Artery Disease: Coronary, Carotid and Peripheral Artery Disease

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artery-diseaseArtery Disease is characterized by the build-up of plaque within the coronary and/or peripheral arteries. This plaque consists of oxidized LDL cholesterol, fibrin, calcium and other debris and is called atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis is the cause of the most common form of artery disease which is characterized by plaque clogged arteries of the heart and the form of artery disease most likely to kill you if left unchecked. You most likely know it by it’s most common name …

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease is the build-up of plaque within the arteries of the heart such as the right or left coronary arteries and this plaque is caused by atherosclerosis.

Build up of the pasty, soft, vulnerable (soft) or hardened plaque called atherosclerosis enlarges to the point it begins to curb or even stop blood flow to cellular tissue. When blood flow is compromised within the coronary arteries it can cause hypertension (high blood pressure), chest pain (Angina), heart arrhythmia, heart attack, heart failure, disability and/or death. Read more about coronary artery disease.

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Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid artery disease is basically the build up of atherosclerosis (plaque) in the major neck arteries. This build up impedes blood flow, even completely blocks an artery which causes stroke. You may never know you have a problem until you have a TIA (transient ischemic attack) or full blown stroke.

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Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease or PAD is characterized by the build-up of artery plaque (atherosclerosis) within the arteries located out side the heart. The palque build-up may occur in your legs, arms, or the Coratid Arteries located in the neck. When a renal artery (kidney) becomes blocked it could damage your kidney(s) to the point you need dialysis to survive and compromised kidneys can also cause heart failure.

PAD can also become a source of blood clots that “travel.” If one travels to a coronary artery and blocks it you may experience a heart attack. When one travels to the brain you of course could have a stroke.

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Reverse Artery Disease

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