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What are the causes of coronary artery blockage?

Several. There are a number of risk factors that lead to plaque in the coronary arteries which is the reason for the blockage. Some of these are smoking, high blood pressure, unhealthy diet, an abnormally high cholesterol, lack of exercise, and obesity. There are also hereditary factors. Read more...
Multifactorial . A plague formation that occlude the artery. Compose of cholesterol, fibrin products, calcium, inflammatory cells and mediators etc. Started by an injury at the intima, the inner part of the artery. Then the plague formation. Risk are increase age, smoking, high cholesterol and ldl, htn, diabetes. Read more...

What would left anterior descending coronary artery blockage cause?

Heart attack. It depends on how bad the blockage is. If severe it could cause actual damage, a heart attack. If less severe it could cause chest pain on exertion. If it is minor, there could be no symptoms at all. The symptoms can be chest pain, shortness of breath, or fatigue. As that artery supplies a large area of the heart muscle, it has been referred to as the widow-maker. Read more...
Left anterior descen. This has been called the "widow maker" artery that can cause angus, heart attack or myocardial infarction, or sudden death. Read more...

What would cause a high coronary artery score and yet after a angiogram there isn't a blockage?

Not unusual. The calcium score is a measure of calcium in the wall of the artery. An angiogram measures the degree of blockage in the lumen of the artery. A high calcium score is a measure of the risk of devolping obstructive coronary disease; it does not make the diagnsosis of obstructive coronary disease. Read more...

What could cause a high (1100+) right coronary artery score and yet after a angiogram, they find no blockage?

Great question. An angiogram is showing plaque buildup that is impacting blood flow within the lumen of the vessel but before you have that happen you can get atherosclerotic buildup within the wall of the vessel that grows outward. This can be seen by CT but can appear very minimal on an angiogram. However if you have a CT with high calcium score I recommend medical therapy for coronary disease (statin, aspirin) Read more...