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What's artery disease?

What's artery disease?

Artery Disease: Artery disease is the broad term for the disease of narrowing of the blood vessels caused by the buildup of plaque. Most applied to the blood vessels that supply the heart, hence the term coronary artery disease (cad). It is assumed if you have narrowing of the vessels within the heart, then you have artery disease throughout your body. Artery disease is a risk factor for heart attacks and stroke. ...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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What is cardioid artery disease?

What is cardioid artery disease?

Carotid Art Disease: Your carotid arteries are two large blood vessels in your neck. They supply your brain with blood. If you have carotid artery disease, the arteries become narrow, usually because of atherosclerosis. This is the buildup of cholesterol and other material in an artery. If a blood clot sticks in the narrowed arteries, blood can't reach your brain. This is one of the causes of stroke. ...Read more

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Can i get easy to understand explanation of caroidiod artery disease?

Can i get easy to understand explanation of caroidiod artery disease?

Carotid artery disea: They have gotten rusty because of smoking or high cholesterol or an inherited problem. And may cause a stroke and paralysis and death. ...Read more

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How can tell you are suffering from old timers disease, senility, or hardening of the arteries?

How can tell you are suffering from old timers disease, senility, or hardening of the arteries?

They are different: The first symptoms of alzheimer's disease you may notice are increasing forgetfulness and mild confusion. Over time, the disease has a growing impact on your memory, your ability to speak and write coherently, and your judgment and problem solving. Dementia is a serious loss of global cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal aging. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the disease where fatty deposits collect on the walls of arteries?

Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis, or "hardening of the arteries" is characterized by the presence of atheromatous plaques on the artey wall. Amongst other things, these deposits contain fat. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how large and small artery disease differ?

Can you please tell me how large and small artery disease differ?

Plaque vs. Occlusion: Large artery disease is plaque within the walls (not the openings) of the vessel. Small vessel disease typically refers to capillaries, ~5 micron id, closing off, due to plaque ruptures/clots shedding from the larger upstream arteries or capillary endothelial cell damage & closure most commonly seen in advanced diabetes mellitus. Drivers for both are similar: lipoproteins, blood sugar, bp, smoking. ...Read more

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Please describe the disease called when plaque builds up in the arteries?

Please describe the disease called when plaque builds up in the arteries?

Atherosclerosis: Plaque is an accumulation of white blood cells, mostly macrophages, within the wall of the arteries, never veins. The wbcs are eating oxidized LDL particles (not cholesterol) in the wall & HDL particles can help prevent/regress ds. It typically begins in childhood, though asymptomatic for decades. Drivers sugar/carb foods, ?ldl (nmol/l), ?hdl (umol/l), ?bld sugar (optimal hba1c 5.0%), ?bp obesity. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of renal artery disease?

What are some symptoms of renal artery disease?

Severe hypertension: Three major problems with renal artery stenosis: 1: severe difficult to control hypertension , 2: kidney failure ( detected by a blood test) 3: severe heart failure, pulmonary edema, severe shortness of breath. ...Read more

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How is renal artery disease typically diagnosed?

How is renal artery disease typically diagnosed?

Doppler or angiogram: Presents with hypertension and kidney failure. Non invasive testing can be ultrasond with doppler, ct with contrast. Invasive testing- angiogram. ...Read more

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Are the stents put in for renal artery disease temporary or permanent?

Are the stents put in for renal artery disease temporary or permanent?

Permanent: Arterial stents are meant to be permanent and are rarely ever removed. They can, however, develop restenosis or renarrowing that may require further intervention. ...Read more

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Intermittent claudication as a new symptom means your artery disease is worsening everywhere?

Intermittent claudication as a new symptom means your artery disease is worsening everywhere?

It can.: Individuals with claudication frequently have disease in other vascular territories(carotid , coronary artery disease) . Treatment of risk factors and prompt diagnosis is essential. See your doctor ...Read more

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Is coronary vascular (artery) disease hereditable?

Is coronary vascular (artery) disease hereditable?

Absolutely: Genes play a large part in acquiring heart disease. Treatment of modifiable risk factors such as smoking, cholesterol , hypertension and diabetes is even more important in those with a family history. ...Read more

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What is small vessel cornoary artery disease?

What is small vessel cornoary artery disease?

Small vessel disease: read this: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/small-vessel-disease/basics/definition/con-20032544

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What are peripheral artery disease symptoms?

What are peripheral artery disease symptoms?

Vary Widely: The symptoms can include pain, numbness, weakness, wounds, gangrene, or slow healing of the affected extremity. The most common early sign is claudication, which is defined as muscle discomfort or cramping brought on by exercise & relieved with rest. Chronic pain in the leg or foot, often a achiness or burning, is also common. Get testing w/ ultrasound or blood pressures of the legs by vascular MD ...Read more

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Can you tell me about peripheral artery disease ?

Can you tell me about peripheral artery disease ?

Narrowed arteries: Peripheral artery disease refers to a condition in which your leg arteries become narrowed due to atherosclerosis which limit the blood flow to your legs. It is usually rare in people that are less than 40 years of age but depending on risk factors and family history one can develop it earlier. Can be diagnosed by taking blood pressure at your legs and comparing it to the arms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of peripheral artery disease?

What are the symptoms of peripheral artery disease?

Artery Disease Legs: Peripheral artery disease, or "pad" is a blood vessel condition that is usually the result of progressive plaque build-up within the walls of arteries than leads to blockage of blood flow. It can cause leg pain when walking, usually in the calves, pain at rest in the foot or leg, leg numbness or tinlging, coldness or discoloration of the skin, foot or leg ulcers, gangrene, poor healing of wounds. ...Read more

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What is done to imporove peripheral artery disease?

Top 5: 1. Don't smoke 2. Control diabetes 3. Control blood pressure 4. Control diet 5. Exercise to name a few. ...Read more

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Is is dangerous to exercise with artery disease and high lipids?

Is is dangerous to exercise with artery disease and high lipids?

Yes, Work on Issues: Plaque ruptures shedding debris & inducing clots are what drive cardiovascular events; why the problem does not show well on angiograms; much less stress tests (really blind to problem). Exercise increases pulse pressure; artery stretching & relaxing with each heart beat, thus ?ing frequency of plaque ruptures. Yet most don't do enough damage to produce obvious symptoms. ? my answers on ds drivers. ...Read more

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