Cardiac

Definition of Cardiac:

Pertaining to the heart, also, pertaining to the stomach area adjacent to the esophagus.

Topics Related to Cardiac

Arjun

...as a treatment
“...History; Source: For over three centuries the thick bark of this tree has been used in Ayurvedic medicine as a cardiac tonic...”

Arrhythmias/Dysrhythmias

...relationship to Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)
Cardiac arrhythmia occurs in about 7% of symptomatic hemochromatosis patients...”
...recommendation Chelation Therapy
“The claim is made by doctors administering EDTA chelation therapy that cardiac arrhythmias frequently disappear when a sufficient number of treatments have been given...”
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Atherosclerosis

...the condition
“...Critical limb ischemia occurs when these problems progress to cause tissue death (gangrene), sometimes requiring amputation; Pre-gangrene of the lower limbs; Cardiac arrhythmias and congestive heart failure; Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack); Transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke; Premature renal failure; Damage to blood vessels, muscles, or...”
...recommendation Acetyl-L-Carnitine
“...Important in fatty acid metabolism, depleted in cardiac muscle during acute infarctions...”
...recommendation Nut and Seed Consumption
“A Seventh Day Adventist study that was reported at the 2002 International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition found those that ate a serving of nuts 5 times per week had half the cardiac mortality...”

Calcium

...as a treatment
“...Calcium is essential for a healthy Central Nervous System, muscle and cardiac function...”

Cardiac Ischemia

...the condition
“Alternative Names: Myocardial Ischemia, Silent Ischemia, Ischemia, Ischaemia Cardiac Ischemia occurs when blood flow through one or more of the coronary arteries is decreased for a short time, reducing the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart...”

Cardiomyopathy

...recommendation CoQ10 (Ubiquinone)
“...Coenzyme Q10 has also been shown to improve cardiac function in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – a less common form of cardiomyopathy...”

Cardiospasm

...related topic
“A condition where the cardiac (gastroesophageal) sphincter fails to open properly and food cannot pass normally into the stomach...”

Carnitine

...related topic
“A compound found in skeletal and cardiac muscle and certain other tissues that functions as a carrier of fatty acids across the membranes of the mitochondria...”

Chagas Disease

...the condition
“...Cardiac problems, including an enlarged heart, altered heart rate or rhythm, heart failure, or cardiac arrest are symptoms of chronic disease...”

Coffee

...as a treatment
“...Extended periods of excessive coffee intake often causes symptoms such as (acid) indigestion, cardiac irritability, vertigo, headache, irritability, and despondency...”

Congestive Heart Failure

...recommendation Hawthorn Berry Extract
“In a sample of 1,011 patients with stage II cardiac insufficiency, a standardized hawthorn extract containing 84mg of oligomeric procyanidins improved ejection fraction and resting pulse rate, and produced a reduction in cardiac arrhythmias...”

CoQ10 (Ubiquinone)

...as a treatment
“...Testing has shown that CoQ10 reduces angina and improves cardiac function...”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...our question about Pain in the upper-right abdomen under rib cage
Cardiac pain may occasionally present as upper abdominal pain...”
...relationship to EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement
“Many studies have shown that higher omega-3 fatty acid intake can cut the rate of sudden cardiac death by nearly one-half, in both apparently healthy patients and those who have suffered a previous heart attack...”
...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“Many studies have shown that higher omega-3 fatty acid intake, through fish consumption or through supplementation, can cut the rate of sudden cardiac death by nearly one-half, in both apparently healthy patients and those who have suffered a previous heart attack...”
...recommendation Increased Water Consumption
“A Seventh Day Adventist study found that those who drank 5 glasses of water per day have on average half the cardiac mortality and half the fatal stroke rate of the general population...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“...supplementation with vitamin C (500mg bid) and vitamin E (400 IU bid) retarded the early progression of transplant-associated coronary arteriosclerosis in a study of 40 patients up to 2 years after cardiac transplantation...”
...recommendation Nut and Seed Consumption
“A Seventh Day Adventist study that was reported at the 2002 International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition found those that ate a serving of nuts 5 times per week had half the cardiac mortality...”
...recommendation Aerobic Exercise
“...Aerobic exercise reduces cardiac risk by lowering LDL- and raising HDL-cholesterol levels, and by reducing blood pressure, body fat, blood sugar, mental stress, and blood clotting...”

Coronary Infarction

...related topic
“Sudden lack of blood supply to the heart that results an area of dead cardiac tissue...”

Diarrhea

...the condition
“...Family history of multiple endocrine neoplastic syndrome; a history of severe ulcer disease (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome); episodic hypotension, vasomotor flushing, or valvular cardiac disease (carcinoid syndrome); or the presence of a scaling, erythematous dermatitis (necrolytic migratory erythema in a patient with a glucagonoma) may offer clues to the diagnosis...”

Dyspepsia / Poor Digestion

...the condition
“...Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): Incompetent cardiac sphincter, causing backward flow of acid from the stomach up into the esophagus...”

Effects of a Low Carbohydrate Diet

...the condition
“...725] A 2003 review of the safety of low carbohydrate diets reeled off an alarming list of potential problems: "Complications such as heart arrhythmias, cardiac contractile function impairment, sudden death, osteoporosis, kidney damage, increased cancer risk, impairment of physical activity and lipid [cholesterol] abnormalities can all be linked to...”
...our question about Low-carbohydrate dieting
“The American Heart Association states: "Individuals who follow these diets are therefore at risk for compromised vitamin and mineral intake, as well as potential cardiac, renal, bone, and liver abnormalities overall...”

Elevated Insulin Levels

...our question about Age when significant hair loss started
“...early baldness on the top of the head may be a non-modifiable risk factor for heart disease, it may serve as a useful clinical marker to identify men at increased risk of insulin problems and cardiac risk who would benefit from more detailed screening and lifestyle, dietary, nutritional and other interventive therapies...”

Endocarditis

...the condition
“...Risk of endocarditis increases with ... Invasive procedures such as cardiac catheterizations, intravenous lines and catheters etc...”
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Ephedra (Ma Huang)

...as a treatment
“...This in turn will act to dilate the bronchial tubes (for asthma, hay fever etc) as well as increase CNS and cardiac activity...”

Ginkgo Biloba

...as a treatment
“...It has been shown to promote mental clarity and concentration, increase alertness and short-term memory and has been used preventatively in regenerative compounds for loss of memory and senility, in cardiac protection formulas against stroke and atherosclerosis and for hearing disorders and vertigo (dizziness) where blood flow is poor in the ears...”

Hawthorn Berry Extract

...as a treatment
“...The leaves, flowers, and berries of hawthorn contain a variety of bioflavonoid-like complexes that appear to be primarily responsible for the cardiac actions of the plant...”

Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)

...the condition
“...Prognosis; Complications: The causes of death in untreated patients include cardiac failure (30%), liver failure or portal hypertension (25%), and hepatocellular carcinoma (30%)...”

Hiatal Hernia

...the condition
“...Chest pain from hiatal hernia and/or esophageal spasms may be extremely difficult to distinguish from chest pain of cardiac origin...”

Hot Applications (Thermotherapy)

...as a treatment
“...Avoid ... On those with a cardiac pacemaker...”

Hyperbaric Oxygen

...as a treatment
“...The effects of Hyperbaric Treatments on the cardiovascular system include decreased heart rate, decreased cardiac output, possible slight increase in blood pressure and arterial vasoconstriction after load increases...”

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

...recommendation Lecithin / Choline
“Choline deficiency is associated with cardiac symptoms and hypertension...”

Hypothyroidism

...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“...Almost any type of heart disease can be worsened by thyroid disorder, so thyroid function should always be checked if cardiac symptoms are worsening...”

Magnesium

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: One of the most powerful antioxidants for your heart and circulatory system, magnesium is important for proper nerve, lung and cardiac function...”

Mitral Valve Prolapse

...recommendation Magnesium
“...A magnesium deficiency ... predisposes the patient to cardiac arrhythmias, thromboembolic phenomena, and dysregulation of the immune and autonomic nervous systems...”

Motherwort

...as a treatment
“...Motherwort has small amounts of cardiac glycosides (similar to hawthorn) and is used as a heart tonic by many cultures...”

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

...relationship to Arrhythmias/Dysrhythmias
“Sleep apnea can also result in cardiac arrhythmias...”

Osteoporosis - Osteopenia

...the condition
“...It can accentuate the effects of digoxin and other cardiac glycosides...”

Potassium Need

...the condition
“...So are those taking certain cardiac drugs, diabetics, those with Cushing's disease, and those who use too much caffeine or have liver disease...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...recommendation GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate)
“...of uterine contractions, increased sensitivity to oxytocic drugs (used to induce contractions), preservation of reflexes, a lack of respiratory depression in the fetus, and protection against fetal cardiac anoxia (especially in cases where the umbilical cord wraps around the fetus' neck) [Vickers, 1969; Laborit, 1964]...”

Problems Associated With A Sedentary Lifestyle

...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“...of cardiovascular events among those spending more than four hours a day in front of a screen, and also suggests that even two hours of screen time each day may place someone at greater risk for a cardiac event...”

Problems Associated With Lack Of Exercise

...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“...Sedentary living is the fourth major cardiac risk factor...”

Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“...The abnormally high levels of insulin produced by all overweight individuals, diabetic or not, is an independent risk factor for early cardiac death...”

Rest

...as a treatment
“...investigating bed rest following a medical procedure, no outcomes improved significantly and eight worsened significantly in some procedures (lumbar puncture, spinal anaesthesia, radiculography, and cardiac catheterisation)...”

Roemheld Syndrome

...related topic
“A syndrome where problems in the gastrointestinal tract or abdomen trigger or cause cardiac symptoms...”

Spicy Foods Avoidance

...as a treatment
“...Capsaicin can cause a dramatic increase in circulating blood volume and rapid heartbeat, which in turn can lead to acute heart failure or sudden cardiac death...”

Stress

...the condition
“...Treatment and Prevention: When organic disease is already installed as a result of stress – be it a simple gastritis, a cardiac or lung disease, asthma, allergies, or any suspected stress-related condition – it is important to seek medical help as soon as possible...”
...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“Stress may increase magnesium excretion and the resulting temporary magnesium depletion may make the heart more sensitive to electrical abnormalities and vascular spasm that could lead to cardiac ischemia...”

Stroke

...recommendation Increased Water Consumption
“A Seventh Day Adventist study found that those who drank 5 glasses of water per day have on average half the cardiac mortality and half the fatal stroke rate of the general population...”

T4 Syndrome

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: T4 syndrome is rare, so it's usually a diagnosis of exclusion in which myelopathy, cardiac pain, thoracic outlet syndrome, systemic illness, thoracic tumor, polyneuritis, fibromyalgia, nerve root compression, and complex regional pain syndrome should be ruled out...”

Test Magnesium Levels

...as a treatment
“...This is a test used, for example, during cardiac surgery to determine cellular magnesium levels...”

Turner's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Clinical Abnormalities and Approximate Incidence ... Cardiac anomalies (50%)...”

Vitamin CoQ10 Need

...the condition
“...Diastolic dysfunction is seen early in the course of many common cardiac disorders and can be demonstrated by echocardiography...”
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