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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
Is it possible for your arteries to clog at age 19. Even if your not overweight and your athletic and don't have any cardiac problems?
Rare but possible: Clogged arteries are caused bt atherosclerosis which can start in chidhood and at youg age.But it takes years to get to a stage where it compromises your health.But it is rare to have significant clogged arteries at your age of 19, unless you have strong family history of cardiovascular disease at early age.And it canbe caused by congenital hyperlipidemia, which can cause clogged arteries at age 19. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a cardiac MRI with contrast done at mayo see your coronary arteries ? And if anything is blocked ?
Yes: However: it is NOT a screening tool and should NOT be done in young, asymptomatic, healthy individual. Ask your statistician friends who will tell you that the accuracy of ANY test depends on the prevalence of the disease in the population you are studying and the pre- test chance of the disease in the individual being tested. Long answer to tell you that it is NOT first test that comes to mind ...Read more
33 yr old male. Cardiac cath 2 yrs ago showed plaque in arteries but no blockages. Having Symptoms now. Could I have blockage this young?
Under went cardiac cath after having astrok in wall of heart decreased e.F tl 32%..Good condition of arteries after installing pillars, i am47y?
LVEF after stenting: You clearly had a significant csrdiac event. I am not clear what result you cite for your ef - was it 32% after the stent? Healthy hearts generally have fractions in the 60-70% range. A good stent result will bump the pre-procedure fraction up about 5%. At age 47, you have been issued a heavy duty warning shot and you and your cardiologist will need to monitor it carefully. ...Read more
How good is a cardiac MRI with IV contrast to see any blocked or clogged arteries ? Is it the best non invasive test? or is a stress test better?
Very good: so good that 90% of middle aged or older people will have something, but over 90% of them will NOT get a heart attack that year at least. In the very very small number of people who were negative at middle age. ONE had some heart trouble in one year, if I remember the study. Making it not all that great a test. BUT if negative age under 30, ekg normal, the odds of heart are 1/million ...Read more