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Circumflex Artery Blockage
How serious is a circumflex artery blockage that is 90%? Would this likely be fatal and if so, how long before one would have that result on average?
Coronary artery : High grade circumflex disease coul be the cause of angina or infarction. It could be fatal but less likely than lad disease. If well treated you could live a long time with that disease and something else could get you. Smoke and don't work on your condition and chances in infarction are excellent. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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
Middle LAD & circumflex artery are 100% blocked. Blockages, while severe, short in length.Both arteries receive collateral. Can angioplasty/stent help?
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When 100% blockage in mid LAD and 100 % posterolateral branch of circumflex artery & both relatively small . What that means. Would it hinder bcag.
Yes: Smaller targets can be a challenge. But we can do coronary artery by bass grafting CABG for most. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Have relatively short 100% blockage in mid LAD &100% posterolateral branch of circumflex artery (both relatively small targets).Will stent help or ris?
stent: There are technical factors in deciding whether stenting is possible and physiologic predictions of whether successful stenting will yield benefit. Your doctors including interventional cardiologist are best to advise you regarding your specific situation. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Can you do angioplasty stent on restively short 100% blockage in mid LAD and 100 % posterolateral branch of circumflex artery & both relatively small.
Generally yes: The real question is do they need to be done. An artery that has been closed for some time (cto), is usually no longer threatening to you. In some cases, with unacceptable symptoms despite appropriate meds, an attempt at opening the vessels may be considered. Ask an interventional cardiologist with experience in doing ctos to review your cath. ...Read moreGet help now ›
How serious is an occlusion of the left circumflex artery if your heart is left-side dominant? Would an MI from that likely be fatal?
Serious: Left dominance means the circumflex artery supplies the major back portion of the heart rather than the right artery So occlusion of this artery compromise a large area of heart muscle that can lead to death by fatal arrhythmia or by heart failure ...Read moreGet help now ›
I have 100% blocked circumflex artery and all other arteries are reassuringly normal with heart muscle intact, what are the complications in my case?
See below: Keep the BP and the lipids to ideal levels.Do not smoke, so u would not have any complications! ...Read moreGet help now ›
90%: Is the usual amount of blockage that produces "claudication." it varies quite a bit, though; some people don't notice anything until they have 100% blockage, others start to notice problems at 50%. The more you ask of your legs, the earlier you'll notice it. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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Everyone's different: The pain of pad is from tissue (muscles, skin, nerves, etc) not getting enough blood. An elite athlete might have symptoms from a single 50% plaque. A sedentary person might not notice a complete blockage or multiple partial blockages. Rest pain is usually from severe plaques at multiple levels. In general, the body compensates for artery plaques for a long time before pain occurs. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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