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Atherosclerosis And Stroke
Clots and Ischemia: Atherosclerosis, an accumulation of white blood cells within the walls of arteries, typically starts in childhood, artery walls thicken & the opening remains unchanged for decades. Rupture of the endothelial lining over the plaque showers clot inducing tissue into the blood blocking arteries downstream occasionally, clots over the rupture block the opening. Yet majority of events are asymptomatic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atherosclerosis is the most common disease in 1st world countries & results in loss of blood supply, heart attack, stroke, etc. body wide. It is within the walls of arteries, without symptoms until plaques rupture releasing debris & inducing blood clots. ↑ed age, LDL-particles, blood glucose &/or pressure, ↓ HDL & smoking All ↑ incidence of events. Optimizing changeable ...Read more
Definitions : An atheroma is a collection of cholesterol and fatty deposits within the wall of a blood vessel. This causes an inflammatory reaction that your body "attacks" and causes hardening of the wall over time. This hardening is called atherosclerosis. Ischemic heart disease is a general term for the variety of conditions that cause poor flow to the heart and their associated symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 things: Carotid artery stenosis means narrowing of the artery. Stroke is death or damage to brain due to circulatory issues. Many strokes (approx 1/3rd) are due to carotid artery disease. Although frequently connected, they are not the same. Many strokes occur without carotid stenosis. Many carotids are completely occluded (slowly) without resultant strokes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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Why are people with peripheral artery disease(legs) at greater risk of heart attack and stroke than someone with coronary artery disease(heart)?
Generalization: Peripheral vascular disease is often a marker for someone who has vascular disease throughout their body, usually due to smoking, genetics, and diet issues, to name a few causes. As such they are at high risk for symptoms in the other critical vascular beds in the body like the heart and brain. ...Read more
Yes and no: Atherosclerosis is narrowing and hardening of the blood vessels. It occurs in people with high cholesterol , with hypertension and can run in families. Myocardial infarction is a " heart attack" caused by a decreased blood supply to the heart. The most common cause of myocardial infarction is coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis). ...Read more
What are differences between atherosclerosis and thrombosis? Atheroma and arteriosclerosis? Thrombosis and embolism? Thank
Good questions!: Atherosclerosis is the gradual build up of cholesterol and plaque in a blood vessel. Thrombosis is the often acute development of a blood clot as with an MI; embolism is when a blood clot travels as in from the leg veins to the lung. Atheroma is a "clump" of plaque, often with macrophages and lipids that occurs in arteriosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is also one of the types of arteriosclerosis. ...Read more
Life expectancy: Life expectancy is multifactorial and thus with the little information provided, it's impossible to really discuss survival. But if your grandmother has carotid artery blockages and is having mini-strokes, she may be at high risk for an actual stroke if the blockages are not addressed. Please see a board-certified vascular surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pathophysiology: Ischemic stroke occurs when an artery to the brain is blocked.A thrombotic stroke occurs when diseased or damaged cerebral arteries become blocked by the formation of a blood clot within the brain. An embolic stroke is also caused by a clot within an artery, but in this case the clot (or emboli) forms somewhere other than in the brain itself. Hemorrhagic stroke is sudden bleed into the brain. ...Read more
Opposites: Hemophilia is a defect of blood coagulation such that the blood does not clot. Heart attacks and strokes are a result of clots forming in the arteries feeding the heart and brain respectively. These latter clots can be formed locally due to damage to the blood vessels or an increased clotting tendency, or from clots that embolize from somewhere else in the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What treatment option integrates treatment for high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, and coronary heart?
Best to Address All: The LDL & HDL lipoproteins (protein particles which carry all fats in the water outside cells, see NMR particle test) are the primary issue, along with blood glucose (optimal hba1c ?5.0%), blood pressure (sbp ?120 mmhg), no smoking & several other issues, known & not. Thus best to address all issues in unisyn, do not aim for normal. Instead aim for excellence: absence of drivers of the disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is coronary artery disease the same as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction? Please advise!
CAD: is the same as arteriosclerosis, though arteriosclerosis can refer to sclerosing (scarring) of any artery, not just those in the heart. A myocardial infarction (commonly called a heart attack) occurs when there is complete cutoff of blood supply to some part of the heart muscles, usually due to underlying coronary artery disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aneurysm or high risk of heart attack or stroke cause taste of blood in throat?myocardial infraction, inflamed plaque,head pain,chest pain-symptoms!?
Subset of other: The overall process of atherothrombotic cardiovascular disease involves the disease processes in the walls of the blood vessels that cause blockages affecting the dependent organs. If high blood pressure is the dominant cause of the disease (often coronary, kidney, or brain), then it may be termed hypertensive cardiovascular disease. ...Read more
See comments: Are you referring to radiology reading of an MRI of brain? In elderly, often thought that white matter lesions are associated with "microvascular angiopathy", sign of potential atherosclerosis. Maybe potential stroke risk, especially lacunar infarct, but not straightforwards. Your physician needs to assess stroke risk. Spots more likely from migraine or prior injury. ...Read more
What are the differences between atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease?
Blocked arteries is a condition in which a person has decreased or no blood flow in one or more of his arteries, due to obstructions inside the artery such as thick plaques, floating clumps of broken plaques, blood clots, etc... Severe compression due to a problem on the outside of an artery can also ...Read more
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