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How quick can a 60% mid LAD fully block up and cause heart attack ....?

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Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: CAD

The lesion will likely not regress but the progression can be stabilized by controling your risk factors, ie blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, exercising and stopping smoking.
Progression is largely different for different patients and quite variable.

In brief: CAD

The lesion will likely not regress but the progression can be stabilized by controling your risk factors, ie blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, exercising and stopping smoking.
Progression is largely different for different patients and quite variable.
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Variable

Fifty percent of mi's occur in coronary arteries w <50% blockage.
The mechanism is plaque rupture w sudden clot and occlusion. A 60% lesion is also at risk for plaque rupture and sudden occlusion although gradual progression w add'l plaque buildup is also possible. This occurs gradually over years with worsening dictated by the relative success of risk factor reduction.

In brief: Variable

Fifty percent of mi's occur in coronary arteries w <50% blockage.
The mechanism is plaque rupture w sudden clot and occlusion. A 60% lesion is also at risk for plaque rupture and sudden occlusion although gradual progression w add'l plaque buildup is also possible. This occurs gradually over years with worsening dictated by the relative success of risk factor reduction.
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Dr. Afshine Emrani
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Very

Imagine you have a cut on your hand and your body tries to heal it by forming a scab.
Once that 60% ruptures, then it quickly leads to a heart attack- so avoid smoking, keep weight down, avoid red meat, keep your LDL <70 adn exercise if your doctor says ok and take a statin and aspirin. If you do all these and you stabilize the plaque, or even reverse it, it could be years before you have issues.

In brief: Very

Imagine you have a cut on your hand and your body tries to heal it by forming a scab.
Once that 60% ruptures, then it quickly leads to a heart attack- so avoid smoking, keep weight down, avoid red meat, keep your LDL <70 adn exercise if your doctor says ok and take a statin and aspirin. If you do all these and you stabilize the plaque, or even reverse it, it could be years before you have issues.
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