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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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Can you have surgery on caroid artery 100% occluded?

Can you have surgery on caroid artery 100% occluded?

No: So, surgery can be done, but once it is 100% occluded there usually is no purpose to operating because the damage associated is already done. Now, the other side will be operated on and is important to make sure it is open to ensure appropriate flow to the brain. There are always exceptions to these statements and best is to see your own doctor or vascular surgeon for more specific info. ...Read more

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What's artery disease?

What's artery disease?

Artery Disease: Artery disease is the broad term for the disease of narrowing of the blood vessels caused by the buildup of plaque. Most applied to the blood vessels that supply the heart, hence the term coronary artery disease (cad). It is assumed if you have narrowing of the vessels within the heart, then you have artery disease throughout your body. Artery disease is a risk factor for heart attacks and stroke. ...Read more

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Can you unclog your arteries?

Can you unclog your arteries?

Maybe: With surgery or angioplasty for sure. Look at the writings of dr. Caldwell esselstyne for info on plaque reducing diet. ...Read more

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Does salt harden the arteries?

Does salt harden the arteries?

For short yes: High salt intake "especially in salt sensitive people" is linked to increase in your blood pressure, and having high blood pressure for a long time can harden your arteries... ...Read more

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What really clogs your arteries?

Atherosclerosis: Most common cause is atherosclerosis which is disease of the wall of the artery caused by multiple factors including high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, high cholesterol , smoking , family history and other causes . Occlusion in the arteries could happen from other diseases like vasculitis, fibromuscular dysplasia , dissection and others. ...Read more

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What is cardioid artery disease?

What is cardioid artery disease?

Carotid Art Disease: Your carotid arteries are two large blood vessels in your neck. They supply your brain with blood. If you have carotid artery disease, the arteries become narrow, usually because of atherosclerosis. This is the buildup of cholesterol and other material in an artery. If a blood clot sticks in the narrowed arteries, blood can't reach your brain. This is one of the causes of stroke. ...Read more

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Does chocolate clog your arteries?

No: Studies have shown a reduced incidence of cardiovascular adverse event in users of chocolate. There are antioxidants in chocolate that are beneficial. Enjoy! (but be careful of the calories). ...Read more

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What is plaque buildup in arteries?

What is plaque buildup in arteries?

Atherosclerosis: Narrowing or 'hardening of the arteries' seems like the body's way of planned obsolescence--or complete wearing out. Over time our arteries become more narrow and certain conditions speed up the process: smoking, diabetes (and overweight/metabolic syndrome), hi blood pressure, and hi cholesterol. Exercise can slow down the process. Plaque build up in arteries leads to heart attack and strokes. ...Read more

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