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What is LAD blockage?

What is LAD blockage?

It’s also sometimes referred to as a chronic total obstruction (CTO). The LAD artery carries fresh blood into the heart so that the heart gets the oxygen it needs to pump properly. If it’s blocked, the heart can stop very fast — which is why this type of heart attack is called a “widowmaker.”

What is a LAD lesion?

Proximal left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) lesions often supply a high percentage of the left ventricular myocardium, compared to proximal lesions in the circumflex or right coronary arteries.

What is a normal LAD score?

A score of 100 to 300 means moderate plaque deposits. It’s associated with a relatively high risk of a heart attack or other heart disease over the next three to five years. A score greater than 300 is a sign of very high to severe disease and heart attack risk.

How do you treat LAD?

If the LAD disease is determined to be significant then a stent is often used to relieve the blockage. Sometimes bypass surgery is advised, and usually a vessel called the LIMA (left internal mammary artery) is used as the bypass vessel and is associated with very good long-term results.

How long do stents last in LAD?

How long will a stent last? It is permanent. There is just a 2–3 per cent risk of narrowing coming back, and if that happens it is usually within 6–9 months. If it does, it can potentially be treated with another stent.

What does Lad stand for in medical dictionary?

McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. LAD Abbreviation for leukocyte adhesion deficiency. Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012 artery (art’e-re) plural.arteries[Gr. arteria, windpipe, artery] SYSTEMIC ARTERIES SYSTEMIC ARTERIES STRUCTURE OF AN ARTERY

What does the left anterior descending artery ( LAD ) mean?

The left anterior descending artery (also LAD, anterior interventricular branch of left coronary artery, or anterior descending branch) is a branch of the left coronary artery. Occlusion of this artery is often called the widow-maker infarction due to a high death risk. The LAD gives off two types of branches: septals and diagonals.

What does Mac stand for in medical dictionary?

All rights reserved. 1. Abbreviation for minimal anesthetic concentration; minimal alveolar concentration; membrane attack complex. 2. Abbreviation for Mycobacterium avium complex. Segen’s Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc.

What is a Mac and what do they do?

What is a MAC and what do they do? What is a MAC and what do they do? A Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) is a private health care insurer that has been awarded a geographic jurisdiction to process Medicare Part A and Part B (A/B) medical claims or Durable Medical Equipment (DME) claims for Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) beneficiaries.