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coronary arteriosclerosis

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Functional vs ...: Tests for CAD are classified as functional / physiologic vs anatomic ie the mere presence of ateriosclerosis. Heartcath and cta of coronaries(cat scan ... Read More
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
IVUSBest, OthersPoor: Ivus (intravascular ultrasound) is the most effective; sees disease in the wall of arteries from inside out (great for research; not so good clinicall ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Can vary: Classic symptoms are chest tightness with shortness of breathe with exertion.Pts have sweating , nausea, and have left arm pain. Pts may also have jaw ... Read More
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
For Most Events None: It has been known, for over 7 decades, that artery disease typically begins ~age 7, yet remains asymptomatic for decades; artery walls thicken & enlar ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramalingaier Parameswaran
Specializes in Cardiology
Increased thickness.: Coronary arteriosclerosis is the condition whereby the arteries are thickened, rigid, and tortuous as a result of deposition of cholesterol and /or ca ... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Plaque: Deposition of large amounts of cholesterol materials under the inner lining of arteries supplying blood into heart muscle. Narrowed arteries may fail ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Cad: Risk factor modification, BP control, and using medications that improve the supply-demand balance in coronary blood (and hence oxygen) supply.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruth Spector
34 years experience Critical Care
Yes and no: Atherosclerosis is narrowing and hardening of the blood vessels. It occurs in people with high cholesterol , with hypertension and can run in families ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Spectrum: Some coronary disease is surface, non obstructing to significant degree. Most is atherosclerosis. Coronary atherosclerosis of significant degree can ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Coronary artery: disease and arteriosclerosis are essentially to names for the same. You can have these without infarction. A myocardial infarction occurs when blood f ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bassett
59 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Essentially yes: Myocardial infarction is one of the complications of arterosclerosis.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
32 years experience Vascular Surgery
Atheriosclerosis: All these issues are related . A coordinated and well monitored treatment plan which controls blood pressure lowers lipids and exercise. Typically B ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
CAD: Coronary artery disease is defined as obstructive lesions in the coronary arteries that supply the heart muscle . These start as areas of inflammatio ... Read More
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