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A 49-year-old member asked:

can you please tell me how large and small artery disease differ?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Plaque vs. Occlusion: Large artery disease is plaque within the walls (not the openings) of the vessel. Small vessel disease typically refers to capillaries, ~5 micron id, closing off, due to plaque ruptures/clots shedding from the larger upstream arteries or capillary endothelial cell damage & closure most commonly seen in advanced diabetes mellitus. Drivers for both are similar: lipoproteins, blood sugar, bp, smoking.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What's artery disease?

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Dr. Mazin Albert
Dr. Mazin Albert answered
General Practice 10 years experience
Artery Disease: Artery disease is the broad term for the disease of narrowing of the blood vessels caused by the buildup of plaque. Most applied to the blood vessels that supply the heart, hence the term coronary artery disease (cad). It is assumed if you have narrowing of the vessels within the heart, then you have artery disease throughout your body. Artery disease is a risk factor for heart attacks and stroke.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Narrowing results from ruptures of atherosclerotic plaque releasing debris into blood stream & clots (both on the debris & over the rupture) which in turn block blood flow downstream &/or narrow the blood vessel at the rupture location. These ruptures & clots occur suddenly; the reason events are sudden (not slow); commonly partially dissolve but typically leave residual narrowed openings.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about peripheal artery disease?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
See : heart.org and sirweb.org for info about PAD.
A 52-year-old member asked:

Can i get easy to understand explanation of caroidiod artery disease?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Carotid artery disea: They have gotten rusty because of smoking or high cholesterol or an inherited problem. And may cause a stroke and paralysis and death.
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What is cardioid artery disease?

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Carotid Art Disease: Your carotid arteries are two large blood vessels in your neck. They supply your brain with blood. If you have carotid artery disease, the arteries become narrow, usually because of atherosclerosis. This is the buildup of cholesterol and other material in an artery. If a blood clot sticks in the narrowed arteries, blood can't reach your brain. This is one of the causes of stroke.
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What is small vessel cornoary artery disease?

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