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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: Interestingly it is not only the amount of blockage which causes pain when patients have pvd, but also how quickly the blockage develops. If it occurs ... Read More
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Dr. David Wilson
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
Everyone's different: The pain of pad is from tissue (muscles, skin, nerves, etc) not getting enough blood. An elite athlete might have symptoms from a single 50% plaque. ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
50%: Or greater blockage.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Depends . . .: Where is blockage? In other words, which artery is blocked? Heart? Brain? Legs? Lungs? Penis? Arterial blockage in heart could cause angina (chest pai ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
With a progressive: Lesion the patient would likely experience chest pain or shortness of breath with exertion.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Coronary artery : High grade circumflex disease coul be the cause of angina or infarction. It could be fatal but less likely than LAD disease. If well treated you could ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Usually atheroma: Usually cholesterol based but can also have calcium and fibrous material as well.Occurs when natural barrier called the endothelium is disrupted allow ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
Several: There are a number of risk factors that lead to plaque in the coronary arteries which is the reason for the blockage. Some of these are smoking, high ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Unlikely: Diet alone will most likely not make the blockage go away. Medical management with Aspirin or Plavix (clopidogrel) (anti-platelet agents) and choleste ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: The most common way to address blockages in the arteries to the kidneys is with stents. The procedure is straight forward and done as an outpatient. T ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Atherosclerosis: Hi. Your Dad first of all needs treatment for the 80% artery blockage (stent, bypass, or medical treatment depending on the lesion - his doc will reco ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Kidney donation: Your friend may need a kidney transplant.

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