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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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Do giant aneurysms in coronary arteries, effect normal development on infants?

Do giant aneurysms in coronary arteries, effect normal development on infants?

No: They should not affect normal development however make sure the infant is followed closely by a pediatric cardiologist. I'm assuming they were caused by kawasaki disease. ...Read more

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Would a cta scan of chest show coronary artery aneurysms?

Would a cta scan of chest show coronary artery aneurysms?

CTA: A coronary cta should show them. A general chest cta would be less sensitive. ...Read more

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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?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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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

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Can you get coronary artery disease from drugs?

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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An addendum - totally happened within 6 months of taking crestor! Cannot convince dr. That gets a kickback from this drug. Coronary arteries-clean!

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

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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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Any drugs out there to break up plaque in coronary arteries rather than all invasive stuff? Clot buster drugs but nothing for plaque?

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

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Likely to die during aneurysm clipping surgery? Momhaving it inweeks; she's 48, COPD, Heart disease, coronary artery disease, many heartissues 95lbs 5'7

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

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I'm diabetic, am I more likely to develop coronary artery 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

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I'm just wondering, if you had a bypass on your aorta, is that considered coronary artery disease?

I'm just wondering, if you had a bypass on your aorta, is that considered coronary artery disease?

No: 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

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Can fasting clear your coronary arteries?

Can fasting clear your coronary arteries?

No: Unfortunately only sustained significant drops in cholesterol count seem to do that. A fast here and there would have no significant effect on existing coronary plaque. ...Read more

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How do the coronary arteries get their name?

How do the coronary arteries get their name?

Description location: Left main gives off left anterior descending & left circumflex & the right coronary artery. ...Read more

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How can the coronary arteries become blocked?

How can the coronary arteries become blocked?

Atherosclerosis: A process that begins at birth. It can progress due to smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and in those with a family history. Know your risk factors and be proactive in treating them. ...Read more

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What do the coronary arteries provide to the body?

What do the coronary arteries provide to the body?

Blood supply: Blood supply (and thereby oxygen, nutrients) to the heart. ...Read more

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My friend has blocked coronary arteries. What are the possible causes?

My friend has blocked coronary arteries. What are the possible causes?

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

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Which tissues do coronary arteries supply oxygen to?

Which tissues do coronary arteries supply oxygen to?

The heart: Coronary arteries suply the heart and all its structures with oxygenated blood. ...Read more

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What happens when a coronary arteries become clogged?

What happens when a coronary arteries become clogged?

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

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Are you able to see the coronary arteries on an echo?

Rarely & only a part: Rarely on a very good echo you can see a small part of the beginning of the left coronary artery, but this test should not be used to assess the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Can you please explain the function of the coronary artery?

Can you please explain the function of the coronary artery?

Blood to the heart: The coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle. These are the same arteries that get blocked/clogged by cholesterol and plaque which can lead to a heart attack. ...Read more

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What happens if the coronary artery is blocked for a few seconds?

Heart Attack: Blockage of a coronary artery is a heart attack. If the blockage is relieved within seconds, damage can be avoided. The symptoms would be the same as any heart attack--ranging from none to severe chest pain, shortness of breath, etc. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are coronary artery anomalies, causes, & complications?

Please tell me what are coronary artery anomalies, causes, & complications?

Congenital disease: Thee are unusual ways the coronaries have developed. Most are benign. Some can be lethal, such as when one artery, like the lad, can course between the major artery trunks and can cause passing out, arrhythmia or death. See a cardiologist for help! ...Read more

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How do coronary artery spasms differ from angina?

How do coronary artery spasms differ from angina?

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

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What is single coronary artery? How is it diagnosed?

What is single coronary artery? How is it diagnosed?

? you mean single ca: Do you mean single coronary artery disease. this means that the blockage is in just one vessel. This would be diagnosed with a heart cath. ...Read more

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Coronary Artery (Definition)

Coronary artery is the name given to the blood vessels that supply the myocardium. The word coronary was coined by the first anatomists that noticed that if you remove all muscle from the heart the remaining vessels resemble the shape of a corona or crown. ...Read more


Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more