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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Comparison: The diameter of the narrowest part of the artery is compared to a nearby segment which is felt to be healthy. This is assuming that there is a nearby ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
18 years experience Cardiology
Great question: An angiogram is showing plaque buildup that is impacting blood flow within the lumen of the vessel but before you have that happen you can get atheros ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Calcicardiogram: The study you refer to scores calcium in vessel walls. This does not always correlate with coronary obstruction. It does imply the disease process is ... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Coronary disease: Managing risk factors for the things that lead to coronary artery disease is first and foremost: no smoking, carry a good weight, keep blood pressure ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: It depends on how bad the blockage is. If severe it could cause actual damage, a heart attack. If less severe it could cause chest pain on exertion. I ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Usually atheroma: Usually cholesterol based but can also have calcium and fibrous material as well.Occurs when natural barrier called the endothelium is disrupted allow ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Shackelford
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
See your doctor: The treatment options for occluded vertebral arteries are not as well defined as those for carotid artery stenosis. That said, there is a possibility ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience Neurology
Yes: The short answer is yes
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
34 years experience Cardiology
92920-LD: If angioplasty was performed, and no stent was placed, code would be 92920 LD
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
17 years experience Vascular Surgery
None: Calcification of any artery, by itself, does not warrant any type of intervention or follow up. If that calcification is associated with a stenosis (" ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Coronary artery dise: CABG is very effective at improving the symptoms of CAD in appropriate patients. Generally over 90% get good relief of symptoms sometimes for many yea ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
55 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes but,: Depends on where the blocks are, how many, how complex and how long. Each case must be individualized. The more stents used the more likely the need f ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: Whether a plaque ruptures in which artery is probably a function of the mileu in which the artery resides. We presently can't predict which artery wil ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diana Metzger
29 years experience Cardiology
Heart disease: Non obstructive implies that there are changes seen from cholesterol deposits in the arteries, however, not sufficient enough to require stenting. Ta ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orlando Puente
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
When needed: Having occlude radial artery no major problem ulnar art is there as for pain is it chest pain? Then u should be w/u for that with ur cardiologist with ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Collateral: The palm and finger vessels are fed by multiple sources including radial, ulnar and less so the interosseous. These are interactive interconnected an ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ricotta
47 years experience Vascular Surgery
It could: you should discuss this with your doctor to see how severe the ischemia is and w to manage it
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Endarterectomy : Endarterectomy refers to a procedure wherein a surgical plane of resection of the inner lining of a diffuse narrowed blood vessel is undertaken. This ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Surgical operation: This operation uses arteries and veins as bypass grafts to bring blood into the coronary arteries beyond blockages and keep the heart muscle well supp ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
52 years experience Cardiology
Emergency: Blockage in the left main coronary artery is considered an emergency condition requiring urgent intervention by angioplasty or bypass surgery. This ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Usually none: 0.5-2% of people have an anomalous right subclavian artery. It is rarely symptomatic, but in some people can cause discomfort with swallowing.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Depends: If you're diabetic, CABG has better outcomes. If your LEFT MAIN coronary artery has >50% blockage, CABG has better outcomes. Aside from those 2 poi ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lev Lubarsky
22 years experience Cardiology
Depends: If the stenosis is <70%, then the therapy is typically medical: Aspirin and cholesterol control (ldl 70-100). In most places stenosis > 70 is treated ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
38 years experience Radiation Oncology
Atherosclerosis: Usually it is the result of the build up of atherosclerotic plaques over time due to the buildup of cholesterol.
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