Artery

What is Artery?

,Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to your heart and other parts of your body.

Questions and answers on "Artery"

What does calcification in a main artery mean? I have pain on by right side closer to the back. Cat scan shows calcification in a main artery

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Following advice.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

A calcification in a main arteries mean that you have a calcified plaque on the main arteries that block the normal blood flow on that artery.

CAT scan is a specific...

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My wife was diagnosed with gangrene in her left foot due to a blockage in her artery. Is gangrene considered a cancer? This question is asked to find out if any benefits should apply due to her Aflac cancer policy.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
This is not a cancer.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Gangrene is not a cancer and it is not related, caused or anyhow connected with any cancer.
In other words gangrene is necrosis. Due to artery blockage tissues do not get oxygen supply and become necrotic.
So I...

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I was in an accident. The seat belt locked under my right arm. I was losing bloodthrough my urine. My cardiologist finally found my right subclavian artery was blocked. Could this be from the accident?

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Brief Answer:
It could be

Detailed Answer:
Hello

After going through the medical history I would like to tell you that yes it could be very well possible that the artery got crushed by the seatbelt strap pressure during the accident as it passes from above our shoulder.

If in case your arm feels...

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My husband had the coronary calcium test done and his score came back at 96% and a score of 126 just with the left descending and all the others were 0. Can u explain what this means?

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Brief Answer:
It may suggest mild coronary artery disease.

Detailed Answer:
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Calcium score 126 may suggest mild coronary artery disease may be due to moderate atherosclerotic plaque.It may result in significant narrowing of vessel.
As calcium score is moderate in one of the major coronary...

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What is the "widow maker" heart artery

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Brief Answer:
Left Main coronary Artery.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Friend.
Welcome To HCM. I am Dr Anshul Varshney.
I understand your concern.
Widow maker is a nickname used to describe severe blockage or stenosis in Left Main Coronary Artery.
This term is used because if the artery gets completely...

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On coronary artery stents; can they be delivered through the arm or wrist catheter entry point ?

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Brief Answer:
Following answer to your queries...

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

The coronary artery stents can be delivered through arm (or wrist) or leg catheter. So it's a normal delivery route for coronary stents and you shouldn't...

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What is the front heart artery called. What danger is expected if 100 percent blocked

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Brief Answer:
It can cause sudden death

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
The main anterior artery of heart is called left anterior descending artery. It is also known as interventricular branch of left coronary artery.

If there is a 100...

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I just noticed in my upper right arm, the vein (or artery) is pulsating noticeably. is this a cause for concern?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Check your BP, pulse rate

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

What you see on the skin of the arm a vein and not an artery. Arteries are deeply embedded under the muscles.
If it is just one vein that is pulsating you should not be concerned. However I suggest you to take a record of your current...

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Hi DR.v p y k XXXXXXX I need best cardiology referral centres in XXXXXXX I am XXXXXXX XXXXXX diagnosed Triple vessel disease.Need your help.thankyou

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Apollo hospitals XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir,

I understand your query and concern.

Coronary artery disease-Triple vessel disease needs Coronary artery Bypass Grafting as in your case.

You need a Cardio thoracic surgeon and cardiologist to look into your case....

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when using injectable testosterone what is the danger when injected into an artery by mistake?

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Brief Answer:
Testosterone

Detailed Answer:
There is no major problem if testosterone is accidentally injected into an artery during standard injection procedure ie in the muscle.
Muscles have small arteries, capillaries and veins that carry blood. If testosterone enters any of these in the...

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Recent questions on  Artery

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hello; I m having this weird pain my left hand side below by chest. Is like a electric shock. It started on September and I have been to many doctors. I was refer to a cardiologist and after a bunch of test, everything came out fine. Arteries and everything. Had the colesterol high but with diet and excercise, not only I have lost 25 pounds but my cholesterol and blood pressure is perfect. I go to a Chiropractor that says it might be nerves inside. After a session or two, it goes away and then a week or two comes back. Any advice? Any new

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hello.... i have been suffering from pain for a long time around my left leg; the side of it particularly... i don t know what is it.. i went to the doctor already, have my arteries scanned for any clot but it s cleared.. i don t know what s causing it and a way to cure it.

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My dad has had two quadrupole bypass his last arteries is 80 percent blocked. The last heart calf he had put in he had a stroke on the table, he has no more arteries to take from. What are his options, are their any surgeries that the doctor can take arteries form some one else or a animal or something? Can you recommend any other doctors?

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I am a 63 year old male.15 years back I had heart attack and take regular medicines( B blockers,aspirine,diapatic,anti collastrol etc) also have regular moderate exercise.Now for the past 3 years I monitor my condition with annual check up with Ecco cardiogram,blood tests,Treadmil test,CT scan angiogram.All conditions are normal.No pain or discomfert with TMT modified bruce program.However I have 3 blocks in 3 arteries 80-90%,45-50% and 80%respectively.I am advised to under go coronary By pass surgery as a precaution and since my conditions are presently good.Is this the correct course of action or can I delay further or consider Non surgery CHELATION therapy.will this be better than BY pass and which doctor in chennai can do this.Thankyou

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A cat scan for the lungs revealed atherosclerosis of the great vessels , aorta and coronary arteries. Aorta and pulmonary arteries are normal in caliber. Heart and and pericardium are within normal limits. There are no significant mediastinal or...

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i had a angiogram for a stroke in my cerebellum caused by a cerebral artery dissection. this was in october 17th of this year. would it be okay to take a bath yet? i had one of those dissolvable plugs put it too.

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Good Morning sir, My mother aged 84 yrs got stroke on last monday (04/12/2017)morning at 7.00am. We admitted in xxx hospital. XXXXXXX .they taken CT scan and impression is Lacunar infarcts in leftlentiform necleus. And repeat CT scan on next day...

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