A 36-year-old member asked:
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how do you know if you might have blocked arteries?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Exertional symptoms: Of shortness of breath or chest pain. You may need a stress test if present.
Answered on Feb 4, 2014
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Dr. David Savage
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends : Different organs act differently when their blood supply is diminished. Pain is generally involved, but there can be painless loss of function. A better answer could be crafted if i knew what part of the body you were concerned about.
Answered on Jul 22, 2016
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Dr. Peter H'doubler
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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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Not: Not common.
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Depends where: A blocked artery can cause the death of the organ supplied by that artery, or a portion thereof. If the main artery of your heart is blocked, this is ... Read More
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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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