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 Why is a stroke considered a cardiovascular disease?

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a stroke affects your brain so i don't understand why it is a cardiovascular disease....

 I'm worried plz help?
From time to time I can feel my heartbeat really hard for a few beats. Is this a bad thing or am I just paranoid. If it's bad, what can I do the next time it happens.
Also a friend has told ...

 Heart Murmur question?
I have a benign heart murmur, ive had it since i was born too. I was wondering if it has any effect on my heart rate, because im an athlete and ive heard that you can tell your in good shape if you ...

 Im 14 and i get chest pains wats wrong with me?

 Hello everyone im here today just asking for prayer for my father who is 49?
he suffer from a large stroke near in his brain stem the blood is around his brain and he is in a coma he is this way i think becuase of high blood pressure im not sure what that means but please ...

 Does thin people have a lower blood cholesterol level?
Does thin people have a lower blood cholesterol level?
What is the reason?...

 What are we doing wrong? My husband has had numerous health problems and has not be able to get disability.?
In the 1980's he had hernia repair and the following year his appendix ruptured. The Dr. told him he would start to have back problems, little did he know that he has had them all his life. His ...

 Are heart palputations normal?

 I have low blood pressure can your doctor give you medicine?
for this condition, I have dizziness, i feel fatigue and a little depress, plus lightheaded....

 What can I do to lower my cholesterol in addition to changing my diet?
I found out, after having a fasting cholesterol test, that I have slightly high cholesterol. I know that I need to eat better, less fat and all. I exercise regularly (brisk walking at least 40 to 50...

 I have been diagnosed with attrial flutter after many tests i am on beta blockers but now been told?
i have to go warferin before having an electrical cardioversion. what i want to know do you have to be careful with reference taking warferin and can you still do an active job....

 Any info on how to control bp without medications?

 Whats a good medicine for high blood pressure with no side effects?
im curently on a beta blocker inderal la and i was wondering what blood pressure medicine is good and not going make me gain ...

 Swollen legs and feet?
PROFESSIONAL ADVICE IS HIGHLY APPRECIATED... I realize that being seated at my desk for 3-4 hours isn't good but at my age is this normal? 35 and otherwise healthy. Not on any medications and my ...

 I smoked weed once does it ruins my lungs?
i felt like my body is strong but my heart is weak and sometimes i had like panic attack. Did my heart being destory by the smoking, what else can i do>?...

 Suffering with diabities from last 22 yrs and just had a heart by pass surgery what is the best way to cope w

 Are there any doctors in the house?
Can a person die from a stroke? my father in law suffered a stroke about in july of 2006 and his right side of his body is very hard for him to move...i mean he moves it but it is very hard for him ...

 What is the best medicine to lower high cholesterol?

 Can tobacco products be wiped out totally from this world?
I feel this is possible by encouraging children not to take on the habit during adulthood. This may be possible by issuing certificates to children at 10th standard level certifying them as tobacco ...

 Implantable Heart devices?
My doctor wants to put one of these in me, I am 49 years old and he said without it, you die soon, but I am afraid? Can anyone give me some advice? Anyone that has one out here, Its called an ICD. ...

What condition would you be in if one side of your heart is 100% blocked and the other is blocked 80-90%?
Hi. I have been told that a relative of mine has a 100% blockage on the right side of her heart and the left is blocked 80-90%. The doctors have said they can not operate and their is not anything that can be done. Is this possible?

barbara B
Why cant they operate? Is there another underlying condition? Get a second opinion before picking out a casket. Something needs to be done right away like bypass surgery but if her or his current team of physicians wont do it then find someone who will quickly.

When your heart is that far gone by being blocked 100 percent on one side and 80-90 on the other side there is really nothing anyone can do...the heart is so worn out by then that any procedure or surgery that is tried will most likely result in death. I know that is something that is very hard to hear...I know it from first hand experience as my grandfather went through something very similar, although I have a question for you, why wasn't your relative being treated before this? My grandfather didn't get that bad until the very end and had 3 successful operations that prolonged his life by about 16 years and only at the very end was there no more they could do when the fourth time it became blocked again...his heart was too weak from all the procedures and medications and surgeries that he had been on for all those years to withstand anymore surgeries, yet he chose to try anyways...he only had a 50/50 chance of survival. Unfortunately we lost our dear grandfather the next morning. He survived the surgery only to die of massive heart and respiratory failure the next morning. I wish you all the luck in the world and please know that my heart goes out to you and you will be in my prayers. It will not be easy and the grief will be almost unbearable if you are very close to your relative, all I can say is just be there for them, spend as much time as possible with them, make sure to tell them you love them and make sure you know what there final wishes are. My entire family (all 10 of us) literally lived at the hospital with my grandfather the last month of his life and spent some really great quality time with him. It still didn't take away the hurt when the time came. But in the long one we wouldn't have had it any other way and we are so happy that we have some excellent family memories that we can remember him by....all of them happy, he was the happiest in his whole life, smiling all the time! Also, take some pics with family. We went and had a family portrait done and were so thankful we did...it was the last pic of my grandfather that any of us have and it is a great pic of all us happy and together!

The blockages are possible, whether or not anything can be done is up to the health of your relative. I wouldn't let that be the end all answer. They should have a hospital with a good surgical program consult. Just because one doctor can't fix it doesn't mean they all cant. However if the Heart is really sick EF 10%, the patient has co-morbidities(diabetes, infections, smoker, obesity) the risk to benefit ratio may not be worth surgery.
The vessels are occluded that feed the rt and lt heart. not so much the heart itself.

The "Axeman" cometh
There are so many variables that could be involved in why they can't operate,I think you are asking the wrong place (yahoo) for an answer. You should be asking heart specialists for the answers you need.Sorry for your relatives situation,hope things work out for the best.P.S. If she is in severe discomfort you might want to look into Hospice if she isn't already on it.

not to be mean but she basically has one foot in the grave and the other one is 3/4 the way in

she has only 5-10% proper blood flow and oxygen in her system. if they attempted surgery, the odds are against her to make it. the anesthisia alone would probably just put her to sleep.


Maybe heart transplant...but on an older person...they would not risk it as it is very taxing surgery to recover from, plus the bills plus the anti-rejection drugs and all that is IF you find a tissue match.

She could get a second opinion, if she so chooses.

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