R Leonard. Carroll, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursR Leonard Carroll MD
540 W Sagamore Ave
Clewiston, FL 33440
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- United Healthcare
What is exstrophy in children?
Exstrophy is an uncommon congenital bladder anomaly that results when the tissue making up the abdominal wall is deficient and the bladder is a flat sheet on the abdominal wall instead of a sphere inside the pelvis. Urine leaks out of the abdominal wall from the exposed ureteral orifices. This is associated with pubic separation and epispadias, which is a severe congenital curvature and foreshortening of the penis.
How common is coronary artery disease?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredMany people, especially when they're young, worry more about hangnails than they do about the health of their arteries. But consider this: Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in every developed country. Every American, Asian, and European has a 40 percent chance of dying of heart disease and a 50 percent chance that his or her quality of life will be damaged by arterial aging disease.
When you realize that arterial aging affects a lot more than the arteries going to your heart, the importance of arterial health becomes clearer. Damaged arteries slow down your memory, your other organs' ability to function, and your sex life. In other words, they slow you down.
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What are heart abnormalities?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
A heart abnormality is any medical problem with the heart. This is a wide category of disorders, including coronary artery disease, abnormal heart rhythms, heart aneurysms, heart dissections, cardiomyopathy, heart failure, heart tumors, heart valve disorders, infective endocarditis, and pericardial disease. Heart diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States, with coronary artery disease being the most common heart abnormality.
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