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How many coronary arteries does a person have?

How many coronary arteries does a person have?

Lots: There are 4 major (right coronary artery, left main coronary artery that branches out in left anterior descending and left circumflex arteries) that all give a lot of smaller branches to vascularize the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Artery (Definition)

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


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How does coronary heart disease develop in a person?

How does coronary heart disease develop in a person?

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 more

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How can a person have a clogged basilar artery when her carotids are clear?

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How can a person have a clogged basilar artery when her carotids are clear?

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 more

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How long can a person with a leaking heart value can live?

How long can a person with a leaking heart value can live?

Valvar insufficiency: A person with valvar insufficiency can live a long time depending on how severe the insufficiency of the valve is. Major mitral or aortic insufficiency will shorten a persons life while minor insufficiency likely will not. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How frequently can you get a heart catherization done?

How frequently can you get a heart catherization done?

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

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How often does a person have a heart attack after having cabg?

How often does a person have a heart attack after having cabg?

Occasionally: The risk of a true mi after cardiac surgery varies from 3 to 30% depending on the criteria used to measure it. Typically 8-10% is quoted with 2-3% being clinically significant. ...Read more

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How does one have the coronary arteries checked?

How does one have the coronary arteries checked?

Full Cardiac Visit: If a cardiologist suspects cardiovascular disease, or cad, the doctor will after a full history and physical, schedule a nuclear stress test, coronary ct and, if appropriate, a diagnostic cardiac catheterization. ...Read more

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How much young can have a heart attack?

How much young can have a heart attack?

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

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How do a cardivascular problem and a heart disease differ?

How do a cardivascular problem and a heart disease differ?

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

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How can a person remedy multiple blocked arteries?

How can a person remedy multiple blocked arteries?

Quit smoking now: Quit tobacco and get your medical issues under control (diabetes, cholesterol, lipid, excess weight) will help. Your doctor will likely prescribe medications to get your blood flowing better. Get friendly with a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What age does someone have to be to get coronary heart bypass surgery?

What age does someone have to be to get coronary heart bypass surgery?

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 more

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Can you tell me how long a person with advanced aortic stenosis has left to live?

Can you tell me how long a person with advanced aortic stenosis has left to live?

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

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How long does a patient have to get the hospital once a heart is found?

How long does a patient have to get the hospital once a heart is found?

It depends: Once heart is found, the hospital unit will notify you but different hospitals have different procedure and policy. You want to check with your hospital or the surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person with no heart disease have an attack that leads to a heart attack if they have multiple sclerosis?

Is it possible for a person with no heart disease have an attack that leads to a heart attack if they have multiple sclerosis?

NO: Multiple sclerosis does NOT involve the heart directly in any fashion. The drug Gilenya (fingolimod) could affect cardiac rhythm within the first 6 hrs of use, but otherwise, would not expect a "heart attack". ...Read more

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How often does diet lead to a heart attack or stroke?

How often does diet lead to a heart attack or stroke?

Very often.: In western industrialized societies, diet is possibly the most important risk factor for developing coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease (affecting the brain circulation). ...Read more

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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?

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?

Risks: There are always risks of bleeding and rupture of the artery or puncture of the spleen, but this is rare. Recovery is actually very rapid aside from recommending no blunt force trauma for quite some time. ...Read more

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How can doctors know when a person dies of heart attack?

How can doctors know when a person dies of heart attack?

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

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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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. Suzanne Galli
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more