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How Many Coronary Arteries Does A Person Have
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
Many things: Many things contribute; some modifiable, others not. Things you can't change include family history, gender, genetics (although you can test for the latter). Things you can change or at least affect: smoking (stop!), exercise, diet, cholesterol & other biomarkers, diabetes/prediabetes/insulin resistance, blood pressure, inflammation. These things damage vessel walls & lead to plaque formation/chd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just is: The carotid arteries are anterior circulation vessels; you can think of them as supplying the front of the brain. The basilar artery is at the base of the brain and is created by the confluence of the two vertebral arteries, which are posterior circulation vessels. It is possible to have disease in only one of these vessels, or in all of them, or in any combination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For a project, I have to explain how coronary artery disease can affect the respiratory and digestive systems, how is it that it affects them?
CAD: CAD effects the hearts capacity to function and this can lead to lower blood flow throughout your body. Your heart and lungs need to be coordinated to appropriately oxygenate blood and when heart pump not so good this relationship compromised. That's a V/Q mismatch. Poorly oxygenated blood to stomach makes it sluggish at digestion and prone to ulcers ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiac catheteriz: Cardiac catheterization is an important procedure but should not be done unless information from it is needed in decision making for the patient. There are risks. Right heart catheterization without angiography as is done to follow pulmonary hypertension is quite benign. When right/left heart cath and angiography are done the risks go up. ...Read more
It all depends...: Depends on what conditions you suffer of( for example diabetes,uncontrolled and severe high bad cholesterol, heart conditions, hypertension, obesity),your family history( for example a parent that suffered a heart attack very young), smoking, use of cocaine. It is very rare that at your age, unless under the circumstances mentioned above, to suffer and heart attack. ...Read more
Difference: Cardiovascular means problem with heart and blood vessels structures, like arteries, arterioles, veins , capillaries. Blood flow to tissues cause problems likepad, pvd, carotid stenosis. Heart disease is specific to heart structures like wall, valves, chambers, aorta, pulmonary artery, coronary arteries. Variation, congenital abnormalities and dysfunction of these structures cause heart disease. ...Read more
See below: It is not a matter of what age you have to be. The disease tends to be more likely to be present in older people. So as you get older you are more likely to need it. If necessary, the surgery can even be done in very old patients so that age is not really a limiting factor. A child would very rarely need this type of surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Only god knows the answer to that question. There are several factors, however, that suggest that an individual may be at increased risk for serious complications. These should be discussed with a cardiologist. There are procedures that can be performed to help improve the aortic valve function. ...Read more
Is it possible for a person with no heart disease have an attack that leads to a heart attack if they have multiple sclerosis?
For someone who on average has a blood pressure of 150/88, does it have a major impact on life expectancy, stroke, heart attack/disease? If so, how soon does it start impacting the body? What would the rda be for sodium intake for someone like this?
I'm 29 years old and have a 1.9cm splenic artery annyurism. I will be undergoing a arteriogram to repair it. What are the risks? How is recovery?
Many ways: The pathologic features of acute myocardial infarction from acute coronary thrombosis is straight forward on autopsy, however, cardiac arrhythmias without coronary thrombosis can occur and be fatal. Cardiomyopathies, electrolyte disorders, tumors, arrythmogenic ventricular dysplasias, critical aortic stenosis, all can result in cardiac death. ...Read more
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