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Is It Safe To Run With Peripheral Artery Disease
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
Cardiology is a rapiscan safe with h BP + lung disease? Treadmill is not an option. Is epicardial fat to the heart, more aligned to metabolic disease
Dr said.Atherosclerotic disease is ubiquitous,there is no such thing as single vessel disease.If you have it,you have it.and need systemic treatment to prevent progression. SO there might be more mild in the coronary tree and cath cannot catch it?
Yes, Work on Issues: Plaque ruptures shedding debris & inducing clots are what drive cardiovascular events; why the problem does not show well on angiograms; much less stress tests (really blind to problem). Exercise increases pulse pressure; artery stretching & relaxing with each heart beat, thus ?ing frequency of plaque ruptures. Yet most don't do enough damage to produce obvious symptoms. ? my answers on ds drivers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it abnormal for a person with ILD/plumonary arterial hypertension to have swollen ankles and feets? Or is it meds side effect? is it serious?
different area: An ECG ( electro cardio gram) is used to divide await the electrical impulses that affect the heart. Peripheral arterial disease is detected by feeling the pulses, and using an arterial doppler to measure blood flow and compare the arterial pressure in the arm arteries and leg arteries. However in someone with pad, there is a possibility of cardiac artery disease so you should be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seriously Painful: Peripheral vascular occlusive disease w/ claudication means there are partial blockages of arteries in the legs.When person walks, the leg muscles become short of oxygen due to low blood flow resulting in pain.The pain is relieved by stopping & resting. It restricts many activities.Stopping smoking, getting regular exercise, controlling diabetes, etc. & using anticlotting agents like aspirin help. ...Read more
Clogged blood vessel: claudication by definition is pain on exertion and relief of pain at rest. Typically it is pain legs on walking and goes away by stopping. Claudication is considered one of the early symptoms of vascular disease it can become serious if it keeps getting worse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it best to see a cardiologist or internist for annual exam if the main risk is heart disease in the family?
Yes: Some studies have shown CoQ10 enzyme to be of benefit in heart failure and reducing cholesterol but not enough evidence to support use in the treatment. There have been no studies linking it to Crohn's disease and no harmful events as a result from CoQ10 have been found in any studies. It will change the efficacy of other medicine you are taking so please notify you doctor if you take it. ...Read more
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