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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
How come it takes so long for arteries to block up from plaque even when you hsve all the risk factors?
Luck: good vs bad: There are many factors that go into blocking an artery, including good vs bad luck. Even with many risk factors, you may not suffer from clinically apparent disease while others w/just one risk might suffer a catastrophic event. Slow build up of plaque takes time while abrupt plaque rupture is almost instantaneous. Regardless, it's best to reduce/optimize all risk factors as best as possible. ...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
Are mass gainers safe ? Do they really block your arteries ? Best way or time to consume? I workout regularly. 4 days a week.
Not often: A ct angio may be a reasonable alternative. Sounds like the cath is being performed because it can be not because it needs to be. ...Read more
How quick can an artery block up from 60% mid LAD ..And how dangerous is it as im quite scared ...?
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