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Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular Diseases are the number 1 precursor for Ischemic Heart Disease which is the most common cause of death worldwide. The most common heart diseases are Aortic Aneurysm, Atherosclerosis, and Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm. Still, there are many types of cardiovascular diseases, such as,  Congential Heart Disease, Valvular Disease, Myocardium Disorders, and Pericardium Disorders.

Myocardium Disorders

How Do You Get Heart Disease

Cardiovascular Diseases may surface following birth defect and for other reasons. The vast majority of the people with heart disease have the condition occur when the major arteries that supply blood to the heart are occluded which results to poor perfusion in the cardiac tissues and an increase in pressure. Occlusion may be due to formation of plaques in the aorta known as atherosclerotic plaques which form due to high levels of bad cholesterol and fats.  

Cardiovascular diseases may also be a complication or the end result of other diseases. While this list is by no means comprehensive, the most common diseases linked to heart disease are hypertension (High Blood Pressure), hypercholesterolemia (High Cholesterol), triglyceridemia (High Triglycerides), lipidosis (Lipid Metabolism Disorder), familial hypercholesterolemia (Hereditary High LDL Bad Cholesterol),  diabetes mellitus (Diabetes), and Obesity.    By asking yourself How Do You Get Heart Disease, you may be one step closer to helping yourself.        

The risk of cardiovascular disease may be hereditary, familial and be linked to other factors, such as smoking,  a sedentary lifestyle and poor diet. Learn more about risks factors and ways to mitigate risks at Are You a Heart Attack Risk?

Signs of Heart Disease

People with Heart Disease may only experience subtle symptoms. Others are asymptomatic. Some people may experience an irregular heartbeat. Heart palpitation or fluttering heart beats may be experienced by people with heart disease. People with cardiovascular disease may also have episodes of shortness of breath. In Ischemia, a sudden onset of sharp, crampy chest pain may occur which radiates to the left shoulder. Chest pain is usually followed with shortness of breath or may be as serious as loss of consciousness.

To learn more about Heart Attack symptoms, the importance of knowing your baseline, what to do to support your baseline and Top Prevention Tips, Visit: Heart Attack Prevention Tips.

Cardiovascular Diseases: Consultation

Cardiovascular diseases come in numerous forms. Therefore, there are a variety of diagnostic tests that may be performed to establish your physician’s diagnosis. It is important to note that there are benefits and may be risks associated with select diagnostic tests which are vital to review with your physician to make a well educated decision. Learn more about Cardiovascular Diseases Consultation for the diagnosis of select cardiovascular diseases.

Heart Disease and Treatment

Heart Disease and Treatment begins with treating the underlying cause. The good news is that there may be medications you can take for select cardiovascular diseases when risk factors and precursor conditions  are detected and managed at an early stage for the potential of an enhanced outcome, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol medication.  Invasive surgical approaches may be a proposed treatment plan with the goal to help preserve life quality and prevent death. It is important to note that there may be risks associated with all medical procedures and medications which are wise to thoroughly review with your physician  with the aid of the 11 W’s to make an informed decision. Learn more about Heart Disease and Treatment.

Heart Disease Complications

It’s important to learn about some complications linked to cardiovascular disease, such as heart attack, aortic aneurism, blood clot,  Stroke and more. Visit,  Cardiovascular Disease Complications.

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It is important to recognize that all information contained on this website cannot be considered to be specific medical diagnosis, medical treatment, or medical advice. As always, you should consult with a physician regarding any medical condition. Your Health Access disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.