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Corroded Artery Blockage
My mother has severe blockage in her corroded artery, an aorta aneurysm and had afib with all this can she have a face lift done what are the risks?
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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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
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
What are some ways doctors measure cardio health? How do they know if there is any blockage in arteries?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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