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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a 60 y/o Diagnosed with Atherosclerotic heart disease of native coronary artery w/ angina pectoris w/ documented spasm allowed to have angiogram?
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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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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