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Effects Of Coronary Artery Disease On The Other Organs
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
Genes and lifestyle: Coronary thrombus is a clot in an artery that feeds the heart. Anything that damages or roughens the lining of the blood vessels could result in clot formation, such as elevated cholesterol and hypertension. Risk factors include family history of heart disease, being male, increasing age, elevated cholesterol or ldl, obesity, smoking, and being sedentary. ...Read more
CAD (Coronary Artery Disease ) effects only the heart muscle (by lowering it's blood supply" but the SAME DISEASE PROCESS generally is also occurring in the general vascular system ( legs and brain) and if the heart fails the kidneys will also be affected.
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Pain, failure, death: Blocked coronary arteries affect the blood flow to the heart. This causes chest discomfort when inadequate circulation is present. When blocked arteries close completely, this causes heart attack and heart damage which can lead to heart failure or death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wats the difference in signifiant occlusive atheromatous disease of all my major cardiac vessels, and single vessel disease?
Limited vs diffuse: What's the difference between an isolated shower and a hurricane? ...Read more
Chest pain: There may be no symptoms but if the blockage is severe enough, chest pain, especially on exertion, can occur. Also heart attack or even sudden death. Therefore, good to see your doctor and be advised of your risk factors and ways to prevent coronary artery blockage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many factors: Smoking, cholesterol (ldl, hdl, triglycerides), genetics, diet (for cholesterol), daily exercise/good fitness level, diabetes (know and control your blood sugar), medications - these are the main factors influencing the development of CAD other than other diseases that could have a tremendous impact on the progress of cad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Untimely Death: Atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries is a progressive disease, if it is allowed to continue without any remediation, the arteries will become blocked and, in the heart, this will cause ischemia -becoming irreversible -and ultimately muscle death.In the interim, one could be sidelined from preferred activities due to angina or equivalent.But you can partner with your doctor to slow/stop it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smoking is #1: Also obesity, sedentary lifestyle, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stress, diabetes, obesity, male gender, age, and family history. You can change all but the last three, so do it! quit smoking and get off your butt! treat the diseases and take time of/meditate/do yoga. This is hugely important, heart disease is the world's #1 killer. ...Read more
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
No: It also involves the peripheral circulation and renal arteries. The hallmark of peripheral arterial disease is claudication, leg pain which is predictably present when a person walks a certain distance and is usually felt in the calf/calves, typically feeling like fatigue. The hallmark of significant renal artery disease is uncontrollable hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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