A 38-year-old member asked:
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how can blocked arteries be cleared in your neck w/o surgery?

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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.
Answered on Jun 26, 2018
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 platelet medications. Ask for an opinion by a reputable vascular surgeon. Your doctor can help you make these arrangements.
Answered on Jun 26, 2018

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