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Doctor insights on: Personalized Wall Plaques

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Are saturated fats always found in plaque build up on arterial walls?

Are saturated fats always found in plaque build up on arterial walls?

It contributes to pl: Plaque consists of calcium, fat, cholesterol and cellular waste, so there is some saturated fat along with calcium and cholesterol in the arterial plaque which causes atherosclerosis. ...Read more

Plaque (Definition)

A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their ...Read more


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Prominent interface hepatic score 4/4 Spotty necrosis score 2/4 Fibrous expation of portal area score 3/6 What would that mean?

Prominent interface hepatic score 4/4
Spotty necrosis score 2/4
Fibrous expation of portal area score 3/6
What would that mean?

GI: its best you consult a Gastroenterologist to explain this to you. I'm sure a healthtap doctor specializig in GI can be of some assistance. ...Read more

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Does a normal CT Calcium Score Scan eliminate possibility of Atherosclerosis plaque build up in arteries?

Does a normal CT Calcium Score Scan eliminate possibility of Atherosclerosis plaque build up in arteries?

Not entirely: Usually, a calcium score >100 indicates that calcium deposits are present & that coronary heart disease/obstruction is likely present. Scores between 0 & 100 are considered normal, but this may just indicate a very small amount of calcium that hasn't progressed to disease yet. At your age, follow heart disease prevention--non-smoking, healthy eating/exercise, not calcium score. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Idiopathic carotid dissection...No plaque, no disease, horner's. Coumadin/plavix. Fit/very lean 52 y.O. Man-what exercise is okay 2 years out?

Idiopathic carotid dissection...No plaque, no disease, horner's. Coumadin/plavix.  Fit/very lean 52 y.O. Man-what exercise is okay 2 years out?

Arteriopathy?: Coumadin (warfarin) is indicated for 6 mos. Plavix is not indicated. You should be screened for marfan's, ehlers-danlos type iv, bicuspid aortic valve. The incidence of recurrence is 1%/year for 10 years. If you send me a private request with your email address, i'll email you a review from the new england journal of medicine. Exercises that extend your neck should be avoided. O/w no specific prohibition. ...Read more

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Would calcified pleural plaques look the same as melanoma metastasis on a regular CT scan?

Would calcified pleural plaques look the same as melanoma metastasis on a regular CT scan?

No, they would: not look alike. Calcified plaques are very dense, melanoma density is often greater than normal soft tissue, but far below calcium. ...Read more

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Section studied shows cystic spaced, the wall comprising of fibro collagenous tissue. The spaces show focal lining by multilayered oval to round cells?

Section studied shows cystic spaced, the wall comprising of fibro collagenous tissue. The spaces show focal lining by multilayered oval to round cells?

Speak with your MD: Please speak with your md about your concerns. Interpretation of a section needs to be in the context of the clinical situation and the reason for the biopsy. ...Read more

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Can excercise+diet+statin clear arterial plaque??

Can excercise+diet+statin clear arterial plaque??

Probably: Atheroscleortic plaque can be decreased by diet, medication and exercise. Case studies show that even in patients with coronary artery disease who have had bypass, dietary changes can play a significant role in preventing further worsening of arterial changes and may reverse pre-existing disease. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11832674 ...Read more

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Is it true that a coronary ct angio 64 slice with calcium scoring can see inside the walls of your arteries? Unlike an invasive angio?

Is it true that a coronary ct angio 64 slice with calcium scoring can see inside the walls of your arteries? Unlike an invasive angio?

True .: a traditional coronary angiogram shows the lumen of the artery. It's all about the plaque. The CT angiogram will give a very nice picture of the artery wall and the plaque. ...Read more

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What is a 0.7cm pericardial effusion at posterior lv wall 1.4cm around rv and RA wall with a layer of echo dense material do I need surgery. thank you.

What is a 0.7cm pericardial effusion at posterior lv wall 1.4cm around rv and RA wall with a layer of echo dense material do I need surgery. thank you.

Pericarial effusion: A pericardial effusion greater than 1.0 cm in thickness is significant. As to the trreatment and the significance of the echodense material, you need to call your cardiologist for an interpretation and an assessment of its clinical significance. ...Read more

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Ct scan.Minimal air trappin at lung bases.mild pectus enteric assessment.Bladder wall thickening.L.ovarian functional cyct 3.4 .plz Explaination drs.

Ct scan.Minimal air trappin at lung bases.mild pectus enteric assessment.Bladder wall thickening.L.ovarian functional cyct 3.4 .plz Explaination drs.

Nothing acute : Air trapping indicates something like asthma or COPD. Pectus implies a curve in sternum or breast bone. Bladder wall thickness may be due to partially distended. Small ovarian cyst normal for women your age. Enteric assessment evaluate stomach. Should talk to your doctor ...Read more

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How will plaque build up on the artery walls?

How will plaque build up on the artery walls?

Various ways: you might mean this: damage to the walls causes plaque. Hi blood pressure, cigarettes, high choleserol cause damage and plaques. The way in which it builds up is gradually over years. ...Read more

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Calcified pleural plaques lower thorax?

Calcified pleural plaques lower thorax?

Exposed to asbestos: Means that you may have or have worked around asbestos. Will not affect your breathing but may put you at risk for mesothelioma. Would have you doc keep an eye on them every so often. ...Read more

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Moderate plaque bilaterally with shadowing. In light of the limitations related to shadowing plaque, consider further evaluation with followup CT angi?

Moderate plaque bilaterally with shadowing. In light of the limitations related to shadowing plaque, consider further evaluation with followup CT angi?

Carotid doppler: Your carotid arteries were heavily enough calcified that the calcifications were blocking the ultrasound beam enough that the degree of carotid stenosis cannot be evaluated, thus the suggestion for ct angio. Heavy calcification may also effect the ct angio too. Mra (magnetic resonance angiography) would be another consideration which would not be effected by the calcium. ...Read more

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How do ateromatous plaques clog vessels?

Fat in artery walls: Atheromatous plaques form when soluble fat and cholesterols cool and collect on vessel walls where pre- existing damage has occurred. Diet restriction, oral omega 3 fish oil helps keep in soluble form to transport to muscle to burn thus not coat vessel walls. ...Read more

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"Poor endocardial definition precludes localized wall motion assessment septal dyskinesis questionable" what does this mean?

"Poor endocardial definition precludes localized wall motion assessment septal dyskinesis questionable" what does this mean?

Sub-optimal: It means that, for reasons unrelated to your health, they couldn't see the walls of your heart very well, but they think that the interventricular septum was not contracting normally. Previous heart surgery or left bundle branch block could do that. ...Read more

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Can a CT CHEST W/CST. + 3D visualize the coronary arteries well? The connections of the coronary arteries?

Can a CT CHEST W/CST. + 3D visualize the coronary arteries well?  The connections of the coronary arteries?

Yes: The test is excellent for ruling out significant coronary disease. It's not so good for determining the severity of coronary disease in people with known disease or who have stents since the x-ray can't penetrate calcified deposits or metal well enough. But in healthy (non-calcified) vessels, it's very accurate. ...Read more

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Can a CT CHEST W/CST. + 3D visualize the coronary arteries well? The connections of the coronary arteries? Help please....

Can a CT CHEST W/CST. + 3D visualize the coronary arteries well?  The connections of the coronary arteries? Help please....

EVALUATE CAD: A chest CT WITH CORONARY ARTERY cuts and 3d images will help with documentation of calcification. A thallium scan is more effective for blood flow distribution. Then have results reviewed with cardiologist. ...Read more

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Presacral granuloma with peripheral calcification within the midline subcutaneous tissues. on butt. says not related to palpable finding. I'm Confused

Presacral granuloma with peripheral calcification within the midline subcutaneous tissues. on butt. says not related to palpable finding. I'm Confused

Incidental finding: On the MRI, they did not some soft tissue lesions with calcification in your subcutaneous tissues in the midline. When they get an MRI for a superficial lesion they will often put a marker there to identify the area in question. So presumably these lesions were not in the area of the palpable "mass" being evaluated. I would discuss with your doctor and go through your MRI with him or her. ...Read more

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