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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Coronary Artery Dissection

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Dr. James Krick
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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


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Can you die from coronary artery dissection?

Can you die from coronary artery dissection?

Yes: Coronary artery dissection is a serious condition which may mostly lead to a massive heart attack and death. Needs an immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a coronary artery dissection?

What sort of disorder is a coronary artery dissection?

Serious: It means a tear in the coronary arterial wall and almost always leads to sudden cessation of vital blood flow to the heart muscle ie. A heart attack. ...Read more

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If you get coronary artery dissection, how do you feel?

If you get coronary artery dissection, how do you feel?

Coronary artery: A crushing chest pain, the kind of pain that you have never experience before. This may be followed by sudden collapse as the patient develops serious and life-threatening heart rhythm problems. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: coronary artery dissection?

What is the definition or description of: coronary artery dissection?

A slpit in the vesse: Arteries are made up of several layers - sort of like an onion. If there is a partial tear in the inner layer, then a high pressure of jet of blood entering this tear can cause the layers to separate. This can potentially occlude (block off the artery) which can cause a heart attack. ...Read more

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Do people with coronary artery dissection have a lot of pain?

Do people with coronary artery dissection have a lot of pain?

Usually: Coronary dissections can be induced or rarely be spontaneous. They can occur during coronary interventions. If flow to the heart muscle severely compromised, myocardial necrosis may occur. If not corrected may progress to thrombosis, acute cardiac death, acute potentially fatal arrythmias, low cardiac output syndrome. ...Read more

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Give me a hint. What kind of hassle am I facing if doc suspects coronary artery dissection? What is required to diagnose?

Give me a hint. What kind of hassle am I facing if doc suspects coronary artery dissection? What is required to diagnose?

Not good: Depending on the degree of obstruction the dissection causes, you're facing anything from no symptoms to acute coronary syndrome to a full blown heart attack (myocardial infarction). There is only one way to accurately diagnose coronary dissection: with coronary angiography. Period. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Coronary Artery Dissection (Definition)

Arteries are made up of several layers - sort of like an onion. If there is a partial tear in the inner layer, then a high pressure of jet of blood entering this tear can cause the layers to separate. This can potentially occlude (block off the artery) which can ...Read more


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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