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Blocked Arteries Legs
I have blocked arteries in my legs would stents stop the pain when walking or is their anything that would?
Exercise: First treatment for blocked arteries in the legs is to be sure that you do not smoke and to have other DX like HBP or diabetes well controlled. Second part is WALKING (not to improve blockages but to get your muscles to be more efficient in utilizing Oxygen that blood carries). Third: when you find the pain limiting your lifestyle, you may need stents or surgery, depending of extent and locationSee 1 more doctor answer
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
My brother has blocked carotid arteries and leg veins. Can physicians operate on both at the same time?
Not a good idea: Carotid occlusive disease and it's corresponding operation are very serious issues that should not be combined with surgery for varicose veins. Both have a great deal of importance but the more important and serious of the two should be addressed first-carotid endarterectomy. The varicose vein surgery can be done anytime thereafter.See 1 more doctor answer
An echocardiogram.?: A chest x-ray cannot by any means detect this. A rapid 32/inch ct scan can, but quite expensive and not covered by many plans. A conventional exk can find evidence for prior heart damage including an mi, but will not address current blockage. However, a stress test (ekg based), with an individual walking on a treadmill can document coronary ischemia by looking at st-segment depression.See 1 more doctor answer
My dad is 78 has 2 blocked arteries and another that is 80 blocked his heart is working at 20%. What are his options?
What are the reasons a bypass could not be performed on a 36 y/o man with blocked arteries >90%? Not obese 6'1", about 230 lbs
Three blocked arteries, 50, 30 and 25%. Cardiologist not too concerned....I'm scared. Exercise and losartan plus lobetalol. Nervous.
Doctor is right: Do not worry keep your cholesterol under control strict diet exercise and add aspirin if not in the regime you should be ok. Keep regular follow up with blood tests and periodic evaluation for progression of disease Your disease in not critical Lesions need to be over 70% to do interventions and should show ischemia on evaluation assessment and should be on at least 2 drugs for angina
Got mi, ef 26%, creat 1.5, scar of 10% @ infrolateral seg, ischemia 3%, reversible defect 5% @ antro segs, 3 blocked arteries. Dou recommend angioplasty?
Surgery better.: In general, for 3 vessel disease, coronary bypass surgery is associated with better longterm survival.
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 of course a serious condition that few survive if the blockages complete. If it is a small artery to a small portion of an unimportant organ, you may not even notice. Disease in one vessel usually means there is also disease in other vessels.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Blocked arteries: They have minimal lumen and so look more like a fiber than a tube.
Blocked arteries: Very unlikely at age 23Get a more detailed answer ›
Blocked arteries is a condition in which a person has decreased or no blood flow in one or more of his arteries, due to obstructions inside the artery such as thick plaques, floating clumps of broken plaques, blood clots, etc... Severe compression due to a problem on the outside of an artery can also ...Read more
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