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can blocked arteries be cleared

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Blocked arteries: Depends on extent of blockage. Consult a cardiologist for blood thinners vs. Other options.
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
NOT REALLY: To eradicate the plaque, surgery is needed, but there are clear indications for surgery. Some patients can be managed with Aspirin or other anti plat ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Angioplasty or bypas: if the artery has any flow through it and you can get a wire through it angioplasty will help. If not you will need a bypass.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
All the time: There is no drug immediately on the horizon (next 5 years) that you should expect to do this.. Even good drugs with clearly positive effects are bein ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Blocked arteries: Arteries develop plaque, aka atherosclerosis. On average when plaques are partial, diameter reduction below 50 % of the lumen, medical therapy is most ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
If yes, billions!: Once established there are a few options to provide urgent clearance of blocked arteries other than the ones you have mentioned. Some physicians have ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Blocked arteries: Not likely if already blocked. Natural remedies might prevent, not treat.
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Increased risk!: With high cholesterol there is an increased "risk" of fatty deposits developing in your blood vessels. I therefore suggest you adhere to a low cholest ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Was the: Echo study done with or without EXERCISE ? If it was a "stress echo" that was negative , congrats, the chances of signicant "PREMATURE" coronary disea ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
Very unlikely: Very unlikely that you do at such a young age. Still, that is not an excuse for having a bad diet. Eat healthy young lady!
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not: Not common.

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