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Doctor insights on: Can My Chest Muscle Function Without The Internal Mammary Artery

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Artery (Definition)

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


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How do you overcome perioperative spasm of the internal mammary artery?

Papaverine...: Papaverine put down the ima at the time of surgery is what is commonly used. ...Read more

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Can the left internal mammary artery side branches affect blood flow rate in humans?

Can the left internal mammary artery side branches affect blood flow rate in humans?

Depends: Coronary steal from unligated side branches from the left internal mammary artery (lima) when it is used for coronary bypass is an area of open debate. Most surgeons will ligate a large side branch to prevent the possibility of steal, small branches are often not (the risk of ligating higher than the liklihood of steal). The exact size that requires ligation to prevent steal is unknown. ...Read more

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What do the perforating branches of internal mammary artery mainly supply?

What do the perforating branches of internal mammary artery mainly supply?

Chest wall: The ima [internal thoracic artery or internal mammary artery] branches supply the chest wall structures including the ribs, muscles, breasts continueing and perforating superfically to supply the abdominal wall structures as the superior epigastric artery. ...Read more

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What is the significance of the internal mammary artery?

What is the significance of the internal mammary artery?

Blood to chest wall: The internal mammary artery which supplies blood to the chest wall is often used in coronary artery bypass grafting as it has proven to be more durable than veins which are often taken from the legs. ...Read more

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Sharp pain now and then around heart.Not sure if internal chest muscle or actual heart.Can stress do this or can it be other issues? Have irreg HRT bt

Sharp pain now and then around heart.Not sure if internal chest muscle or actual heart.Can stress do this or can it be other issues? Have irreg HRT bt

stress can do that.: The key is to find out how long it lasts. If it last a few seconds nothing needs to be done unless it gets worse. If it is minutes, need medical opinion. ...Read more

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I been having chest breast and arm pain for about 3months now my arm pain is deep like a jagged knife ripping through my muscles any ideas?

I been having chest breast and arm pain for about 3months now my arm pain is deep like a jagged knife ripping through my muscles any ideas?

If its left sided it: May be cardiac in origin, so get that checked out by your pcp, internist or a cardiologist, who can DX & treat you, even its due to ribs, muscles, arthritis, etc. The c. & t spine xrays, ct/mri would be helpful to DX a spinal lesion. Kindly consult your pcp for onward referral. ...Read more

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Difference between coronary artery and just muscle spasm in chest?

Difference between coronary artery and just muscle spasm in chest?

Huge difference: Technically the heart is also a muscle but pain from the heart due to coronary artery disease is an extremely serious and potentially life threatening condition. Muscle spasms from the chest wall muscles are not common and are usually in response to some type of chest wall injury. If you are having pain in your chestthe first thing to do is see your doctor immediately or go to an er to check it. ...Read more

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My anxiety keeps my left chest muscle contracting excessively, I am wondering what consequences it might have if nothing will be done against it?

My anxiety keeps my left chest muscle contracting excessively, I am wondering what consequences it might have if nothing will be done against it?

Make sure BP is fine: I don't foresee any longterm consequences necessarily , but if it persists, your doctor can give you a muscle relaxant to help break the tension spasm cycle. ...Read more

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Recurring chest muscle strain keeps coming back. I'm at my wits end, any advice?

Recurring chest muscle strain keeps coming back. I'm at my wits end, any advice?

Modify activities: Is it work related? If so, can your work be modified to prevent further stress/injury to that area? If it's not work related, try to think of the activity which may be causing it, and try to modify/avoid that. Topical treatments such as aspercreme, capsaicin cream, and voltaren (diclofenac) gel may help. Physical therapy may also be beneficial. Good luck. ...Read more

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What workout can I do to get a bigger chest muscle?

What workout can I do to get a bigger chest muscle?

Bigger Chest: Exercises to build your chest (per workoutbox.Com): barbell bench press; barbell bench press, declined; dumbbell flyes; dumbbell flyes, inclined bench; chest dips; cable crossover; floor flyes, dumbbell; floor flyes, dumbbell with feet up; plyometric pushups, lateral; push up;. ...Read more

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What physical therapy should I do for a torn chest muscle?

What physical therapy should I do for a torn chest muscle?

Physical therapy: Ice, rest are the first measures to take in case of a pulled (torn) chest muscle. Taking an antiinflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen/naproxen may be helpful to alleviated pain/discomfort. Physical therapy should be delayed until it is tolerable. The physical therapist will decide on the techniques to be used. It could be heat/cold applications, ultrasound stimulation, tens unit etc. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease inflamation of chest muscle they really hurt cause I have had a cold and cough?

What can I do to ease inflamation of chest muscle they really hurt cause I have had a cold and cough?

Musculoskeletal pain: You likely have musculoskeletal pain related to coughing. It will typically slowly be relieved once the coughing stops. In the meantime, Ibuprofen as well as heat to the area can lessen discomfort. If severity increases or it persists after the cough stops or the pain becomes constant, see your doctor asap! ...Read more

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When i run for a long time my upper right pack muscle "under my right chest muscle" it starts to hurt, is it because i don't breath right or what?

When i run for a long time my upper right pack muscle "under my right chest muscle" it starts to hurt, is it because i don't breath right or what?

Docs can only Guess: Pain in a muscle probably relates to use & fact that all muscles, during contraction, block their own blood flow. With more contraction than relaxation, muscle may become sore. Remember: mds did not design or engineer human beings & are taught basics of partially understood body functions with primary emphasis on signs, symptoms & theories of advanced disease (health excellence never mentioned). ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more