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Doctor insights on: Symptom Of Left Lateral Wall Blockage In The Heart

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What is a left branch blockage of the heart?

What is a left branch blockage of the heart?

Left bundle branch: I presume you refer to a left bundle branch block found on an ECG. This is a slowing in electrical current flow through the left side of the heart. You could possibly also be referring to a block in a branch of the left coronary artery. I cannot tell from your wording which type ...Read more

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A 42yr old female trucker, overweight, right side of heart working harder than left side. What's it mean? Blockage on left side? Docctor recently told her this and wants to do echo test.

A 42yr old female trucker, overweight, right side of heart working harder than left side. What's it mean? Blockage on left side? Docctor recently told her this and wants to do echo test.

Pulmonary hypertensi: In an overweight person it is very likely they have sleep apnea. This can cause pulmonary hypertension which is elevated pressure in the pulmonary arteries. This in turn causes elevated pressure in the right heart. This person should be checked for sleep apnea and pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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Sir, I had a heart attack in 2009 and angiography showed 85% blockage. Then I continued my medicine and I was good for many years. Then I left my medic?

Sir, I had a heart attack in 2009 and angiography showed 85% blockage. Then I continued my medicine and I was good for many years. Then I left my medic?

Mistake: Even if you are feeling ok please get back to have check ups annually. Prevention is berrter than a heat attack at your age ...Read more

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Does heart blockage and left hand nerves pain have any connection.

Does heart blockage and left hand nerves pain have any connection.

Probably not: Some heart problems can cause pain in your left arm. Thus left arm pain is one of the signs of a heart attack. This type of problem is unsullied at your age. ...Read more

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Dear Doctor, the chest pain on left side is unbearable, sometimes I also feel immense pain when I breathe. Can there be a blockage in heart?

Dear Doctor, the chest pain on left side is unbearable, sometimes I also feel immense pain when I breathe. Can there be a blockage in heart?

Get it checked out: At 27, coronary blockage is low on the list of possible causes, but the pain with breathing suggests other possibilities, including pericarditis (inflammation of the covering of the heart) or even muscular or skeletal type pain. Get your symptoms checked out with a qualified practitioner. ...Read more

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What part of the heart would receive less blood if the were a blockage in the left main coronary artery?

What part of the heart would receive less blood if the were a blockage in the left main coronary artery?

Left main: Most of the blood to the left ventricle passes thru the left main. That is why it is such a serious lesion. ...Read more

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Had a heart angiogram show blockage in my left main coronary artery. Ok.Why?

Had a heart angiogram show blockage in my left main coronary artery. Ok.Why?

Emergency: Blockage in the left main coronary artery is considered an emergency condition requiring urgent intervention by angioplasty or bypass surgery. This situation is associated with high mortality if left alone. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had a heart angiogram with 70% blockage in my left main coronary artery. No stint. Dr afraid he would block. Why?

What do you recommend if I had a heart angiogram with 70% blockage in my left main coronary artery. No stint. Dr afraid he would block. Why?

Bypass surgery: Everything is a balance between risk/benefit. Often with a > 50% left main blockage, a bypass surgery is the safest choice. Medical therapy alone carries a high risk of sudden death due to the severity of the blockage. A stent placement there, though relatively simple - might have a catastrophic outcome if any slight thing went wrong. A stent is indicated if surgery is higher than usual risk. ...Read more

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89 yr old in hospital on aspirin clopidogrel and warfarin for stroke and heart attack has had another stroke and blockage seen on Brain scan and swelling left side of brain how come while on so many thinners is it possible?

89 yr old in hospital on aspirin clopidogrel and warfarin for stroke and heart attack has had another stroke and blockage seen on Brain scan and swelling left side of brain how come while on so many thinners is it possible?

Yes, it can happen: For several reasons, the case isn't easy, and it seems that there is lot going on. I trust that the hospital and the treating doctors are doing their best, wish you all, the best ...Read more

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Can you tell if there's s blockage in the heart with a EKG?

Can you tell if there's s blockage in the heart with a EKG?

Possibly.: An ECG may be entirely normal, even with severe blockages. An ECG can suggest blockage with changes that occur when the heart is actively receiving reduced blood flow, and will often show damage that has already occurred. Observing the ECG during exercise (stress test), particularly if coupled with an image such as echo or nuclear scan, will be more helpful in screening for blockages. ...Read more

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I have a brain tumor it's on the cranial nerves 3, 5, 7. Would this cause a blockage in the heart? Or if its on x would it?

I have a brain tumor it's on the cranial nerves 3, 5, 7. Would this cause a blockage in the heart? Or if its on x would it?

No correlation: Craneal n. Emerge directly from the brain. Only 1 and 2 emerge from cerebrum. The next 10 emerge from brain stem. 3, 5, 7 control eye movements, sensation from face, control muscle of mastication and facial expression. 10 control laryngeal/pharyngeal muscle and muscle of voice. No association with coronary blockage. Tumor location correlate with cn dysfunction. Have faith and fight the disease. ...Read more

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Is doing the stress test the best way to find an arterial blockage in the heart?

Is doing the stress test the best way to find an arterial blockage in the heart?

Sometimes: The appropriate test is influenced by the patient's prior cardiac history and procedures, sex of the patient, the presence of abnormalities in the patient's baseline ekg and the ability of the patient to excersize. ...Read more

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Does a myocardial perfusion scan show blockage in the heart?

Does a myocardial perfusion scan show blockage in the heart?

Blood Perfusion: The angiogram shows anatomic blockage of coronary arteries. The myocardial perfusion scan shows blood flow to the heart. Blood flow can get past large blockages (shown on angiography) if there are enough small, collateral vessels present. ...Read more

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What causes heart blockage?

What causes heart blockage?

How and causes!: Cholesterol accumulation, inflammation and ultimately blood clot formation! Genetic abnormalities, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, lack of exercise, obesity and chronic teeth/ gum disease can all lead to blockage. ...Read more

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How to open blockage in heart?

How to open blockage in heart?

Balloons or stents: When needed (blockages >75-80% of lumen of coronary arteries) they can be opened with balloons (angioplasty) or "scafolds" inside the vessels called stents.
At age 16 you should not be worried about blockages and the best thing you can do to prevent them is: do not smoke and live a healthy lifestyle with plenty of exercise and avoid being overweight ...Read more

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What is a blockage on the heart?

What is a blockage on the heart?

Several types: There are several types: electrical, hardening of the arteries which is the usual, and psychological. I think it would be more correct to say "in" the heart. Hrs www, thpmc. Org. ...Read more

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What does borderline heart blockage mean?

What does borderline heart blockage mean?

Coronary artery dz: When we say heart blockage we generally are referring the coronary arteries which supply blood to the muscle of the heart. When these close off, it usually results in a heart attack. Mild blockages would mean there is some narrowing of the vessel but not enough to cause any flow problems. Borderline is not a specific medical term, but probably means that it beginning to be enough to watch. ...Read more

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Will the clearing of an 80% blockage of the LAD help a a 20% efficient heart?

Will the clearing of an 80% blockage of the LAD help a a 20% efficient heart?

Sometimes: Heart function sometimes improves after opening a blocked artery but not always, especially if you have had a heart attack in the past. Symptoms of heart failure or angina, such as shortness of breath and chest pain are more important than the number attached to your heart function. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have no blockage and still have a heart attack?

Is it possible to have no blockage and still have a heart attack?

Rare maybe?: Some with spasm but that causes blockage
some with dissection but that causes blockage
some with Cocaine but that causes spasm
most are atherosclerosis with blockage! ...Read more

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Do I need another heart stent for a 50% blockage?

Do I need another heart stent for a 50% blockage?

Any symptoms?: If you're having no symptoms, it's doubtful that a stent would be helpful (and there's trouble and expense, as you know). There's no good evidence that coronary intervention in people without symptoms has any beneficial effects. ...Read more

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Can a holter monitor determine/portray a heart blockage?

Can a holter monitor determine/portray a heart blockage?

Not its job: A Holter monitor records the rhythm of your heart, looking for source of palpitations / passing out (syncope) and similar. Heart blockages are detected by stress tests, specialized CT/MRI scans, and cardiac catheterizations--to examine the blood vessels that serve the heart directly. ...Read more