SPONTANEOUS CORONARY ARTERY DISSECTION (SCAD)
A SCAD is, as the name implies, a tear in the wall of a coronary artery that occurs suddenly without any identified cause.
13 January 2018
CORONARY HEART DISEASE (ANGINA)
Most commonly, angina takes the form of chest pain that radiates towards the jaw and the left arm. It can also be felt in many other ways, especially as back pain, or only in the jaw or the left arm.
UNSTABLE ANGINA - NSTEMI
In the case where the clot partially obstructs the coronary artery or one of its branches, the cardiac muscle it feeds still receives oxygen, but in potentially limited quantity. This situation is unstable, this is unstable angina, now called NSTEMI.
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (STEMI)
In the case where a clot completely obstructs a coronary artery, the underlying cardiac muscle suffers and it is painful. It is a “heart attack”. This is a medical emergency!
ABOUT CORONARY STENTS
Coronary stents have been around for about 3 decades. The purpose of this article is to provide answers to questions frequently asked by patients and their family members.
Coronary angiography is an examination that allows the professional to visualize the arteries of the heart known as the coronaries. As a result, it is possible to demonstrate the presence of obstructions like the presence of atheromatous plaques in these arteries.
CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY ( CORONARY DILATATION)
Coronary angioplasty, commonly known as coronary dilatation, is the procedure to repair coronary arteries with blockages. This repair follows an examination called coronarography, which allows visualization of coronary strictures.
GOING HOME AFTER A CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY AND STENT
Returning home after undergoing coronary artery dilatation (coronary angioplasty) and stent insertion may cause concern to the patient. Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions.
CORONARY BYPASS SURGERY
Coronary artery bypass surgery is a cardiac surgery performed to supply blocked arteries with atheroma plaques. It consists in making vascular bridges over partial or total obstructions of the arteries of the heart, because bridges help us cross obstacles.
CORONARY BYPASS SURGERY; PATIENT POINT OF VIEW
Being told that I needed cardiac surgery came as a total shock to me. I would like to share my experience with you, hoping that it will help you navigate through this procedure. I also intend to touch on some of the issues you might be worrying about, as well as address questions you are probably wrestling with.
An almost universal and highly relevant question is asked over and over again after a dilation procedure in an artery of the heart is: "How long is it good for?" Somewhere in the answer to this question, you will hear the term "restenosis" and you will want to know more about it.
01 May 2018
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE IN WOMEN
There is no doubt that beyond the physical differences between men and women, these two groups differ from each other in many ways. It’s also the case for coronary artery disease in men and women.
LIFE AFTER A MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
Overnight, you found yourself in a hospital room and were told that you had a heart attack. What happened to you, how to live after this event.