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My husband is been diagnose with coronary atherosclerosis of native coronary artery. I would like to know more about this and how i can help him?

My husband is been diagnose with coronary atherosclerosis of native coronary artery. I would like to know more about this and how i can help him?

CAD: Coronary artery disease is the accumulation of cholesterol plaques in the lining of the blood vessels that go to the heart. It is caused by inflammation and has a dietary component too. Talk to a cardiologist and a heart surgeon. It is important to know how he was diagnosed and family history is critical. Learn the sigs and symptoms of a heart attack for him and you. ...Read more

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Atherosclerosis (Definition)

Atherosclerosis is also known as Blocked arteries. Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is a condition in which a person has build-up of fat, cholesterol, and other substances in the walls of his arteries. Over the years, these substances build-up to form hardened spots called plaques, which can break off pieces of itself and clog arteries downstream ...Read more


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Is there many cases where kids/teenagers get coronary atherosclerosis?

Is there many cases where kids/teenagers get coronary atherosclerosis?

No: Adolescents/children are more likely to have congenital heart malformations such as a patent foremen ovale (hole between the right and left side of the heart) rather than symptomatic coronary atherosclerosis. However, early athersclerotic changes have been observed in arteries of some children. This is especially true for children at risk with obesity, hypertension, or elevated cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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Is there many vegans that get coronary atherosclerosis?

Is there many vegans that get coronary atherosclerosis?

There can be: There are multiple risk factors for atherosclerosis: hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, family history of heart disease or stroke, getting older, being a man. Being a vegan may help with dietary concerns that influence cholesterol levels, but it does not negate heriditary risk. ...Read more

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Is there something that starts in teenagers that causes them to later get coronary atherosclerosis?

Yes: The most famous example is from autopsies of us soldiers (ages 18 and above) who died in vietnam. The aortas of many demonstrated fat-laden cells which are the first step toward atherosclerosis. No data, to my knowledge about corresponding lifestyles, but we know many were smokers. ...Read more

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What is coronary atherosclerosis?

What is coronary atherosclerosis?

Plaque buildup: Little spots along the coronary arteries (they "crown" the heart) develop patches of macrophages that become loaded with cholesterol, and eventually scarring narrows the artery; the spot may burst or a bleed into the spot, either causing sudden death. There are many fewer deaths from coronary atherosclerosis today than in the past, mostly due to healthier lifestyles. ...Read more

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Is there any cases where teenagers get coronary atherosclerosis visible on CT scans already?

Is there any cases where teenagers get coronary atherosclerosis visible on CT scans already?

Yes, but Unusual: Ivus commonly detects and micro-calcification can be found in early teenager years; atherosclerosis has been known, for over 7 decades, from autopsy data, to typically begin in later childhood. However, the best current ct scanners are typically incapable of detecting calcification within the base of atherosclerotic plaques until most people are early to mid 30s. The e-speed ebt machines work best. ...Read more

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Would you most likely have high blood pressure if you have coronary atherosclerosis?

Would you most likely have high blood pressure if you have coronary atherosclerosis?

Depends: While high blood pressure, or hypertension is a risk factor for cardiovascular disese like stroke and heart attacks, many people may develop coronary atherosclerosis (blockages) without necessarily having high blood pressures. Other risk factors; LDL cholesterol, family history, smoking and diabetes, among others, are also important contributors. ...Read more

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I have diabetes and coronary atherosclerosis,I'm almost 55. Why do I constantly feel like I'm sweating profusely,it lasts anywhere from1-5minutes,then it goes away . What causes that?

Many options : The sweats could be from many causes including perimenopause or cardiac related. If you're not already, you should start a very mild but consistent daily exercise program. Stop if your symptoms get worse, but you may be having the symptoms if you're very out of shape ...Read more

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Does everyone with high cholesterol and high blood pressure automatically have coronary atherosclerosis?

Does everyone with high cholesterol and high blood pressure automatically have coronary atherosclerosis?

No: Vascular diseases are multifactorial. However, not controlling your medical conditions, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Can make you more prone to developing vascular problems, and clearly if you already have coronary or peripheral vascular disease, not managing these issues will lead to more rapid progression of the disease process. ...Read more

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Blocked Arteries (Definition)

Blocked arteries is a condition in which a person has decreased or no blood flow in one or more of his arteries, due to obstructions inside the artery such as thick plaques, floating clumps of broken plaques, blood clots, etc... Severe compression due to a problem on the outside of an artery can also ...Read more


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Artery (Definition)

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


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