syndrome 429.89 Other ill-defined heart diseases 429.9 Heart disease ... embolism 416.8 Other chronic pulmonary heart diseases 416.9 Chronic pulmonary heart disease unspecified 417 Other diseases of ... heart disease 403 Hypertensive renal disease 403.0 Malignant hypertensive renal disease 403.1 Benign hypertensive renal disease ... other 414.9 Ischemic heart disease, chronic, unspec. 415 Acute pulmonary heart disease 415.0 Acute cor pulmonale 415.1 ...
J. Pransky, Parenting from the Heart: A Guide to the Essence of Parenting, Authorhouse 2001 ISBN 1-58820-383-2, ISBN 978-1- ... rather than the result of disease. That is, some people who are, in HR terms, "unaware" of their own "innate health" and their ...
Located in the heart of the city, it is home to about 44,993 people. Development of the area started in 1827 with the first ... One prominent form of segregation, in the form of immigration controls to prevent disease, allegedly were abused to create ... It was fully completed on April 27, 2011; it connects the Patriot Freeway (US 54) and Biggs Army Airfield to the Purple Heart ... The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and the Cincinnati Entertainment district are located in the heart of the area. ...
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  • Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing 382,820 people in 2020. (
  • Troponin levels should not be viewed just as a marker for myocardial injury and diagnosis of MI in acute coronary syndrome but should be used more frequently for assessing CVD risk in stable patients with ischemic heart disease," he comments. (
  • The prevalence and knowledge of coronary heart disease risk factors among persons attending South-west Thogbah primary health care centre were assessed. (
  • The patient, a 54-year-old resident of New Jersey, had a medical history of coronary artery disease and atrial fibrillation. (
  • The preva- past 3 decades in Pakistan the incidence of lence of hypertension was 16.3% in men coronary heart disease (CHD) has in- and 20.4% in women in the rural communi- creased [ 2-15 ]. (
  • In a study from 2009, called Use of Calcium Supplements and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in 52-62-Year-Old Women, experts revealed that "Calcium or calcium+D supplementation appears to increase the risk of coronary heart disease among women before old age. (
  • In the United States, the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD, or ischemic heart disease), which can lead to heart attack. (
  • This data can be used to identify trends in the mortality of heart disease (heart attack, coronary heart disease). (
  • These indicators include data on the crude and age-adjusted rate of coronary heart disease and the prevalence of adults ever diagnosed with stroke. (
  • Coronary artery disease (otherwise known as CAD) is the most common type of heart disease in the United States and the leading cause of death among American men and women. (
  • A number of risk factors contribute to the development of coronary artery disease. (
  • If you have coronary artery disease, it's vital to take control of your condition and improve your heart health now. (
  • Depending on the degree of blockage in your arteries, your doctor or cardiologist may recommend prescription medications, in addition to healthy lifestyle habits, to reduce the effects of coronary artery disease. (
  • Pain and tightness in the chest are common symptoms of coronary artery disease, but many prescription medications can offer relief. (
  • For example, in plant-based cultures like rural China, central Africa, the Papua highlanders in New Guinea and the Tarahumara Indians of northern Mexico, coronary artery disease is almost nonexistent. (
  • The method involves screening the DNA of two groups of individuals-those with coronary-artery disease, and healthy controls with no signs of disease-against a collection of common genetic variations called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). (
  • Coronary heart disease has likely plagued and killed humans for thousands of years and is still one of the leading causes of death worldwide in the 21st century. (
  • Researchers found that the same genetic variations that contribute to plaque buildup in arteries, which cause coronary heart disease, also contribute to greater male and female reproductive success. (
  • Parents pass on the genetic variations that help with reproduction to their children before suffering from advanced complications like coronary heart disease. (
  • According to the CDC , 50 percent of men who will die from coronary heart disease don't know they have it because of a lack of symptoms. (
  • Eating more trans fats is linked to coronary heart disease, while eating saturated fats is not. (
  • There are many factors which cause coronary heart disease and no single food or nutrient is solely responsible for this," said Taylor. (
  • Keeping your heart strong and healthy will help to prevent plaque build-up that causes coronary artery disease and increasing blood flow throughout your body brings more oxygen and nutrients to the cells and tissues, decreasing your chances of developing chronic diseases. (
  • In coronary heart disease, blood is unable to flow through blocked arteries. (
  • Heart conditions that can lead to health emergencies when flying include coronary artery disease (CAD) , cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart rate), recent heart surgery, an implanted heart device, heart failure , and pulmonary arterial disease. (
  • These risks are higher if you have CAD or an implanted heart device, such as an artificial heart valve or a coronary stent. (
  • Dr. Ghobrial and Dr. Pettersson, directors of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, answer questions about anomalous coronary arteries. (
  • Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is not a single disease, but a complex of diseases of varied causes. (
  • While scientists studying the phenomenon suspect these vascular smooth muscle cells are trying to help, this atypical behavior for these strong cells instead contributes to coronary artery disease, the most common type of heart disease in the United States. (
  • In a bit of a vicious cycle, stents as well as bypass grafts used to treat coronary artery disease can prompt the same response. (
  • For the last decade, we've been able to identify specific genes that are linked to coronary artery disease. (
  • More impressive was the reduction in coronary events - heart attacks, bypass procedures and death from cardiovascular causes - at every level of risk. (
  • I25.119 is a valid billable ICD-10 diagnosis code for Atherosclerotic heart disease of native coronary artery with unspecified angina pectoris . (
  • Most heart attacks are caused by a blood clot that blocks one of the coronary arteries. (
  • The coronary arteries bring blood and oxygen to the heart. (
  • The present systematic review provides no evidence for the beneficial effects of reduced/modified fat diets in the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease. (
  • Poor oral health and coronary heart disease. (
  • A consecutive and non-probabilistic sample consisted of patients of both genders, over 18 years old, who underwent Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) and surgeries for correction of valvular heart disease. (
  • Finally seeing those microstructures clearly could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. (
  • Three years ago, only 12 people were dying due to heart diseases per hour but only in a matter of three years, the figure has alarmingly increased four fold and now 46 people are dying due to heart attacks in Pakistan", eminent cardiologist and head of Preventive Cardiology Department, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) Prof. Khawar Kazmi told The News on Saturday. (
  • Speaking at a heart health screening camp, organized by the Health Committee of the Karachi Press Club (KPC) in collaboration with National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) and a Pakistan pharmaceutical firm on the occasion of World Heart Day 2018, Prof. Kazmi said in accordance with the international standards Pakistanis have emerged as among the 'laziest' people in the world who hardly undertake any physical activity. (
  • Breaking down the statistics furthe, he said "the daily death rate due to heart diseases comes to a staggering 1,115 people, mostly due to heart attacks, which can, fortunately be prevented by lifestyle modifications,"Prof. Kazmi said and added that the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) including cardiovascular diseases now account for 58 percent of total deaths in Pakistan. (
  • According to him, these habits are also a major cause of hypertension, diabetes and obesity, which are the major risk factors behind cardiovascular diseases in Pakistan. (
  • Meanwhile, over 150 journalists and their families were screened for hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol and Body Mass Index (BMI) at the health screening camp, free of charge consultations by a team of young cardiologists from the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases. (
  • For the most recently compiled year, 20,592 Virginians died of cardiovascular diseases, accounting for 44 percent of the total 46,903 deaths in 1988. (
  • Non-white deaths caused by cardiovascular diseases totaled 4,512, accounting for 42 percent of the total 10,819 non-white deaths in 1988. (
  • We are here in studio with Dr. Donee Patterson who is a family physician and the Director of Medical Community Outreach for Einstein and also we also have Dr. Vince Figueredo who is the Director of the Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Programs and Associated Chair of Cardiology at Einstein Medical Center. (
  • Though the exact mechanisms for the link remain unclear, a mounting body of evidence supports considering migraines to be strong and persistent risk factors for most cardiovascular diseases in both men and women, Adelborg said. (
  • Cardiovascular diseases / Texas Heart Institute. (
  • In 2017, there were 3,046 deaths due to rheumatic valvular heart disease and 24,811 deaths due to non-rheumatic valvular heart disease in the United States. (
  • Nearly 25,000 deaths in the U.S. each year are due to heart valve disease from causes other than rheumatic disease. (
  • Rheumatic disease can happen after an infection from the bacteria that causes strep throat is not treated with antibiotics. (
  • New research finds that regular prophylactic penicillin shots can reduce the progression of rheumatic heart disease in young people. (
  • A new study has found that regular, affordable antibiotic treatment significantly reduced the risk of underlying rheumatic heart disease progression in children and adolescents. (
  • Based in Uganda and undertaken by a multinational team that includes the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) , in Melbourne, the research also shows that early screening is critical in preventing serious rheumatic heart disease progression and death in young children. (
  • Internationally it's estimated that there are around 42 million people affected by rheumatic heart disease, and anywhere between 300,000 and 350,000 deaths a year," says Professor Andrew Steer, director of MCRI's infection and immunity research team. (
  • The effect on the heart is that the heart valves can then develop into rheumatic heart disease, which can become a devastating, long-standing chronic illness. (
  • Rheumatic heart disease is considered a disease of poverty and disadvantage, yet Australia has some of the highest rates in the world, where the disease disproportionately affects Indigenous Australians, and children aged between five and 14 years most likely to get rheumatic fever. (
  • But some of the figures that I've seen suggest up to 1% of Indigenous children being affected by rheumatic heart disease. (
  • The trial involved 818 Ugandan children aged 5-17 years with latent rheumatic heart disease. (
  • Study co-author Associate Professor Andrea Beaton, a paediatric cardiologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, US, says that until this study it was unknown if antibiotics were effective at preventing the progression of latent rheumatic heart disease. (
  • We know that from some old studies that penicillin prophylaxis - so you get an injection of long-lasting penicillin every 28 days, which is usually given in the bum - is the standard treatment to prevent progression in rheumatic heart disease," Steer says. (
  • The idea is you've then got penicillin in the body, which prevents you getting another sore throat due to strep A, which prevents you getting another bout of rheumatic fever, which can make your rheumatic heart disease progress. (
  • So we know that works for more moderate to severe rheumatic heart disease, but we didn't know if it works for this echocardiogram-detected mild rheumatic heart disease. (
  • Preventable (avoidable) deaths are defined as those from ischemic heart disease, stroke, chronic rheumatic heart disease, and hypertensive disease in people under age 75, although changes in health habits and the health care system can reduce death among all ages. (
  • The incidence of rheumatic heart disease, the facilities available for identifying and treating the illness, and physician training and experience with this disorder all vary widely with geographic location. (
  • Furthermore, scientific understanding of rheumatic heart disease remains incomplete. (
  • For these reasons, recommending a fixed set of guidelines that apply to all situations with respect to the diagnostic approach for rheumatic heart disease is difficult. (
  • Note: Throat culture findings for GABHS are usually negative by the time symptoms of rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease appear. (
  • C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) are elevated in rheumatic fever due to the inflammatory nature of the disease. (
  • Specifically, elevated mean plasma high-sensitive CRP has been shown to have an association with rheumatic heart disease. (
  • Some of the more common heart conditions acquired during childhood include Rheumatic heart disease and Kawasaki disease. (
  • About 1 in 5 heart attacks are silent -the damage is done, but the person is not aware of it. (
  • It has been known for some time that heart attacks are less common in areas where the water supplies are rich in magnesium. (
  • Estimates of prevalence of heart attacks and ischemic heart disease are largely based on survey samples (e.g. (
  • They can be used to identify trends and patterns in hospitalizations due to heart attacks or strokes. (
  • They can also be used to help estimate the number of hospital admissions for either heart attacks or strokes. (
  • Data can be used to identify trends and patterns in the mortality of ischemic heart disease, heart attacks, or stroke. (
  • It's meant to help uncover clues about heart attacks and the progression of heart disease. (
  • Antianginal therapies, medications that treat chest pain, generally comprise three classes of drugs: Beta blockers reduce the heart's rate and its contractions and have been proven to prevent subsequent heart attacks. (
  • Research shows that plant-based diets help decrease strokes, heart attacks and many forms of cancer as well as increased life expectancy and fertility. (
  • KARACHI: The cardiologists have warned that heart diseases have become the leading cause of deaths in Pakistan where according to the World Health Organization (WHO) data, an alarming increase has been seen in deaths due to heart attacks, heart failures and other cardiac ailments, resulting in a bewildering 46 deaths with every passing hour. (
  • The "WHO figures and statistics reveal that majority of Pakistanis don't participate in physical activity which is the leading cause of heart ailments and heart attacks in the world including Pakistan," Prof. Kazmi said while adding the majority of people, irrespective of their social status do not exercise regularly, walk or cycle. (
  • Reporting their results in JAMA Network Open , the Rutgers team, along with collaborators from Ohio State University, reported that obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery were nearly 50 percent less likely to develop adverse cardiovascular events such as heart attacks, angina or strokes. (
  • Bariatric surgery patients experienced a 49 percent decrease in the risk of developing major cardiovascular events such as heart attacks, heart failure or ischemic strokes. (
  • That's characterised by fever, sore joints, maybe a rash and it attacks the heart - the saying is that it licks the joints but bites the heart. (
  • When planning air travel, anxiety about the prevention and treatment of a heart attack on a plane or worrying about questions such as 'can flying cause heart attacks' may give you the jitters. (
  • Heart attacks and deaths due to heart disease are substantially higher in the north than the south. (
  • Atherosclerosis is usually the cause of most heart attacks and strokes and it begins during the late teen and early 20's. (
  • Researchers have found that heart attacks and strokes do not just affect older adults. (
  • Heart disease, including heart attacks and strokes is the #1 medical problem affecting both men and women in the United States. (
  • Leading the national Million Hearts® initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. (
  • Extended use of aspirin plus a second anti-clotting medication reduced the likelihood of blood clots and heart attacks, although it raised the risk of bleeding. (
  • Aspirin is known to help reduce heart attacks in people who have already had one, but a large-scale study in Japan points out the lack of benefits and the risks of daily aspirin for people without heart disease. (
  • In prior publications, these researchers have documented that heart attacks, sudden death due to heart failure, and stroke are more frequent among HIV-infected individuals, despite complete viral suppression by antiretroviral therapy (ART). (
  • These indicators provide information about health effects due to heart disease and stroke systems of care that informed policy interventions. (
  • These indicators estimate the number and rate of people who were admitted to the hospital due to heart attack or stroke. (
  • These data come from hospitals, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services external icon , and CDC's Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke . (
  • These indicators used data collected by vital records from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics and CDC's Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke . (
  • After delivery, women were followed for a median of 11.9 years for the development of cardiovascular disease, specifically heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure, as indicated by medical records. (
  • Knowing the signs of a heart attack or stroke is one of the most important things you can do to safeguard your cardiac health. (
  • Heart disease and stroke have caused the deaths of 44 percent of Virginians, making cardiovascular disease the state's number one killer, according to the most recent death statistics released by the American Heart Association. (
  • For more information about heart disease and stroke, call "Heartline," the American Heart Association's telephone information service. (
  • And if you have an arrhythmia, a blood clot in your heart can lead to a stroke. (
  • These headaches were associated with an increased risk for several heart problems, including heart attack, stroke, atrial fibrillation (a type of irregular heart rhythm) and blood clots that start in a person's veins, according to the study, which was published today (Jan. 31) in the journal The BMJ . (
  • Previous studies have suggested a link between migraines and the risk of stroke and heart attack , particularly among women, he said. (
  • After 19 years of follow-up, the study determined that people with migraines had a 1.5-fold increased risk of heart attack and a twofold increased risk of stroke , compared with people who did not have the headaches, Adelborg said. (
  • In fact, every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack or stroke. (
  • This can lead to a heart attack (when it occurs in the heart) or an ischemic stroke (when it occurs in the brain). (
  • Also, heart disease may be silent for years before causing any noticeable problems, which is why it's important to develop and maintain heart healthy habits before long term medical problems, such as heart attack or stroke, develop. (
  • That's because shedding unwanted pounds helps to reduce your inflammation levels, lowers your blood pressure, reduces your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and decreases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. (
  • At least 200,000 deaths from heart disease and stroke each year are preventable. (
  • More than half of preventable heart disease and stroke deaths happen to people under age 65. (
  • Blacks are nearly twice as likely as whites to die from preventable heart disease and stroke. (
  • Nearly 1 in 3 deaths in the US each year is caused by heart disease and stroke. (
  • Many deaths from heart disease and stroke can be prevented. (
  • What do we know about preventable deaths from heart disease and stroke? (
  • Your chances of dying from heart disease and stroke depend on many things. (
  • Risk of preventable death from heart disease and stroke varies by county, even within the same state. (
  • View more maps at the Interactive Atlas for Heart Disease and Stroke . (
  • Providing resources to all 50 states to address chronic diseases, including heart disease and stroke. (
  • Leading national campaigns that address risk factors for heart disease and stroke, such as Weight of the Nation® and Tips from Former Smokers . (
  • How to prevent heart disease as discussed earlier has to do with probable risk factors associated with your heart disease or stroke if you have already had one. (
  • This can cause a heart attack or stroke. (
  • These tests help the doctor determine what caused the stroke or heart attack, and how much damage was done. (
  • The medications prescribed in the wake of a cardiac event can aid in recovery and work to prevent another stroke or heart attack. (
  • In March 2022, a 61-year-old woman in France who had received a heart-lung transplant sought treatment with chronic hepatitis mainly characterized by increased liver enzymes. (
  • Congenital heart disease through life: Mayo Clinic experts explain changes to expect Nov. 17, 2022, 04:25 p.m. (
  • Mayo Clinic Healthcare adds testing, treatment for people with inherited heart conditions April 04, 2022, 09:00 a.m. (
  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been recognized as one of the top Cardiology & Heart Surgery hospitals in the nation for 2022-2023 by U.S. News & World Report. (
  • 22 ]. The overall prevalence of ischemic ble burden of high risk factors such as obe- heart diseases in men was 2.3% in the rural sity and hypercholesterolemia and mal- and 4.7% in the urban populations and cor- nutrition and hypocholesterolaemia [ 2 ]. (
  • The researchers, led by Nicholas Marston, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, explain that the 2018 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology cholesterol management guidelines identified two distinct groups of patients with ASCVD. (
  • According to the Health Minister, "more than 3000 deaths were due to heart diseases in 2019 while 19,500 patients were admitted in the different cardiology units of the regional hospitals for cardiac treatment. (
  • Dr. William Roberts, a prominent cardiovascular pathologist and the editor of the American Journal of Cardiology, also believes that a vegan diet is the solution to heart disease in the Western world. (
  • Our program focuses on a smooth transition from pediatric cardiology to adult heart care that continues to provide comprehensive, ongoing care to adult patients throughout their life. (
  • The 2018 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines recommend that all patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) have a primary physician and that they be evaluated by a specialist cardiologist with advanced training and expertise in ACHD. (
  • Senior Consultant in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology in Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Okhla Road, Delhi. (
  • He added: the financial aid of the rotarists is very important from the perspective of the functioning of the Szeged child cardiology and heart surgery besides saving lives. (
  • This can lead to heart failure, sudden cardiac arrest (when the heart stops beating), and death. (
  • A series of activities was launched at the Cardiac Centre, Pamplemousses on 29 September 2020 to mark the World Heart Day in Mauritius. (
  • The absence of fresh fruits and vegetables from the daily diet, Prof. Kazmi said, is a major causes of cardiac diseases. (
  • Univentricular heart (UVH) is a severe congenital cardiac malformation characterized by one functional chamber. (
  • Cardiovascular disease is a broad term that is used to describe any disease involving the heart (Cardiac) and/or the blood vessels (Vascular). (
  • Systemic disease processes are a contraindication to cardiac transplantation. (
  • Many people don't know this, but heart attack symptoms in women can surface a month before a heart attack occurs-giving you time to ward off a cardiac event before it happens. (
  • The model, they write, could be used to project the survival of individual patients and in selecting those who "could potentially benefit the most from aggressive therapies, including the implantation of a defibrillator, cardiac resynchronization, and heart transplantation. (
  • Working with East Timor Hearts Fund we provide Cardiac Clinics that give patients access to the same quality of expertise that is available in Australia, but with local cultural considerations. (
  • Mayo Clinic cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgeons have extensive experience diagnosing and treating people with tetralogy of Fallot and other congenital heart diseases. (
  • Use in Patients with Heart Disease: Use with caution in patients with cardiac disease ( 5.5 ). (
  • Microfibrils-small, ubiquitous components of the extracellular matrix in many tissues-generally have not been recognized as causing infiltrative heart disease, except in a group of cardiac transplant patients treated with cyclosporin. (
  • Cardiac catheterization involves passing a thin flexible tube (catheter) into the right or left side of the heart. (
  • Cardiac tamponade is pressure on the heart that occurs when blood or fluid builds up in the space between the heart muscle and the outer covering sac. (
  • Methods and Results-In 24 patients with longstanding persistent AF and structural heart disease, high-density mapping of the right and left atria was performed during cardiac surgery. (
  • Know the warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack . (
  • Treatment depends on the type of heart defect and whether your child is having symptoms. (
  • In addition to the above symptoms, heart disease caused by an infection of the heart can include dry cough, fever, and skin rashes. (
  • It can be difficult to determine if you're experiencing symptoms of a heart attack. (
  • It's crucial to reduce your risk factors for heart disease whether you have symptoms or not. (
  • If you have these kinds of symptoms or have concerns about heart valve disease, be sure to talk to your doctor. (
  • That's because aortic disease doesn't cause symptoms until it becomes potentially lethal. (
  • I know that there are differences in terms of how the symptoms of heart attack in particular present for men and women. (
  • Migraines are primarily considered a headache disorder (as opposed to a heart issue), with symptoms such as an intense pulsing or throbbing pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. (
  • Heart function in participants along with their symptoms improved as a result of the pilot study," says Rubinstein. (
  • Perform biopsies of appropriate areas if the patient exhibits symptoms of systemic disease. (
  • And even in the emergency room, doctors often dismiss the subtler symptoms of heart disease in women as anxiety, indigestion, or fatigue-when in fact the real issue is the heart. (
  • While men tend to get the "classic" symptoms of heart disease that we're all familiar with, such as chest pain and shortness of breath, women's heart disease symptoms can be much subtler. (
  • For some, the symptoms of heart disease in women are so mild that they can be mistaken for the flu. (
  • It's important to note that these heart attack symptoms in women can come and go, disappearing as mysteriously as they came on. (
  • Every individual has to take his or her own measures to prevent heart diseases depending on his unique health background, symptoms, causes, and heart condition. (
  • May be the first to identify the symptoms of heart valve disease or conditions that can cause heart valve disease or defects. (
  • The alert came out after the FDA received reports from eight dogs who showed symptoms of the disease or were already diagnosed. (
  • About 697,000 people in the United States died from heart disease in 2020-that's 1 in every 5 deaths . (
  • Below are the percentages of all deaths caused by heart disease in 2020, listed by ethnicity, race, and sex. (
  • About 697,000 people in the country died from heart disease in 2020, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (
  • After also adjusting for PTSD, depression, and current smoking, severely distressing dreams continued to be associated with heart problems, hypertension, and other heart trouble," Ulmer said in a presentation at virtual SLEEP 2020 , a joint meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Sleep Research Society. (
  • The clinical manifestations include congestive heart failure, failure to thrive, cyanosis, hypoxemia and neurodevelopmental disabilities. (
  • Although most people infected with the T cruzi parasite do not develop the disease's chronic form, the dominant cause of death among those who do is end-stage congestive heart failure. (
  • Heart failure , sometimes called congestive heart failure, means the heart isn't pumping blood as well as it should. (
  • The patients presented with unexplained ventricular tachycardia (N = 3) and/or congestive heart failure (N = 2). (
  • The disease typically leads to congestive heart failure. (
  • Mayo Clinic researchers develop new treatments for children and adults with congenital heart diseases and study the genetic causes of some of those diseases. (
  • Mayo Clinic researchers have published many articles describing the long-term results of treatments for many congenital heart diseases. (
  • Which congenital heart diseases are inoperable? (
  • Mayo cardiovascular surgeons have experience and expertise treating tetralogy of Fallot and other congenital heart diseases. (
  • Doctors in the Center for Congenital Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota treat children and adults with tetralogy of Fallot and other congenital heart diseases. (
  • Each Mayo Clinic location offers care for adults with tetralogy of Fallot and other congenital heart diseases. (
  • Stay tuned for the COSMOS trial of multivitamins and other randomized trials that may shed further light on the role of vitamins and minerals in the prevention of chronic disease. (
  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise every week, preferably spread out over the week, even for people with chronic conditions . (
  • Those differences are relevant to the occurrence of chronic diseases. (
  • Heart transplantation is generally reserved for patients with end-stage chronic heart failure (CHF) who are estimated to have less than 1 year to live without the transplant and who are not candidates for or have not been helped by conventional medical therapy. (
  • In addition HUB generated models for other diseases such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis (CF). The company has also introduced adult stem cell-derived kidney organoids, and continues to investigate the molecular mechanisms of tissue development and cancer using organoids generated from adult Lgr5 stem cells. (
  • As these patients age, they become prone to a large range of complications, such as chronic heart failure and acquired cardiovascular disease. (
  • This guideline covers care and treatment for people with, or at risk of, chronic kidney disease (CKD). (
  • When the heart doesn't receive adequate blood supply, you can experience a range of health problems-from discomfort and tightness in the chest, to shortness of breath, to abnormal heart beat, to a heart attack . (
  • Valvular heart disease is when any valve in the heart has damage or is diseased. (
  • There are several causes of valve disease. (
  • Healthy heart valve leaflets are able to fully open and close the valve during the heartbeat, but diseased valves might not fully open and close. (
  • Any valve in the heart can become diseased, but the aortic valve is most commonly affected. (
  • The infection can cause scarring of the heart valve . (
  • This is the most common cause of valve disease worldwide, but it is much less common in the United States, where most strep infections are treated early with antibiotics. (
  • Intravenous drug use can also lead to endocarditis and cause heart valve disease. (
  • Congenital heart valve disease is malformations of the heart valves, such as missing one of its leaflets. (
  • Each valve has a function related to pumping blood to the heart, lungs and other parts of the body. (
  • If you have heart valve disease, the valves of your heart don't open and close correctly and can't control blood flow and direction. (
  • Heart valve disease may be congenital (something you're born with) or it may be acquired, something that develops over time or later in life. (
  • If you are diagnosed with heart valve disease, your doctor will discuss treatment options with you. (
  • Research funded by the American Heart Association in the past has contributed to the development of medical milestones and pioneering techniques such as the artificial heart valve, the heart pacemaker, open heart surgery and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). (
  • Whether you're older or dealing with illness or birth defects, you may not think your heart valve problem can be treated. (
  • We have extensive expertise in TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement), which involves replacing the aortic valve without needing open-heart surgery. (
  • Rush's heart valve specialists have been leaders in clinical trials, bringing you innovative treatments, including transaortic valve replacement (TAVR), MitraClip and the CoreValve. (
  • They continue to participate in research and clinical trials aimed at helping people with heart valve disease lead longer, fuller lives. (
  • But when a doctor discovered an unrepairable heart valve, his world came crumbling down. (
  • His heart valve was beyond repair. (
  • This little (replacement) heart valve did something big. (
  • If you will be undergoing a heart valve repair or replacement procedure, you will be cared for by a team of medical specialists who are committed to your safety and comfort before, during, and after your procedure. (
  • The surgeon will help in the decision making process about timing and best course of action, including approach and device choice for your valve disease. (
  • The interventional cardiologist will work with the Heart Team including a surgeon to determine the right candidates for transcatheter aortic valve replacements. (
  • A variety of conditions can cause heart valve abnormalities, and there are many ways of determining if you have heart valve disease. (
  • Learn what happens with heart valve disease and how it is diagnosed. (
  • Mitral regurgitation is a disorder in which the mitral valve on the left side of the heart does not close properly. (
  • It aims to improve quality of life and survival for people with heart valve disease through timely diagnosis and appropriate intervention. (
  • SAS is progressive, however, and intervention is often required at some point in the clinical course of the disease to relieve left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction or prevent progressive aortic valve insufficiency. (
  • Mayo Clinic Q and A: Congenital heart disease revision surgery Aug. 24, 2021, 12:29 p.m. (
  • This exacerbates the effects of pre-existing heart diseases such as CAD and pulmonary hypertension . (
  • After controlling for depression, PTSD, and current smoking, risks for hypertension (OR 1.43, 95% 1.17-1.73) and heart problems (OR 1.43, 95% CI 1.00-2.05) persisted among veterans with frequent nightmares. (
  • Heart disease cost the United States about $229 billion each year from 2017 to 2018. (
  • Went to a cardiologist, everything they did was normal (heart monitor, echo,ekg) I have a healthy heart. (
  • However, this is not the first study to link migraine headaches and heart problems, said study lead author Dr. Kasper Adelborg, a cardiologist at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark. (
  • Jack Rubinstein, MD, associate professor in the UC College of Medicine and UC Health cardiologist, conducted a randomized double-blind trial which included eight participants who had palliative surgery to correct a condition of the heart known as congenital univentricular circulation. (
  • In this video, Dr. Radha Krishnan, Director, Pediatric Cardiologist at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, will talk about congenital heart disease which are can't be operated. (
  • The cardiologist does not perform heart surgery but often performs diagnostic studies to identify the cause of heart problems and determine the course of treatment to manage heart disease. (
  • Heart failure happens when the heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to support other organs in your body. (
  • The lips are usually red, but they can take on a bluish color (cyanosis) in people with heart problems due to the failure of the cardiovascular system to deliver oxygenated blood to tissues. (
  • Heart failure happens when the heart loses its ability to pump blood as it should. (
  • Heart failure can be caused by a number of factors. (
  • This can lead to blood leaking back into the heart chambers, making the heart work harder and eventually leading to heart failure . (
  • Alternative therapies like ventricular assist devices for end stage heart failure. (
  • Coordinated care with heart failure. (
  • This is especially problematic if you have heart failure, CAD, or an arrhythmia. (
  • Heart failure does not mean that the heart stops beating - that's a common misperception. (
  • Heart failure can get worse if left untreated. (
  • If your loved one has heart failure, it's very important to follow the doctor's orders. (
  • A new experimental drug could help many people with a certain kind of heart failure live longer, better lives, according to a large research trial. (
  • Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is no longer able to pump oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body efficiently. (
  • This guideline covers diagnosing and managing acute heart failure or possible acute heart failure in people aged 18 and over. (
  • It aims to improve the immediate care of someone who is acutely unwell as a result of heart failure. (
  • Old reviews reported that heart failure occurred in small percentages of patients. (
  • However, surgical intervention is currently undertaken before heart failure develops. (
  • If SAS progresses to the point that heart failure or clinically significant LV dysfunction develops, standard medical therapy (except the use of systemic vasodilators such as angiotensin-converting enzyme [ACE] inhibitors) is indicated until surgery can be performed. (
  • Metformin to prevent heart disease? (
  • How to prevent heart disease at any age? (
  • How to prevent heart disease is a question all of us need an answer to an equally true that most of us have at least a rough idea about it. (
  • How to prevent heart disease is a question that every individual should ask himself/herself before it is a wee bit too late or when the problem has gone beyond the stage where simple medication can solve it. (
  • How to prevent heart disease has much to do with the unique factors that have been responsible for causing the ailment to you or your family member. (
  • How to prevent heart disease that runs in the family is something many people want to know about. (
  • How to prevent heart disease that is not bound by family history is our next area of focus. (
  • Percentages of all deaths caused by heart disease in 2015 by ethnicity, race, and sex. (
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, causing about 1 in 4 deaths. (
  • Heart disease, a.k.a. the 'silent killer,' is the leading cause of death in the U.S. About 647,000 Americans die from the disease each year, making up roughly one-quarter of total annual deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (
  • He informed that according to the WHO data of 2016 said as many as 250,000 people were dying due to heart diseases in Pakistan annually which was 19 percent of the total deaths countrywide but in just three years, the WHO has found a whooping increase by 29 percent of total deaths due to heart diseases, which is around 406,870 per year. (
  • Cigarette smoking causes more preventable deaths from cardiovascular disease and cancer than any other modifiable risk factor, but smokers may discount the increased personal risk they face from continued smoking. (
  • What we found is that there are at least 200000 preventable deaths per year in this country from heart disease. (
  • New research finds that gestational diabetes, or pregnancy-related diabetes, may not raise the risk of heart disease independent of other cardiovascular risk factors except in certain high-risk populations, such as Hispanics. (
  • Bentley-Lewis called this large population study the first to examine the racial impact on the risk of heart disease after gestational diabetes. (
  • The investigators found that gestational diabetes alone did not predict which women would get heart disease apart from other risk factors, such as older age and high blood pressure. (
  • In particular, Hispanic women with past gestational diabetes were 70 percent more likely to develop heart disease than their Hispanic counterparts without pregnancy-related diabetes. (
  • Hispanic women with gestational diabetes developed heart disease to a greater degree than would be predicted," Bentley-Lewis said, adding that more research is needed to learn why. (
  • Physicians should closely monitor women with a history of gestational diabetes, to control their heart disease risk factors," she said. (
  • Meat consumption has been linked to higher risks of developing heart disease, cancer and diabetes and there's a lot of evidence connecting diet and disease . (
  • For example, your risk of heart disease significantly increases if you have diabetes and high blood pressure. (
  • You've probably heard that people with diabetes are at risk for multiple health complications, including cardiovascular disease . (
  • As it turns out, cardiovascular disease is especially common among people with diabetes: The majority of people with type 2 diabetes will eventually develop it. (
  • People with diabetes are 2 to 4 times more likely than others to develop cardiovascular disease. (
  • Because this risk is so high, cardiovascular disease remains the most common cause of death in people with diabetes. (
  • If you sit still most of the time, you have a higher risk of developing health problems such as high blood pressure, certain cancers, diabetes, and heart disease. (
  • Studies suggest that even moderate overweight can raise the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and several forms of cancer. (
  • A new, highly sensitive blood test shows that people with diabetes may have increasing heart damage, according to a study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation . (
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. (
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cannot attest to the accuracy of a non-federal website. (
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , nearly half of all Americans - both men and women - have three or more risk factors for heart disease. (
  • First up this morning sobering news this week from the Centers for Disease Control about the number of Americans dying from preventable heart disease. (
  • The scientists hope their findings will inspire drug developers to create a specific inhibitor for this hallmark contributor to heart disease, which is the leading cause of death of males and females in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (
  • Heart Health: using evidence in nursing practice, offers nurses a new approach to learning i.e. self-directed learning. (
  • The following list of heart disease information resources and links was created and approved by health care professionals within The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center. (
  • World Trade Center (WTC)-Heart (n=6,481) is a rigorous cohort study comprised of responders and volunteers recruited at the WTC Health Program. (
  • The finding came from a new study by a team of experts led by Qian Xiao, from the National Institutes of Health, and supports prior research from last year which indicated that calcium supplements are linked to a higher risk of heart attack . (
  • The Tracking Network uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau external icon , hospital and emergency department databases provided by state and/or local health departments, and death certificates from the National Center for Health Statistics to calculate state and local data about heart disease. (
  • What are the pros and cons of taking fish oil for heart health? (
  • Small changes can have a major impact when it comes to heart health. (
  • We all know smoking is linked to a number of health concerns-and quitting can seriously improve your heart health. (
  • A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and omega-3 fatty acids can improve your heart health and can help you maintain a healthier weight. (
  • Heart disease is one of the leading health risks facing men today. (
  • Know the early signs of heart disease - as well as risk factors - so you can get treatment early and prevent more serious health problems. (
  • If your healthcare providers suspect cardiovascular disease, they will first look to your family health history for more information. (
  • Thankfully, specialists at Lankenau Heart Institute, part of Main Line Health, are focused on this complex disease and specialize in aortic dissection treatment. (
  • The Adult Congenital Heart Program at Stanford-a collaboration between Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and Stanford Health Care-is an Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Accredited Program . (
  • Increasing your physical activity level is one of the best ways to improve your heart health. (
  • Even little increases in activity level can affect your heart health. (
  • Anything that decreases the time you spend sitting can increase your heart health. (
  • Including some balance training and stretching into each day will help towards your heart health goals, reduce your fall risk, and keep you independent for longer. (
  • Professor Raj Bhopal, of the University of Edinburgh's Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences, said: "We still don't know why some ethnic groups are more susceptible to heart disease and this could be part of the answer to this mystery. (
  • The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. (
  • Wine, however, may play some role in the heart health of France. (
  • Everyday Health: Does chest pain always mean a heart attack? (
  • While some have suggested that the association between PTSD and cardiovascular disease is solely due to poor health behaviors among those with PTSD, our findings suggest an important role for sleep and that there may be an independent role for nightmares, in particular for conferring cardiovascular disease," she said. (
  • If longitudinal research demonstrates a causal role for nightmares in cardiovascular disease risk, nightmare treatment could be a strategy for improving cardiovascular health," she said. (
  • All health/medical information on this website has been reviewed and approved by the American Heart Association, based on scientific research and American Heart Association guidelines. (
  • It's important to learn about your family's medical history and tell your health care provider if anyone in your family has heart problems. (
  • If your HCP (health care provider) thinks you are at risk of heart disease, you may need lipid testing at an earlier age. (
  • How can I talk to my health care provider (HCP) about my heart health? (
  • Ask your HCP for advice about how to balance these aspects of your life, as all of them can affect your heart health. (
  • Weight is a significant risk factor for heart disease in women and men, and losing even a few pounds can improve your heart health. (
  • Track patient progress on the ABCS of heart health-Aspirin when appropriate, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, and Smoking cessation. (
  • A second diet provided 2.5 ounces a day, which represents the amount an average American eats in a day, and the third experimental diet included 5.5 ounces a day, which previous research connected with certain heart health benefits. (
  • Offering in-depth coverage of all areas of health and disease, Human Diseases and Conditions, 3rd ed. offers current and accurate information on approximately 450 diseases and conditions. (
  • Most people think of obesity when they think of cardiovascular disease, but another strong risk factor is age. (
  • The findings provide evidence in support of bariatric surgery as an effective therapeutic tool to lower elevated risk of cardiovascular disease for select individuals with obesity and NAFLD," said Vinod K. Rustgi , Distinguished Professor of Medicine, clinical director of Hepatology and director of the Center for Liver Diseases and Liver Masses at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School . (
  • Physical activity explains some of the lower incidence of both obesity and heart disease among the French. (
  • As plaque builds up in the arteries of a person with heart disease, the inside of the arteries begins to narrow, which lessens or blocks the flow of blood. (
  • Magnesium is the key to the body's proper assimilation and use of calcium, as well as vitamin D . If we consume too much calcium without sufficient magnesium, the excess calcium is not utilized correctly and may actually become toxic, causing calcification of the arteries, leading to heart attack and cardiovascular disease. (
  • Magnesium is also known to lower blood pressure , dilate the arteries, and, when given after a heart attack, restore normal heart rhythms. (
  • Characterized by a buildup of cholesterol plaque in the arteries, CAD gradually reduces and impairs blood flow to the heart. (
  • Studies have shown that there is an association with Frank's sign, the visible external crease on the earlobe, and increased risk of atherosclerosis, a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. (
  • Unfortunately, these fatty deposits are also laid down in arteries that supply the heart. (
  • These include damage to the heart or blocked arteries. (
  • Peripheral arterial disease consists of blockages in the arteries to the legs and feet. (
  • The reason is that women's hearts-physiologically speaking-are smaller than men's hearts, and their arteries are narrower-making them more prone to plaque buildup. (
  • Heart and blood vessel disease (also called heart disease ) includes numerous problems, many of which are related to a situation where a substance called plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries. (
  • Swan-Ganz catheterization is the passing of a thin tube (catheter) into the right side of the heart and the arteries leading to the lungs. (
  • Treats adults with congenital heart disease, including aortic stenosis, atrial septal defect (ASD) and more. (
  • Is a low-fat diet really that heart healthy after all? (
  • Fish oil, folic acid, vitamin C. Find out if these supplements are heart-healthy or overhyped. (
  • With the right treatments and lifestyle changes developed in consultation with your healthcare team, you can ensure your heart is healthy and pumping efficiently, which can help you avoid serious complications down the road. (
  • Adopting a healthy lifestyle can help you control and often reduce risk factors that lead to heart disease. (
  • A team of ECG technicians and paramedics performed ECG of the selected patients who were later advised to consult the cardiologists for further investigations while others were advised to follow a healthy lifestyle to avoid falling into the trap of heart ailments. (
  • They found both healthy (fish and rice) and unhealthy (meat and fast food) diet trends, but neither was linked to metabolic syndrome and ultimately heart disease, the New York Times explains. (
  • How Healthy is Your Heart? (
  • Early access to new research and guidelines for living a heart-healthy lifestyle. (
  • The early stages of heart disease begin in the teenage years, so it's important to practice heart healthy habits now. (
  • A heart healthy "lifestyle" includes: a healthy diet, daily exercise, and staying smoke-free. (
  • A heart healthy diet includes a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains , low-fat dairy products, skinless poultry and non-fried fish, nuts and legumes. (
  • The very best Diet Plan For Someone With Heart Disease consists of everything you need for any healthy diet, the sole thing missing will be your physical exercise. (
  • Because there are lots of variables and CHD is extremely complex, here is a list of 10 things you can do to help keep your heart healthy. (
  • Eating red meat may have a bad reputation for being bad for the heart, but new research found that lean beef may have a place in healthy diets, after all. (
  • Jennifer Fleming, assistant teaching professor of nutrition at Penn State, said the study suggests that healthy diets can include a wide variety of foods, such as red meat, and still be heart friendly. (
  • David J. Baer, research leader at the United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service, and study co-principal investigator, added, "This study highlights the importance of including lean beef in a Mediterranean dietary pattern that can yield heart-healthy benefits. (
  • Clasp your two hands together and that's about the size of a healthy heart. (
  • It's important to maintain a healthy heart to live a healthy life. (
  • The four valves of your heart are the tricuspid, pulmonary, mitral and aortic valves. (
  • Two groups of scientists have independently identified a genetic variant that significantly raises the risk of heart disease. (
  • Two competing teams of researchers have identified the same genetic variant, located on human chromosome 9, that confers a 40 to 60 percent increased risk of heart disease in the studied populations. (
  • Because it is such a common disease, people were concerned it would be difficult to find genetic variants that predispose to it, but now we have it," says Kari Stefansson, one of the team leaders and the CEO of Iceland's DeCode Genetics , which has been a key player in the quest to identify disease genes. (
  • The DeCode scientists, says Stefansson, found a genetic variant that predisposes people to "early-onset heart attack in males under 50 and women under 60. (
  • The roots of heart disease are complicated because there are both genetic and environmental components. (
  • Although heart disease is highly inheritable, says McPherson, the genetic variations that increased disease risk were largely unknown. (
  • The researchers discovered a strong association between two of these genetic variants on chromosome 9 and risk of early heart disease. (
  • Xanthomas are most commonly seen in people with a genetic disease called familial hypercholesterolemia . (
  • Basically, the human species has made an evolutionary trade off over time - better chances for reproduction even though those same genetic changes also lead to potentially fatal disease complications later in life. (
  • Researchers compared genetic information from two large databases (1000 Genomes and the International HapMap3) to lifetime reproductive data from the Framingham Heart Study and identified more recent evolutionary genetic variations that are linked to heart disease. (
  • These individuals possess expertise in either genetic and diagnostic testing, medical management or surgical and interventional procedures for patients with all types of congenital heart conditions. (
  • What are the genetic risk factors for heart disease? (
  • This is important because people with genetic conditions can develop a heart condition at an earlier age. (
  • Genetic factors can have a huge impact on people's chances of dying of heart disease, and it has long been thought that those factors are almost always outside of one's control. (
  • The alert was issued after the FDA says it received unusual reports of the disease in dogs who do not have a genetic predisposition to DCM. (
  • About 13% of people born before 1943 have valvular heart disease. (
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. (
  • Every year, about 805,000 people in the United States have a heart attack. (
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States, including African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic, and white men. (
  • Several research studies indicate that people working or residing near Ground Zero in 2001-2002 are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). (
  • Jagutpal, during his speech, highlighted the increasing number of people suffering from heart diseases with the ageing of the population and the NCD epidemic faced by the country since the past decades. (
  • 18 years and pregnant women were excluded as were people with extreme ranges SMI, heart rate, height and waist. (
  • Nearly 12,000 people (3%) died of heart disease throughout the 12 years. (
  • When these people adopt Western, animal-based diets however, they quickly develop heart disease. (
  • The researchers anticipate that the identification of the variant will lead to new DNA-based diagnostic tests that could identify young people at high risk for heart disease. (
  • In the West, where one in four people die of cardiovascular disease , the importance of keeping the heart in good working order is hard to overstate. (
  • Sadly, the first sign many people have that their heart isn't in good working order is when they have a heart attack. (
  • Although most people have heard of cardiovascular disease, few understand exactly what it involves. (
  • NAFLD, and a more advanced form known as NASH, are rapidly increasing causes of liver disease, and can impact people who drink little to no alcohol. (
  • About 600,000 people die yearly from heart disease. (
  • Scientists carried out the research to investigate why people from some ethnicities are more likely to develop heart disease even if they move to other parts of the world. (
  • Studies have shown, for example, that men born in Pakistan have a 62 percent higher chance of dying from a heart attack compared to people born in England and Wales. (
  • Air travel does not pose major risks to most people with heart disease. (
  • One of the biggest risks for people with heart disease who are flying is developing venous thrombosis. (
  • We know that heart disease is the number one killer of US people today but also African Americans. (
  • That means that 1 in 4 people, we are not just talking about something that affects 1 in a million or 1 in 500,000, this is 1 in 4 people are affected by heart disease. (
  • In the span of this show, there will be 60 people that have a heart attack. (
  • In the span of this show there will be 30 people who actually die from heart disease in the US. (
  • to make yourself one of those people that says I have never had a heart attack. (
  • I wanted to see if you could maybe talk about what people should look for if they are actually thinking they might be having a heart attack. (
  • I have a question because I have had, I have kind of witnessed from afar two people who have died from heart attack or heart disease recently and one person was complaining of pain for a few days and I'm wondering if, that seems like different from a heart attack that just comes on you all of a sudden. (
  • Although the risk of heart problems among people with migraines in the study was low at an individual level, this still translates into a substantial increase in heart disease risk at a population level, because migraine is a very common condition, he said. (
  • Many people believe that heart disease only affects older men. (
  • While lifestyle can make a big difference in preventing heart disease, some people will naturally be at risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other conditions that increase their risk for heart disease because these conditions run in their families. (
  • A recent editorial in the Lancet [ 3 ] laments the scant attention paid to Chagas disease, which, it observes, kills at least 50 000 people every year in Latin America. (
  • While people often think of acquired heart disease in adults, it is relatively common in children too. (
  • Mayo Clinic doctors treat people with all types of heart conditions, including children and adults with congenital heart disease. (
  • One thing to remember for people in whose families heart diseases run is that though you are at a higher risk of heart diseases owing to this, however, you will not necessarily develop heart-related diseases because of this risk factor alone. (
  • Most people survive their first heart attack and return to their normal lives, enjoying many more years of productive activity. (
  • Researchers gathered data from four large prospective cohort studies that followed thousands of people for years, looking at the relationships between various risk factors and heart disease. (
  • Because of a serious disease , he can't move his body as most people can. (
  • Heart diseases are pretty severe with some big complications later in life, so they need to be treated as soon as they can before some other problem arises. (
  • It aims to prevent or delay the progression, and reduce the risk of complications and cardiovascular disease. (
  • High blood pressure , high blood cholesterol , and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. (
  • Roberts contends that the cause of heart disease is elevated cholesterol from not eating vegan. (
  • The incidence of cardiovascular disease is increased by smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, being overweight, lack of exercise and stress. (
  • Regular exercise and increasing your activity level can lower many heart disease risk factors by increasing your "good" HDL cholesterol levels and lowering your "bad" LDL cholesterol levels, reducing high blood pressure, lowering your risk of blood clots, and improving your circulation. (
  • Plus, estrogen is associated with the production of "good" HDL cholesterol that protects against heart disease in women-therefore, as estrogen declines, so can HDL cholesterol. (
  • Soon after cholesterol and fat start depositing on the lining of the blood vessels that supply your heart, the smooth muscle cells that give the blood vessels strength and flexibility start to get bigger and multiply. (
  • While there is still much work to do, Huo suspects an ATIC inhibitor would work best early in the disease process when an abnormal stress test indicates that cholesterol and fat in the blood are starting to deposit inside blood vessels and that applying an inhibitor to stents placed inside diseased blood vessels would be one good way to administer it. (
  • In a randomized controlled study, researchers found that a Mediterranean diet combined with small portions of lean beef helped lower risk factors for developing heart disease, such as LDL cholesterol. (
  • The valves open and close to control or regulate the blood flowing into the heart and then away from the heart. (
  • Three of the heart valves are composed of three leaflets or flaps that work together to open and close to allow blood to flow across the opening. (
  • If this happens, blood leaks back into the chamber that it came from and not enough blood can be pushed forward through the heart. (
  • If the heart valves are diseased, the heart can't effectively pump blood throughout the body and has to work harder to pump, either while the blood is leaking back into the chamber or against a narrowed opening. (
  • Endocarditis is an infection of the inner lining of the heart caused by a severe infection in the blood. (
  • This forum is a friendly venue to learn more about common diseases of the heart and blood vessels. (
  • A heart attack, or acute myocardial infarction, happens when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is severely reduced or stopped. (
  • Blood pressure is low (90/58), resting heart rate slightly elevated (76 vs. 60) and I do sometimes feel a little dizzy after getting up from a chair. (
  • Within 20 minutes of quitting, your heart rate and blood pressure will drop. (
  • Most recently, it has been seen that these creases are also implicated in cerebrovascular disease - disease of the blood vessels in the brain. (
  • Narrowed blood vessels are a precursor to certain types of heart disease. (
  • This narrowing, which can be caused by plaque buildup, makes it more difficult for your heart to circulate oxygenated blood throughout your body. (
  • A heart attack occurs when heart disease has reached the point where blood stops flowing to the muscle of the heart. (
  • Heart disease happens when blood circulating to the heart is slowed or stopped because of a blocked artery. (
  • This makes pictures of the heart to show how well the muscles of the heart can squeeze and pump blood. (
  • and 481 were caused by various diseases of the blood vessels. (
  • Dehydration due to cabin pressure at high altitude can affect your blood pressure, causing exacerbation of heart disease. (
  • Exposure to diesel exhaust undermines one of the body's protections against heart and blood vessel disease. (
  • What is happening is the person is intermittently blocking off the blood supply to part of the heart. (
  • The new study confirmed this link and also found that migraines were associated with an increased risk of other heart problems, such as blood clots and atrial fibrillation, Adelborg told Live Science. (
  • Cardiovascular disease or heart disease, generally refers to a process where the blood vessels that feed the heart or brain become narrow or even blocked due to a condition called, atherosclerosis. (
  • A heart attack occurs when the flow of oxygenated blood suddenly becomes blocked, and a section of the heart can't. (
  • Cardiovascular surgeons have experience performing intracardiac repair surgery - a procedure that improves and redirects blood flow in the heart so that blood flows in the correct direction - to treat tetralogy of Fallot. (
  • A heart attack occurs when the blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked by a blood clot. (
  • If this clot cuts off the blood flow completely, the part of the heart muscle supplied by that artery begins to die. (
  • Instead, the heart keeps working, but the body's need for blood and oxygen isn't being met. (
  • With an irregular heartbeat, your heart may not be able to pump enough blood to meet your body's needs. (
  • When heart valves don't open enough to allow the blood to flow through as it should, a condition called stenosis results. (
  • When the heart valves don't close properly and thus allow blood to leak through, it's called regurgitation. (
  • Whatever the reason, the result is more narrowing and scarring of the vital passageway for blood and worsening disease. (
  • Two innovative models to study and test how specific genes affect the heart and blood vessels are leading to successful experimental treatments, opening a new frontier in medicine. (
  • This is important because there is growing evidence to suggest that LDL particle number is more strongly associated with cardiovascular disease risk than total blood LDL concentrations alone," Fleming said. (
  • Beating about 2.5 billion times over an average lifetime, the heart provides blood flow to all the cells, tissues, and organs in your body when it's working properly. (
  • It is done to monitor the heart's function and blood flow and pressures in and around the heart. (
  • Swan-Ganz catheterization can also be used to detect abnormal blood flow between two areas of the heart that are not normally connected. (
  • The disease is called canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and causes a dog's heart to become enlarged, making it harder for the heart to pump blood. (
  • I'd like to talk with you about a recent draft statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on vitamins, minerals, and multivitamin supplements and prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer. (
  • The task force provides clear guidance that based on available research, the evidence is insufficient to recommend any of these vitamins or minerals for prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer. (
  • They actually have a D-recommendation against the use of high-dose beta carotene or vitamin E for the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer. (
  • Although the task force is recommending against the use of vitamins, minerals, and multivitamins, saying there is insufficient evidence to recommend the use of these micronutrients for prevention of heart disease or cancer, this doesn't mean that there is no role for these vitamin and mineral supplements. (
  • Future research will need to determine whether prevention strategies for migraines can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, he said. (
  • We will look at some of the risk factors or causes which lead to heart-related disease and also discuss their reversal, solution, cure, and prevention here. (
  • Such disorders of the heart, kidneys, bone, and metabolism are known to be associated with diseases characterized by persistent inflammation in patients without HIV. (
  • Myocardial Infarction: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease, by David A. Morrow, MD, is a comprehensive, hands-on resource that provides practical guidance from a name you trust. (
  • Researchers have developed a battery-free pacemaker that uses optogenetics to regulate the heart. (
  • The other team of researchers, led by Ruth McPherson , director of the lipid clinic and lipid research laboratory at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, in Canada, and Jonathan Cohen , a geneticist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas, focused its search on severe, premature cases of heart disease that struck before age 60. (
  • The association between bariatric surgery and risk reduction of developing cardiovascular disease has not been studied to this level of detail before, the researchers said. (
  • Cooking at a lower heat could help to cut chances of developing heart disease while food cooked at high heat may carry toxic chemicals that raise risk of heart disease, researchers have warned. (
  • Researchers call for further studies to investigate the link, which could explain why heart disease rates are higher in communities where traditional cooking methods involve high temperatures. (
  • In China - where heart disease rates are lower - cooking commonly involves braising, steaming and boiling, which does not give rise to the same level of toxic products, the researchers found. (
  • Regenerative medicine researchers successfully attempted stem cell therapy to repair damaged heart muscle in non-human primates. (
  • In a February 2014 study published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers weighed heart-disease risk against sugar consumption . (
  • According to the researchers, red meat such as beef has been associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease in previous studies. (
  • The treatment of valvular heart disease through minimally invasive catheter-based procedures. (
  • A physician who has additional specialized training to perform catheter-based procedures to treat heart diseases. (
  • About 2.5% of the U.S. population has valvular heart disease, but it is more common in older adults. (
  • There are several causes of valvular heart disease, including congenital conditions (being born with it), infections, degenerative conditions (wearing out with age), and conditions linked to other types of heart disease. (
  • The study was attended by 92 patients, 34 underwent CABG and 58 surgical correction of valvular heart disease. (
  • Rush has structural heart disease care providers in Chicago, Oak Park and Aurora/Fox Valley. (
  • Because they provide a constant source of independent fibrillation waves originating over the entire epicardial surface, they offer an adequate explanation for the high persistence of AF in patients with structural heart disease. (
  • Hi,2 months ago I started experiencing heavy heart palpitations along with chest pain, dizziness, short of breath, lightheadedness. (
  • It used to be thought that only chest pain was a sign of heart attack, but it's possible to have discomfort that doesn't register as painful. (
  • Heart disease can result in chest pain, a heart attack, or even sudden death. (
  • The American Heart Association (AHA) says that chest pain accounts for more than 6.5 million emergency room visits each year in the United States, plus nearly 4 million outpatient visits. (
  • Cleveland Clinic's Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center has been accredited by the Adult Congenital Heart Association. (
  • Also, for those with malabsorption, such as Crohn's disease , celiac disease , or post- gastric bypass surgery, supplementation with vitamins and minerals can be quite helpful, as well as in the context of certain medications, such as metformin and proton pump inhibitors. (
  • Consider a safe alternative to open-heart surgery with our same-day personalized treatment plans and minimally invasive treatments. (
  • This can lead to serious lung or heart damage if you are recovering from recent heart surgery. (
  • Click here for more information on Pediatric Heart Surgery . (
  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. (
  • The outcome of the heart surgery depends on the precise diagnosis and the optimal time of the surgery - said Márta Katona. (
  • A physician who specializes in heart surgery, including the repair or replacement of diseased heart valves. (
  • Clinical and laboratory data over time for a heart-lung transplant patient in France who had cytolytic hepatitis caused by HCirV-1 develop. (
  • The patient had received a heart-lung transplant 17 years earlier because of Eisenmenger syndrome related to ventricular septal defect. (
  • With high-dose beta carotene, there was an increased risk for lung cancer in smokers and some adverse signals for cardiovascular disease. (
  • [ 1 ] After a decline between 1993 and 2004, heart transplant volumes reported to the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantion (ISHLT) Transplant Registry have been steadily increasing, especially in recent years, with more than 6,000 heart transplants performed annually worldwide. (
  • The findings set the stage for future research examining the possibility that nightmares may confer cardiovascular disease risks beyond those conferred by PTSD diagnosis alone, Ulmer noted. (
  • The scientists then search for particular SNPs that are associated with the disease more often than not. (
  • Incorporating high-sensitivity troponin testing into risk algorithms for patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) provides enhanced risk stratification and leads to the reclassification of about 12% of patients into a more appropriate risk group, a new study shows. (
  • The normal heart has four chambers (right and left atria, and right and left ventricles) and four valves (Figure 1). (
  • Diseased heart valves might not fully open and close. (
  • The infection can settle on the heart valves and damage the leaflets. (
  • These children may be at increased risk of endocarditis, an infection in the heart's lining or valves caused by bacteria, and acquired cardiomyopathy, an abnormally enlarged or thickened heart. (
  • Diseased heart valves can be addressed in several ways. (