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I Am 17 Years Old I Had A Block In My Coronary Artery Is This Common Among Teens
No: It is extremely rare for a teenager to have a blockage in a coronary artery. Atheroscleosclerosis is the process that usually causes blockage in arteries but only slowly progresses with symptoms beginning in middle age or rarely in some families at a younger age. Congenital abnormalities with aberrant coronary origins or single coronaries can occasionally cause heart problems in teenagers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Different than adult: The type of heart disease seen in teenagers is different from that seen in adults. Some problems are congenital (born with them) that only become apparent in the teenage years. Some common diagnoses include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, myocarditis (viral infection), pericarditis, and marfan syndrome. There are variety of congenital metabolic disorders which are uncommon such as glycogen-storage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible not to have any plaque in your coronary arteries at age 27? 0? Cleveland clinic says it's starts in your teens? Explain please?
Coronary plaque: Plaque can start at young ages. It is usually not obstructive until middle age however, but that isn't an absolute rule. It is prudent to have a good diet and exercise program starting in childhood to help minimize your chances of obstructive plaque. For some people medications are needed to control their lipids and vascular inflammation caused by atherosclerotic processes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I m 50 years old and I have unstable angina for 6 month and now I have ectasia of coronary arteries and I have severe chest pain at rest plz treat?
I am 61 years old, I have undergone angioplasty (single stent) for right coronary artery 3 years ago. Can i exercise daily for 30 minutes on a treadmill?
I am 45 years old .CT coronary angiography reveals short segment stenosis in mid circumflex. No stenosis in the rest of the coronary arteries with LVEF of 51%.how dangerous is this n how can this be treated. Kindly help?
Degree of stenosis?: Is the stenosis in the mid circumflex of mild, moderate, or severe degree? Would you happen to know the TIMI score of that lesion? (It's a rather technical question, so you Cardiologist will know perhaps but you may not). If it is TIMI score of more than 3, causing symptoms or EKG changes, then it can be "reopened" using angioplasty or a stent. Talk to a Cardiologist about it. The EF is little low ...Read more
For the average 46yr old male, how much would the coronary arteries be partially blocked, what percent would be considered "normal" for this age?
Minimal.: Although autopsy studies of young soldiers confirmed the presence of minimal streaks of disease in their aortas, significant narrowing of the coronary arteries of the average 46 yr old male would be noted in only a minority of persons. This favorably low incidence of disease pertains especially in those whose lifestyle and personal investment in ones own health are optimal. Risk management helps ...Read more
Life expectancy of a 59-year-old male, type 1 diabetic after receiving a right coronary artery stent, while having the other side of heart scarred..?
My 17 year old daughter has a mass occluding and surrounding her superior mesentary artery the size of a baseball. Rare, not a lot of info, help!
Need a specialist: Not enough info to give you specific advice. Mass - is it a tumor? Fatty tissue? Cyst? Do you know yet? Your daughter needs to be evaluated by a specialist or 2 or 3, probably at the closest children's hospital. Pronto! best of luck to you! ...Read more
Twitches: There are many conditions that cause muscles to twitch. Many of these are either benign (cramp fasciculation syndrome or benign fasciculation syndrome) or more significant like channelopathies in which muscle and nerves are unstable and result in frequent twitches. 17 year old rarely have motor neuron disease and even less frequently when they do have motor neuron disease is it ALS. ...Read more
How to deal with dental phobia in teens.
17 year old girl who fights and screams at the dental office.
Cannot afford sedation?
I m 50 years i have ectasia generalized of coronary arteries excluding main coronary artery plz medical management of disease?
I had Angioplasty done on two coronary arteries in April, 2015. I'm 74 years. What type of exercise & upto what duration per week is safe for me?
What do you recommend if I had an angioplasty two years ago and now he has a stent in his coronary arteries and also he takes Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 every day?
22y male, anabolic steroid use 4 years ago for 4 months, could he have coronary artery disease? Could this affect other health problems? If so which?
Can I ride a roller coaster 3 years after having a heart attack due to blockage of the right coronary artery and getting stents implanted?
Enjoy ride: Hope you are not doing the tallest and fastest roller coaster. ...Read more
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