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Coronary Artery Calcification Treatment
Had a CT A done, this was the results Mild calcification of the left main. Otherwise normal coronary arteries. What does that mean?
Occult CAD present: There is evidence of coronary atherosclerosis in your arteries atleast in the left main artery and albeit mild. Over time cholesterol hardens and that is what CT scan picks up. So at your young age if there is early atherosclerosis, you should have your fasting lipid panel be checked and then modify your lifestyle to mitigate progression of cholesterol build in your arteries. ...Read more
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
Coronary artery calcification with fast heart rate...cant do activity without stop catching breath..take adalat without good results...help?
Presence vs effect: Calcified plaque occurs when the cholesterol buildup of your arteries becomes calcified, a natural process. Treatment occurs when the narrowing either results in or is likely to result in problems like chest pains or a heart attack. It is impossible to treat widespread disease but for specific areas of narrowing or blockage, balloons, lasers, and other treatments are used. ...Read more
Another idea: Narrowing of coronary arteries usually is a result of atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque on the arterial walls. It is the long term effect of inflammation, cholesterol and aspects of lifestyle. If someone is motivated to change exercise habits, stress levels and diet, investigate the insurers- and medicare-approved program of dr. Dean ornish (www.Pmri.Org). It's work but can reverse this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My coronary arteries are highly calcified. Does this mean that there is blockage? Other than angiogram, is there a less invasive test to show block?
Positive stress test but normal coronary arteries? Please help explaining why and what is my next approach in treatment?
Good news: Based on your question, you had a false positive which is good news. Your coronary arteries are normal which means you don't need any more treatment. ...Read more
Calcified CAD: Plaque in coronary arteries is in a real sense abnormal tissue. Calcium tends to accumulate in abnormal tissues in our bodies. This phenomenon is called dystrophic calcification. The amount of coronary artery calcium as detected by specialized ct scans can be used as a predictor of future cardiac events such as heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment of CAD: Treatment falls into 3 categories. Medical therapy, angioplasty, and coronary bypass surgery. Medical therapy with Aspirin and cholesterol-lowering medications along with other medications usually forms the basis of treatment with angioplasty (stents) and bypass surgery reserved for those patients who do not respond fully to medical therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Three: 1.Medical treatment to lower bp, heart rate and cholesterol, smoking cessation and good exercise and diet. 2. Angioplasty and stunting if the medical treatment fails or high risk cad 3. Coronary bypass surgery if the angiogram shows multi vessel or complex cad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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