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Coronary Angiography report concluded;"atherosclerotic coronary artery disease showing moderate proximal LAD mixed stenotic lesion 50%"what it means?
Test Result: I find it is best to discuss any test result with the physician who did the test or ordered the test. They can interpret it knowing all the clinical history involved and tell you exactly what is going on. ...Read more
It is: seen in "hardening of the arteries" a disease which is connected with Cholesterol problems. It needs a complete medical/"vascular" evaluation>Start with your PCP (Primary Care provider) Hope this helps! BE WELL TAKE ACTION! Dr Z ...Read more
Angiography report of dad
lad- proximal seg 90% stenois
lcx- distal diseased. Ostial total occlu.
Rca- domi, prox total
Sounds reasonable: Obviously many factors need to be considered, but the anatomy you are describing would be difficult to approach with stents. Other factors such as age, frailty, and other medical conditions play a significant role as well. Each decision should be individualized based on his situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Calcification of any artery, by itself, does not warrant any type of intervention or follow up. If that calcification is associated with a stenosis ("narrowing") of the artery, then that may require follow up and/or an operation. The carotid arteries are very often calcified and if associated with a high grade stenosis, may portend a higher risk of stroke. Discuss with a vascular surgeon. ...Read more
Ct corn angio- norm myocardial morphology/function.No plaque/stenosis.Mild myocardial bridge mid of LAD w/o significant attenuation of vessel.Explain?
Coronary angio: Simplest answer to your question is it is normal....Myocardial bridge without attenuation of vessel is normal variant. ...Read more
Cerebrovascular Duplex Scan reveals bilateral homogeneous plaque present in carotid bulbs. No evidence stenosis/plaque in ICA. Lower stroke risk?
Arteriography showed 100% blocked Circumflex..had bypass on LAD 16 yrs ago..I'm 83.....prognosis?...worried
Need more info....: Not all 100% blocked lesions need to be fixed. Depends on symptoms, if any, and more importantly can they be attributed to that lesion. That is, your body might have already formed "auto-bypasses" to the chronic blockage. You and your cardiologist need to have a frank discussion about your options: do nothing, medical management or interventional based treatment; risks/benefits and trade-offs. ...Read more
Mid LAD Shows chronic total occlusion with faint filling of distal LAD seen through collaterals, (LMCA,LCX, OMs, RCA are normal) Pls suggest Stent/Med?
Cannot stent: You prob can't stent your mid-LAD as it is already 100% occluded. Good that you have collaterals to feed that downstream muscle. You should be on a statin med (pravastatin, etc) to prevent further atherosclerosis. Add a blood pressure med like Lisinopril if you have high BP. And use meds for angina, but only if you trigger it w/ activity. A daily aspirin is recommended. Any heart attacks? ...Read more
What does calcium score (agatston) of 0.5 mean? Lma patent, LAD gives off small d1andd2 diag branches. Mixd plaque, mid LAD no signif stenosis.
Calcium score 40: Your findings suggestive of there is no significant blockage of heart arteries. Your calcium score is low. Cardiovascular event rate is low. You have mild blockage in the mid part of the left side coronary artery. It is composed of calcium and cholesterol. Continue life style modifications and check cholesterol panel. If it is high consider dietary changes, exercise and if refractory use medicines. ...Read more
radial artery is narrowed in calibre with eccentric calcific foci in its midportion causing partial occlusion. What is calcific foci?
The 2 vertebral arteries arise from the left and right subclavian arteries and supply the brainstem and cerebellum. Dissection is rare (2.5/100, 000), affect women to men 3:1 and can cause stroke in people
Calcified CAD: Plaque in coronary arteries is in a real sense abnormal tissue. Calcium tends to accumulate in abnormal tissues in our bodies. This phenomenon is called dystrophic calcification. The amount of coronary artery calcium as detected by specialized ct scans can be used as a predictor of future cardiac events such as heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CT shows calcified granuloma in left lobe, calcified hilar & mediastinal lymph nodes. Spleen upper limits of normal. Chronic pain, no answers.
Calcified granuloma: 31 F: Little Rock ARK: CT shows calcified granuloma in left lobe, calcified hilar & mediastinal lymph nodes. Spleen upper limits of normal. Chronic pain, no answers. ANS: you live in the histoplamaosis area so that is most likley cause. Are you a spelunker? Or have you cleaned out chicken or pigeon cages when younger? Need more info. Born in US?, Hx of TBC? Skin tests done for tbc and histoplasm? ...Read more
Arteriosclerotic internal carotid & vertebro basilar arteries predominantly the left vertebrobasilar segment appearing tortuous with slight prominence?
Depends: on size and symptoms , 2 cm or more size can rapture . the one with calcium deposit is better than the one with out . treatment varies from close observation done more often , , endo-vascular stent and even bench surgery where the kidney is removed and re-implanted ( like renal transplant ) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have relatively short 100% blockage in mid LAD &100% posterolateral branch of circumflex artery (both relatively small targets).Will stent help or ris?
stent: There are technical factors in deciding whether stenting is possible and physiologic predictions of whether successful stenting will yield benefit. Your doctors including interventional cardiologist are best to advise you regarding your specific situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer