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What Causes Thrombosis Of The Coronary Arteries
Arterioclerosis: Arteriosclerosis or plaque buildup in the wall of the coronary arteries will narrow the lumen to the point where there is flow restriction, then clot formation. The plaque may rupture, allowing a flap-like effect, blocking the lumen, resulting in clot formation. Trauma may cause a separation of the layers of the wall, and this dissection results in clot formation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
Several: There are a number of risk factors that lead to plaque in the coronary arteries which is the reason for the blockage. Some of these are smoking, high blood pressure, unhealthy diet, an abnormally high cholesterol, lack of exercise, and obesity. There are also hereditary factors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Genes and lifestyle: Coronary thrombus is a clot in an artery that feeds the heart. Anything that damages or roughens the lining of the blood vessels could result in clot formation, such as elevated cholesterol and hypertension. Risk factors include family history of heart disease, being male, increasing age, elevated cholesterol or ldl, obesity, smoking, and being sedentary. ...Read more
Chest pain: There may be no symptoms but if the blockage is severe enough, chest pain, especially on exertion, can occur. Also heart attack or even sudden death. Therefore, good to see your doctor and be advised of your risk factors and ways to prevent coronary artery blockage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Picture this: The coronary arteries branch off from the walls of the aorta, and dive down into the outer layer of the heart mucle. On the left side, the left main artery branches into the left anterior decending (lad), which runs down the front wall of the heart, and the circumflex, which runs around the lateral wall. On the right, the right coronary artery runs along the bottom wall of the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Another idea: Narrowing of coronary arteries usually is a result of atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque on the arterial walls. It is the long term effect of inflammation, cholesterol and aspects of lifestyle. If someone is motivated to change exercise habits, stress levels and diet, investigate the insurers- and medicare-approved program of dr. Dean ornish (www.Pmri.Org). It's work but can reverse this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Many things contribute; some modifiable, others not. Things you can't change include family history, gender, genetics (although you can test for the latter). Things you can change or at least affect: smoking (stop!), exercise, diet, cholesterol & other biomarkers, diabetes/prediabetes/insulin resistance, blood pressure. Remember that often the 1st sign of chd is sudden death-so don't wait! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can vary: Classic symptoms are chest tightness with shortness of breathe with exertion.Pts have sweating , nausea, and have left arm pain. Pts may also have jaw pain. The symptoms resolve with rest.However most pts dont have such clasic symptoms.Diabetics may have no symptoms at all and they are among the highest risk group.Women tend to have atypical symptoms too.If your concerned w/ risk factors see ur dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RCA: read this: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/cardiovascular_diseases/anatomy_and_function_of_the_coronary_arteries_85,P00196/Get a more detailed answer ›
Variable significanc: It depends on how large the fistulas are. A small coronary fistula can be without major effect. However, I have seen large coronary fistulas that require surgical or catheter repair. I suppose "bilateral" means both left and right coronary arteries have connections to either a coronary vein / atrium or other venous structure. ...Read more
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