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I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT I HAVE 70% BLOCKAGE IN MY HEART DUE TO PLAQUE OR CALCIFIED HEART DISEASE, AND THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO ,BUT WAITH FOR A MAJOR HEART ATTACK?MASSIVE HEART ATTACK?
THIS DOES NOT SOUNT SOUND LIKE SOMETHING A HEART SPECIALIST WOULD BE TELLING HIS PATIENT.........
I DO NOT UNDERSTAND AND I AM SCARED OUT OF MY SKIN.SO TO SAY..............WHICH WAY DO I GO OR TURN TO.......I AM ONLY 48 YEAR OLD FEMALE.DIABLED WIDOW. COULD SOMEONE HELP ME,PLEASE. THANKS, SHERRY IN TENNESSEE 2-25-11
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QUOTE: I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT I HAVE 70% BLOCKAGE IN MY HEART DUE TO PLAQUE OR CALCIFIED HEART DISEASE, AND THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO ,BUT WAITH FOR A MAJOR HEART ATTACK?MASSIVE HEART ATTACK?

>>>>Almost always there is no problems with a 70% occluded vessel, and certainly there should be no concern regarding your life span based on that information.  If you have chest pains (angina pectoris), medication can relieve any pain, and a healthy lifestyle, proper diet, exercise,etc. can stop any progression. If there would be a future problem associated with occluded vessels it usually isn't a massive heart attack.  What would happen would be heart failure and symptoms would be shortness of breath, fatique, possibly chest pains, etc.  

You shouldn't be concerned.  If you have any other questions or comments you are welcome to respond.  Thanks for sharing, and I wish you well going forward.  Take care,

Ken
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HI, SOUNDS LIKE WERE ON THE RIGHT TRACK............HMMMM...........EVER HEARD OF A DOCTOR TELLING YOU AFTER A NEUCULAR TEST THAT YOU ARE WHAT IS CALLED A WIDOW MAKER? ME NEITHER. BUT I WAS TOLD THIS. NOW ON THIS CALCIFIED/PLAQUE ISSUE. THEY SAY WILL KILL ME .PERIOD. NO IF'S..............

NOTHING WAS EVEN MENTIONED ABOUT PROGRESSION/OCCLUDED VESSELS/HEART FAILURE AND SYSTPTOMS OF SHORTNESS OF BREATHE/FATIGUE/CHEST PAINS.ETC.             WHICH I ALREADY HAVE PLUS MORE HEAVENESSS/ARM PAIN/SEVERE HEAD PAIN/ETC.

SO ACTUALLY I APPRECIATE YOUR INFO, BUT ALITTLE CONFUSED.
THANKS,JOJO
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