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Block Artery Teens
No: It is extremely rare for a teenager to have a blockage in a coronary artery. Atheroscleosclerosis is the process that usually causes blockage in arteries but only slowly progresses with symptoms beginning in middle age or rarely in some families at a younger age. Congenital abnormalities with aberrant coronary origins or single coronaries can occasionally cause heart problems in teenagers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more
Very unlikely: Clogged arteries could theoretically develop in adolescence, although this would be highly unlikely as this process generally takes decades to develop, except in very rare case, such as in the setting of severe hypercholesterolemia, long-standing poorly controlled diabetes or heart transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some diseases of the caroited arteries in neck that affects children and teens that can lead to stroke?!
Is it possible not to have any plaque in your coronary arteries at age 27? 0? Cleveland clinic says it's starts in your teens? Explain please?
Coronary plaque: Plaque can start at young ages. It is usually not obstructive until middle age however, but that isn't an absolute rule. It is prudent to have a good diet and exercise program starting in childhood to help minimize your chances of obstructive plaque. For some people medications are needed to control their lipids and vascular inflammation caused by atherosclerotic processes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different than adult: The type of heart disease seen in teenagers is different from that seen in adults. Some problems are congenital (born with them) that only become apparent in the teenage years. Some common diagnoses include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, myocarditis (viral infection), pericarditis, and marfan syndrome. There are variety of congenital metabolic disorders which are uncommon such as glycogen-storage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arterial obstruction: This is a complicated problem and if you have it you need to discuss with your doctor. For everyone diet, exercise, not smoking and a combination of medications are used, for some people surgery or intravascular dilation/stenting procedures are also used, and in the worst cases other steps. ...Read more
Calgarycmmc.com/athe: Answer is no but...Smoking marijuana can speed up the pulse and raise blood pressure (followed by a sudden fall upon standing or walking), roth notes. "these effects lower the exercise threshold for chest pain [angina], and are an independent risk factor for heart attack and stroke, " he writes. Inhaling marijuana smoke can also impair oxygen delivery . Prague med rep 2009; 110(1):5-12. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
XRay: Xrays are customarily not ordered by vascular surgeons to detect arterial stenosis or blockage in the arteries. You'll need an ultrasound or a ct scan to make that determination. See a vascular surgeon to have your arteries assessed and insure that there is no critical ischemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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