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any disorder or disease of the heart.
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Any disease of the heart.
[cardio- + G. pathos, disease]
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n. pl. cardiopa·thies
A disease or disorder of the heart.
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Any disease of the heart, due to inflammation, ASHD, fatty degeneration–thiamin deficiency, HTN, renal disease, thyrotoxicosis, toxicity–eg adriamycin, alcohol, cadmium, cobalt, cardiopathy, valve disease
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Any disease of the heart.
[cardio- + G. pathos, disease]
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Any heart disorder or disease.
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Patient discussion about cardiopathy

Q. heart disease? how to prevent from heart disease?

A. Eat well (less fat, more vegetables), exercise, don't smoke, don't drink too much, watch your body weight, and go for a check-uo from time to time.

These are good points to start with, and will keep you busy enough... You can read more here (

Take care,

Q. what do i need to do if i suffer from heart disorder? do i need to change my diet? what is a heart disorder?

A. There are many types of heart disorders, and you need to be aware of exactly what you have. A change in diet- to a low-fat low cholesterol diet, combined with regular physical activity, is best for heart problems that involve atherosclerosis (occluded blood vessels that cause damage to the heart and can cause a heart attack). You have to see a doctor or a cardiologist for proper diagnosis and treatment, including diet plans.

Q. What are the Risks for Developing a Heart Disease? What are the major factors that might increase my risk for developing a heart disease?

A. There are many risk factors that are known nowadays for developing a heart disease. Among the major risk factors are: Being a male, being over 50 years of age, smoking, consuming alcohol, doing no physical activity, being obese, having hypertension (chronic high blood pressure), being diabetic and having a family history of heart disease (in first degree relatives). Also a high cholesterol diet is known to increase chance of atherosclerosis, a process that happens in the blood vessels and can cause heart attack.

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For the program heads who were consulted, the results of the BENEFIT study (16), which showed that trypanocidal treatment in patients who already have Chagasic cardiopathy does not significantly reduce clinical deterioration, could provoke uncertainty in health teams, but it would not affect the objectives of decentralization, since this seeks to reinforce treatment in cases where there is already evidence of benefit.
Kereskai et al., "PARP inhibition delays transition of hypertensive cardiopathy to heart failure in spontaneously hypertensive rats," Cardiovascular Research, vol.
Grade II obesity, difficulty of locomotion, generalized hypotonia, and history of cardiopathy are clinical signs observed in the patient, being compatible with the information noted in literature [1,4]; there is a need to control feeding [6] which is strictly accomplished by the mother, providing hypocaloric consumption diet.
The personal history of ischaemic cardiopathy, heart and kidney failure, and age were included as categorical confusion variables.
[Asymmetric septal myocardial hypertrophy associated with pheochromocytoma: reversibility of cardiopathy after extirpation of chromaffin tumor].
The sample presented the following clinical and sociodemographic profile: 17 were diagnosed with depression (28.8%), 41 with high blood pressure (69.5%), with 34 hypercholesterolemia (57.6%), 21 with cardiopathy (35.6%).
Viral cardiopathy. Shanghai: Shanghai Scientific and Technical Publishers 2001:27-31.
([section]) Other disorders: cardiopathy (5 cases), Down syndrome (3 cases; 1 with cardiopathy), hypothyroidism (3 cases), pregnancy (1 case), and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (1 case) ([paragraph]) Data available for 98 patients.
Physical activity, opportunity for reinfection, and sibling history of heart disease as risk factors for Chagas' cardiopathy. Am J Trop Med Hyg 1990; 43:498-505.