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What are the most common coronary diseases?

What are the most common coronary diseases?

Coronary disease: By far the most common coronary disease is atherosclerotic coronary disease, which is a common type of plaque build up that narrows the diameter of the blood vessels normally supplying blood to the heart. ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more


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What does native coronary artert disease mean?

What does native coronary artert disease mean?

CAD: Native coronary artery disease is disease in the patients coronary arteries they were born with as opposed to disease in a bypass graft from a vein or internal mammary artery. ...Read more

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Please help me out with this coronary tamponode condition!the coditions keep gettin worse day by day.can u help?

UR confused: There's no such thing as coronary tamponade. Cardiac tamponade is a medical emergency that requires prompt treatment or it results in death. I doubt you're sitting at your computer writing out questions if you have cardiac tamponade. ...Read more

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I had coronary stents put in October of 2014. Can coronary stents cause pain for an amount of time? The pain I have is sharp pains.

I had coronary stents put in October of 2014. Can coronary stents cause pain for an amount of time? The pain I have is sharp pains.

Not likely: The pain you are having seems very atypical and given that the stents were placed almost one year ago is unlikely related to the procedure. However, if your symptoms are similar to your prior angina symptoms (if you had angina) then I would pursue an imaging stress test with your Cardiologist. ...Read more

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What causes coronary spasms?

What causes coronary spasms?

Adrenaline: Stress, and sometimes spontaneously. It is inability of the vessel to release Nitric Oxide and thus dilate with paradoxic constriction. ...Read more

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Can you describe coronary spasms?

Can you describe coronary spasms?

Constriction: It is the constriction of the coronary arteries due to smoking, drugs - especially Cocaine - cold, high levels of stress or congenital disposition or atherosclerosis associated with anomaly of handling the calcium in the smooth muscle of the vasculature. ...Read more

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What is coronary revascularization?

What is  coronary revascularization?

CABG or PCI: Two major categories of revascularization treatment: CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) is a surgical procedure, and PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) is a catheter procedure. ...Read more

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What are the causes coronary spasms?

What are the causes coronary spasms?

Plaque?: No one really knows. The most common thought is that the area of the artery afflicted with even minor plaque is more prone to spasm because it loses its ability to dilate properly. This is only a hypothesis really. ...Read more

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What do you do?For coronary ?Spasms?

What do you do?For coronary ?Spasms?

Coronary spasms: Medications including aspirin, calcium channel blockers, proper diet, exercise in moderation, cessation of smoking etc. ...Read more

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What are the tests for coronary spasms?

What are the tests for coronary spasms?

Lots: Prinzmetal or "variant" angina is chest pain caused by coronary artery spasm, typically in a patient with some underlying vascular disease. Cold environment, stress, and stimulant drugs (including cocaine) can trigger spasm. Spasm in other vascular territories (such as Raynaud's phenomenon) and migraine headache are sometimes associated with spasm in the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is coronary spasms?

What sort of disease is coronary spasms?

Coronary spasm: Coronary spasms or vasospastic angina or variant angina are acute and sudden muscular contraction with occlusion of the blood vessels of the heart which produces heart attack like symptoms (angina pectoris). ...Read more

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Does getting scared cause coronary spasm?

Does getting scared cause coronary spasm?

Yes it can in some: If you are prone to coronary artery spasm, then emotional stress may bring it on. ...Read more

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What is the significance of coronary ischemia?

Blood flow limited: It means that the heart muscle is not getting enough blood flow to meet its metabolic demands to carry out the required activities. This usually connotes a narrowing ("blockage") in one of the major coronary arteries that supplies heart muscle with blood, and hence oxygen. ...Read more

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Can getting really scared cause coronary spasm?

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Can getting really scared cause coronary spasm?

Yes: Its called printzmals angina...Rare but it happens. ...Read more

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What are coronary revascularisation procedures?

What are coronary revascularisation procedures?

Revascularization: Coronary revascularization is a term that describes restoring blood flow or delivery to an area of the heart. It may be done with a catheter as in balloon angioplasty or stenting, or surgical techniques such as coronary artery bypass grafting. ...Read more

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What must one expect during coronary calcium scan?

What must one expect during coronary calcium scan?

Not much: Hold your breath as instructed. It will be over in a matter of seconds unless they are doing a more complete coronary scan and not just a calcium score. ...Read more

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How common are coronary stents used in angioplasty?

How common are coronary stents used in angioplasty?

Very: Stand alone balloon angioplasty is infrequently performed. Stents have better initial and long term results. Most operators try to place a stent if its technically possible and use plain balloon as a last resort. ...Read more