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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?

Can 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.

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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.

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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..: ... 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

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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.

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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

Wht does ths mean 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 any of these risk factors is not absolute protection against coronary artery disease.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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


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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