Heart disease risk ethnic groups

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212161 tn?1599427282 Did you know they had many problems with the procedure because certain ethnic groups were being passed as clear but then having severe heart attacks soon after. Certain ethnic groups were being found to have large fat deposits but not calcified, meaning that they looked clear but were not. So in effect you could have a 90% soft blockage (not calcified) and it will register as 0 calcium. What they have done is produce a chart with ethnic groups and they use this.
Avatar m tn In 65% of men and 47% of women symptons of cardiovascular disease is heart attack or sudden death. Most artery flow disrupting events occur at locations with less than 50% of lumen narrowing. Typical heart attack occurs at locations with about 20% of stenosis. Cardiac stress testing generally only detects lumen narrowing of ~75% or greater - some say nuclear stress tests go as low as ~50%." a.
Avatar m tn AND, since many have become westernised, they have certainly started to see the real effects of heart disease. Erijon is correct in that these individual cases are often used to try and disprove the benefits of medications, but they never use the full story. It's the same with the French paradox for the English. Our neighbours consume tons of dairy products yet have very little instance of heart disease compared to us.
Avatar f tn Also, there are certain ethnic groups, mainly Native Americans, that succumbed to tuberculosis very quickly once they were taken out of their native surroundings and placed in boarding schools.
Avatar f tn All who suffer from heart disease have a statistically higher risk of a heart failure than does the general population who do not have heart problems. This is true too as we go into higher age groups, the older one is the more likely they will experience a physical failure of some type or another. I suffer from AFib myself and know I am at higher risk for additional heart problems, and for stroke even though I take an anticoagulant (Warfarin).
900689 tn?1248027886 d hate to think my son and grandson will also have this disease. As far as I know no one in my fathers family has had SCA. I'm not sure about my mothers family. She died when I was 2-3 years old and all of her brothers and sisters have passed away. As spinocerebellar ataxia is a progressive disease and I have only been exhibiting symptoms for approx. 6 months I am curious to find out how agressive SCA is.
Avatar n tn Some people just have a ruddy complexion. Some ethnic groups are more likely to have this than others, and you might be in one of those groups. There is also a condition called rosacea which can cause the face to look red, but it's usually splotchy. I don't know of any cure for it, however. Could also be an augmented sensitivity to the sun. People with red hair and fair skin often have ruddy faces.
Avatar m tn I get confused with calcium scoring because it only measures the hard calcified plaque and not the amount of soft vulnerable plaque beneath it, which is the dangerous stuff. I read that some ethnic groups show a low calcium score, yet have LOTS of vulnerable plaque. It will be interesting to see what an expert says because the resources on the internet are confusing over this and it appears there are two camps of trusting these results, or not.
Avatar n tn There is definitely a connection between race/ethnicity and HIV -- not primarily a biological one (although it is possible that the genetic make-up of some ethnic groups makes them slightly more susceptible to HIV), but related to behaviors and social networks. So your conclusions from your research are not correct; in the US, African Americans on average have higher HIV rates than people of other racial/ethnic origins. (The geographic relationship is true, i.e.
Avatar n tn For example, certain ethnic groups naturally have less facial hair than others such as Asian, Native American, etc. It could just be something in your ethnic background. A better gauge of sexual maturity is pubic hair. If you have reached Tanner Stage P-5 you're a normal adult male. This is characterized by the hair growing from the base of your penis outward toward your thighs and upward toward your belly-button in an inverted "V" shape.
Avatar n tn If you have a history of heart attacks in your family and anyone under the age of 50 has had one it means that you are simply in a higher risk group. The best thing that you can do for yourself if this is the case is to make sure that you are checked annually by a good heart doc so that they can keep an eye on you.
Avatar n tn Physical Signs of Heart Disease Swelling of Your Feet and Lower Legs Retention of fluid in the feet and legs is known as peripheral edema. Edema may appear as "sock marks" at the end of the day. Mild peripheral edema is common. Your doctor may check for this sign by pressing a finger against your ankle or shin bone to see if a depression is left behind. This is called "pitting edema.
Avatar n tn Women on average have 300% lower rates of heart disease than men, despite higher average cholesterol levels. The rate of heart disease in 65 year-old men is 10 times that of 45-year old men. Yet high cholesterol is not a risk factor in men over 65. (In fact, men over 65 with low cholesterol (<150 mg/dL) are twice as likely to die from heart disease as those with normal or even "high" cholesterol.
382218 tn?1341181487 Utah firm developing blood tests for multiple sclerosis By Brian Maffly | The Salt Lake Tribune December 14, 2011 A Salt Lake City company has received a boost in its quest to develop diagnostic tests for multiple sclerosis, which could improve the lives of those with the devastating, unpredictable autoimmune disorder that disrupts nerve function.
Avatar m tn I assume you are being treated for high blood pressure, and patients with CAD and very low BP can increase the risk for a stroke and heart attack. There is a study that 110 or lower for systolic pressure and 60 or lower for diastolic pressure may increase the risk. There are other doctors who want the blood pressure as low as possible without side effects such as fainting, dizziness, etc.
Avatar n tn Frank, My comment doesn't directly answer your question, but I hope it's a bit helpful for you. I'm certain your whole family is concerned now with managing your son's diabetes and trying to learn about the disease & possible prevention. It is quite unusual for a youngster to be diagnosed with Type 2, altho' it is not unheard of, especially in some high risk ethnic groups where the children are obese. Has your 8 year old been seen by an endocrinologist?
Avatar f tn Since it is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke, this is important to find out. The current recommended treatment is niacin in a dose of 1-3 grams daily. However, please do not take it without asking your doctor. Take care!
Avatar m tn Excerpt More recently, several studies seemed to suggest that eating diets high in saturated fat did not raise the risk of heart disease—a finding that ran counter to decades of dietary advice. (21,22) One highly-publicized report analyzed the findings of 21 studies that followed 350,000 people for up to 23 years. Investigators looked at the relationship between saturated fat intake and coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, and cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Avatar f tn org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-hypertension/symptoms-causes/syc-20350697 There are 5 groups of causes and lung disease (copd, emphysema, etc.) are in group B. Sleep apnea is also in group B. There's also a long list of risk factors . Talk to your doctor if you feel pulmonary hypertension is something that may be going on. Let us know what they say.
Avatar f tn I think in my state you have to blow a .8 to be considered over the legal limit, so .2 (almost .3) does not sound like that much to me. But if you are finding charts that say it is high, talk to your doc. Some people don't have a specific enzyme that breaks down alcohol in the blood very fast (even some whole ethnic groups don't -- the Irish for example). Maybe that is true of you. It's worth knowing if so.
393685 tn?1425812522 The genes implicated vary in different ethnic groups and the incidence is increased in patients with chromosomal disorders, including Turner, Down's, and Klinefelter's syndromes. The underlying specifics of the immune system destruction of thyroid cells is not clearly understood. Various autoantibodies may be present against thyroid peroxidase, thyroglobulin and TSH receptors, although a small percentage of patients may have none of these antibodies present.
707563 tn?1626361905 Heart disease Diabetes Lung disease Other health conditions, like kidney disease, or if you are obese, have cancer or high blood pressure/hypertension, also make you high risk. If you are immunocompromised or immunosuppressed, you are considered high risk. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html This is very serious - https://www.businessinsider.