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Can A Low Dose Aspirin Help My Coronary Artery Disease
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
Coreg, lisinopril, lipitor, low dose aspirin. Are these meds a good combo for preventing a cardiac event? Anything holistic i can and should add?
Yes: These are good meds for lowering BP and cholesterol which, in turn, lowers your risk. Holistic measures include: attain and maintain normal body weight (bmi =25); daily exercise:at least 30 minutes, the more the better; eat a mediterranean diet (google this if you're not familiar). Don't smoke. Don't chew. Drink alcohol in moderation (not >2 drinks daily). Relax, be happy. Don't stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have coronary artery disease and take aspirin everyday i will be having eye surgery soon and my eye doctor wants me to discontinue the aspirin for a week before surgery I am not on any other blood thinners is this safe?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Does a heart ultra sound show coronary artery disease?Why would a stress test be ordered I have pre mature irregular heartbeats and low blood pressur
Is there any good substitute for low dose aspirin therapy(can cause buildup of uric acid) for heart disease?
Should I take low dose aspirin for my gestational hypertension if I don't have a history of heart 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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