Red wine isn't the only beverage that helps keep your arteries clear. Cranberry juice, tea, orange juice and tomato juice are also good sources of flavonoids, as are whole fruits and veggies. Get enough and you'll not only help give heart disease the boot but also fend off peripheral artery disease (PAD) -- a condition that reduces blood flow to the limbs and vital organs.
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What are acyanotic heart defects?
Healthwise answeredAcyanotic heart defects are heart problems that develop before or at birth but do not normally interfere with the amount of oxygen or blood that reaches the body's tissues. Acyanotic heart defects include ventricular septal defect (VSD), atrial septal defect (ASD), patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), pulmonary valve stenosis, aortic valve stenosis and coarctation of the aorta. Acyanotic heart defects do not usually cause cyanosis, a bluish tint to the skin, lips and nail beds due to reduced oxygen flow. If cyanosis develops in a person with acyanotic heart defects, it is typically a result of increased activity (such as crying and feeding) during which more oxygen is needed.
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How do medications treat congenital heart disease?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Since congenital heart disease involves structural damage to the heart, only very mild cases can be managed with medication. These medications are used to improve the function of the heart - they cannot treat the underlying structural damage. If the heart itself must be repaired in order to function, surgery may be necessary.
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