Cardiovascular infection is not common. It occurs most frequently in people who have bacterial infections, congenital heart defects, or artificial heart valves, or in people who use illegal drugs and unsterilized needles. Age plays a part because the heart becomes more susceptible to disease as it ages. It is most common among people over 60, who account for one fourth of all cases.
Zeba S Geloo, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
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How common is cardiovascular infection?
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What questions should I ask my doctor about heart disease?
HealthyWomen answeredReview the following questions about heart disease so you're prepared to discuss this important health issue with your doctor.
- What tests should I have, and how often, to monitor my risk factors for developing heart disease or other cardiovascular diseases?
- What do my test results mean? Do I have heart disease?
- What sort of treatment plan do you recommend?
- Am I at high risk for heart-related complications if I take birth control pills?
- What are the possible side effects of medications I've been prescribed?
- What should I do if I experience chest pain or if I think I'm having a heart attack?
- How can I tell the difference between angina and a heart attack?
- I've heard there is new scientific evidence indicating that use of hormone therapy by postmenopausal women can actually increase a woman's risk of developing heart disease, as well as other diseases such as breast cancer. Is it safe to use hormone therapy?
- What lifestyle changes can I make to improve my cardiovascular health?
- Should I take aspirin to help prevent a heart attack? If so, how much and how often?
What is an acquired heart disease?
An acquired heart disease is one that develops after a baby is born or at any time during a person’s life.
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