There are several things that increase your risk for cardiovascular infection. Those who have the highest level of risk have damaged or artificial heart valves, congenital birth defects that create leaky heart valves, previous cases of cardiovascular infection, or are intravenous drug users. Damage to the heart caused by rheumatic fever can elevate risk levels, too.
Gloria S. Gaston, MD
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What increases my risk for cardiovascular infection?
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What is a lipid specialist?
Learn Your Lipids answeredLipid specialists include physicians and allied health professionals -- such as pharmacists, nurse practitioners and dietitians -- who have training and expertise in lipid disorders, including familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). Many lipid specialists work in lipid clinics where they can collectively treat patients from the entire spectrum of medicine. Lipid clinics also can perform tests that help determine if and what kind of inherited cholesterol disorder a patient has as well as assess a patient’s risk for premature coronary heart disease. In addition, lipid specialists are skilled at managing the possible interactions and side effects that may occur when patients take medications prescribed to treat FH.
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“Renal” is another word for kidney, and “renal artery disease” refers to blockages in the arteries that supply blood to your kidneys. Renal artery disease can be made worse by high blood pressure and other atherosclerotic risk factors. In some cases, renal artery disease can be a cause of high blood pressure. In severe cases, it can also lead to kidney failure. About 5 percent of all patients with high blood pressure have blockages in the renal arteries, and at least 30 percent of patients who have blockages in other arteries also have blockages in their renal arteries.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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