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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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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


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My right artery from my heart has a blockage and they have to back for a roto rooter procedure. Could not unblock all of it the first time. Complicat?

My right artery from my heart has a blockage and they have to back for a roto rooter procedure.  Could not unblock all of it the first time. Complicat?

More complex : A rotoblator procedure is more complex than a cardiac stent. It means that there is significant calcification of the artery that cannot be stented by conventional means. If all goes well, it is a same day procedure and you will typically leave home the next day. It has a higher complication rate however. ...Read more

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Artery heart blockage mild,what are the risks of having a heart attack? Thanks

Artery heart blockage mild,what are the risks of having a heart attack? Thanks

About 20% over 10y: If you have ever had a heart attack before, and you are not having major heart symptoms now, then your risk for a heart attack or stroke over the next 10 yrs is about 20%. Taking 40-80 mg of atorvastatin daily would decrease risk to about 10%. Visit my website, http://CardioGauge.com for info about calculating risk for heart attack and stroke. Good luck! ...Read more

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If I have a 40% blocked artery in my heart in 9/13 & I'm still a smoker & obese what would the blockage be today? Besides quittin what else can I do?

If I have a 40% blocked artery in my heart in 9/13 & I'm still a smoker & obese what would the blockage be today? Besides quittin what else can I do?

No way to know: without another cath. Start by walking at least 20 minutes a day ever day. Switch to a diet of mostly plant based proteins. Avoid ALL refined sugars and processed starchy foods. Avoid all carbonated beverages and sports drinks. Your goal is to eat an anti-inflammatory diet. Get your weight down to a normal BMI. The blockages result from highly inflamed arteries that your body is trying to seal off ...Read more

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How much blockage in artery or arteries can cause a heart attack. Also does blockage come from plaque and clot.

How much blockage in artery or arteries can cause a heart attack.  Also does blockage come from plaque and clot.

Blockage is 100%: to suffer an injury the artery must get closed off for a period of time. Talks about percent stenosis (narrowing) reflect how much of the native artery remains open for flow, that number also gives an estimate about how possible it would be for a small clot to come along and plug up that vessel. The usual way the "door slams shut" is when a clot floats in and finishes making a blockage. ...Read more

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What are my chances of having artery blockage or a heart attack after a normal nuclear stress test?

What are my chances of having artery blockage or a heart attack after a normal nuclear stress test?

Very small : A myocardial perfusion scan done in good hands and at a good workload, i.e. Achieved > 85% max predicted heart rate that is normal bodes well for u. Typically if totally normal, your risk of an adverse cardiovascular outcome is less than 1% over next 3 years. At your young age, you ought not to get another nuclear scan if no symptoms, but rather focus on a heart heathy lifestyle. Mediterraneandiet ...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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How do I reduce the risk of a heart attack via coronary artery blockage?

How do I reduce the risk of a heart attack via coronary artery blockage?

Proactive care: Big topic. Briefly: maintain healthy weight, exercise regularly, eat healthy diet, don't use tobacco, limit alcohol consumption, manage stress, have regular physicals with a physician focused on proactive care. Eval generally looks for high blood pressure, diabetes/pre-diabetes/insulin resistance, cholesterol panel. More advanced "cholesterol" testing is available and better at predicting risk. ...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