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Lad Coronary Artery
Biggest: It's the biggest of the 3 coronaries thus sees more volume of blood. Because of its bifurcation from the l main, it's also is exposed to proximal turbulence. Both factors may be injurious to its endothelium. Finally, because of its size & the muscle i subserves, it's more obvious: when the lad occludes, you know it-so there is bias in the studies of its incidence. ...Read more
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
My CAG report shows that I have Mild Coronary Artery Disease, Borderline LAD with Mild LCX and RCA disease. Good LV function. Do I have heart problem.
An artery problem: You now know you have a tendency for artery disease, fortunately it is not causing problems yet. I would undertake aggressive lifestyle and medical measures to slow down this process! Exercise, weight control, aspirin, lipid therapy, control blood sugar, no smoking, beta blockers, ace inhibitors. ...Read more
My 60 y dad had coronary stent placement in LAD artery for incidental finding of coronary block(80%)at 53 yr of age .Am I at risk for CAD in future ?
Can stress echocardiogram detect worse of narrowings in coronory arteries especially mid LAD ? Im confused if not what's point in test .
Will cardiac MRI show if there is a total occlusion of mid LAD artery? Had that in past and think its possible again but don't want cath to find out.
Can stent be used to open 100% blockage in an artery such as LAD during cardiac catheterization procedure . Cons and pros please. Thank.
Yes, if needed: Total blockage may occur suddenly - this is what causes a heart attack. Then the goal of the procedure is to get the blocked artery open asap (<90min) to save otherwise dying heart muscle. If the blockage is chronic, then it should be opened if the supplied muscle is alive and the patient's active lifestyle brings out symptoms. Stress scanning may be helpful to determine this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both fairly safe,: Yet, i would tend not to use tegretol due to its potential for adverse effects, such as lowering sodium, causing bone marrow anemias, affecting liver function, but also raising cholesterol levels (which indirectly might harm the heart eventually). Big issue with Lamictal is occasional rash, but otherwise, not a bad choice and well tolerated. ...Read more
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