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How do I reduce the risk of a heart attack via coronary artery blockage?

How do I reduce the risk of a heart attack via coronary artery blockage?

Proactive care: Big topic. Briefly: maintain healthy weight, exercise regularly, eat healthy diet, don't use tobacco, limit alcohol consumption, manage stress, have regular physicals with a physician focused on proactive care. Eval generally looks for high blood pressure, diabetes/pre-diabetes/insulin resistance, cholesterol panel. More advanced "cholesterol" testing is available and better at predicting risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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My dad is 60 he had a heart attack involving 3 coronary arteries with a total of 9 blockages. He had stents put in. Any ideas on his life expectancy?

My dad is 60 he had a heart attack involving 3 coronary arteries with a total of 9 blockages. He had stents put in. Any ideas on his life expectancy?

Good prognosis: If his left ventricular function is normal and if he follows the instructions of his doctors (no smoking, statin, dual anti-platelet therapy, blood pressure control, good diet, exercise), he can live a normal life expectancy and pass on at home in his sleep at a very advanced age. ...Read more

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I have angina due to to having coronary artery spasms. How serious is this condition and can I have a heart attack through it.?

I have angina due to to having coronary artery spasms. How serious is this condition and can I have a heart attack through it.?

Heart attach: Yes it is so important for your doctors (pcp & cardio) to get to know you. Coronary heart disease not always has typical symptoms of angina radiating to neck/left arm, nausea or vomiting. It could be manifested as fatigue , indigestion leg swelling, or no symptom. ...Read more

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How will coronary artery disease lead to a heart attack?

How will coronary artery disease lead to a heart attack?

Causative: Coronary artetiosclerosis leads to plaque buildup which in turn eventually causes a stenosis in the coronary. Acute plaque thorombosis leads to acute coronary closure with the obvious myocardial ischemic necrosis. Emergency coronary revascularization within minutes of the occlusion re establishes blood flow and rescues the heart muscle that has not perished.Heart muscle that dies is gone for good. ...Read more

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Is coronary artery disease same as heart attack? Or how is it different?

Is coronary artery disease same as heart attack? Or how is it different?

Cause and effect: Coronary artery disease is the buildup of cholesterol and calcium in the vessels leading to the heart. A heart attack is when those arteries are blocked, cutting off blood flow and causing damage. ...Read more

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Can coronary artery disease cause problems besides causing a heart attack?

Can coronary artery disease cause problems besides causing a heart attack?

YES: Strokes and aneurysms and peripherovascular disease, renal artery disease to include some. Arteriosclerosis is a process that ends up affecting all the arteries in the body if you live long enough. ...Read more

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If a body had a thrombosis of right coronary artery at post-mortem, is that a sign of a DEFINITE heart attack ?

If a body had a thrombosis of right coronary artery at post-mortem, is that a sign of a DEFINITE heart attack ?

See below: If the thrombus involved the right main coronary artery, that would be a sign of "heart attack". The person may have died suddenly, without usual symptoms of heart attack. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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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


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more