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Dr. John Landi
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Artery (Definition)

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


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Could echos sometimes detect artery malfunctions or blocked arteries?

Could  echos sometimes detect artery malfunctions or blocked arteries?

Yes: By echo I am assuming you are talking about an ultrasound. If that is true, the ultrasound machine is more than capable of detecting occluded vessels (arteries or veins) by an experienced ultrasound technician. The ultrasound is a very valuable tool used by vascular surgeons to help diagnosis disease processes. ...Read more

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Is it have blocked arteries in your early 20's from having a bad diet?

Is it have blocked arteries in your early 20's from having a bad diet?

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! ...Read more

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Do blocked arteries show up in chest xrays?

Do blocked arteries show up in chest xrays?

XRay: Xrays are customarily not ordered by vascular surgeons to detect arterial stenosis or blockage in the arteries. You'll need an ultrasound or a ct scan to make that determination. See a vascular surgeon to have your arteries assessed and insure that there is no critical ischemia. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called blocked arteries.?

Explain the condition called blocked arteries.?

Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is a hardening of the arteries, it is secondary to fat, cholesterol, and other substances deposition on the walls of arteries which forms hard structures called plaque. ...Read more

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How can a person remedy multiple blocked arteries?

How can a person remedy multiple blocked arteries?

Quit smoking now: Quit tobacco and get your medical issues under control (diabetes, cholesterol, lipid, excess weight) will help. Your doctor will likely prescribe medications to get your blood flowing better. Get friendly with a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a teenager to have blocked arteries?

Is it possible for a teenager to have blocked arteries?

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 more

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Is angioprim or cardio effective to clear blocked arteries?

Is angioprim or cardio effective to clear blocked arteries?

Blocked arteries: Arteries develop plaque, aka atherosclerosis. On average when plaques are partial, diameter reduction below 50 % of the lumen, medical therapy is most beneficial: antiplatelet, anti hypertensives, lipid lowering therapies, manage diabetes and stop nicotine. If plaque progresses above 70% diameter reduction, then balloons, stents and bypass surgery are a benefit. Each case has nuances. See your doc. ...Read more

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Am I not going to get any blocked arteries eating 4 eggs a day?

Am I not going to get any blocked arteries eating 4 eggs a day?

Maybe: The potential may be there. I would have your cholesterol level checked so you know where you stand on your trig and chol level. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Echo (Definition)

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more


Dr. Steven Busuttil
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Blocked Arteries (Definition)

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