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Old 05-20-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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Insignificant CAD - Minor blockage in Artery

Hi,

Can anyone tell me if ANY blockage is really insignificant. I had less than 25% blockage in proximal portion (top) of LAD (widowmaker) and no other blockages. Calcium score 0. Normal Cardiolyte stress test. I was scared even though at my age at the time (I was 47 at the time...now I'm 52) the cardiologist said most people my age would have had that degree of plaque buildup. I had a 64 slice CT scan to determine this stuff.

Any other experiences like mine?

 
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Re: Insignificant CAD - Minor blockage in Artery

Anything under 70% ~ 75% is no cause for concern.
A Cardiac Cath would give more accurate results.

 
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Re: Insignificant CAD - Minor blockage in Artery

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Anything under 70% ~ 75% is no cause for concern.
A Cardiac Cath would give more accurate results.


I have heard they really don't do anything unless it's at least 70% blocked but with only <25% in one artery, they didn't recommend that I get a cath. Thanks a lot for the reply. I am a worry wart for sure. I've been worrying for 6 years. LOL!

Have you been told that almost everyone in the U.S. (because of most of our lifestyles) has some blockage by the time they reach 50 years old like I have been told?

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Re: Insignificant CAD - Minor blockage in Artery

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Have you been told that almost everyone in the U.S. (because of most of our lifestyles) has some blockage by the time they reach 50 years old like I have been told?
That's quite believable - I think it has a lot to do with fast food and lack of exercise.

I had 90% blockage to LAD (Left Anterior Decending) 90% to OM (Obtuse Marginal) and 70% to RCA (Right Coronary Artery).
I underwent triple bypass in 2009 and feel great now.

 
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That's quite believable - I think it has a lot to do with fast food and lack of exercise.

I had 90% blockage to LAD (Left Anterior Decending) 90% to OM (Obtuse Marginal) and 70% to RCA (Right Coronary Artery).
I underwent triple bypass in 2009 and feel great now.

Wow, I did read that in the other thread. I'm sorry you went through all of that. It is really hard to believe and somewhat scary that with all of that blockage, all you had was basically heartburn below your adams apple. It shows you that you can never ignore your body or try to diagnose yourself. The most random things can involve your heart. If it persists, get checked.

 
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