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How Many Heart Arteries
Can vs. Should: Since coronary artery disease can affect all the major coronary arteries, the presence of significant blockage may occur in many vessels & branches. So the answer is dependent on the skill & courage of the operators, whether it be angioplasties & stents, or coronary artery bypass by arterial or venous grafts. Most patients get less than 6, but i've had colleagues that did up to 15 (in 1 patient). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am going to have a 4 heart by pass.(i am female 60 years old) I had a mild heart attack a month ago. They put a stent in they say there are many narrowing in all the vessels.So they feel I need this by pass, my question is the clogged arteries that wi
Likely to die during aneurysm clipping surgery? momhaving it inweeks; shes 48, COPD, Heart disease, coronary artery disease,many heartissues 95lbs 5'7
Relatively high risk: You mean Berry ' cerebral aneurysm surgery risk is getting much better , but still is relatively high risk procedure due to your mom's associated problems, if neglected will have much worse out come than cure by surgery. You need help to over come your grief, speak to your family members ...Read more
I am assuming you : Are talking about coronary artery disease in the form of an atheromatous plague occlusive disease. Also I am assuming you don't have a heart attack. If above is right, you are supposed to be under the care of a cardiologist now. Drug treatment, stress test, 2d echocardiogram, cardiac catheterization and evaluation for a possible revascularization procedure already possibly done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Forever: For the majority, they last forever. 5-10 % heal with an exuberant scar. That occurs even less often with a drug eluting stent. ...Read more
Symptoms?: If you have symptoms (angina or heart attack), you need to be under a doctor's care. For everyone concerned about arteriosclerosis: don't smoke, eat a Mediterranean Diet, keep BP under control, try to be optimal weight, exercise daily. If you're >65, have diabetes, or known blockage, take aspirin daily (at least 75 mg). ...Read more
Is the hearts output in one beat the only thing that makes the BP what it is or could the pressure on the arteries be effected by something else?
More Information: Your question is interesting when I see that you have had a number of "sophisticated" cardiac tests. Yes one heartbeat initiates circulation at a given pressure but a lot of disorders affect the VESSELS which require the heart to beat at a higher pressure. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
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