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Ear Lobe Crease
Nineblessings posted:
I know this may sound like a silly question...but here goes....I have recently read that Ear Lobe Creases may be an indicator for heart disease ??....I have never had thenm before , but have noticed them ( on both ears ) these past few weeks...and also have been very tired and having ALOT of very bad ( heartburn ??)....which I have never had before..I had an echocardiogram about a month ago, ( because of chest pain ) Mom had alot of issues with her heart...anyone ever heard of this ? ...thaks
CardiostarUSA1 responded:

No question is silly.

What were the echocardiogram results?

Chest pain, with or without accompanying symptoms, has various causes, cardiac and non-cardiac.

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Heart disease risk (ear lobe creases)

Dear Doctor Column, October 2, 2003

Ear Lobe Creases Don't Mean You Have Heart Disease

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Ear lobe creases and the coronary artery disease (CAD) connection?

Since 1973, several studies have demonstrated a link between a specific form of ear lobe crease on both ears and an increased incidence of CAD.

It is thought that if an individual has diagonal creases on both ear lobes, there may be some benefit in undergoing screening to exclude the possibility of CAD.

Similar links with CAD have been found with other physical characteristics such as short rather than tall individuals or females with apple-shaped bodies.

It is important to remember, however, that not every individual with these characteristic ear lobe creases is likely to have CAD.

The ear lobe crease may suggest a genetic predisposition to have CAD. This can also be detected through a history of early CAD in the family.

While an inherited genetic predisposition to CAD can not be totally removed, it can be modified with a healthy lifestyle.

While this and other similar associations are interesting, they are not an important predictor of CAD as other controllable risk factors are.


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