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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 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 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)

How long would u live if cancer and coronary heart diseases were curable?

say they will create treatments for most cancer types and coronary heart issues causing heart arrests, etc.

how long could one live and what could cause death then?

Uh, those diseases are totally preventable and reversible, so I guess they are curable. :) You won't get that from the medical community unless you go to the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (pcrm.org I think). That said, assuming no other health issues, you'd only die when your bodily enzymes can no longer function and/or run out. Then you die of old age. It depends on how well you've behaved for your whole life. How well did you take care of yourself and how well did you eat? How many toxins/poisons from drugs did you subject yourself to? How much oxidative damage have you caused your body from how you ate? It has a huge impact on your health. You won't get that from the medical community either...

I'd agree with the poster below on western diet and how third world countries do. Except that if they adopt a western diet, they start getting western diseases. That's why I say these diseases are curable. They don't exist in non-western countries. If those countries, however, had enough to eat and ate a *good* diet of largely raw fruits and vegetables, they'd do well. Meat is a problem, it's a luxury food that is clearly not essential and only causes shorter life spans, especially when eaten in quantity. You do need a little fat and cholesterol in your diet to maintain optimum health, but not anything near what is done in the U.S. Protein is way over-rated, it's in a much more usable form in plants and vegetables.  (+ info)

If someone has had quadrupal coronary bypass surgery and a stroke, can they go back to work?

So my mom was wondering, after having quadrupal coronary bypass surgery, and a stroke if it was okay to go back to work. She is worried about our monitary situation, and at this point is considering going back to work.

I would appreciate any answers or advice you all can give us.

Thanks so much.

It depends whether she is ambulatory ( meaning able to use arms & legs to move & do things ) & if her speech and/or hearing was unaffected. If she's able to move and talk, she should be OK to return to work, unless the work is physically demanding.  (+ info)

Coronary artery bypass surgery - How do they stitch the small arteries?

It's interesting how they attach an artery to the aorta and the other end to the coronary artery. How do they attach (fuse) them those small veins together?

With very small sutures. Seriously. It can also be done under magnification.  (+ info)

How long does it take for patient to recover fully after coronary artery bypass surgery?

My brother went through coronary artery bypass surgery in early March has still been suffering from chest pain. Panadol does not work on him to relief pain. Is there any pain killer medicine ?

Many people have a lot of non cardiac pain after bypass which they mistake for cardiac pain. The actual cause can only be identified by medical evaluation. Psychological support will also go a long way in improving his status. Cardiac evaluation is a must to avoid missing of a true cardiac cause for the pain.  (+ info)

A person has an occlusion in right coronary artery. What are the possible consequences of such a condition?

A person has an occlusion in right coronary artery. What are the possible consequences of such a condition?

A total occlusion will cause myocardial infarction

A partial occlusion - cause angina  (+ 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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Can you develop coronary artery disease without hypertension?

I am a 26 year old female with a blood pressure ranging from 116-118/76-78. I have never had hypertension. I am obese, however, with a strong family history of heart disease on my father's side. I know what I need to do to be healthy, so please - no lectures. My specific question is regarding the likelihood of having coronary artery disease or severe atherosclerosis without any hypertension. Not just applying to me, either, but generally speaking. Thank you.

Congratulations on your low Bp. Yes you can have artery disease without high Bp. Plague is a result of high cholesterol, high triglycerides, low Hdl's. Genetics also plays a role here. Age contributes also as we get older the vessels become less pliable. Cholesterol is a needed product in the body, if you don't get enough of it in your food the body will make it anyway.
Your bodies already demonstrated an excess of something (fat) that will take its toll eventually.
Just because being fat is now the normal doesn't mean its good for you. I'm a fat nurse, got so when I retired, so I should know better. Its not easy staying trim.  (+ info)

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