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What would left anterior descending coronary artery blockage cause?

What would left anterior descending coronary artery blockage cause?

Left anterior descen: This has been called the "widow maker" artery that can cause angus, heart attack or myocardial infarction, or sudden death. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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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's mean mild coronary artery disease involving the left anterior descending and the right coronary artery? It's something to worry? Heart attack?

What's mean mild coronary artery disease involving the left anterior descending and the right coronary artery? It's something to worry? Heart attack?

MDs visual judgement: I would be quite wary of the assessment, likely based on a coronary angiogram. Get a copy of all the images, on a cdrom from hospital, &closely examine yourself. Do not settle for someone else's interpretation, its not their body/heart. Any narrowing (stenosis) means advanced atherosclerosis with previous plaque ruptures; clots which have fibrosed/not-cleared; narrowed the opening of the artery. ...Read more

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What would cause a high coronary artery score and yet after a angiogram there isn't a blockage?

What would cause a high coronary artery score and yet after a angiogram there isn't a blockage?

Not unusual: The calcium score is a measure of calcium in the wall of the artery. An angiogram measures the degree of blockage in the lumen of the artery. A high calcium score is a measure of the risk of devolping obstructive coronary disease; it does not make the diagnsosis of obstructive coronary disease. ...Read more

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What are the causes of coronary artery blockage?

What are the causes of coronary artery blockage?

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 more

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What could cause a high (1100+) right coronary artery score and yet after a angiogram, they find no blockage?

What could cause a high (1100+) right coronary artery score and yet after a angiogram, they find no blockage?

Great question: An angiogram is showing plaque buildup that is impacting blood flow within the lumen of the vessel but before you have that happen you can get atherosclerotic buildup within the wall of the vessel that grows outward. This can be seen by CT but can appear very minimal on an angiogram. However if you have a CT with high calcium score I recommend medical therapy for coronary disease (statin, aspirin) ...Read more

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What would cause a high (1100+) right coronary artery score and yet after an angiogram, they find no blockage?

What would cause a high (1100+) right coronary artery score and yet after an angiogram, they find no blockage?

Calcicardiogram: The study you refer to scores calcium in vessel walls. This does not always correlate with coronary obstruction. It does imply the disease process is present. ...Read more

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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

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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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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

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Would left coronary artery blockage produce ischemia of left ventricle and right axis deviation on ekg?

Would left coronary artery blockage produce ischemia of left ventricle and right axis deviation on ekg?

It could: You should discuss this with your doctor to see how severe the ischemia is and w to manage it ...Read more

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How can coronary artery blockage be diagnosed by alternative medical practitioners?

Not easy: Even with state of the art technology at large cardiac centers its not 100%. Even with catheterization, ct scans etc its still not clear which plaque is vulnerable and could cause a future event. Alternative drs and homeopathic medications may have its place, but for a life threatening condition such as this I would stick to traditional investigations and treatment. ...Read more

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What metabolic activities occur coronary artery blockage?

What metabolic activities occur coronary artery blockage?

Coronary arteries: Please rephrase this questions it doesn't make any sense in its current form. I'd be glad to answer if I can understand what you are asking :-). ...Read more

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My coronary arteries are highly calcified. Does this mean that there is blockage? Other than angiogram, is there a less invasive test to show block?

My coronary arteries are highly calcified. Does this mean that there is blockage? Other than angiogram, is there a less invasive test to show block?

Angioangiogram: Usually calcification and coronary artery blockages go hand in hand. You have already had the gold standard test-the angiogram. There are less invasive tests e.g. Coronary ct scan, which usually shows calcium but not as sensitive or specfic as a angiogram. ...Read more

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Does angiogram show heart coronary arteries blockage?

Does angiogram show heart coronary arteries blockage?

Yes: Yes, a coronary angiogram is the most widely used test to look for blockages in the arteries of the heart and to decide the best treatment option (medication only vs stent vs bypass surgery). ...Read more

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How would a blockage in one of the coronary arteries affect the hearts stroke volume?

How would a blockage in one of the coronary arteries affect the hearts stroke volume?

By decreasing oxygen: The heart muscle depends on oxygen supplied by the coronary arteries to effectively function. When the artery is narrowed it can decrease the supply of oxygen and decrease the force of the muscle contraction. The stroke volume is a measure of how much blood the heart forces out with each beat. ...Read more

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What is coronary artery blockage?

Usually atheroma: Usually cholesterol based but can also have calcium and fibrous material as well. Occurs when natural barrier called the endothelium is disrupted allowing these items to infiltrate and eventually block the artey. ...Read more

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What tests are used to diagnose coronary artery blockage?

What tests are used to diagnose coronary artery blockage?

Invasive and non: Coronary blockage is defined as enough narrowing to cause symptoms, or to show up on a stress test. Stress tests look for signs of reduced heart muscle oxygen supply (e.g. Ekg changes during exercise, weak heart squeezing on echo, or nuclear perfusion defects). Angiography ("cardiac cath") is invasive, injecting dye into the arteries to image blockages, and stents can be inserted at the same time. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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. Krishna Kumar
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Cardiac (Definition)

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