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How Serious Is Having Microvascular Angina
Angina is chest pain that is caused by poor blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is not an actual disease, but rather a symptom of an existing heart problem. Most commonly, this underlying problem is due to an obstruction of the coronary blood vessels that surround the heart. There are different types of angina including stable angina, unstable ...Read more
Microvascular diseas: Symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath, lack of energy, sleep problems and fatigue. If you are suggering from these discomfts, it could increase your heart rate. Any physicial discomfort could raise your heart rate. It doesn't cuase acute death. But it has long term sequele of end organ damage. ...Read more
How do I know whether the pain i'm having is a heart burn or something more serious like angina or coronary artery disease?
Depends where: A blocked artery can cause the death of the organ supplied by that artery, or a portion thereof. If the main artery of your heart is blocked, this is of course a serious condition that few survive if the blockages complete. If it is a small artery to a small portion of an unimportant organ, you may not even notice. Disease in one vessel usually means there is also disease in other vessels. ...Read more
Rarely: Un cases such as a spontaneous coronary dissection but these are very very rare. ...Read more
What age is associated to trigger coronary artery disease? I have angina especially in afternoons. BP is 68-112. I scare to have coronary disease.
How common is a 280 degree loop of the carotid artery & is it serious? I'm also suffering severe headaches, can it be related?
Not common : Looping of the carotid artery is not common but by itself does not indicate the need for treatment. The headaches are probably unrelated and you should consult with your physician or a neurologist. If the looping or tortuosity is associated with episodes of weakness or vision loss on the same side you should see a vascular surgeon. Otherwise you should probably not worry about it. ...Read more
I have "ecg evidence of exercise inducible myocardial ischaemia". So is this very serious problem?
I am a cardiac patient known for coronary artery spasm and unstable anginas in the past. Now meds are controlling sympto. What is my life expectancy ?
May be normal: The seriousness can be diagnosed with cariac catheterization utilizing some chems that can precipitate coronary vasospasm. 2. Life expectancy in patient with this condition is similar to that of the general population, meaning that there is no increased mortality. 3. The only way to treat this condition is by eliminating stress, tobacco exposure, staying away form cold temps and taking meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It certainly can be. Chest pain that is exertional in nature should be investigated by a stress test and if there is some suspicion or an abnormal ekg, possibly an imaging stress test. Several imaging tests will show the possibility of microvascular insufficiency of the heart (nuclear stress testing, pet, and mri). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable course: If you have all the tests done and the cardiologist decided that you have variant/prinzmetal angina , you are prone to have a variable course. Generally you have good prognosis if they did not find any lesions on the cath. Recurrent chest pain and very rarely mi/ arrhythmia can occur. ...Read more
Recent angiogram diagnose was:non obstructive coronary artery disease, how high is my risk to suffer a heart attack?
There is: disagreement about the risk factors associated with "non-obstructive" coronary DISEASE (ABNORMAL coronary arteries but without significant OBSTRUCTIVE lesions on ARTERIOGRAPHY/ANGIOGRAPHY Best practice is to use all the "tools" to prevent cor- onary events as patients with OBSTRUCTIVE disease... Smoking cessation, graded excercise, Cholesterol lowering etc etc Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
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