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Doctor insights on: Double Vessel Coronary Artery Disease

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Can Triple vessel coronary artery disease treated with angioplasty and placement of stents?

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Triple vessel coronary artery disease treated with angioplasty and placement of stents?

Angioplasty: The treatment of multivessel disease depends on many factors. If you have triple vessel disease you should discuss your status with your cardiologist and ask the options open to you. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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 does this mean Triple vessel coronary artery disease needs clinical corelation and further evaluation with conventional angiography?

What does this mean
Triple vessel coronary artery disease needs clinical corelation and further evaluation with conventional angiography?

Triple vessel diseas: That statement means you need to see a cardiologist for further evaluation and perhaps additional testing or treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat triple vessel coronary artery disease without cabg?

Is it possible to treat triple vessel coronary artery disease without cabg?

Yes, possible, but..: Yes, possible, but it is very individualized. Many factors are considered, including age, symptoms, stress results, recent heart attack, presence of diabetes, heart muscle function, coronary anatomy. It's highly complex, even if it doesn't seem that way. Your physicians prioritize dozens of data points to conclude that bypass may be necessary. Unless it is an emergency, a 2nd opinion may help allay your anxiety ...Read more

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Please tell me might be possible to treat triple vessel coronary artery disease without having a surgical cabg?

Please tell me might be possible to treat triple vessel coronary artery disease without having a surgical cabg?

Best option in most : Coronary artery bypass is considered the definitive treatment for triple vessel coronary disease. It may be possible to treat with stents, although outcomes have not typically been as good as surgery. The last choice is medical therapy which is not as good as either of the above options. ...Read more

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Wht does ths mean Triple vessel coronary artery disease needs clinical corelation & furthr evaluation with conventional angiography?no heart atack yet

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Triple vessel coronary artery disease needs clinical corelation & furthr evaluation with conventional angiography?no heart atack yet

All areas affected: The three vessels are the right side, the left anterior descending which is in front, and the left circumflex which is in the back and left side. Three vessel disease so is just all three major areas of blood distribution are affected. Clinical correlation refers to injecting dye into the arteries directly taking pictures and actually seeing how much blockage there is in the arteries ...Read more

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Coronary artery disease. Single vessel disease 60% luminal (phenobarbital) narrowing. What should I do?

Medical management : Medical management of cardiovascular risk factors in conjunction with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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With single vessel luminal (phenobarbital) narrowing coronary artery disease what percent requires angio?

With single vessel luminal (phenobarbital) narrowing coronary artery disease what percent requires angio?

CAD: If a suspicion of significant CAD is present (symptoms or abnormal stress study), angiography might be indicated. Intervention might be indicated if a blockage of greater than 70% is present. ...Read more

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Can children have coronary artery disease?

Can children have coronary artery disease?

Yes: With explosion of obesity in children, early coronary plaque is possible by their 18th birthday. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose coronary artery disease?

How do you diagnose coronary artery disease?

After Ds is Advanced: Though dominant human behavior, physicians are trained to wait for evidence of advanced disease, largely in this order of?ing ability to detect disease: 1. Calcification in the artery walls, 2. Obstructions visible on coronary angiograms or ct, 3. Symptoms & evidence of heart damage; typically the last detected/recognized 4. Stress tests. | for a better alternative: optimize the driving factors. ...Read more

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How can you control coronary artery disease?

How can you control coronary artery disease?

Cad: Coronary artery disease can be controlled with risk factor modification. No smoking, weight control, cholesterol management, diabetes control, hypertension control. Daily exercise for healthy heart and good diet ...Read more

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Is coronary artery disease acute or chronic?

Is coronary artery disease acute or chronic?

Chronic is Typical: Artery disease, especially in the heart arteries, is dominant human behavior, typically starts in childhood yet is typically ignored for decades because it remains asymptomatic until plaque ruptures release debris, triggers clots & suddenly blocks blood flow. These plaque ruptures are the basis for acute symptomatic disease. Thus, best to treat the driving factors early, not wait for symptoms. ...Read more

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Where does coronary artery disease originate?

Where does coronary artery disease originate?

CAD: Coronary artery disease, just as disease in other arteries, is the result of a long time process initiated by:
1. Genetic pre-disposition
2. Uncontrolled/untreated high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol/triglycerides
3. Smoking, obesity, lack of exercise, stress. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have coronary artery disease?

How do I know if I have coronary artery disease?

Interview, HeartScan: The first step at risk stratification is interview and exam by a physician. That being said, a "heart scan" / "coronary calcium score" is a very precise way of detecting a tendancy for early CAD. ...Read more

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What is a concept map of coronary artery disease?

Anatomy: Hello noni --
I think you are referring to a coronary anatomy -- so for every procedure and surgery, the surgeon must know the anatomy of the organ they are trying to operate -- and in case of coronary anatomy, they vary some, so diagnostic evaluation is done preceding any surgical contemplation. ...Read more

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What people are at risk for coronary artery disease?

What people are at risk for coronary artery disease?

5 risk factors: The 5 major risk factors are cigarettes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, diabetes mellitus, and family history of coronary artery disease. The more of these risk factors you have, the higher the risk of coronary artery disease. However, the absence of these risk factors is not absolute protection against coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Is there a cure available for coronary artery disease?

Strictly speaking, : No. But there are many modalities that are preventive and/or therapeutic. ...Read more

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Is eccp useful in reversal of coronary artery disease?

No: May help some angina patients but is not a reversal of the disease process in general.
Bypass can also stabilize and give marked increase in coronary blood flow for a durable time if patient has suitable anatomy. ...Read more

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What are tests used to diagnose coronary artery disease?

What are tests used to diagnose coronary artery disease?

Several: First of all the history. Usually there is chest pain as the presenting symptom and the exact description of that pain is important. Does it occur during exertion? Then an EKG is done. Also, an EKG with exertion or medication to stress the heart along with pictures of the heart. The final test would be to put some dye into the arteries to directly visualize a blockage. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of coronary artery disease in women?

What are the symptoms of coronary artery disease in women?

CAD in women: Often women have the same symptoms as men, however, women can more frequently than men have atypical symptoms such as nausea, shortness of breath or heart failure. This is because women develop heart disease at an older age and with other illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and kidney disease. ...Read more

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What are some interesting facts about coronary artery disease?

Time of onset: Researchers have shown the earliest manifestations of coronary disease in teenagers that have died from car accidents and soldiers that died on the battlefield. In both types of research, the patients included were either teenagers for in their early 20s. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise is good for lessening your coronary artery disease?

What kind of exercise is good for lessening your coronary artery disease?

Aerobic: Under supervision by your md, aerobic exercise will help recruit smaller arteries that feed your heart muscles and can develop natural bypasses around narrowed coronary arteries. ...Read more

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How do you prevent coronary artery disease?

How do you prevent coronary artery disease?

Start early!: The most important part is to start early! Heart disease takes decades to develop. There are many factors that we can control, diet and exercise being most important. In addition, not smoking and reducing stress are key actions. Genetic predisposition is not modifiable: if your mother or father had a heart attack before 60 years of age, you might be at risk. Consider a preventive visit! ...Read more

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Does an echo detect coronary artery disease?

May be: Echocardiograms are very good at seeing the function of the heart muscle. If coronary artery disease has damaged the heart, the weekend part of the heart will be visible on an echocardiogram. However, significant blockage can occur without damage. A resting echocardiogram will not be able to see this. A stress echocardiogram, however, may be effective in detecting this type of disease. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of coronary artery disease?

Sometimes none: Coronary disease may have no symptoms until a heart attack occurs. The most common symptom is chest tightness, felt under the breastbone, though it may be felt in the jaw or left arm. "Angina" is chest pain that comes with physical or emotional stress, when the heart is working harder. The pain o a heart attack is similar but can come at rest and lasts longer. ...Read more

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How effective is atherectomy for coronary artery disease?

How effective is atherectomy for coronary artery disease?

Very effective: Rotational atherectomy is a niche tool. Some kinds of coronary blockages are not amenable to stenting, particularly those which contain a large amount of calcium. These blockages are very hard and the stent cannot easily expand. Rotational atherectomy is very effective in opening heavily calcified arteries. Rotational atherectomy is not required in the majority of angioplasties. ...Read more

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Which percentage of coronary artery disease patients are female?

Varies by age: It varies by age, younger women have less CAD than men (<45); however as they (women aproach 65 to 70) the percentages even out (55% men 45% women). ...Read more

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How does coronary artery disease disrupt homeostasis?

Blocks blood flow: Homeostasis is a process whereby the body's systems are kept balanced in good working order. In the heart chemical signals from heart muscle that is not getting enough oxygen will cause blood vessels to dilate and increase the blood flow to those tissues. Coronary artery disease can prevent this increase in blood flow by creating blockages in the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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What is coronary artery disease without hypertension?

What is coronary artery disease without hypertension?

Still CAD: Coronary artery disease is when cholesterol builds up in the coronary arteries. Hypertension is simply one of the risk factors. Just like diabetes, smoking, age, gender, postmenopausal, etc. You don't need all of them to have cad. ...Read more

Dr. Rick Koch
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Coronary Artery Disease (Definition)

The leading cause of death and disability in adults in the U.S. It develops when lipid (fatty) plaques builds up in the arteries, thereby stopping blood flow to the organ supplied by that artery. If the artery supplies the heart, blockage causes a heart attack. If the blockage is in a brain vessel, the ...Read more


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Coronary Artery (Definition)

Coronary artery is the name given to the blood vessels that supply the myocardium. The word coronary was coined by the first anatomists that noticed that if you remove all muscle from the heart the remaining vessels resemble the shape of a corona or crown. ...Read more