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what is the definition or description of: coronary artery bypass graft?

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 43 years experience
Bypass : Going around a blocked vessel to bring blood and nutrients to distal areas to blocked vessels that is not getting oxygen.
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Treat blocksges: The heart has 3 main arteries that supply its needed blood flow. When blockages in these arteries form then chest pain, shortness of breath, and heart attacks can occur. Coronary artery bypass is 1 method of treatment. Veins and arteries are used to go around the blockages. These are sewn in before and after the blockages in essence "bypassing" the blockages.

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With coronary artery disease am I more susceptible for having a stroke?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Yes: The artery disease is not necessarily limited to just your coronary arteries. If you have it in one area, it probably is in other areas. So you are also subject to have strokes, kidney disease, and disease of the arteries in the legs for instance. Also certain complications of the coronary disease or its treatment could make you more at risk for a stroke.
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I'm diabetic, am I more likely to develop coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Charles Jost
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Yes: The answer is yes. But by strictly controlling your diabetes, stopping smoking - if you smoke, staying at a very healthy weight, eating properly, exercising (if you have health problems consult your doctor before starting any exercise program) every day, taking any prescribed medications as instructed and having regular check-ups to catch changes quickly you can impact your health tremendously.
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Does coronary vascular (artery) disease run in the family?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Yes: There is a correlation of close family eg: father mother sibling having heart disease in common genetically.
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What is the treatment for carotid artery disease?

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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care 38 years experience
Clean out arteries: Carotid artery disease means that there is enough atherosclerotic plaque in the artery to put the person at high risk of having a stroke. Cleaning out the plaque is the most effective way to reduce the stroke risk. This operation is called endarterectomy. Like coronary artery disease, cholesterol lowering drugs may be helpful.
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What causes nicks in my fetal artery dopplers, and how can I prevent them?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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