What happens if the left main coronary artery is blocked?

A completely blocked coronary artery will cause a heart attack. The classic signs and symptoms of a heart attack include crushing pressure in your chest and pain in your shoulder or arm, sometimes with shortness of breath and sweating.

Can the left main coronary artery be stented?

Left main coronary artery stenting is typically suitable for patients who are at high risk for surgical complications or have comorbidities.

What percent of coronary artery blockage requires surgery?

Of those patients with coronary artery disease, about 10% will undergo coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Patients with severe narrowing or blockage of the left main coronary artery or those with disease involving two or three coronary arteries are generally considered for bypass surgery.

Is left main artery same as LAD?

Left Main Coronary Artery (also called the left main trunk) Left Anterior Descending artery (LAD)

Why is the left main coronary artery called the Widowmaker?

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 left main stenosis?

Left main coronary artery (LMCA) stenosis is a relatively infrequent but important cause of symptomatic coronary artery disease. Multiple studies have found LMCA stenosis to be an independent indicator of increased morbidity and mortality rates among patients with coronary artery disease.

Can 4 stents be put in heart?

Patients Can’t Have More Than 5 To 6 Stents In Coronary Arteries: A Myth.

Which coronary artery is most important?

The heart’s three coronary arteries are not all equal. The most important artery is called the left anterior descending artery (LAD). It feeds blood to the whole front wall of the heart, which represents much more muscle than the area fed by either of the other two coronary arteries.