Atheroma is the build-up of plaque that gets adhered to the arteries. These plaques are also known as atherosclerotic plaque. The plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, connective tissue, and inflammatory cells.

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My doctor suggested that I should take a Statin as I have nerve pain. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Please see incidental findings on a recent MRI and cone CT done for trigeminal neuralgia below. What actions would you suggest based on the findings below:The incidental finding on MRI in cerebrum and cerebellum shows no mass effect. There is no diffusion restriction to suggest recent inf...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through the report (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity) you have attached. This report is negative for acute infarct. This report also suggests a history of small infarcts, and calcification is seen in brain arter...  Read Full »

My CT angiogram shows intermediate OM and atheroma. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had CT angiogram done and the results show intermediate or high OM, has mild pus atheroma in the ostium. I take Inderal 40 mg twice a day for palpitations and medication for anxiety. I was given a spray GTN. My blood work shows Cholesterol 6.6 and triglycerides 1.0, HDL 1.0, LDL 5.1, al...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well, keeping in mind strong family history of heart disease any chest pain can mimic a heart pain. But this can or cannot be related to the heart. OM (obtuse marginal artery) is the name of the artery that is a small branch of main arteries that supply blood to heart's...  Read Full »

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