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Drugs That Remove Plaque From Arteries
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
Could dissolving with effective supplementation "plaque" from inflamed arteries dislodge and cause stroke or heart attack pre-maturely? %?
No: Stating drugs have been shown to decrease plaque. Most OTC supplements have not been proven. If you have plaque cussing symptoms you should talk to your doctor about treatments. Don't take a chance. Dissolving plaque should not increase the risk of a stroke or vascular event. Make sure you don't risk your life/health on unproven claims. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any drugs out there to break up plaque in coronary arteries rather than all invasive stuff? Clot buster drugs but nothing for plaque?
No.: The various kinds of plaque that build up in the arteries have been building up for years, in some cases even decades. There is no medicine that will undo the remodeling due to years or decades of high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, etc. The best strategy is to modify the modifiable risk factors (and hope you have good genes). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rupturing of soft plaque in arteries can cause problems. What is the best way to control the breaking off of soft plaque to prevent heart attacks,etc?
Depends: There are multiple issues: Do not use tobacco, if you have high blood pressure - control it, same for diabetes. If high cholesterol may need statins. Life style modifications are prudent. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Is it true that cocoa helps prevent plaque from building up in the arteries and may reduce the risk of heart disease?
Yes: Heart is a very metabolically active organ and needs several nutrients to function well like coq10, l-carnitine, magnesium, ribose etc and lack of these will cause the vessels to have greater stiffness. Also indiscriminate of calcium supplements is causing abnormal calcifications of the whole body and arteries. ...Read more
Lipid: We don't really know but it does. Likely genetically mediated. ...Read more
Calcification & hardening of arteries, would cholesterol reducing drugs help to undo or control the problem?
In atherosclerosis, is the calcium and cholesterol contained inside or is it attached to arterial cells?
Both: Cholesterol first accumulates within cells in the arterial wall, then they die off leaving a cholesterol-rich mess. Most atherosclerotic plaques contain little calcium and many contain none; anyone who tells you otherwise is mistaken or lying. The calcium is outside the cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In atherosclerosis, plaque builds up in the arteries occluding the lumen.How would this affect bp?
Will a total cholesterol level of 130 actually regress any plaque that may be present in the coronary arteries?
Family practice : As we age our arteries develope small cracks on its walls. Many things can speed up this process. Smoking , diabetes, hypertension and family history. Cholesterol comes along and tries to patch these areas up. Over time it justs builds up. If we have a high cholesterol or triglyceride the build up is faster. So it is important to correct all those factors to help prevent stroke and heart attack. ...Read more
Negligible plaque in the carotid and peripheral arteries, can I assume that it's the same for coronary artery?
PROBABLY AT YOUR AGE: Atherosclerosis is a systemic disease and affects vasculature all over our bodies. If non-invasive testing shows minimal plaque, AND MOST IMPORTANTLy, if you have no symptoms of chest pain/pressure, then probably you have no CAD and/or significant plaque in coronaries. ALSO this holds if you are not diabetic. As a young person, most imp, check your lipids, address them if abnl, and healthy lifesty ...Read more
How much blockage in artery or arteries can cause a heart attack. Also does blockage come from plaque and clot.
Blockage is 100%: to suffer an injury the artery must get closed off for a period of time. Talks about percent stenosis (narrowing) reflect how much of the native artery remains open for flow, that number also gives an estimate about how possible it would be for a small clot to come along and plug up that vessel. The usual way the "door slams shut" is when a clot floats in and finishes making a blockage. ...Read more
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