Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

161 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE A CLOGGED VESSEL IN YOUR HEART ?

MY DAD IS HAVING A HEART ATTACK AT THE HOSPITAL. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE A CLOGGED VESSEL IN YOUR HEART? Is he going to die?! How many people die from this!? I dont want my dad to die!
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
  User's Response
's  Response
If the doctors can get it unclogged, then there's no problem. Your Dad is in the best place he can be right now. If the vessel remained clogged, blood would be cut off to part of that heart and it would stop working, meaning the rest of the heart needs to work harder to pump blood. The condition your Dad has is called Angina--a temporary clogging of the blood vessel(s) to the heart. It is NOT a heart attack and can be managed with medication, diet and exercise.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hi, my father-in-law is having ATG treatments and had a bad reaction. His heart was racing and yet his blood pressure was dangerously low. They suspended the ATG treatments until he was stabilized. The heart specialist told him today that he has a Hypokinetic Heart. What does that mean?

doctor1 MD

Is it cholesterol and too much smoking? if your cholesterol is normal and you do not smoke can you still have a blockage ?

doctor1 MD

Good day Doc,I just wanna ask about my palpitation, it s not normal, around 95 beats per minute always and pounding a bit hard. What causes it? blood is normal, i guess not in hyperthyrodism.. is it maybe because my nose is clogged due to polyps as they call it, therefore, just a little amount of oxygen enters the heart that causes palpitation, is it?