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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Coronary Occlusion

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Can a 450 lb man with sob after walking 20 ft be having symptoms of coronary artery occlusion? He becomes sweating profusely and very short of breath

Can a 450 lb man with sob after walking 20 ft be having symptoms of coronary artery occlusion?  He becomes sweating profusely and very short of breath

Definitely : Symptoms of coronary ischemia (poor blood flow to heart) can be quite variable. Many people do not have the classic symptoms of squeezing chest pressure shortness of breath etc. Some people have just shortness of breath or belly pain or no symptoms at all. A 450 pound man is certainly at risk. Get to a doctor asap. ...Read more

Obstruction (Definition)

Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more


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Is it possible to have a coronary occlusion but not be classed as having coronary heart disease?

Is it possible to have a coronary occlusion but not be classed as having coronary heart disease?

Rarely: Un cases such as a spontaneous coronary dissection but these are very very rare. ...Read more

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What does coronary occlusion acute, arterio-sclerotic cardio vascular disease and acute myocardial infarction mean?

What does coronary occlusion acute, arterio-sclerotic cardio vascular disease and acute myocardial infarction mean?

the same thing: Arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease means blockages in the coronary arteries. The manifestation of coronary artery blockage is a heart attack. When this happen suddenly, we say it is acute. ...Read more

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Could death at age 45 in 1960 due to coronary occlusion after 3 years of angina been aortic dissection/aneurysm in undiagnosed marfan's? No autopsy.

Could death at age 45 in 1960 due to coronary occlusion after 3 years of angina been aortic dissection/aneurysm in undiagnosed marfan's? No autopsy.

Very Possibly if...: If the patient was a non smoker and had characteristics suggestive of marfan's, then i would think that aortic dissection would be the more likely cause of demise in a 45 year old. ...Read more

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61 yr old hypertensive male has total occlusion of right coronary andom.Stenting of om1 done. Ejection fraction is 45-50%. Is CABG indicated for rca?

61 yr old hypertensive male has total occlusion of right coronary andom.Stenting of om1 done. Ejection fraction is 45-50%. Is CABG indicated for rca?

Likely no: The damage that could have been done from the occluded rca has already happened, and the vessel can't get worse than totally occluded, so, provided that anginalsymptoms symptoms are controlled there is no need to do anything. Overtime, compensation typically occurs for an occluded vessel in the form of progressive collateral circulation. ...Read more

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I have coronary ramus artery occlusion. The md wants tomanage it medically rather than putting a stent. Your opinion?

I have coronary ramus artery occlusion. The md wants tomanage it medically rather than putting a stent. Your opinion?

Stent: You should ask your doctor to explain the therapy of CAD and when procedures like stenting are indicated and not indicated. The presence of the occluded ramus does not necessarily imply stenting is indicated. ...Read more

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Have chronic radial artery occlusion. Having pain. When is coronary bypass done. Good flow in ulnar artery. Advice.

When needed: Having occlude radial artery no major problem ulnar art is there as for pain is it chest pain? Then u should be w/u for that with ur cardiologist with stress test or other , there are other options other than ur radial art for bypass ima r or l saph vein r or l but neede to c ur dr for DX and rec"s. ...Read more

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What are some uncommon acute coronary syndrome symptoms?

What are some uncommon acute coronary syndrome symptoms?

Can be no symptom: Left elbow pain is an odd one i've seen. Isolated, painless, exertional shortness of breath (dyspnea) is a fairly common but atypical presentation. Pain lasting for hours is very unusual but i've seen it. Painless confusion in the very elderly is another odd presentation that sometimes happens. Strange presentations tend to occur in the very elderly-young people are more typical. ...Read more

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Are symptoms of coronary spasms indicative of a condition or disease?

Are symptoms of coronary spasms indicative of a condition or disease?

Coronary spasm: Cornoary spasm can cause chest pain and heart arrhythmias. It is associated with other things that cause smooth muscle spasm like esophageal spasm as well. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Occlusion (Definition)

This refers to how the teeth come together. There are 3 classifications: normal or class i, an excessive overbite or class ii, and an ...Read more


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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more