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What does it mean to have 25-50% blockage in an artery?

What does it mean to have 25-50% blockage in an artery?

Risk: If an artery is 25-50% narrowed, you would generally not have any symptoms except under extreme exercise. However, the fact that it is partially blocked implies that you are at risk for progression — either gradual due the risk factors that cause the partial narrowing or suddenly when platelets stick to the area and cause complete blockage. ...Read more

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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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How much blockage to arteries is needed to cause pvd pain?

How much blockage to arteries is needed to cause pvd pain?

90%: Is the usual amount of blockage that produces "claudication." it varies quite a bit, though; some people don't notice anything until they have 100% blockage, others start to notice problems at 50%. The more you ask of your legs, the earlier you'll notice it. ...Read more

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What are some ways doctors measure cardio health? How do they know if there is any blockage in arteries?

What are some ways doctors measure cardio health? How do they know if there is any blockage in arteries?

Following: Cardiac health is measured and investigated by
1 Risk Factors like family history, smoking,high cholesterol, Diabetes&Obesity
2 Symptoms like Chest Pain, shortness of breath etc
3EKG
4Stress Test
5Echocardiogram
6Coronary Angiogram ...Read more

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Can there be a specific medical test to determine blockage in arteries?

Can there be a specific medical test to determine blockage in arteries?

Location?: The best test for detecting blockage in your arteries depends on the location of the blockage. Ultrasound can be used to detect blockage in the carotid (neck) and leg arteries, for example. ...Read more

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How much artery blockage causes pvd pain?

How much artery blockage causes pvd pain?

Everyone's different: The pain of pad is from tissue (muscles, skin, nerves, etc) not getting enough blood. An elite athlete might have symptoms from a single 50% plaque. A sedentary person might not notice a complete blockage or multiple partial blockages. Rest pain is usually from severe plaques at multiple levels. In general, the body compensates for artery plaques for a long time before pain occurs. ...Read more

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If a 70-year-old suffered an artery blockage, what is their chance of survival?

If a 70-year-old suffered an artery blockage, what is their chance of survival?

Depends . . .: Where is blockage? In other words, which artery is blocked? Heart? Brain? Legs? Lungs? Penis? Arterial blockage in heart could cause angina (chest pain) or even heart attack if abrupt. In brain, we call this a stroke. In legs, it's peripheral arterial/vascular disease. In lungs, its pulmonary embolism (very dangerous & deadly). In penis, its erectile dysfunction. Chance of survival varies. . . ...Read more

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How do I have all the other arteries check to see if any plaque is building up or blockage?

How do I have all the other arteries check to see if any plaque is building up or blockage?

Various modalities: There are non-invasive tests to look for blockages such as stress echocardiography (stress test w/ultrasound imaging), nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (nuclear medicine imaging), cardiac ct and MRI (mri is still investigational for coronary anatomy). Gold standard examination requires invasive cardiac catheterization with dye injected into the arteries (or ultrasound) and imaged. ...Read more

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Could it happen that a fall causes a plaque build up in an artery to break off and cause a complete blockage?

Could it happen that a fall causes a plaque build up in an artery to break off and cause a complete blockage?

No: A mechanical fall does not cause arterial plaque to rupture and cause an embolism. However, if someone experienced an embolism to the brain, lung, or leg it could cause a sudden loss of strength and that could cause a fall. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, how long does plaque in the arteries take to progress into a complete blockage, when minimal now. 60 y/o male?

Hi doctors, how long does plaque in the arteries take to progress into a complete blockage, when minimal now. 60 y/o male?

Many factors affect: This is highly variable. The natural course is for it to slowly progress but the odds are it will never progress to complete blockage and it could stay stable or even regress and disappear. Many factors determine how quickly it progresses or regresses: your blood pressure, diet, activity level, stress, exposure to toxins, genetics etc. See http://tinyurl.com/axtab4d and http://tinyurl.com/9x3n594 ...Read more

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Should i be concerned 85-90% blockage in their neck artery?

Vascular surgeon: That's a high grade blockage and puts one at high risk for a stroke. A vascular surgeon is best qualified to follow, treat and advise a patient with such a high grade blockage. ...Read more

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What could cause an otherwise healthy 27 year old male to have 100% blockage in the LAD artery?

Hereditary disease: Without more information, it's difficult to answer the question, but there are hereditary diseases where the blood lipid is elevated high enough to cause early athersclerosis. ...Read more

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I had a cta. Angiogram with contrast. Does that also get images of the coroided arteries typically? If I'd of had a blockage would it have showed up?

The carotids are: Not studied with ct angiography of the brain. The first test if concerns in the carotid arteries is usually an ultrasound with doppler to study the flow in the vessels. ...Read more

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How serious is a circumflex artery blockage that is 90%? Would this likely be fatal and if so, how long before one would have that result on average?

Coronary artery : High grade circumflex disease coul be the cause of angina or infarction. It could be fatal but less likely than LAD disease. If well treated you could live a long time with that disease and something else could get you. Smoke and don't work on your condition and chances in infarction are excellent. ...Read more

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What is coronary artery blockage?

What is coronary artery blockage?

Usually atheroma: Usually cholesterol based but can also have calcium and fibrous material as well. Occurs when natural barrier called the endothelium is disrupted allowing these items to infiltrate and eventually block the artey. ...Read more

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What are the causes of coronary artery blockage?

What are the causes of coronary artery blockage?

Several: There are a number of risk factors that lead to plaque in the coronary arteries which is the reason for the blockage. Some of these are smoking, high blood pressure, unhealthy diet, an abnormally high cholesterol, lack of exercise, and obesity. There are also hereditary factors. ...Read more

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