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What is coronary artery disease or hypertension?

Why do people get hypertension and what is it.Also what is coronary artery disease ?

Artery is a plaque build-up in the arteries, causing the arteries to be less flexible and smaller inside than they would normally be. The arteries that bring blood back and forth to the heart have smaller openings in them than they normally would. When that happens, there is more pressure from the blood flowing through the arteries, so you can get high blood pressure from this. You can also get high blood pressure if your arteries are constricted from any other reason. Think of how water would flow through a hose. If you had a large hose with a large diameter, the water would flow gradually from the hose. If you put the same amount of water through a hose that is a lot smaller in diameter, the water would be under more pressure (you would see it spurting out faster and harder). Arteries that are larger in diameter make for lower blood pressure than arteries that have a smaller opening. If the doctor says it is O.K. try taking a multi-vitamin with high B vitamins in it, and then also eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables along with something in your diet that gives you some calcium. Ask your doctor what he thinks about it.  (+ info)

What percentage of Coronary artery disease patients are female?

I'm just wondering what the male to female ratio is among patients with Coronary artery disease is. If you could tell me where you got the information from I'd really appreciate it. Thank you.

After attaining the stage of menopause the percentage of CAD cases in males and females is almost equal. Before the menopause the incidence of the coronary artery disease (CAD) in females is very low due to the estrogen and other feminizing hormonal effect.  (+ info)

What is the difference between CORONARY and CONGENITAL heart disease?

I'm filling out a family health history form for my doctor and it's asking if anyone in my family has had coronary or congenital heart disease. I know my mom has heart disease but I don't know which kind it is. One of the arteries to her heart was becoming blocked and they had to put a stent in that artery to open it back up - it's called angioplasty. Is that coronary or congenital? Thanks.

Congenital means "from birth." Congenital heart disease is something you are born with, such as a murmur. If her artery is becoming slowly blocked, she does not have congenital disease. Coronary is the build up of plaques inside the artery walls. See attached link :)  (+ info)

What are the causes and the effects of coronary heart disease?

Can some one tell me what are the causes and the effects of coronary of heart disease in simple term i found the article tht are scholarsly written and it so confusing
and please give me a website that has valid information

What causes CHD?

CHD is caused by a thickening of the inside walls of the coronary arteries. This thickening, called atherosclerosis, narrows the space through which blood can flow, decreasing and sometimes completely cutting off the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the heart.

Atherosclerosis usually occurs when a person has high levels of cholesterol, a fat-like substance, in the blood. Cholesterol and fat, circulating in the blood, build up on the walls of the arteries. The buildup narrows the arteries and can slow or block the flow of blood. When the level of cholesterol in the blood is high, there is a greater chance that it will be deposited onto the artery walls. This process begins in most people during childhood and the teenage years, and worsens as they get older.
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What is the difference between Congestive Heart Failure and Coronary Artery Disease?

For all you really smart people out there:

What is the difference between Congestive Heart Failure and Coronary Artery Disease?

CHF means that the heart is becoming an ineffective pump. As a result, fluid starts backing up in to the lungs and body. CAD means that plaque buildup is narrowing the blood vessels supplying the heart, the precursor to having a heart attack  (+ info)

What Is A Micro- Penis And What Is The Coronary Artery Disease Link?

What is a micro - penis and what is the coronary artery disease link?

I don't know, but I'm sure Colpo has intimate knowledge of the subject.  (+ info)

What are the factors that cause coronary heart disease?

Working on a small project on coronary heart disease. It would be great if you helped me out. Even better if you helped me on symptons/signs, how do you prevent it and statistics

since its a project this website can help u a lot with all u need best of luck ,to speak about chd is long topic for me,,good luckhttp://www.emedicinehealth.com/coronary_heart_disease/article_em.htm  (+ info)

Can a paitient with Coronary heart disease take a long trip by plane?

My dad is 67 years old, and he has Coronary heart disease, can he take a long trip by plane? if we really need him to take a plane. is there anything we need to prepare in case he doesnt feel good on plane?

Thank you

He should ask his physician about this but he should be able to travel... he should not drink alcohol...and he should not sit all the time and get some bit of exercise walking up and down the aisle.. because in long plane flights thrombosis in the legs can develop .. which is dangerous as they can move to the lungs and block an artery which could be fatal... but that has nothing to do with your dads condition everybody should do that and everybody can get thrombosis from long plane flights if they don't move .. and never cross legs.. move feet and legs also when sitting down at least every 2 hours.. and compressive stockings for travelling on a plane are good thing...xxx if the doctor has no objection ... your dad will be ok xx  (+ info)

What REALLY CAUSES Coronary Heart Disease - Now We Know That Saturated Fat And Cholesterol Absolutely DON'T

What really causes coronary heart disease?

Ancel Keys's research has ZERO scientific validity as he LEFT OUT data available from 22 other that CONTRADICTED his theory. Also his false theory was an epidemiological study - which is the LOWEST of the low and is not good enough.

Most importantly there has not been one tightly controlled clinical intervention trial that has ever shown saturate dfat to increase CJHD mortality or incidence.


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There are many factors that contribute to development of atherosclerosis, but the primary cause is the profound changes that have taken place in the American diet during the past century, particularly:

1. Imbalance in consumption of essential fatty acids (too little omega-3 as in fish, too much omega-6 as in corn oil, soybean oil, etc.)
2. Excess consumption of carbohydrates particularly sugars and high fructose corn syrup.
3. Eating too much (too many calories).
4. Free radicals in process liquid vegetable oils and trans fatty acids partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.
5. Nutrient deficiencies.

The kind of diet that the American Heart Association recomends is contributing to the high rates of cancer, heart disease and stroke. Eat liquid vegetable oils and margarine stay away from saturated fat like butter and coconut oil....blah...blah...blah..
Has anyone told the AHA that butter and coconut oils are the healthiest fats on the planet.
They fail to mention that the liquid vegetable oils and tub margarines are rancid oils. Because high heat is used to process these oils and the high heat makes the oils rancid (free radicals) and food companies will deodorize the oils to hide the rancid smell. So all those vegetable oils you see on the shelf that look clean and don't smell bad are really rancid. Unless it says "Cold Pressed" oil it's ok. That means high heat was not used in processing. But you should never cook with vegetable oils because the polyunsaturated fats are very vulnerable to damage. It's safer to cook with the more saturated fats or monounsaturated fats like beef tallow, lard, coconut oil, olive oil, sesame oil... http://www.westonaprice.org/knowyourfats/index.html

The myths and truths about nutrition:

There are two kinds of LDL-cholesterol. The light, fluffy LDL is good. Light fluffy LDL is a building block of lipoprotein, so the fact that it is being increased for repair is probably good.

The small dense LDL is thought to be bad. One study showed that a lowfat diet in children raises this bad kind of cholesterol.
Dreon, MD et al, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2000 71:1611-1616).

The typical American diet results in increased production of triglycerides, decreased levels of HDL-cholesterol, and a preponderance of small, dense LDL-cholesterol particles, a condition referred to as the atherogenic lipid triad. The increase in the atherogenic potential of LDL arises from the increase in the number of small dense LDL particles, not from the cholesterol content per se. Small dense LDL particles more easily penetrate the arterial wall, initiating atherosclerotic injury, which leads to the development of inflammation and plaque.
Proc Nutr Soc, 199 Feb:58(1);163-69.

The development of highly atherogenic small dense LDL particles is thought to be due to high insulin levels and excess triglycerides that result from excessive carbohydrate and caloric intake and from an imbalance of essential fatty acids. Res Commun Moi Pathol Pharmacol, 2003:113-114:87-95 and Prostoglandins Leukot Essent Fatty acids. 1997 Oct;57(4-5):379-85.

Other factors that contribute to atherosclerosis are smoking, inactivity and stress.

It is not unusual for those who adopt a healthy low-carbohydrate diet to experience a reduction on Triglycerides and increase HDL by 50 to 75 percent, indicating a dramatic decrease in insulin resistance, inflammation and levels of small LDL particles, and further indicating reduced risk of diabetes, cornorary artery disease and adverse cardiac events.


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What is the difference between ischemic heart disease and coronary heart disease?

I'm doing a paper on cardiovascular diseases, and I'm not sure I understand the difference between coronary heart disease & ischemic heart disease. Aren't they both caused by a lack of blood/oxygen to the heart?? Please explain!!!

Coronary heart disease describes the CHANGES in the coronary artery walls. The changes are usually due to thickening (atherosclerosis) of the arterial walls due to deposits of cholesterol.

Ischemic heart disease specificially means decreased blood flow to the heart. It is usually the final stage of coronary heart disease.

They are sometimes used interchangably, but ischemic heart disease SPECIFICALLY connotes reduced blood supply terminating in unstable angina (chest pain) or myocardial infarction(heart attack)

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