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My mom has coronary artery disease I think. Says she gets chest pain when I stress her?

My mom has coronary artery disease I think. Says she gets chest pain when I stress her?

Needs to be checked: Hard to know what to make of what your mom says - she may be trying to manipulate you. If everyday stress is giving her angina, she has a severe problem and needs further treatment so, anyway you look at it, she needs to be evaluated! ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Coronary Artery Disease (Definition)

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death and disability in adults in the U.S. It develops when lipid (fatty) plaques builds up in the arteries. Eventually, the plaque can occlude the artery, thereby stopping blood flow to the organ supplied by that artery. If the artery supplies the heart, blockage causes a heart attack. If the blockage is in a brain vessel, the ...Read more


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I have coronary artery disease. I have been having shoulder pain, blade, neck pain at rest with walking, and with chest pain. Could it be my neck ?

I have coronary artery disease. I have been having shoulder pain, blade, neck pain at rest with walking, and with chest pain. Could it be my neck ?

Primary care screen: With a history of coronary artery disease and smoking , your primary care doctor needs to make sure that the symptoms are not related to your heart. If not, a physiatrist can further evaluate to deteine if there is a component related to the neck. In general, walking alone, without turning the neck, should not exacerbate neck pain. ...Read more

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I smoke have chest pains been evaluated by doctors what is the likelihood that I have coronary artery disease? Trying to quit smoking any suggestions?

I smoke have chest pains been evaluated by doctors what is the likelihood that I have coronary artery disease? Trying to quit smoking any suggestions?

Determination: Your chances of having significant coronary disease at 25 is minimal. Smoking is by choice, as is stopping. The first and most successful step is to decide to stop. Everything else is window dressing. Don't buy them, you won't smoke them. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the doctors detect coronary artery disease with an ultrasound before you get chest pain??

I'm wondering can the doctors detect coronary artery disease with an ultrasound before you get chest pain??

No: ultrasounds can't detect coronary artery disease directly. cardiac CTs can. stress tests and echos/ultrasounds can look for secondary effects of blockages - such as weak heart muscle from low blood flow or damages, or ECG changes from these. ...Read more

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I have been having episodes of chest pain, skipping in the night, nausea, can't sleep, very fatigue. I think I have coronary artery disease i'm terrified a heart attack is imminent. How would i know?

I have been having episodes of chest pain, skipping in the night, nausea, can't sleep, very fatigue. I think I have coronary artery disease i'm terrified a heart attack is imminent. How would i know?

See your family doc: It sounds more gastric or. Esophageal to me. See your family doctor and have appropriate tests run . A ct scan of your coronary arteries is a non- invasive way to check your coronary arteries. Also, a GI doc can check you for gastric and esophageal causes. I would also add in sleep apnea into the differential diagnosis due to skipped beats, anxiety or depression insomnia and daytime tiredness. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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How do doctors test for coronary artery disease? I'm a man in my mid-twenties. Every couple of months, i experience a sharp, shooting pain in the area of my chest that covers my heart. The shooting pain only last for a minute or two, and then is alleviate

How do doctors test for coronary artery disease? I'm a man in my mid-twenties. Every couple of months, i experience a sharp, shooting pain in the area of my chest that covers my heart. The shooting pain only last for a minute or two, and then is alleviate

Talk to your MD: There are many tests that can be done. The best starting place is to talk with your doctor and be examined. The md will judge whether or not additional tests (i.e.. Stress test) are needed depending on your story, family history, risk factors, and exam. ...Read more

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After normal chest X-ray echo ekg holter do I have possibility of coronary artery disease.18 y old?

After normal chest X-ray echo ekg holter do I have possibility of coronary artery disease.18 y old?

Doubt it: None of the tests you listed are conclusive studies for CAD. Why you had them done suggests someone with more information was looking for something else. You are the wrong age for CAD, unless you have the rare aging disease progeria.There are specific CAD studies like coronary angiogram that are more conclusive but the test is quite invasive. ...Read more

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Can an ECG diagnose coronary artery disease? Had hr of 160 went to er. Place on monitor and troponin done twice. Still have tight band around chest.

Can an ECG diagnose coronary artery disease? Had hr of 160 went to er. Place on monitor and troponin done twice. Still have tight band around chest.

EKG can give hints.: Gold standard for diagnosing coronary artery disease is angiography. Abnormal patterns of EKG can provide clues to the presence of heart disease, but is not sufficient to diagnose it. Even normal troponins only tell you that there hasn't been a heart attack recently. One could still have underlying coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Artery (Definition)

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


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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