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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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Blocked artery in neck caused by radiation?

Blocked artery in neck caused by radiation?

Carotid stenosis: Exposure to radiation, usually in the treatment of cancer, is a known cause of stenosis. It doesn't occur in all cases but it can occur. ...Read more

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How dangerous is the blocked artery operation on your neck?

How dangerous is the blocked artery operation on your neck?

Its not minor: A carotid endarterectomy is a major operation but is usually well tolerated. In the hands of a well trained vascular surgeon the risks can be minimalized. Nationally the rate of stroke around the time of the surgery is less then 3% for vascular surgeons. Heart issues is one of the most common complications but is usually treatable. Death is rare less then 1% but can occur. ...Read more

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Mom has severe pain and stiffness in neck with associated light headedness. She worries this is a blocked artery, but i believe it's just muscle pain.

Mom has severe pain and stiffness in neck with associated light headedness. She worries this is a blocked artery, but i believe it's just muscle pain.

Neck pain: The vast majority of situations where neck blood vessel blockage is involved are not associated with any pain at all. There would be no outward signs that the vessel was blocked. Few rare instances where some type of an inflammatory process was present in association with the vessel blockage may be associated with tenderness. ...Read more

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Is there a process of declogging the blocked artery without operation?

Is there a process of declogging the blocked artery without operation?

No: Angioplasty is the non invasive treatment but still this is a procedure that requires intervention. There is no reliable non interventional means to open an artery when it is blocked. The best advice is to decrease the level if risk factors if you have any. ...Read more

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How to unblock a blocked artery in your leg?

Surgery ???: either angioplasty or stunting/atherectomy (catheter based therapy) or surgery. surgery may include a plaque removal or bypass. ...Read more

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Why would you need an MRI for blocked artery?

To see: The amount of blockage of the artery and to see if there is damage of the organ the vessel supplies. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to unblock a blocked artery in your leg?

Can you tell me how to unblock a blocked artery in your leg?

Depends: Arterial blockage caused by a clot can be treated with thrombolytics or surgery. Blockages caused by atherosclerosis can be treated by endovascular techniques or bypass surgery. The first step is medical therapy, which may relieve symptoms and make intervention a secondary option. ...Read more

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How to clear a blocked artery without surgery or angioplasty?

How to clear a blocked artery without surgery or angioplasty?

Prayer: Prayer. (medications don't work, but sometimes things get better on their own). ...Read more