If I have peripheral artery disease (pad), will I have a heart attack?

Higher risk. If you have peripheral artery disease (pad). You are at a much higher risk of both heart attack and stroke than someone who does not. That is because the same build-up in the arteries of a fatty substance called plaque that is a cause of peripheral artery disease is also a cause of heart attack and stroke.

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I have fairly advanced heart disease and peripheral artery disease, do I need any special arrangements during a long commercial flight?

Depends on disease. You should not fly at all if you have unstable angina (resting or worsening chest pain or trouble breathing or symptoms that your doctor has said are heart failure), abnormal heart rhythms, or heart failure bad enough that you are unable to perform everyday activities. Otherwise, if your oxygen saturation is 95% or less at rest, you should wear oxygen during the flight if you have heart disease. Read more...
Heart disease and PA. If you have advanced disease, you will need to be assessed by your cardiologist to see what arrangements you might need. A lot depends on how stable your heart disease is. Read more...

I have been diagnosed with peripheral artery disease in my legs and also abnormal echogram in my heart. I have chest pain and neck pain. Achy toes to.

See doctor very soon. You already have some blockage of your leg arteries. Chest pain could be due to partial blockage of a coronary(heart) artery. This type of pain is called Angina, and it can lead to a heart attack It's urgent that you see your primary care physician who will be able to determine what the problem is or what test is needed. Do not try to diagnose yourself. Read more...
Question? Hi, you are too young to have Peripheral Artery dx and heart Dx, I suggest that you stop smoking if you do, lose weight if overweight, exercise regularly. Please ask the specific question that you have and we will answer. Good luck. Read more...

Diagnosed with peripheral artery disease in legs. Abnormal echogram in heart positive ANA. Memory loss and chest pain and achy sore feet. Help. Legs?

Neurologist. Memory problems, leg pain. A general neurologist may be able to address both of these. Unfortunately there are only 5 neurologists in Florida who are certified in Behavioral Neurology (memory disorders) (Two in Jacksonville, two at the University of Florida in Gainsville and one in St Pete. The leg pain may be in part due to neuropathy. The ANA being positive must be taken with a grain of salt. Read more...

Can you live a fully functional life with angina and artery disease and never have a heart attack? Or will you eventually succumb?

Angina. Having angina usually means you are not 'fully' functional. With modern treatment it is possible to get through life without a myocardial infarction. Having said that , you still need good luck in addition to good treatment and adherence to your treatment regimen. Read more...

How will coronary artery disease lead to a heart attack?

Causative. Coronary artetiosclerosis leads to plaque buildup which in turn eventually causes a stenosis in the coronary. Acute plaque thorombosis leads to acute coronary closure with the obvious myocardial ischemic necrosis. Emergency coronary revascularization within minutes of the occlusion re establishes blood flow and rescues the heart muscle that has not perished.Heart muscle that dies is gone for good. Read more...