The duration of cardiovascular infection is determined by the severity of the infection. If the infection is discovered quickly, aggressive medical intervention with antibiotics will be needed for two to eight weeks. If treatment is delayed, the infection is more difficult to eradicate, and treatment will take longer. Surgery along with a recovery period may be needed if the heart has been damaged. If no treatment is given, or if treatment is delayed too long, cardiovascular infection is fatal.
Zeba S Geloo, MD
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What is the duration of cardiovascular infection?
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What is kidney disease?
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Kidney disease is a disorder that decreases the ability of your two kidneys to do their job: to clean and maintain the chemical balance of the blood. Kidney disease can cause serious health problems if it decreases a person's kidney function significantly. There are more than 30 different types of kidney disease.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What is the connection between earwax and heart disease?
Anthony Komaroff, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredHumans have different types of earwax, also known as cerumen (suh-ROO-men). Wet earwax, which is brownish and sticky, contains about 50% fat and 20% protein. Dry earwax, which is gray and flaky, contains 18% fat and 43% protein. The type of earwax a person has is genetically determined.
In the early 1960s, one small study demonstrated a connection between wet earwax and atherosclerosis. In 1993, Lithuanian researchers found that people with wet earwax were more likely to have higher levels of apolipoprotein B, a protein that travels with particles of LDL (bad) cholesterol, while those with dry earwax were more likely to live longer. These data aren't nearly enough to be "a connection."
In 2009, Japanese researchers discovered that the gene that determines earwax type also codes for a transport protein called ABCC11 that may play a role in breast cancer. Women with wet earwax were somewhat more likely to have breast cancer (and a stronger body odor) than those with dry earwax. The researchers suggest that earwax type could someday be a tip-off of breast cancer risk. Whether they are right, or whether there is an association between earwax and heart disease, remains to be seen.
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