One of the risk factors for developing arteriolosclerosis is family history. Researchers have found that a person's risk increases if there are members of their family with a history of early heart disease or aneurysm. In fact, studies have shown that you are at risk for arteriolosclerosis if a close male relative was diagnosed with heart disease before he was 55 years of age or if a close female relative developed heart disease before the age of 65 years. It is important to note that working hard to reduce other risk factors, such as diet, exercise, smoking, and stress may lessen the influence of family history
Vassily T. Eliopoulos, MD
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Location and Office HoursApex Emergency Group PC
550 S Wadsworth Blvd Ste 410
Lakewood, CO 80226
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What causes cardiovascular infection?
Cardiovascular infection is caused by infections that attack the heart muscle or valves. Infections can stem from bacteria that enter the bloodstream through:• Medical, dental, and surgical procedures
• Injection of illegal drugs with unsterilized needles
• Medical conditions involving infection or intestinal disorders
• Poorly conditioned gums and teeth due to lack of dental hygiene
• Injury to the skin, gums, and interior of the mouth or gums
What happens when I am discharged from the emergency room (ER)?
Kathleen Handal, MD, Emergency Medicine, answeredIf you’re going home, the emergency medicine (EM) doctor has to write your discharge order and follow-up instructions. If you do not have a personal physician, one will be assigned to you. Prescriptions for medications related to your complaint will be provided. If it is the middle of the night, a few doses of your meds may be given to tide you over until you can get your prescription filled. It’s not the ER’s responsibility to reorder your cholesterol medication or birth control pills so please don’t ask. The nurse will review the paperwork with you and complete the discharge documents.
Remember, both the nurse and the ER doctor are taking care of other patients and prioritizing who needs them first. You’ve been cared for so it may take a while for the paperwork to be completed.
After the discharge instructions and follow-up recommendations are carefully explained, you will be asked to sign them, verifying that you received the instructions and that you understand them. A copy of the document you sign goes into your medical record so be sure you are clear on what you must do. Your signature means that you understand. You’ll receive a copy of your discharge instructions to take with you. If, after you leave, it is determined that test result information requires further action, you will be notified.
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