How serious is it if you have plaque arteries in your heart?

7 Responses to “How serious is it if you have plaque arteries in your heart?”

  1. SweetNurse Says:

    it's very serious. The coronary arteries carry blood away from your heart. You can have a massive heart atttack! You heart will fillup with fresh oxygenated blood and have no place to send it , leading your heart to have so much pressure and rupture (sort of like expolde). Eat no trans fats and eat only lean food. Good LUCK.

  2. Kaska Says:

    Very, depending on how bad it is doctors will do surgery

  3. banzai_4 Says:

    very serious, as it leads to heart attacks

    if you've been told you have them, then you're already under the care of your regular physician or cardiologist, and they've already told you what they're reccommendation is for the next course of action

  4. dh1977 Says:

    Serious as a heart attack. Ok, bad joke. Plaque can cause heart attack and stroke. Many people have to have bypass surgery due to plaque.

  5. gangadharan_nair Says:

    Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women. According to the American Heart Association, about every 29 seconds someone in the U.S. suffers from a CHD-related event, and about every minute someone dies from one.
    Please see the webpages for more details on Coronary artery disease.

  6. Mad Roy Says:

    Atheroschlerosis (hardening of the arteries) is a serious problem. Go to http://acam.org for one option. Also chek out a product called Profibe. Finally, find a good cardiologist to help you deal with your heart problem. Info on atheroschlerosis can be found in the Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine by Murray & Pizzorno.

  7. finaldx Says:

    It all depends on the percentage of narrowing, which determines the seriousness of it. Anything 70% and over needs some kind of intervention.

    All of us old enough to be concerned about health issues most likely have some atheromatous plaques on the inside of our coronary arteries. If it is less than 70%, you can go about your life, and not unduly worry about it. But you do want to conduct yourself in a way that will not increase the narrowing.

    Follow a heart healthy diet and get some exercise, as well as cessation of smoking is that is an issue, good dental hygiene and good sleep habits are paramount to good heart health.