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What is the treatment for narrowing of coronary arteries?

What is the treatment for narrowing of coronary arteries?

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 more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Artery (Definition)

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


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What is the treatment for coronary arteriosclerosis?

What is the treatment for coronary arteriosclerosis?

Cad: Risk factor modification, BP control, and using medications that improve the supply-demand balance in coronary blood (and hence oxygen) supply. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for coronary artery disease?

What is the treatment for coronary artery disease?

Many: There are many components to treatment including quitting smoking if you smoke, eating healthy and working toward a healthy weight if needed, regular exercise, identification & then treatment of modifiable risk factors (i.e. Blood pressure, cholesterol & other advanced markers, diabetes, more) , and then regular follow-up to ensure goals are being met & new advances in treatment incorporated. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for carotid artery stenosis?

What is the treatment for  carotid artery stenosis?

See below: Carotid artery disease means that the carotid arteries have blockage, usually in the form of atherosclerosis. This can cause stroke. The more severe the blockage, the greater the risk in the absence of neurological symptoms, most cases can be handled with medicine and close periodic follow up by a vascular surgeon. However, if the blockage is more than 80%, surgery will reduce the risk of stroke. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for coronary artery anomaly?

What is the best treatment for coronary artery anomaly?

It depends: Depending on the type of coronary artery anomaly, no treatment may be necessary. For other types of anomalies, surgery may be necessary to reduce the risk of future cardiac events. Consult your cardiologist who should be able to help answer your questions about your specific type of abnormality and potential risks. ...Read more

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What is the pacemaker for the coronary arteries called?

What is the pacemaker for the coronary arteries called?

Pacemaker: The coronary arteries are blood vessels and do not have a pacemaker. They react as do all other arteries but not to a pacemaking structure like the sinus node for the heart. ...Read more

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What is the treatment and prognosis for someone with a combination of carotid occlusion/stenosis and occlusion/stenosis of the basilar artery?

What is the treatment and prognosis for someone with a combination of carotid occlusion/stenosis and occlusion/stenosis of the basilar artery?

Depends: Artery disease in the neck vessels (carotid/basilar) is associated with risk for stroke. Your doc, vascular provider can best assess all the associated factors and give you a risk assessment. Treatments vary from medical management, nicotine cessation, stenting, surgery and combinations of them all. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for carotid artery disease?

What is the treatment for carotid artery disease?

Endarterectomy: This is an operation that removes the plaque from the lumen of the artery. Traditionally this is the gold standard treatment for carotid disease. In some patients however that are high risk for surgery your doctor may recommend carotid stenting. Either way maximal medical management of peripheral vascular disease should be incorporated into the treatment paradigm. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for arteriosclerosis of extremities?

What is the treatment for arteriosclerosis of extremities?

PAD: Quitting smoking, couple with antiplatelet therapy, and vasodilator therapy. Aggressive walking program will improve collateral circulation and reduce claudication pain. ...Read more

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What is the jobs of the coronary arteries?

Coronary arteries: The coronary arteries carry blood to the heart muscle. All tissues need blood to be alive. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for coarctation of the aorta ?

What is the treatment for coarctation of the aorta ?

Surgery/angioplasty: If aortic coarctation is severe enough to cause hypertension and/or heart failure, then treatments may include surgery or balloon angioplasty with or without aortic stenting. The choice of procedure depends on patient age, aortic arch anatomy, and co-existing cardiac and non-cardiac conditions. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of coronary arteries?

Heart's supply: They supply blood to the heart muscle itself (not to be confused with the blood inside the heart's chambers which is delivered to all other organs). ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis for coronary artery disease?

Various: If you're asking how CAD is diagnosed, there are actually many ways. Direct testing can show it (ie stress test, calcium scan, catheterization). We also consider the presence of vascular disease elsewhere in the body to be equiv. To having cad. So if someone has blocked circulation in the legs, or a history of certain kinds of stroke, they'd be treated like they have cad. It's a systemic process. ...Read more

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What is treatment of blockage of small branch of coronary artery?

What is treatment of blockage of small branch of coronary artery?

Medication: Most would treat disease of smaller branches with medications if there is symptoms. If not improved with meds, angioplasty could be considered. ...Read more

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What is the function of coronary arteries?

What is the function of coronary arteries?

Supply Blood 2 Heart: Blockages in the coronary arteries result in heart attacks. ...Read more

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What is stenosis of the carotid?

What is stenosis of the carotid?

Narrowing: The carotids are arteries that carry blood up your neck and into your head. Stenosis means narrowing. ...Read more

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What is the function of coronary arteries and veins?

What is the function of coronary arteries and veins?

Arteries/veins: Every organ needs a supply line (artery) and discharge (vein). Think of your faucet and drain. The coronary arteries supply the heart muscle with oxygen and energy, the veins carry off the metabolic waste. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for coronary artery blockage?

It depends: It depends on the degree of blockage and the symptoms. If the blockage of the coronary artery is >70% and the ischemia is reversible and the patient is symptomatic, revascularization (angioplasty/stent or surgery) is usually recommended, however there are patients have contraindications for intervention and they might be treated only by medications. Treatment is highly individualized. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Coronary Artery (Definition)

Coronary artery is the name given to the blood vessels that supply the myocardium. The word coronary was coined by the first anatomists that noticed that if you remove all muscle from the heart the remaining vessels resemble the shape of a corona or crown. ...Read more


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Cardiac (Definition)

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