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Athersclerotic Heart Disease
General vs in heart: Atherosclerosis means "hardening [or calcification] of the arteries." cholesterol makes "plaque" that often calcifies. When large enough it can cause a decrease in blood flow through the artery, or "ischemia." it can occur in any artery, but when it happens in the arteries of the heart, it is known as 'ischemic heart disease' or atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries. ...Read more
Atherosclerosis is also known as Blocked arteries. Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is a condition in which a person has build-up of fat, cholesterol, and other substances in the walls of his arteries. Over the years, these substances build-up to form hardened spots called plaques, which can break off pieces of itself and clog arteries downstream ...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
What does the current literature say about saturated fats? Is there evidence that consumption of saturated fats causes heart disease/atherosclerosis?
Dietary fat, & heart: One succinct summary (UpToDate) of the current literature (as of Oct 2014): 1. Saturated (animal) and monounsaturated fats have unknown effects on heart disease. 2. trans fats (particularly high in hydrogenated vegetable oils/solid margarine) contribute to heart disease. 3. Omega-3 and possibly omega-6 polyunsaturated fats protect against heart disease. (canola&olive oil, nuts/seeds) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definitions: Atherosclerosis descrinbes the pathological process involving the arteries anywhere in the body whereby plaques (usually consisting of inflammatory cells, cholesterol, etc, ) form. An atheroma is one of those plaques. Ischemic heart disease describes a condition whereby heart muscle is not recieving adequate oxygen. This is most commonly from atheromas in the coronary arteries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slight bruit over the left femoral artery may be indicative of atherosclerosis. Why this is a risk factor for ischemic heart disease?
May not be.: Bruits, noise, over a blood vessel, has several causes. A common one is plaque build up and narrowing that produces turbulent flow and noise. The presence of plaque anywhere is a sign of atherosclerosis. Ischemic heart disease is related to coronary plaque buildup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
46 years old with bifurcation aorta iliac artery atherosclerosis do I have to wait for a bypass or can a stent be placed severe heart disease in fam?
Get angiogram: If you have aortoiliac iliac disease an angiogram will help define the anatomy.stent are very effective in this location and are really the first line treatment. At age 46 with family history , modification of diet and life style are very important. No smoking! Cardiac evaluation with stress test with be added to your work up almost certainly. ...Read more
Various causes: Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for abnormal heart muscle. It can be caused by infections, poisons, genetics, and physiologic causes. There are both weak heart and 'strong heart' cardiomyopathies. The cause of someone's cardiomyopathy requires more information than the term cardiomyopathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems with his heart, which includes both birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks, leaky heart valves, heart failure, viral infections ...Read more
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