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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?

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

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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Do blocked arteries show up in chest xrays?

Do blocked arteries show up in chest xrays?

XRay: Xrays are customarily not ordered by vascular surgeons to detect arterial stenosis or blockage in the arteries. You'll need an ultrasound or a ct scan to make that determination. See a vascular surgeon to have your arteries assessed and insure that there is no critical ischemia. ...Read more

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I'm having a cardiac MRI, will this show if I have blocked arteries? What does it show me?

I'm having a cardiac MRI, will this show if I have blocked arteries? What does it show me?

Possibly: The likelihood of a young woman having blocked arteries is very small. You must be having cardiac symptoms so normal MRI may help at putting your mind at ease. ...Read more

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If there was any blocked arteries in the brain, would it show on an MRI angio?

If there was any blocked arteries in the brain, would it show on an MRI angio?

Possibly: 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

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I had a positive stress echocardiogram so they told me it reflected angina but my angiogram shows no blocked arteries what does it mean?

I had a positive stress echocardiogram so they told me it reflected angina but my angiogram shows no blocked arteries what does it mean?

It means: You don't have large coronary artery disease. But the the smaller arteries not seen on angio could be ischemic and may explain your system. Or your heart condition is not not from an ischemic cause which would also explain the normal angio and abnormal echo. ...Read more

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Can a cardiac MRI/MRA see blocked arteries? And what does it show exactly?

Can a cardiac MRI/MRA see blocked arteries? And what does it show exactly?

YES!!: A cardiac MRA was designed to show if there are "blocked" arteries... And it is never a replacement for an Angiogram ...Read more

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Can a regular CT scan of the brain show blocked arteries?

Can a regular CT scan of the brain show blocked arteries?

Indirectly: Can see stroke changes which suggest blocked arteries. Need contrast ct, preferably cta to see arteries. ...Read more

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Is there any blocked arteries in the brain like a carotid artery that would show on ct?

Is there any blocked arteries in the brain like a carotid artery that would show on ct?

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

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Will a cardiac mri/mra show congested heart failure, blocked arteries, etc? What all will it show?

Will a cardiac mri/mra show congested heart failure, blocked arteries, etc? What all will it show?

It Varies: Cardiac MRI will show heart function, valves, and if they give contrast, can show evidence of prior heart attacks. Sometimes it can show blocked arteries, but it's not the best study to look at these. ...Read more

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Which shows heart arteries blockage better: echo or ekg?

Which shows heart arteries blockage better: echo or ekg?

CAD: Neither....
Treadmill ecg, nuclear test, coronary cta, coronary angiogram... ...Read more

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If I had coronary artery spasming and had an episode of chest pressure during an ekg, would something show up?

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

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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

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

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Is it have blocked arteries in your early 20's from having a bad diet?

Is it have blocked arteries in your early 20's from having a bad diet?

Very unlikely: Very unlikely that you do at such a young age. Still, that is not an excuse for having a bad diet. Eat healthy young lady! ...Read more

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How successful are stents with "fully" blocked arteries?

How successful are stents with "fully" blocked arteries?

Depends on vessel: Blocked arteries in neck are too risky to open if completely blocked. Vessels in legs are routinely opened after complete occlusion. Ask you doc about your particular situation. ...Read more

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I don't want to develop blocked arteries. What steps can I take?

I don't want to develop blocked arteries. What steps can I take?

Several: 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

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How can a person remedy multiple blocked arteries?

How can a person remedy multiple blocked arteries?

Quit smoking now: Quit tobacco and get your medical issues under control (diabetes, cholesterol, lipid, excess weight) will help. Your doctor will likely prescribe medications to get your blood flowing better. Get friendly with a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Am I not going to get any blocked arteries eating 4 eggs a day?

Am I not going to get any blocked arteries eating 4 eggs a day?

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

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Is there a process of declogging the blocked arteries without operation?

Is there a process of declogging the blocked arteries without operation?

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

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Please tell me if it is dangerous to have 2 blocked arteries? Is it deadly? Can it be cured?

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

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What drug is used to aid blocked arteries can be injected?

What drug is used to aid blocked arteries can be injected?

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

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How can blocked arteries be cleared in your neck w/o surgery?

NOT REALLY: To eradicate the plaque, surgery is needed, but there are clear indications for surgery. Some patients can be managed with Aspirin or other anti platelet medications. Ask for an opinion by a reputable vascular surgeon. Your doctor can help you make these arrangements. ...Read more

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What is the non-surgical cure for blocked arteries?

What is the non-surgical cure for blocked arteries?

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

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Does having blocked arteries mean you have high cholesterol?

Does having blocked arteries mean you have high cholesterol?

May be: Cholesterol; is one part
others are htn/ dm/family history
smoking including 2nd hand and third hand smoking. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

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


Dr. Steven Busuttil
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Blocked Arteries (Definition)

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