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what is arterial occlusion and how serious is it?

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Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
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Very: Any occlusion of artery results in the death of the tissue or organ supplied by that artery.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What is done for an arterial occlusion?

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Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 16 years experience
3 Options: 1) mechanically remove the clot in an interventional procedure 2) dissolve the clot using "lytic" medications 3) do nothing and just try to keep more clots from forming with Heparin or a heparin-like compound. Those are usually the 3 options. Specific choice depends on dozens of individual factors.
San Angelo, TX
A 62-year-old male asked about a 62-year-old male:

What is the treatment for extremely rapid arterial occlusion?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
CLot: Depending on where and how critical the occlusion is, treatment could be anticoagulation, thrombolysis, all the way up to vascular surgery.
San Angelo, TX
A 62-year-old male asked:

What is the treatment for rapid arterial re-occlusion?

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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Unclear: What do you mean. React question please.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is playing a sport good for artery occlusion?

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Dr. Orlando Puente
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
Depends on the sport: In general playing sports is good whether you have a blocked artery or not depends on the artery and the sport. Arteries carry fresh oxygenated blood to your cells so if you are running they take blood to your muscles in your legs if you have a blockage you will stop because of pain but if you continue slowly you develop collateralls which bypass the blockage to get blood to your legs.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

What will be damaged if there was obstruction to choroidal artery?

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Dr. J. Alex Thomas
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Internal Capsule: Assuming that you're referring to the anterior choroidal artery, the structure that is most commonly injured after an obstruction is the posterior limb of the internal capsule. This important structure carries nerve signals from the motor cortex of your brain to the brainstem and rest of your body. Thus, damage to the internal capsule would cause paralysis to the opposite side of the body.

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