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Will An Ekg Show Blocked Arteries
High cholesterol, lots of pvcs, chest pressure and short of breath. I'm worried I have blocked arteries but dr will only get ecg insisting I'm to young?
See a cardiologist: See a cardiology sub specialist in an academic center who may be more in tune with cardiac presentation in women and get you the correct treatment; or reassurance after appropriate testing done. If you reside in Northern Calif go to Stanford's women's heart center. If u love in Southern California go to Cedars Sinai women's heart center. ...Read more
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
The larger vessels entering the crainum are often and well evaluated by mr angiography. As these vessel branch and travel to the brain matter they get progressively smaller. Some vascular problems can be seen even is some of these smaller arteries.
It cannot see microvascular disease. ...Read more
I had a positive stress echocardiogram so they told me it reflected angina but my angiogram shows no blocked arteries what does it mean?
Yes: Cta is a good test to evaluate the vessels of the neck and brain. You can have blockages in the vessels inside your head. ...Read more
Will a cardiac mri/mra show congested heart failure, blocked arteries, etc? What all will it show?
Treadmill ecg, nuclear test, coronary cta, coronary angiogram... ...Read more
If I had coronary artery spasming and had an episode of chest pressure during an ekg, would something show up?
Yes if cardiac: If it was cardiac in origin there should have been some electrical evidence of it it they were recording @ the time it occurred. If not cardiac in origin, no. ...Read more
Can echo test and ekg show coronary artery disease. If these test are normal what other heart disease are possible can you please list?
Are there any preventive tests to show if artery is clogged? My mom died fatal heart attack she had everything but mra or catheterization. Dad wants to make sure his arteries ok. Ekg stress test done
Most fatal MI's -: Not usually caused by progressive obstruction, but by rupture of an existing plaque. This involves inflammatory response in the arterial wall, and the subsequent formation of an obstructive clot. Tobacco and other factors can greatly increase the likelihood of this occurrence; evaluation needs to be done by a cardiologist, and all risk factors should be identified and reduced. ...Read more
Don't smoke, watch you cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar and maintain an active lifestyle.
Use medicines when needed. But also know that there is no guarantee that nothing will happen and you can't avoid getting older or change genetics, but you will be able to shift the odds in your favor. ...Read more
Maybe: The potential may be there. I would have your cholesterol level checked so you know where you stand on your trig and chol level. ...Read more
Yes: But entities like takayasu's arteritis and other are seen in young patients. ...Read more
Yes: Depending on your specific circumstances there are lots of options that do not require surgery. For example balloon angioplasty and stenting can be used. There are also some situations where we remove clots with drugs called thrombolytics to remove fresh clot. It really depends on the location of the problem, the cause of the problem, and the patient. ...Read more
Blocked arteries: You have many arteries in your body. Some are more important and others. Some smaller arteries can be blocked with no consequences what so ever. How serious your situation is depends on which arteries are the blocked ones. ...Read more
Thrombolytic agents: Thrombolytic agents are a class of injectable drugs that can help dissolve clots found in clogged arteries. These drugs are used in high risk situations to care for patients undergoing serious vascular events, in an attempt to decrease the damage of a stroke, heart attack or leg ischemia. ...Read more
No: Not to the best of my knowledge. ...Read more
No cure: Truly there is no cure but we can manage occlusive arterial disease to prevent progression like using anti platelet agents like aspirin, anti cholesterol meds like Lipitor (atorvastatin), walking, stop smoking. Sometimes endovascular options including balloon angioplasty and stenting is option that is invasive but not like open bypass surgery. ...Read more
Cholesterol; is one part
others are htn/ dm/family history
smoking including 2nd hand and third hand smoking. ...Read more
Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more
Blocked arteries is a condition in which a person has decreased or no blood flow in one or more of his arteries, due to obstructions inside the artery such as thick plaques, floating clumps of broken plaques, blood clots, etc... Severe compression due to a problem on the outside of an artery can also ...Read more
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