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A 60-year-old male asked:

how serious is a circumflex artery blockage that is 90%? would this likely be fatal and if so, how long before one would have that result on average?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Coronary artery : High grade circumflex disease coul be the cause of angina or infarction. It could be fatal but less likely than LAD disease. If well treated you could live a long time with that disease and something else could get you. Smoke and don't work on your condition and chances in infarction are excellent.

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A 40-year-old male asked:

How would you no if a artery blockage got worse than 60% mid LAD .

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With a progressive: Lesion the patient would likely experience chest pain or shortness of breath with exertion.
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What do you suggest if my dad age 62 is diabetic patient and is suffering from 80% artery blockage.?

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Atherosclerosis: Hi. Your Dad first of all needs treatment for the 80% artery blockage (stent, bypass, or medical treatment depending on the lesion - his doc will recommend appropriate therapy). He also needs really good diabetes, blood pressure, & cholesterol control. He needs to never smoke. He needs good anti-platelet therapy (aspirin, clopidogrel, etc). Good luck to him.
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If a 70-year-old suffered an artery blockage, what is their chance of survival?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Depends . . .: Where is blockage? In other words, which artery is blocked? Heart? Brain? Legs? Lungs? Penis? Arterial blockage in heart could cause angina (chest pain) or even heart attack if abrupt. In brain, we call this a stroke. In legs, it's peripheral arterial/vascular disease. In lungs, it's pulmonary embolism (very dangerous & deadly). In penis, it's erectile dysfunction. Chance of survival varies . . .

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