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whether it is possible that LAD is blocked 100% by birth

Whether it is posssible that LAD is blocked 100 % by birth and blood sypply to LAD is through other vein. Heart is fuctioning well no complain of angina and chest pain. It is possible that this an disablity and developed by birth.
What shall be the next line of action. Whether angioplasty/bypass  is possible to remove 100% block.
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

The left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) is the main artery supplying the heart muscle. It depends on where the stenosis is, whether proximal or distal. If its a 100% block, then anastomosis  (communication between blood vessels by means of collateral channels) would have occurred for the heart muscle to get its blood supply. Intervention now will depend on the clinical symptoms and the condition of blood supply to the heart muscle.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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Avatar m tn
Thanks for your opinion which type intervention will require in such cases. Can it be advisable to do angioplasty or bypass.
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Avatar dr f tn
Hello and hope you are doing well.

Since you are saying its present from birth, and that there are no clinical symptoms at present. It may not need any intervention as the collateral circulation seems to have been well established. Discuss the possibilities with your consulting doctor.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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976897 tn?1379171202
If an artery wasn't opened from birth and no blood has been passing through a section, then is the artery actually viable for usage? I would have thought not? I would have thought a bypass is the only option, perhaps by using the LIMA vessel and grafting to the LAD?
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Thax for your kind opinion. Well we are not sure that the artery was blocked from birth ot the natural bypass was created in due course of time. What is LIMA vessel and grafting o LAD?. Our consulting docor suggested bypass.
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976897 tn?1379171202
Hi, you're welcome :)

The LIMA is an artery which you can spare in your chest area. One end is cut free and it can dangle down to reach the heart. This vessel is now often used for bypass because if it's healthy, it will last many years.
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