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How Do Ateromatous Plaques Clog Vessels
Maybe (not) . . .: Research using intravascular ultrasound has shown that very aggressively lowering LDL cholesterol can slow down progression of arterial plaque, and even perhaps get rid of it. Our current goals are not necessarily to achieve specific cholesterol levels but to find 4 groups of people who can benefit from statins, only cholesterol lowering medication shown to have positive health outcomes. ...Read more
Atherosclerosis: Plaque build up may be progressive and cut off the flow of blood to the receiving organ like the heart, brain, legs etc. Or the plaque can break open sending little pieces down stream or worse the plaque can break open and potentate a blood clot that completely and suddenly blocks the flow of blood - think heart attack or stroke. This is the #1 cause of death in the United States. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a cardiologist: A cardiologist would likely order a CT scan of your carotids (the arteries in your neck) & also check whether type 2 diabetes is contributing to the plaque formation Starting you on a statin ( a cholesterol lowering drug) would certainly be a option. Hope this helps Austin U Sargent MD PhD ...Read more
Reducing blood: High lipid levels can speed up a process called atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Your arteries are normally smooth on the inside, but as you age, a sticky substance called plaque forms in the walls of your arteries. Plaque is made of lipids and other materials in your blood. As more plaque builds up, your arteries can narrow and stiffen. Eventually, reduced flow causes problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me the major products found in plaque, inside a blood vessel, that lead to a heart attack?
Ct corn angio- norm myocardial morphology/function.No plaque/stenosis.Mild myocardial bridge mid of LAD w/o significant attenuation of vessel.Explain?
Coronary angio: Simplest answer to your question is it is normal....Myocardial bridge without attenuation of vessel is normal variant. ...Read more
Yes: I don't quite understand the question, however i think you are asking if blood clots behind the cervix near the body of the uterus could be seen by using a camera that goes through the cervical os and into the uterus, it is my understanding that blood as well as other pathological changes can be visualized by the expert who is performing this exam. ...Read more
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