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Symptom Of Left Lateral Wall Blockage In 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
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
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
Sir, I am 52 years old. I had heart attack in 2009 and angiography showed 85% blockage. Then I continued my medicine and I felt good. Then I left my med?
Your bio stated you are 23 y/o but you say 53???
Never a good idea to stop your meds w/o your PCP approval. See your PCP ASAP for revaluation ...Read more
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
Stress echo showed heart wall abnormality cardiologist wants to do a lhc to see if blockage in lad. Safe while being treated for diverticulitis?
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
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
Have had mild arm pain (mostly left), shoulder to elbow, for a month or so. Anxiety about heart attacks. Can this mean arteriosclerosis? Or blockage?
What type of surgury will I need I have a cardac problem I went to the heart doctor I gotan untersound of the neck the results on my left side I have blockage from the neck to the upper part of my left arm and becausee of this problem I get num in the ar
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Having a gurgling feeling under left breast, sternum area. Not painful but scared! Possible blood clot or blockage in heart!? Freaking out.....
Symptoms: What you describe does not sound heart related. It also does not sound vascular. It is more likely gut or bronchial related. ...Read more
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
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
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
Stress test: It is a very good way. Doctors choose the tests they feel fit the situation and the information needed. ...Read more
If a 90 yr old was taken off of Coumadin (warfarin) 5 weeks ago and then had a heart attack, could that cause blockage in the heart that caused heart attack?
MI: At age 90 can't blame a heart attack simply on any cause. Withdrawal of warfarin is a possible contributor to a heart attack. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes --: But to keep it open is another challenge --. ...Read more
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