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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
No cure: Truly there is no cure but we can manage occlusive arterial disease to prevent progression like using anti platelet agents like aspirin, anti cholesterol meds like Lipitor (atorvastatin) , walking , stop smoking . Sometimes endovascular options including balloon angioplasty and stenting is option that is invasive but not like open bypass surgery. ...Read more
Probably: Statistically speaking, it is likely that the LDL cholesterol (the fraction of cholesterol found in the liporporteins associated with atherosclerosis) is elevated. However, roughly 30% of people may not have elevated LDL cholesterol. The atherogenicity of LDL cholesterol depends on both the amount (the number you refer to) and the type, small dense (which is "bad") or large which are less so. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: I don't know specifics but depending on severity a percutaneous vs open heart surgery approach to open up the arteries can be perform. Also if not that severe a medical approach with medication can be done too. All above when rightly perform, the results are excellent. Plenty of alternatives in medicine now a days for coronary artery disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO-only 1/2 the time: Actually, half the people with serious cardiovascular disease do not have high cholesterol and many with very high cholesterol do not develop heart disease which is why i can say with confidence that cholesterol does not cause heart disease! see http://www.Cbn.Com/cbnnews/healthscience/2012/october/cholesterol-myth-what-really-causes-heart-disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are people with high cholesterol more likely to get blocked arteries? If so, what is the percentage?
Yes it causes blocka: High cholesterol especially LDL the so called bad cholesterol gets deposited over the years and causes blockage of the arteries.But high amount of HDL the good cholesterol is good for your arteries.We can not answer what percentage as it depends on many other factors like how high is the ldl, and what is the ratio of HDL and ldl, and how long the LDL is high and what is the age of the person in ques. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Blocked arteries: Very unlikely at age 23Get a more detailed answer ›
Very rare: The vast majority of teenagers will not have blocked arteries. Rarely, heavy smokers develop buerger's disease, or thromboangiitis obliterans, a rare disease in which blood vessels swell and become blocked with blood clots. It usually affects men and women ages 20 to 40, but it is possible in teenagers! don't smoke! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thrombolytic agents: Thrombolytic agents are a class of injectable drugs that can help dissolve clots found in clogged arteries. These drugs are used in high risk situations to care for patients undergoing serious vascular events, in an attempt to decrease the damage of a stroke, heart attack or leg ischemia. ...Read more
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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