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Can statins unclog carotid arteries?

Can statins unclog carotid arteries?

Not really : Statins stabilize plaque so they are the best defense against atherosclerotic plaque. They decrease ischemic and embolic events. However, they do not reverse a stenosis. ...Read more

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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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Does angiogram show heart coronary arteries blockage?

Does angiogram show heart coronary arteries blockage?

Yes: Yes, a coronary angiogram is the most widely used test to look for blockages in the arteries of the heart and to decide the best treatment option (medication only vs stent vs bypass surgery). ...Read more

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Is 700/0 carotid artery narrowing a TIA symtom?

Is 700/0 carotid artery narrowing a TIA symtom?

Not clear: Your question is not clear. Please reframe the question to get correct answer. ...Read more

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Where does coronary arteries come from?

Where does coronary arteries come from?

Heart arteries : The coronaries arteries branch off the aorta and run on top of the heart muscle, they provide blood, nutrients and oxygen to the heart muscle for it to keep pumping. When those arteries are blocked the heart muscle can die in a process called heart attack causing the patient to die or causing permanent muscle damage and heart failure. ...Read more

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How are hardening of the arteries & clogged arteries. Different?

How are hardening of the arteries & clogged arteries. Different?

Arteries: Hardening of arteries- means loss of elasticity of the arteries. Mostly it is due to arterial calfication or sclerosis or atherosclerosis. Blocked arteries- it is blockage of arteries either from calfic deposits or cholesterol deposits or both. ...Read more

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What technology can detect blocked coronary arteries?

What technology can detect blocked coronary arteries?

Cardiac Cath: Still today, the most reliable means of demonstrating "blocked" arteries is cardiac catheterization otherwise known as angiography. Ct scan angiography when done in good hands and experienced centers, is also a reliable test, and if negative, makes it very unlikely that the person has significant disease. ...Read more

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What is coronary artery blockage?

What is coronary artery blockage?

Usually atheroma: Usually cholesterol based but can also have calcium and fibrous material as well.Occurs when natural barrier called the endothelium is disrupted allowing these items to infiltrate and eventually block the artey. ...Read more

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Where are coronary arteries and veins found?

Where are coronary arteries and veins found?

Coronary vessels: The coronary arteries and veins are found in the heart. Since the heart is a muscle, it has arteries and veins that take blood to and from it. ...Read more

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What is calcified carotoid atheroma?

What is calcified carotoid atheroma?

It is: seen in "hardening of the arteries" a disease which is connected with Cholesterol problems. It needs a complete medical/"vascular" evaluation>Start with your PCP (Primary Care provider) Hope this helps! BE WELL TAKE ACTION! Dr Z ...Read more

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What does coronary arteries myocardium arise from?

What does coronary arteries myocardium arise from?

From aorta: They arise from the aorta and sit on outer surface of the myocardium. ...Read more

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Where do coronary arteries supply blood to?

Where do coronary arteries supply blood to?

Heart: The major ones are the left anterior descending (lad), left circumflex (lcx) and right coronary artery (rca). ...Read more

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What are coronary arteries?

What are coronary arteries?

Arteries : Arteries provide oxygenated blood to the organ or part of the body the go. Coronaries provide blood to the heart. They originate from the ascending aorta right after its origin from the left ventricle. ...Read more

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Is a blocked coronary artery and and a blocked coronary vessel the same thing?

Is a blocked coronary artery and and a blocked coronary vessel the same thing?

Essentially yes.: A blood vessel could be either an artery or a vein. Blocked coronary vessels are, essentially always arteries, as atherosclerosis occurs in the middle layer of an artery (that the veins don't have). So, all arteries are vessels, but not all vessels are arteries. ...Read more

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What's a coronary artery bypass?

Surgical operation: This operation uses arteries and veins as bypass grafts to bring blood into the coronary arteries beyond blockages and keep the heart muscle well supplied with blood. ...Read more

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Arteriosclerotic internal carotid & vertebro basilar arteries predominantly the left vertebrobasilar segment appearing tortuous with slight prominence?

Vertrebrobasilar: Were you started on full anticoagulation (warfarin/coumadin)? If so the bleeding gums could be secondary to therapy. The vertebrobasilar arterial blockage cannot be repaired surgically.You might be experiencing: dizziness, loss of balance, and incoordination. ...Read more

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What are the carotid arteries?

What are the carotid arteries?

Carotic Arteries: The human carotid arteries supply the head and the neck with oxygenated blood. The left common carotid artery originates from the aorta and the right common carotid originates from the brachiocephalic artery which originates from the aorta. The carotic artery divides in the neck to form the internal and external carotic arteries. ...Read more

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How do ateromatous plaques clog vessels?

How do ateromatous plaques clog vessels?

Fat in artery walls: Atheromatous plaques form when soluble fat and cholesterols cool and collect on vessel walls where pre- existing damage has occurred. Diet restriction, oral omega 3 fish oil helps keep in soluble form to transport to muscle to burn thus not coat vessel walls. ...Read more

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What's a traditional coronary artery bypass?

Tradional CABG: A traditional cabg, involves using the heart-lung machine to sustain circulation while the heart is stopped so it can be operated on. Saphenous vein and an artery from the inside of the chest wall (lima) are used to bypass the blocked part of the coronary arteries. When the bypass grafts are completed, the heart will naturally start beating again. ...Read more