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Disease Of Aorta
Cholesterol plaques: Atherosclerosis literally means "hardening of the arteries" which is caused by plaques or buildup of cholesterol along with immune cells and scar tissue inside the walls of blood vessels. This can occur in any blood vessel in the body, including the aorta, which is the large artery that delivers blood out to the body from the heart. ...Read more
If you have heart disease with aorta valve replacement and have moobs should I take flax hull lignan ?
Heart Disease & Diet: 81 year old gentleman with aortic valve replacement, hypertension &osteoporosis. Follow a heart healthy low salt and low fat diet/ American Heart Association guidelines. Flax hulls are rich in antioxidants but have not been proven to have efficacy in any disease state. More importantly, focus on eating healthy vegetables, lean meats and dairy. Flax hulls ok. Good luck. http://tinyurl.com/gwdnq7o ...Read more
Yes: Most people are speaking about atherosclerosis, when talking about heart disease. Calcification in the thoracic aorta is not necessarily atherosclerosis; however, atherosclerosis is often found upon further investigation. Other risk factors that should be addressed include smoking cessation and blood pressure control. Your primary physician can manage these and discuss further testing. ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you had a bypass on your aorta, is that considered coronary artery disease?
46 years old with bifurcation aorta iliac artery atherosclerosis do I have to wait for a bypass or can a stent be placed severe heart disease in fam?
Get angiogram: If you have aortoiliac iliac disease an angiogram will help define the anatomy.stent are very effective in this location and are really the first line treatment. At age 46 with family history , modification of diet and life style are very important. No smoking! Cardiac evaluation with stress test with be added to your work up almost certainly. ...Read more
Is CT cardiac calcium scan accurate in diagnosing mild ectatic ascending aorta? Have fam. History of heart disease (father died at 46 with chf) and slight heart murmur. Should I have other tests done
No: You need an aortic ultrasound to determine if it is too large. A calcium score of the abdominal aorta is useless. A vest x-ray with abdominal view can tell you if you have a mildly ecstatic aorta or not but that is not harmful. If your doc is concerned the best test would be a stress test of your heart. Talk to your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both: The aorta is the largest artery in the body and it is connected to the heart. Problems that affect the aorta also can cause problems for the heart, and sometimes vice versa. Disease of the aorta is a vessel disease that can lead to heart disease or be associated with heart disease. ...Read more
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