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  • Coronary artery disease

    Coronary Artery Disease Coronary artery disease Definition “Coronary artery disease is a type of blood vessel disorder that is included in the general category of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is derived from two Greek words: athero‚ meaning “fatty mush” and skleros‚ meaning “hard.” Atherosclerosis is often referred to as “hardening of the arteries.” Although this condition can occur in any artery in the body‚ the atheromas (fatty deposits) have a preference for coronary arteries”(Lewis &

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  • Coronary Artery Disease

    ABSTRACT Coronary artery disease (CAD)‚ also known as coronary heart disease (CHD) or coronary atherosclerosis‚ involves the progressive narrowing of the arteries that nourish the heart muscle. Often there are no symptoms‚ but if one or more of these arteries become severely narrowed‚ angina may develop during exercise‚ stress‚ or other times when the heart muscle is not getting enough blood. Your coronary arteries are the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood‚ oxygen and nutrients

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  • Artery and Arteriosclerosis Treatment

    conditions Arteriosclerosis Symptoms Inadequate Blood Supply in the Legs The symptoms of arteriosclerosis vary according to the arteries involved. Signs of inadequate blood supply generally appear first in the legs. There may be numbness and coldness in the feet‚ and cramps and pains in the legs even after light exercise. Arteriosclerosis that affects arteries to the legs may cause severe pain in the legs and such a decreased blood flow to the legs is referred to as Peripheral Vascular Disease

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  • Coronary Artery Disease

    Coronary artery disease is also known as atherosclerosis disease‚ coronary heart disease‚ or ischemic heart disease. It is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of deaths in the U.S in both men and women. When plaque builds up‚ they harden and narrow your coronary arteries‚ decreasing blood flow to your heart. The lack of blood flow can lead to chest pain‚ shortness of breath‚ or other coronary artery disease signs and symptoms. A complete blockage can cause a heart attack

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  • Coronary Artery Disease

    The treatment choice of coronary artery disease depends on the severity of the disease. Treatments include‚ but are not limited to lifestyle changes‚ drug therapy‚ percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty‚ and coronary bypass surgery. CAD is a chronic disease that will require lifelong care‚ it can be treated which aids in progression‚ but there is no cure. Although coronary artery disease cannot be cured‚ adequate lifestyle changes can prevent the disease from developing. Some of these lifestyle

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  • Coronary Artery Paper

    Coronary arteries supply the heart with a constant supply of blood. These arteries are essential‚ providing oxygen and nutrients that keep the heart constantly pumping. Arteries have three layers including the external layer‚ tunica external‚ middle layer‚ tunica media and the inner layer‚ called the tunica intima. The outer layer is made up of connective tissue with elastic and collagenous fibers. Tunica media is the thickest layer composed of smooth muscle and can change the diameter of the arteries

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  • Arteriosclerosis: Artery and Blood Sugar

    of the artery walls from too much pressure. Atherosclerosis can lead to arteriosclerosis‚ which comes from the Greek for “hardening of the arteries.” The most common sites for arteriosclerosis are arteries in the brain‚ kidneys‚ heart‚ abdominal aorta‚ or legs. Symptoms of arteriosclerosis vary according to which arteries are affected. Leg pain when exercising might indicate peripheral arterial disease. Sudden weakness or dizziness could be caused by an obstruction in the carotid artery in the neck

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  • Essay On Coronary Artery Disease

    One of the first symptoms of coronary artery disease is known as angina pectoris commonly referred to as chest pain. It is the most common form of temporary ischemia that develops when the muscles of the heart doesn’t get enough blood supply. This type of symptommay occur when an individual is exercising or may even occur at rest. Sometimes before they realize that something is wrong‚ emotional stress can produce a sensation of pressure‚ chest constriction‚ or pain that may radiate from the sternal

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  • Coranery Artery Disease

    Coronary Artery Disease CAD is caused from plaque buildup in the arteries. The plaque builds up in the little passage way in the artery causing the flow of blood to lessen‚ which in turn can cause a heart attack. This plaque can also break off and will cause a blood clot‚ which can stop the flow of blood through the vein. Risk factors such as “smoking‚ diabetes‚ high cholesterol‚ and high blood pressure” (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute‚ page 1) can cause the plaque buildup

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  • Renal Artery Embolization Case Study

    Nephron Sparing Transcatheter Renal Artery Embolization in Trauma Patient Introduction: Acute renal hemorrhage is a common medical emergency‚ which can lead to hemorrhagic shock and eventual death. Complete nephrectomy is used in emergency surgery and is associated with significant postoperative complications. Employing nephron sparing super-selective Transcatheter renal artery embolization techniques can be used to treat acute renal bleeding disorders eliminating need for exploratory laparotomy

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