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How do I know if I have micro cardio vascular disease and if so what is the treatment?

By August 5, 2010 - 1:28am
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all the usual heart tests, treadmills, EKG, heart calcium tests, etc all show clear yet I have an elevated Homocystiene level and a right branch bundle block that has appeared in the past few years but was not detected on earlier testing.

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Hi mimsy,
Thank you for your question and for finding EmpowHER. From what I've read, micro cardiovascular disease, or small vessel disease as it's also known, can be hard to diagnose. Here is a link from the Mayo Clinic website on small vessel disease, it may help you in working with your doctor:
I'm also going to forward your question to one of our doctor resources to get his take on your symptoms.
As I suggested to another member, in the meantime there are some things you can do to help your situation, as outlined on the "Prevention" page of the Mayo Clinic information. By following a heart healthy diet, and walking a little bit each day, only consuming one alcoholic drink a day (if you drink), managing stress, and getting your cholesterol checked regularly, you may be able to improve function of your system. Go slow, start small, and rest as needed. More information about prevention:
Hope this information helps. I'll let you know when I hear something further. Good luck and let us know how you're doing.
Here too is the other question similar to yours. It may help you both to connect:

August 6, 2010 - 12:50pm
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