Coronary Arteriosclerosis

Coronary arteriosclerosis is the build of plaque or damage to the coronary arteries. This leads to reduced blood flow to the heart. Chest pain, shortness of breath, heart attack, fatigue, etc., are the symptoms of coronary arteriosclerosis. Treatment is done by medications to manage the symptoms and dissolve the blockage, surgery to remove blockage, angioplasty, etc.

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Are systemic hypertension and high BP the same?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My weight is 211 pounds and my height is 6 feet. My symptoms are breathlessness on exertion, neck constriction while walking, as well as on and off chest pain in the mornings that are unconnected with exertion. I am also suffering from severe sleep apnea. I had TM...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am really thankful for your kind comments. You have always been so nice and a health conscious person. I want to assure you do not worry as everything is going to be fine soon. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concer...  Read Full »

Is there a connection between asthma and heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 47 years old, and I am a military veteran who has chronic asthma due to lead and asbestos exposure while working in the shipyards. I also have heart disease and hypertension. I had my heart attack when I was 32. I read a new release people with asthma are 60% more likely to have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud Goha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is a connection between chest problems and heart-lung diseases that may lead to elevated pulmonary pressure with right ventricle overload and dysfunction. The major cause of coronary artery narrowing, which causes heart attack, is coronary atherosclerosis, like...  Read Full »

Why is there a consistent increase in blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 69 years old. His blood pressure remains high for about six months. His blood pressure is between 180 by 90 mmHg and 200 by 110 mmHg. It is staying consistent for the past six months. He is a nonsmoker and takes multiple medications for blood pressure. He has blood pressure ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It occurs due to age-related hardening of vessels called as arteriosclerosis. This hardening is not reversible, and so he has a high BP. He should be taking medicine throughout his life. He should have a healthy lifestyle like avoiding fatty, oily and high-calorie diet....  Read Full »

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