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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Klein
16 years experience Cardiology
Small: It means that there are no significant blockages and that the diameter of the normal arteries small. Probably they are in the 1-2.5 mm range rather th ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
One's own: Native coronary means the arteries of that person. There are generally three major vessels. Atherosclerosis is the term for plaque buildup and obs ... Read More
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Dr. Mai Pham
Dr. Mai Pham answered
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Arterial narrowing: Plaque build up within the blood vessel supplying blood flow to the heart.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CAD: Native coronary artery disease is disease in the patients coronary arteries they were born with as opposed to disease in a bypass graft from a vein or ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Hirsch
29 years experience Cardiology
Possible disease: Calcium in the coronary arteries indicates that there may be atherosclerosis present. Calcium appears in plaques due to microscopic changes stimulated ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Heart strain: Coronary artery supplies blood to your heart muscle. Artery spasm changes the lumen within so blood flow is compromised. During arterial spasm, the f ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Ratio: A low ratio is one predictive factor but does not mean you should smoke and ignore prudent diet, exercise and other healthful practices.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
CAD:CHD: Coronaries are the arteries that irrigate the muscle of the heart. An obstruction by a clot or plaque of cholesterol in them will lead to a hear attac ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ricotta
47 years experience Vascular Surgery
Plaque: Usuly means build.up of cholesterol in the arteries . While this is not good not every blocked artrry needs to be opened since the body can sometimes ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
No: A normal stress test does not mean that there are no blockages. This test is not perfect by any means, i.e. There are false negative results as well. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Yes: You need to have a stress test and risk factors evaluation by a cardiologist.
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