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Calcium Deposits In Heart Arteries Treatment
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
"No evidence of calcified plaques in coronary arteries or thoracic aorta.Therefore, calcium score is 0."T.chol150,gluc84.What's risk of MI in future ?
CT CA score: Very low risk of CAD. Why was it done? ...Read more
Does a normal CT Calcium Score Scan eliminate possibility of Atherosclerosis plaque build up in arteries?
Not entirely: Usually, a calcium score >100 indicates that calcium deposits are present & that coronary heart disease/obstruction is likely present. Scores between 0 & 100 are considered normal, but this may just indicate a very small amount of calcium that hasn't progressed to disease yet. At your age, follow heart disease prevention--non-smoking, healthy eating/exercise, not calcium score. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Presence vs effect: Calcified plaque occurs when the cholesterol buildup of your arteries becomes calcified, a natural process. Treatment occurs when the narrowing either results in or is likely to result in problems like chest pains or a heart attack. It is impossible to treat widespread disease but for specific areas of narrowing or blockage, balloons, lasers, and other treatments are used. ...Read more
Can a heart attack to occur resulting from a cause other than plaque build up in the heart arteries (e.G., muscular compression of arteries)?
Is coronary artery disease, or full plaque build up of arteries in heart possible with someone with normal overall cholesterol (170) & not diabetic?
CAD: Coronary artery disease and its sequelae are one of the leading cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Certainly, genetics play a large role in plaque buildup. A diet low in fat/cholesterol and avoiding cigarettes are two of the best ways to reduce your chances of developing diseased arteries. ...Read more
Yes: Heart is a very metabolically active organ and needs several nutrients to function well like coq10, l-carnitine, magnesium, ribose etc and lack of these will cause the vessels to have greater stiffness. Also indiscriminate of calcium supplements is causing abnormal calcifications of the whole body and arteries. ...Read more
In atherosclerosis, plaque builds up in the arteries occluding the lumen.How would this affect bp?
High levels: Of circulating lipids like hypertrigliceridemia /hypercholesterolemia may results from abnl metabolism and they are the perfect setup for plaque formation by damaging the inner layer of the arteries, by build up in the arteries and eventually plaque formation. Common locations and common symptoms result from deposition in coronary arteries resulting in MI, carotid arteries resulting in stroke etc ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes cholesterol deposits in the wall of the artery to rupture.Had 2 stents placed in LAD.100% blocked. 52yr.old well controlled type2 diabetic?
Many factors: The exact cause in a given individual is never known but factors known to increase the risk are: smoking, uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes (you have no control over this and better control doesn't help), and NOT taking a statin (statins stabilize plaques). High LDL and low HDL may contribute but the data is less clear. ...Read more
Is congestive heart failure due to high blood pressure and obesity reversible? Heart is enlarged and stiff, but there's no plaque buildup in arteries.
Close relation: One complement the other . The coronary artery lesion or plague is form from an injury to the intima, the inner part of the coronary artery. Plague is form of cholesterol, inflammatory cells and calcium. It will grow and slowly occlude the artery. It may become unstable and rupture creating a embolic occlusion and an acute heart attack ( acute coronary syndrome ). ...Read more
Hello: Hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis) refers to disease of the arteries leading to thickening of the artery wall and erosions of the inner lining of the arteries. Arteries are hoses that carry blood (source of fuel and oxygen) from the heart to various organs (brain, kidney, arm leg, liver). Disease leads to obstruction and reduced blood flow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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