The seriousness of heart abnormalities varies widely. Some heart abnormalities, such as certain heart valves disorders, are often harmless and present little chance for serious complications. Others, such as coronary artery disease, can lead to extremely deadly complications, such as heart attacks. More people die from coronary artery disease in the United States than from anything else.
Shawn Fazel, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
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What is Crohn's disease?
An ongoing condition that causes inflammation of the digestive tract, also called the GI tract. It can affect any part of the GI tract—from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine, causing pain and diarrhea.
This answer is based upon source information from the National Women's Health Information Center.
What do C-reactive protein (CRP) test levels indicate?
Donnica Moore, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answeredThere are specific guidelines for results of the C-reactive protein (CRP) test, which reflects inflammation related to heart disease risk. Watch women's health specialist Donnica Moore, MD, discuss what the test levels indicate with regard to risk.
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