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Can my dad who is 92 and has a pacemaker and defibulator still die from heart failure his arteries are beginning to clog up again?
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
Blocked arteries vs.: Coronary artery disease typically refers to atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries which supply blood to the heart muscle. Atherosclerosis blocks the coronary arteries. Congestive heart failure is heart disease that restricts the heart's ability to deliver oxygen to the body, typically with increased filling pressure of the heart (causing fluid backup, or congestion.). ...Read more
Will a cardiac mri/mra show congested heart failure, blocked arteries, etc? What all will it show?
If I had heart failure and artery blockage would I still be able to get through a workout without angina and pain I am dizzy light headed though ?
Yes you could.: You should be under the watchful eye of a good cardiologist who is making recommendations about what is and is not safe exercise for you. Anyone who is 31 with a history of CHF and CAD should be carefully educated about their disease and already know the answer to this question. Follow up with your cardiologist. ...Read more
Pectoris atherosclerosis congestive heart failure coronary artery disease dilate hypertension myocardial angina pectoris, what are these?
Cv words: These all refer to cardiovascular particulars. Pectoris = Chest. Atherosclerosis = vascular wall scarring from cholesterol deposit. Coronary artery disease = narrowing and atherosclerosis of heart arteries. Dilate = expand diameter. Hypertension = high blood pressure (within arterial network). Myocardial = heart. Angina pectoris = pain of chest from coronary artery disease, lack of oxygen to heart ...Read more
During my cabg, if i had trauma to my mammary artery during harvesting could that of lead to my graft failure in one year ?
Have you had any patients who got a sudden blocked LAD artery, MI, and SCA, and who survived despite stent failure (permanent total blockage)?
Depends : well sometimes these blockages happen slowly therefore the heart compensate and make collateral circulation which supplies the myocardium( heart muscle) which saves the patient. ...Read more
I have congestive heart failure my doctor says I hav one and three fourths arteries blocked and put me on medication and wont do anything else what would you recomend?
I am going in for a blockage on my right kidney I am stage 4 renal failure w/ coranary artery disease and am going in for a surgical procedure remove a 60% blockage on my right kidney and 2 large stones on my left how serious is this procedure
Very important: Most important is to understand that with stage 4 renal failure and coronary artery disease you are fairly likely to develop kidney failure in the future. The question is how long. Your job is to address factors in your control such as weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, medications, smoking. The procedure sounds like it is not "open", and will use balloons + lithotripsy. Some risk but reasonable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How accurate is an ultrasound in detecting heart failure, heart disease and clogged arteries? Is a good result that is about 18 months old reliable?
2nd chf in a month with bnp 2500, now 196. Suspect renal artery stenosis as creatinine bounced back from 3.2 to 2.0 (1.5 before renal failure). Nj meadowlands hosp wont release sonography to me or nephro, insurance wont approve. How should i proceed?
Overlap: Atherosclerosis develops in our coronaries and can cause damage to heart. Some other diseases damage heart as well! viral, rheumatic, infections etc when enough muscle damage has happened, then heart failure, poor pumping, and congestion will occur- called CHF congestive heart failure. ...Read more
Yes: Coronary artery disease means the arteries of the heart have partial or complete blockage. Congestive heart failure means the heart musle is weak and not pumping blood well enough and fluid back up into the lungs. Often patients with congestive heart failure have coronary artery disease, but not always. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Disease vs symptom: Coronary artery disease is cholesterol build up in the coronary arteries. CHF is a symptom complex of shortness of breath . Unable to lay flat . Waking up short of breath and decrease exercize tolerence. It usually occurs when blood backs up in the lungs as a result of the heart not working efficiently. CHF is not a diagnosis as there are many causes and a source should be found. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease or do you have both?
Different problems: Coronary artery disease is a narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. (http://1.Usa.Gov/lrisvf) congestive heart failure is a condition in which the heart can no longer pump enough blood to the rest of the body. (http://1.Usa.Gov/lrirha). ...Read more
Is congestive heart failure due to high blood pressure and obesity reversible? Heart is enlarged and stiff, but there's no plaque buildup in arteries.
My dad is in end stage renal failure, they told him yesterday that his liver is starting to fail. He also has calcified arteries in his heart. How long will he live with all of this? He doesn't want open heart surgery and I don't really think he would ma
It's his decision: Your father has serious medical problems. It's impossible to accurately gauge operative risk without all the details, but renal and kidney failure complicate the prospect of heart surgery. In any case, the decision to have surgery is in his hands. Get the best information from the medical team, and discuss it with your family. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer