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Collapsed Artery In Heart
I am assuming you : Are talking about coronary artery disease in the form of an atheromatous plague occlusive disease. Also, I am assuming you don't have a heart attack. If above is right, you are supposed to be under the care of a cardiologist now. Drug treatment, stress test, 2d echocardiogram, cardiac catheterization and evaluation for a possible revascularization procedure already possibly done. ...Read more
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
What to do if I had an artery collaps and a stent put in 6 yrs ago. What is my heart condition called?
What treatment/comfort is available for end stage chf? Having trouble breathing; has to stand most time to breathe. 13% ejection
fraction from recent heart attack due to collapsed stent. . . History of coronary artery
disease since 1990
Can loud music cause my heart to feel pressure and race. I don't like this music and whenever loud bass is near I feel my heart is about to collapse?
Maybe both: The purpose of an exercise treadmill is to elevate your heart rate up to your target heart rate to test the pump and electrical system. The object is not to make you collapse although that does rarely occur. We generally stop the test if there is a sense of impending collapse. ...Read more
Can a pounding heart cause sudden death? Normal rhytm but VERY forcefull and fast rhytm, with light headedness? Can the heart collapse from this?
One fact answers all: Heart disease is the most common cause of death WORLDWIDE. The MOST COMMON way we find ischemic heart disease in patients is SUDDEN DEATH. Meaning that whether it's pounding fast, slow, soft, asleep, or doing crazy hard aerobic exercises heart disease mainly knocks on the door by KILLING ITS OWNER first; NO questions later. Talk to me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
My father had black sightings yesterday and he feels like he's going to collapse. He is diabetic and have a heart disease. But that's all he's feeling?
Keep getting fuzzy head blurred eyes shaking headache heart racing feel like I'm going to collapse what can this be its worrying me?
See your doctor ASAP: Dizzy spells like this can be due to rapid heartbeats or slow beats or other causes of a sudden drop in blood pressure. Your heart racing could be the cause and your doctor will know how to diagnose and treat it. You should get it checked out before you fall down in the street or, even worse, have a spell while you are driving! ...Read more
I am modarate alcoholic iam having duodenum some times I am having hypertention and headache heart burning having feel that I am going to collapse?
Alcoholism is a chronic and often progressive disease. "Moderate alcoholic" it's like saying "I am slightly pregnant".
Health consequences caused by excessive drinking are:
liver and digestive dysfunction, hbp, risk of cancer, weakened immune system, neurological complications.
Rec.: see a physician and be prepared to discuss any problems that alcohol may be causing. ...Read more
Would heart failure be possible after normal resting echo? Pains, vomiting, collapse, tachycardia on standing and complete exercise intolerance 5 months. Possible pots but symptoms so severe I worry.
Moderate shortness of breath when running no angina what could be the cause?
rt lung base collapse
Shortness of breath : Your question can't be answered as written. The possibilities are quite broad. Heart disease remains a possibility, as do many lung conditions and blood disorders. It could even be normal depending upon the level of exertion, etc... It sounds like you have enough of a concern and previous history that you should see your family physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
Larger than normal: The aorta is the largest blood vessel carrying blood from the heart to elsewhere. Enlargement of vessel means a dilation (ballooning out as pictured here) to larger than it should be. It right next to the heart--aortic root, it can cause the valve to leak, and if severe it can cause much problem. Enlargement further down may burst, that causes serious problem too. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
It depends: This really depends on the clinical circumstances. The heart has three main arteries that supply the heart blood. I have had patients who have blocked off two of the arteries and thus were living off one artery which formed collarterals, or "natural bypasses" to other areas of the heart. With medications and monitoring in my opinion it is possible to have a reasonable quality of life. ...Read more
Risk modification: I am assuming you have coronary artery disease and possibly an ischemic event. We are dealing with secondary prevention. Do not smoke, aggressive lipid modification with statins drugs(lower LDL less than 100 and less than 70 if dm and cad), diabetes treatment, BP less than 130/80, Aspirin 81mg a day, Plavix (clopidogrel) if CAD and revascularization done(pci/stent), weight control, physician manage exercise. ...Read more
Yes: Heart is a very metabolically active organ and needs several nutrients to function well like coq10, l-carnitine, magnesium, ribose etc and lack of these will cause the vessels to have greater stiffness. Also, indiscriminate of calcium supplements is causing abnormal calcifications of the whole body and arteries. ...Read more
Arteries pump too!: The arteries are lined with muscle, which aid in the movement of blood through the body. The "pulse" one feels is the contraction of these muscles. Additionally, veins, unlike the arteries, have no muscular lining and thus do not pump blood. They move blood through the assistance of the skeletal muscles and valves found in the veins. ...Read more
Myocardial ischemia: When the heart muscle can't get enough blood flow to supply its needs we call that ischemia. Narrowed arteries, anemia, overgrown muscle and other things can cause it. Chest pain, weakened heart muscle, rhythm problems and other abnormalities may result. It is treated by a combination of therapies. ...Read more
Yes: I don't know specifics but depending on severity a percutaneous vs open-heart surgery approach to open up the arteries can be performed. Also, if not that severe a medical approach with medication can be done too. All above when rightly perform, the results are excellent. Plenty of alternatives in medicine nowadays for coronary artery disease. ...Read more
No definitive answer: Foods high in fat content are processed differently by different people. Depending on their ability to process them by the liver and that depends on genetics. Also, there is more to clogging up arteries than just diet. Exercise, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, cholesterol level, and stress can also cause different amounts of plaques in the arteries in different people based on genetics. ...Read more
Various choices.: If you know your arteries are not clogged, they don't really need checking. If you are having no symptoms, but want to know if there is early plaque, a ct calcium score is sensitive for this. If you are having chest pain and you and symptoms are not high risk, a stress test can help sort it out. A ct coronary angio would give more detail about the degree of blockage. Cardiac cath (cont). ...Read more
If my family has a history of enlarged hearts and clogged arteries. Does this make me or at risk?
Yes: Family history is a risk factor & inc. Chances. See your md, or a cardiologist for more info. ...Read more
What is the best test to see if my heart arteries are clear besides the heart cath? Whatever is the most accurate.
BP 117/72, LBBB, slight elevated EDP 20,EF 50-55, heart function fine. Arteries large, clear. Exercise limited at times. Diseased or dysfunction?cure?
Diastolic: It sounds like you have diastolic dysfunction. You should discuss with your cardiolologist to get an explanation of what is possible in diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more
Usually pain: A clogged artery in the heart prevents oxygen from being delivered to the heart muscle. This will cause pain especially when the heart is being stressed as during exercise or in cold weather. The pain is usually experienced as squeezing or pressure and can be present in the chest, neck, back, or arm. A person may also get sweaty and feel short of breath. ...Read more
Symptoms?: If you have symptoms (angina or heart attack), you need to be under a doctor's care. For everyone concerned about arteriosclerosis: don't smoke, eat a Mediterranean Diet, keep BP under control, try to be optimal weight, exercise daily. If you're >65, have diabetes, or known blockage, take aspirin daily (at least 75 mg). ...Read more
Ensure blood supply: The question is a little vague but I will try to explain. The small arteries to the heart (the coronary arteries) are what supply blood to the hearyt to keep it pumping. The big artery from the heart supplies the systemic circulation. If the small arteries get blocked, then you have a heart attack and may die. Any surgical proceedure may put enough stress on the heart to have a heart attack. ...Read more
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