Coronary artery disease

CORONARY HEART DISEASE (ANGINA)

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.

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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.

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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!

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CORONAORGRAPHY

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.

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CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE IN WOMEN

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.

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