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Can a low dose aspirin help my coronary artery disease?

Can a low dose aspirin help my coronary artery disease?

Yes but: An Aspirin daily can decrease the risk of heart attack by up to 50%. It is a good idea to speak with your doctor before you start an Aspirin regiment since I do not know your entire medical history. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Coronary Artery Disease (Definition)

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death and disability in adults in the U.S. It develops when lipid (fatty) plaques builds up in the arteries. Eventually, the plaque can occlude the artery, thereby stopping blood flow to the organ supplied by that artery. If the artery supplies the heart, blockage causes a heart attack. If the blockage is in a brain vessel, the ...Read more


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I have coronary artery disease and will be having eye surgery soon my eye doctor wants me to stop the aspirin for a week before surgeon wants me to?

I have coronary artery disease and will be having eye surgery soon my eye doctor wants me to stop the aspirin for a week before surgeon wants me to?

Discuss with doctor: Cataract surgery can be done while taking aspirin, but like all incisional surgeries, the risk of bleeding is increased. In my practice, i ask the patients who are taking Aspirin to discuss stopping it with the doctor who prescribes it. We then go with that doctor's recommendation. ...Read more

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Can only using stress test clarify existence of coronary artery disease (blokage due to high LDL, low HDL)?

Can only using stress test clarify existence of coronary artery disease (blokage due to high LDL, low HDL)?

Stress test is good.: Stress test is designed to detect coronary artery disease. It is not a perfect test, but very good. If you have a normal test you are very unlikely to have any significant fixed blockage of any coronary artery. Blockage is not due to high LDL or low HDL - there are associations, but causality is another story. ...Read more

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Is there any good substitute for low dose aspirin therapy(can cause buildup of uric acid) for heart disease?

Is there any good substitute for low dose aspirin therapy(can cause buildup of uric acid) for heart disease?

No problem.: Salicylates in low dose will increase uric acid levels. However 81mg of asa would have a neglible effect. Large doses of salicylate lower uric acid. Plavix (clopidogrel) would be an expensive alternative. ...Read more

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Would going to a psychologist about stress relief help my coronary artery disease?

Would going to a psychologist about stress relief help my coronary artery disease?

It Could: It would definitively be beneficial as long as you deal with the other issues such as blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, cigarette avoidance and exercise as well. Many factors come together to affect you and taking care of emotional stressors is part of the whole package. ...Read more

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Help please? How long can you live with coronary artery disease?

Help please? How long can you live with coronary artery disease?

CAD: Depends on many factors. If you have coronary artery disease which is not highly obstructive and you are on treatment and following a full diet, exercise and medication program, not smoking, controlling your risk factors; you can do quite well. If all your variables are bad, then you have a higher probability of lesser survival. There is no simple formula. ...Read more

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How can my medical history help when diagnosing coronary artery disease?

How can my medical history help when diagnosing coronary artery disease?

Very essential: The medical history helps a great deal, the nature of the pain, the factors that bring it on, the location, the severity, the factors that relieve it, your family history, whether or not you smoke or use cocaine, what your other medical problems may be; all help in determining your risk of having coronary artery disease. This is referred to as the pre-test probability of the disease. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Artery (Definition)

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


Dr. Olav Jaren
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Coronary Artery (Definition)

Coronary artery is the name given to the blood vessels that supply the myocardium. The word coronary was coined by the first anatomists that noticed that if you remove all muscle from the heart the remaining vessels resemble the shape of a corona or crown. ...Read more