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Who is responsible for naming coronary artery disease?

Who is responsible for naming coronary artery disease?

Giovanni Morgagni?: Giovanni morgagni is generally considered the father of anatomical pathology -- and may have been first to name the blood vessels around the heart, "coronary." they sit like a "crown" (latin: "coronarius") upon the heart. Morgagni also described "hardening" of these arteries. Many others, of course, have also contributed to the development of these ideas. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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 patients are effected by coronary artery disease?

What patients are effected by coronary artery disease?

Vast Majority: Atherosclerosis (known to start ~age 7), is dominant human behavior yet typically remains asymptomatic for decades because the disease is in the walls & the arteries enlarge, compensating for the disease. It is plaque ruptures, debris downstream & clots which produce the blood flow obstructions, heart muscle damage & death. Stress tests overwhelmingly miss the disease until after it is advanced. ...Read more

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How effective is a coronary stent for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is a coronary stent for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

Stent: When treating an obstructed coronary artery with a stent is the appropriate treatment, the stent if properly placed and without complications is usually 90-95% effective at relieving the symptoms associated with the obstructed artery. Stenting is not necessarily appropriate for all patients and treatment needs to be individualized. Discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is this life expectancy for someone with coronary artery disease?

What is this life expectancy for someone with coronary artery disease?

Depends: Also depends nature of severity of disease process , life style and if the disease process is being address. You have to be more specific with the diagnose, for example, some one with severe 3 vessel disease without revasculizations will be different if he/she has surgery or medical tx. ...Read more

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How reliable is a Cardiac CT for calcium scoring in determining whether someone has coronary artery disease or not? Thanks.

How reliable is a Cardiac CT for calcium scoring in determining whether someone has coronary artery disease or not? Thanks.

Well...: It is reliable, and it does NOT replace a stress test or if needed and angiogram... At your age coronaries should not have much calcium, and yet plaques unless they have calcium would not show. Your symptoms may not be cardiac but rather coming from the lungs... Seek medical attention soon!!! ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis for coronary artery disease?

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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Is a 60 y/o Diagnosed with Atherosclerotic heart disease of native coronary artery w/ angina pectoris w/ documented spasm allowed to have angiogram?

Is a 60 y/o Diagnosed with Atherosclerotic heart disease of native coronary artery w/ angina pectoris w/ documented spasm allowed to have angiogram?

He needs Angio: Angiogram is actually recommended if someone has a know history of atherosclerotic heart disease and has ongoing symptoms. I hope he is seeing a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Will every person who has genetic cholesterol problems definitely be diagnosed with coronary artery disease?

What kind of genetic: Cholesterol problem? Please remember that half of the heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol levels. It depends on what kind of cholesterol problem you have. Please discuss the matter with your doctor as there treatments available to address many problems. ...Read more

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Veterans administration what is the compensation for ischemic heart disease?

Veterans administration what is the compensation for ischemic heart disease?

Depends on severity: VA Compensation for any disability has to be 1st deemed 'Service connected(SC). Once established as SC, veterans are eligible for compensation, which is based on severity. Chest xrays, electrocardiogram , echocardiogram are a few of the main tests that determine severity of the heart disease. The results of the testing determine what the compensation is. Heart attacks obviously rate high. ...Read more

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Is coronary artery disease the same as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction? Please advise!

Is coronary artery disease the same as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction? Please advise!

CAD: is the same as arteriosclerosis, though arteriosclerosis can refer to sclerosing (scarring) of any artery, not just those in the heart. A myocardial infarction (commonly called a heart attack) occurs when there is complete cutoff of blood supply to some part of the heart muscles, usually due to underlying coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Is coronary artery disease the same as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction? More specifically how are they related?

Is coronary artery disease the same as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction? More specifically how are they related?

HEART ATTACK: Coronary artery disease is disease of the arteries to your heart. Atherosclerosis is hardening of those arteries. Myocardial infarction is injury to your heart muscle because oxygen carrying blood could not get thru your diseased , hardened coronary arteries. = heart attack. ...Read more

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Help please! is angina a life-threatning symptom of a coronary artery disease?

Help please! is angina a life-threatning symptom of a coronary artery disease?

Angina: Angina means chest pain with exertion. Stable angina is not a life threatning. Most of the times it can be managed medically. If symptoms are becoming more frequent and longer in duration then at that time you may need to have an angiogram. ...Read more

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How effective is angioplasty for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is angioplasty for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

Angioplasty: For patients with appropriate indications, coronary angioplasty is an effective treatment. The important words are appropriate indication and this is patient specific. The discussion needs to be had with the cardiologist who knows the patient best. ...Read more

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Who would need atherectomy for coronary artery disease (cad)?

Who would need atherectomy for coronary artery disease (cad)?

Uncommon situation.: Atherectomy means removal of the atheroma, that is, of the plaque that is causing the blockage of the artery. This particular procedure is rarely performed during coronary bypass surgery and involves removal of plaque from the right coronary artery. ...Read more

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How effective is percutaneous coronary for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is percutaneous coronary for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

PTCa: PTCA is highly effective for providing symptom relief in patients who are appropriate candidates for PTCA procedures. It does NOT cure the disease, it helps provide better flow through the diseased vessel, full diet, exercise, not smoking and medical therapy remain necessary for life after the procedures before them. ...Read more

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What is a concept map of coronary artery disease?

Anatomy: Hello noni -- i think you are referring to a coronary anatomy -- so for every procedure and surgery, the surgeon must know the anatomy of the organ they are trying to operate -- and in case of coronary anatomy, they vary some, so diagnostic evaluation is done preceding any surgical contemplation. ...Read more

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What percentage of undiagnosed coronary artery disease patients are female?

No precise #: While a exact # isnt really known, we know women tend to be missed due to atypical symptoms and late presentation. They also have more coronary artery vasospasm. So women need special attention and not be dismissed when they present with chest pain thats not the "text book" description. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Coronary Artery Disease (Definition)

The leading cause of death and disability in adults in the U.S. It develops when lipid (fatty) plaques builds up in the arteries, thereby stopping blood flow to the organ supplied by that artery. If the artery supplies the heart, blockage causes a heart attack. If the blockage is in a brain vessel, the ...Read more


Dr. Steven Griggs
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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