Heart disease risk diabetes

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2052165 tn?1331146225 If some women give birth to a baby with some congenital heart disease like, Tetrology of fallot, then what about her 2nd baby, he/she will born normal or with the same defect in heart??? Please also guide what are the causes of this type of diseases and how it can be prevented?
Avatar m tn If your parents or siblings in particular had heart disease, that increases your risk significantly (especially if they had heart disease before the age of 55). While your normal pressure and labs do confer a lower risk for you, it doesn't eliminate it completely. If you are having intermittent chest pains, consider seeing your primary physician or a cardiologist for an EKG, and depending on your story, can pursue more testing if necessary.
Avatar m tn Should I be on medication at this time? My father dies of heart disease at age 53. my mom has heart disease and diabetes age 72. My 12 hour blood fast for diabetes was 201.
973741 tn?1342342773 Another medical study showed that people with diabetes, no matter the number of other heart disease risk factors, were as likely to have a heart attack as someone without diabetes who has already had a heart attack." So maybe it is the BG, or else maybe hyperinsulinema. As always, nothing is simple :) ============== Here's a 2 minute vid entitled "ADA: ACCORD Diabetes Trial a Complete Bust" https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Avatar n tn Researchers took 23,000 people and studied their risk factors for heart disease. They found that changes in diet reduced heart attack risk by 81 percent. How could such simple changes deliver such amazing results? By lowering blood pressure and reducing inflammation. This comes as no surprise to NHD panel member Dr. Dwight Lundell. He was a heart surgeon for 25 years and performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries. During his career he’s pioneered several innovative advances in coronary medicine.
1786445 tn?1314968654 Have you been checked for diabetes? When I developed Neuropathy caused from my diabetes, my feet and legs had areas that felt warm. As the neuropathy increased, the hot feeling changed to a 'pins and needles' sensation. You know you need to quit smoking, it messes up every organ in the body, but you know that. I quit, it's possible. Smoking is like throwing dry flies when the trout are devouring Copper Johns, it just doesn't work.
Avatar n tn Hi Tony, It is now recommended practice that diabetics be on ACE/ARB meds for their ability to prevent kidney disease. Many of the Type 1s and Type 2s that I know use this type of med for prevention. I've been on one or the other for a long time (hmmm, maybe 6-7 years). At the time I started, my bp was about normal, but borderline. We diabetics are also at significantly greater risk for high bp and heart disease and so I didn't mind starting the meds.
Avatar f tn No, it is generally not called that and the treatment in the vast majority of patients is observation and treatment of underlying risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes or coronary artery disease. In the few patients with severe mitral valve disease, valve repair is preferred to replacement, and can be performed earlier in the course of disease.
Avatar n tn ago I was diagnosed with Ischmic cardiomyopathy, also have retinopathy, and I know diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease. Why does nobody reconize diabetes as a risk factor, When trying to get comp?
Avatar m tn It would certainly be difficult to prove. More importantly, the risk of heart disease is dependent on things such as one's age, sex (male), history of smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol or HTN. Working on the latter four will certainly decrease one's risk of heart disease to the greatest degree.
907729 tn?1244174363 I am a 41yr old female I have Type II diabetes, hypothyroid, and I have heart disease and heart failure. I am severely obese and have tried many diets and also exercise.. I have been overweight most of my life. I need to loose weight for my health. I need to get heart sugery, but they won't do it based on my weight. I want to know if I would qualify for the gastric bypass surgery.
255163 tn?1376869746 Do you have heart disease, or have you ever had a heart attack? This can be a little tricky because the statin mayvery well be helping with keeping your numbers down. Why does your Dr want you off of it? Are you having side effects?
Avatar f tn Being that she has Chronic Obstructive Pulmanary Disease (pressure in the lungs), Diabetes and Asthma open heart surgery would be extremely high risk. If she had surgery most likely she would go into cardiac shock and not breath again due to her COPD and Asthma. Then, with the Diabetes she most likely would not heal and infection would set in. Later if necessary they may be able to do some procedure through the cath.
Avatar n tn There is a small risk of death or permanent disability from the surgery, but the risk of death from severe valve disease is 100%. Good cardiologists don't recommend heart surgery unless and until the risks of doing nothing are clearly greater than the risks of the surgery. I would pick the best surgeon I could find and then let him pick the type of implant. With an animal valve, blood thinners are not required unless the patient needs blood thinners for some other reason.
Avatar m tn hello I am a 60 year old male I have been diagnosed with congestive heart failure coronary artery disease chronic obstructive pulmonary disease type2 diabetes,along with high blood pressure. having spoken to the cardiologist.about prognosis she replied that it was an impossible task to give me a prognosis due to having separate problems is this so.
Avatar f tn my sister in law is in hospice with only 10 percent of her heart working they told her they wont consider a heart transplant because of her age and diabetes. should we seek a second opinion>? she is 65. her diabetes is under control, so i dont understand, her other systems are working fine from what the drs say. would cleveland clinic or has cleveland clinic done heart transplants on patients this old with diabetes? please help. we dont want to lose her. thank you.
Avatar n tn There are some people born with heart disease, called congenital heart disease. The acquired form most commonly found in women is secondary to obstructive coronary atherosclerosis, and can develop in young women, especially if they have other risk factors such as diabetes mellitus, smoke or have a strong family history of heart disease.
996946 tn?1503249112 What is the main connection of Diabetes to Heart Disease? Is it that Diabetes destroys the blood vessels?
Avatar m tn All these factors at the same time comprise metabolic syndrome, a condition that raises risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Brethauer added that a subgroup of patients had early stages of kidney disease when they underwent their surgical procedure. High blood pressure and diabetes are major risk factors for kidney disease. Following bariatric surgery, almost all of these patients' kidney disease had stabilized or reversed entirely.
Avatar f tn “But the increase in risk for heart disease is larger than these traditional factors alone can account for,” says Manish Ponda, instructor in clinical investigation in Jan Breslow’s Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism and the study’s lead investigator. To date, scientists have made a compelling case for endotoxins — natural breakdown products of bacteria — as a cause of atherosclerosis.
Avatar m tn My lipid profile is well under control. I would like to know, i was reading One article how to prevent heart disease or heart attack, as i have severe anxiety, In the article it was mentioned if somebody has 50% of blockage and within matter of hours it can be 100% blocked. How is it possible the plaque which was 50% blocked can be automatically be blocked by 100%. I got very feared after reading this article. I think it can be due to rapture of plaque which can cause blockage.
Avatar m tn m guessing that the slightly high cholesterol level is a risk factor, hypertension is indeed a risk factor, family history of heart disease is very much a risk factor. You didn't mention, but your exercise pattern, smoking history, BMI, diabetes, dietary habits and stress levels all factor in as well. However, you have three definite risk factors. I'd suggest you read up on risk factors for heart disease, and work to correct any obvious risks. For example, if you smoke, stop.
Avatar m tn Exercise capacity and heart rate recovery is a stronger predictor of risk than the severity of coronary disease, it is also a very good predictor of people at low risk who do not need aggressive treatment. Slow heart rate recovery is 12 beats or less per minute, and it is the first minute reaction time after a stress test that is the usual measurement.
Avatar m tn My lipid profile is well under control. I would like to know, i was reading One article how to prevent heart disease or heart attack, as i have severe anxiety, In the article it was mentioned if somebody has 50% of blockage and within matter of hours it can be 100% blocked. How is it possible the plaque which was 50% blocked can be automatically be blocked by 100%. I got very feared after reading this article. I think it can be due to rapture of plaque which can cause blockage.
Avatar n tn t have a history of heart disease in my family, but high blood pressure and diabetes run rampant. Many people in my family have died from diabetic complications. My father is a non-insulin dependent diabetic, with high blood pressure. My mother is 67 and has no health problems. My grand parents lived with diabetes and high blood pressure and died in their early to mid 80's. I just want to understand my risk. I am about 50 lbs over weight and I am currently working on it.