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Medicine For Coronary Artery Aneurysm
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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
CTA: A coronary cta should show them. A general chest cta would be less sensitive. ...Read more
Which are the side effects of flu vaccine in 11 month old baby, he is on warfarin, aspirin and propranolol becouse of aneurysms in coronary arteries?
Minor discomforts: Fever and local pain over the injection site are the common side effects. Since your infant is on chronic Aspirin therapy, annual influenza vaccination is essential. Reye syndrome has been known to occur to children who take Aspirin while they are having flu (influenza). ...Read more
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
No: No, nothing that has been proven to work. ...Read more
An addendum - totally happened within 6 months of taking crestor! Cannot convince dr. That gets a kickback from this drug. Coronary arteries-clean!
Angry?: Why don't you just stop the drug if you don't want to take it? No one can force you to take it if you don't want to. Btw, correlation does not prove causation. If a red car drives by your house and your forget where you put your keys, did the red car cause you to forget? ...Read more
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
Any drugs out there to break up plaque in coronary arteries rather than all invasive stuff? Clot buster drugs but nothing for plaque?
No.: The various kinds of plaque that build up in the arteries have been building up for years, in some cases even decades. There is no medicine that will undo the remodeling due to years or decades of high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, etc. The best strategy is to modify the modifiable risk factors (and hope you have good genes). ...Read more
Likely to die during aneurysm clipping surgery? Momhaving it inweeks; she's 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 m 50 years I have ectasia generalized of coronary arteries excluding main coronary artery plz medical management of disease?
Yes: The answer is yes. But by strictly controlling your diabetes, stopping smoking - if you smoke, staying at a very healthy weight, eating properly, exercising (if you have health problems consult your doctor before starting any exercise program) every day, taking any prescribed medications as instructed and having regular check-ups to catch changes quickly you can impact your health tremendously. ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you had a bypass on your aorta, is that considered coronary artery disease?
Coronaries are the arteries directly to the heart.
Aorta goes from heart to the abdomen and divides into iliacs which go toward the legs.
Some coronary grafts start on ascending aorta with veins to distal coronaries. ...Read more
Atherosclerosis: Far and away the most common reason for this is build up of plaque in the arteries, called atherosclerosis. This is caused by a combination of high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, and aging. Reducing these risk factors (we can't do anything about age except exercise!) helps prevent this from happening. ...Read more
The heart: Coronary arteries suply the heart and all its structures with oxygenated blood. ...Read more
Pain, heart attack: Depending on how severe the blockage is, this could cause pain on exertion or permanent damage from a heart attack. ...Read more
Definition and cause: Angina isused to describe heart pain that specifically comes from an obstruction to the heart muscle's blood supply. The causes can be due to mechanical obstruction like a plaque, a clot or a combination. The heart arteries are muscular and can constricy and relax. Constriction (often found where there is clot and inflammation) of the arteries, or spasm, can contribute or in some cases cause angina. ...Read more