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The most prominent of these are dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and diastolic heart failure. Erectile dysfunction or impotence is a problem wherein men are unable to have and maintain an erection which is suitable for a satisfying sexual intercourse. Fatty material and other substances form a plaque build-up on the walls of your coronary arteries. Dietary intake of long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and the risk of primary cardiac arrest. Nobody makes valves as good as the Mother Nature's, but sometimes the originals do need to be replaced.

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Pulmonary arteries are vessels that carry blood from the heart to the lungs. The high pressure in the arteries puts extra strain on the heart and can eventually lead to failure of the right side of the heart. ❖ The most significant causes include formation of blood clots in the lungs, scarring of the lung tissue, and a decrease in the level of oxygen in the blood. ❖ Pulmonary hypertension, which is an increase of blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries. ❖ General causes like kyphoscoliosis (abnormal bending of the upper part of the spine), and obstructive sleep apnea (breathing difficulties while sleeping) increase the risk of cor pulmonale. ❖ Other risk factors are lung diseases like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), black lung disease, and cystic fibrosis. ❖ Cyanosis, a condition in which the color of the skin turns blue, is the first symptom to watch out for. ❖ The patient experiences severe chest pain, breathlessness, fatigue, exertion, palpitations, and irregular heartbeat. ❖ Swelling of the legs, feet, and ankles. ❖ Protruding veins in the neck and the face of the patient. ❖ The patient may require oxygen therapy to maintain the optimum percentage of oxygen in the blood and control breathlessness. ❖ Blood thinning medicines are administered to avoid clots in the lungs. ❖ To keep the symptoms under control, drugs like, ambrisentan, bosentan, diuretics, calcium channel blockers, and bronchodilators are administered. ❖ In extreme cases a transplant of the heart and lungs may be necessary. ❖ The patient should avoid smoking, alcohol, heavy physical activities, cold weather, and traveling to places that are at high altitudes Current Concepts in Carnitine Research: A Medical College of Georgia Symposium. Cardiovascular disease in a person's parents increases their risk by 3 fold. [19] Age is by far the most important risk factor in developing cardiovascular or heart diseases, with approximately a tripling of risk with each decade of life. [20] Coronary fatty streaks can begin to form in adolescence. [21] It is estimated that 82 percent of people who die of coronary heart disease are 65 and older. [22] At the same time, the risk of stroke doubles every decade after age 55. [23] Multiple explanations have been proposed to explain why age increases the risk of cardiovascular/heart diseases Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation: Principle and Practice.

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