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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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Why is medicine injected in the venous tube and not the arterial tube?

Why is medicine injected in the venous tube and not the arterial tube?

Because...: You want the medicine to go throughout the body. If you inject into a vein then the medicine travels towards the heart or the central circulation where the medicine is then distributed throughout the body. It can also be quite painful injecting into an artery. ...Read more

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Any reason why are most drugs given intravenous and not intra-arterial?

Any reason why are most drugs given intravenous and not intra-arterial?

Several reasons: Drugs given via an IV route have a chance to diffuse and dilute in the blood stream before hitting the capillaries of the periphery where they may have undesired effects. In addition the IV route has a first pass through the lungs which may successfully filter out particle that could hurt an peripheral arterial bed. IVs are also safer and more common. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to reverse heart disease and arterial disease without drugs?

Question: This is an excellent question. It may be possible to reverse some kinds of heart disease and arterial diseases without drugs (or maybe with drugs). The fact is we actually reverse very few diseases. We treat and improve them and improve people's quality and quantity of life but actual disease reversal at this point in time is usually just in toxic exposure problems. ...Read more

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Please explain how warfarin contributes to arterial calcification, despite great lipid profile, in patient who has taken drug for 27 years.

Please explain how warfarin contributes to arterial calcification, despite great lipid profile, in patient who has taken drug for 27 years.

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there are others, but I hope these help. Would be difficult to explain in this limited space. ...Read more

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Main concern is marfans. Has had a main arterial valve replacement. Metal. Takes all the usual drugs for that. Now has developed fluid on lungs. Treat?

Main concern is marfans. Has had a main arterial valve replacement. Metal. Takes all the usual drugs for that. Now has developed fluid on lungs. Treat?

Fluid on lungs: No relation to marfan's but clarification as to where the valve is in place. Could be related to mitral valve leaking, weakness of heart muscle, arrhythmia, leakage of aortic valve, leakage of prosthetic valve. It needs close evaluation ...Read more

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Any of you use alternative medicine for atherosclerosis or CAD coronary arterial disease?

Any of you use alternative medicine for atherosclerosis or CAD coronary arterial disease?

DependsOnWhatYouMean: EG. Niacin, aka vitamin b3, has a >50 year track record of achieving reductions in atherosclerotic disease progression & events. However, not effective until doses >1, 000 mg/day are routinely taken. I have taken 2, 000/day since 1995 & have many clients who are very successful with this, as one of many tools/strategies. However, niacin commonly induces skin flushing, thus overall strategy is key. ...Read more

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My mother has arterial hypertension & her medicine makes her want to vomit, very nauseated all time & pain in stomach, can she do anything to stop it?

My mother has arterial hypertension & her medicine makes her want to vomit, very nauseated all time & pain in stomach, can she do anything to stop it?

Med change: She needs to see her physician to change her medication if it has those side effects. Anti-nausea medication can be given like zofran (ondansetron) in the meantime. ...Read more

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My wife is diabetic and has three blocked artery, so what better medicine and food for her? Because now, she does not take any medicine. I want your own answer in my question, thank you!

My wife is diabetic and has three blocked artery, so what better medicine and food for her? Because now, she does not take any medicine. I want your own answer in my question, thank you!

Diet 4 blocked arter: My wife is diabetic and has three blocked artery, so what better medicine and food for her? The best proven diet is the Ornish plan. Go to ornish. Com. This will likley improve both diabetes and blockage. Effect on blood cholesterol etc will be seen in weeks. You should do it as well so she does not have to take care of you later. Keep us posted. ...Read more

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Does taking depression drug effect your arteries, does it make the artery narrower?

Does taking depression drug effect your arteries, does it make the artery narrower?

Anti depressants: It is possible that some antidepressants that result in norepinephrine elevation may have a vasopressor effect. This may be noticed in the form of elevation of blood pressure. ...Read more

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My diabetic dad has a lesion on the left main artery. Options 1, state run medicine in a 3rd world country. Or fly to Miami. What's better?

My diabetic dad has a lesion on the left main artery. Options 1, state run medicine in a 3rd world country. Or fly to Miami. What's better?

Hard To Advice: It is very hard to advice without knowing the extent of the disease and what treatment is recommended and needed. We do not know which third world country he lives in
Some so called 3rd world countries like India have very well trained Doctors practicing in world standard Hospitals
Better to get input from the treating doctors
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Can you get coronary artery disease from drugs?

Yes: "drugs" is a vague term but if you mean recreational drugs then yes. Marijuana is as bad if not worse than cigarettes. No filter, held for extended time in lungs, and often contains unknown contaminants. So if smoking is a known risk factor....Cocaine tends to cause intense coronary artery vasospasm. This can damage the endothelium and allow cholesterol to deposit in the vessels. ...Read more

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Can statin drugs reduce need for carotid artery surgery?

Can statin drugs reduce need for carotid artery surgery?

Rumors exist: There is definitely evidence that the use of statins reduces the incidence of strokes and heart attacks. There have been isolated reports of carotid plaque (narrowing) shrinking with the use of statins but this has not been found true for everybody. Most people agree that statins work by "stabilizing" the plaque and preventing it from rupturing and causing a stroke. This is a hotly debated topic. ...Read more

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Is propranolol ER 80 mg better for cad, artery blockage, and angina than 5 mg bystolic (nebivolol). Generally, which other medicine is best for those?

Beta blockers: Propranalol and bystolic (nebivolol) are beta blockers-they act by blocking beta receptors. They act by decreasing the workload of the heart, slowing the heart rate & decreasing blood pressure. With coronary disease these medications are relatively similar. They are great for lowering the work load of the heart therby helping with CAD but with angina a calcium channel blocker or nitrates are usually better. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is coronary artery disease and how does drug eluting stents help?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is coronary artery disease and how does drug eluting stents help?

Fatty buildups: In young, healthy individuals the inner lining of the blood vessels is clean and smooth. Overtime, for many reasons, the inner surface of the heart blood vessels (coronary arteries) may start becoming bumpy/lumpy or blocked due to fat (cholesterol) deposits called "atherosclerotic plaque". Stents help unblocking the arteries by getting the plaque out of the way so that more blood flow is available. ...Read more

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Does the drug vincristine cause blood clots in the bowel, grandad had rcvp them had a blood clot in the major artery supplying the bowel?

Does the drug vincristine cause blood clots in the bowel, grandad had rcvp them had a blood clot in the major artery supplying the bowel?

I suspect this was..: True...True and unrelated. Coagulopathy, is not a side effect of vincristine. However, having a cancer (such as lymphoma that I suspect your dad has) can elevate clotting risk all by itself. Prednisone in rcvp can elevate risk of clotting as well. Additionally, as a 67yo man, he could have had pre-existing vascular disease that elevated his risk for clotting in those vessels that supply the gut. ...Read more

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Hi, about two month ago I had an aneurysm in an artery in my thumb, completely thrombosed, was suggested to take aspirin and see by a resident in "internal medicine" who asked a bunch of questions but no tests were done. A couple of weeks ago I stardted h

Thumb aneurysm: If you truly have an aneurysm of the digital artery of your thumb, this is a rare problem that should be evaluated by a hand surgeon or a vascular surgeon. If you do not live neat a large city, you may need to travel to see the specialist. A clear diagnosis should be clarified, and you should then be referred. ...Read more

Arterial Elongation (Definition)

Arterial elongation is a condition in which an artery has become longer than usual, when compared to the size of the same artery in normal average people. The elongation may or may not cause symptoms, but some disease conditions can ...Read more


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