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How long does it take the body to make a new vein or artery around a blocked one?

How long does it take the body to make a new vein or artery around a blocked one?

Not the way: In most parts of the body, there are redundant elements of the blood supply, so that if one vessel is blocked, the others already present take over. New vessels are not grown to jump over the blockage. This is not true for the brain and back of the eye where blocked vessels create permanent damage as collateral vessel are not present in these tissues. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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During many intensive cancer surgeries, can cancer likely travel through veins and/arteries to different parts of the body?

During many intensive cancer surgeries, can cancer likely travel through veins and/arteries to different parts of the body?

Yes and No: Yes cancer cells do get into the blood vessels either spontaneously or during surgical manipulations, yet they rarely survive their trip in the circulation and are eliminated by the immune system or fail to establish any colonies under normal conditions. So surgery is generally considered safe from this theoretical point of view. ...Read more

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What is unique about the pulmonary veins and pulmonary arteries when compared to other veins and arteries on the body?

What is unique about the pulmonary veins and pulmonary arteries when compared to other veins and arteries on the body?

They are backwards: All arteries in the body carry oxygenated blood from the heart. After leaving the arteries, blood enters capillaries where oxygen is dropped off and carbon dioxide waste is picked up. Veins then take the carbon dioxide back to the heart. Now here is the difference. The pulm. Arteries then take the blood with carbon dioxide to the lungs where oxygen is picked up and carried by the pulm. Veins. ...Read more

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Might it be that a a hernia push on blood vessels or arteries and cause loss of blood flow to lower part of body?

Might it be that a a hernia push on blood vessels or arteries and cause loss of blood flow to lower part of body?

Doubtful: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall, and the blood vessels to the abdominal contents come from the back of the abdominal cavity near the spine, so while i suppose anything can happen, i can't imagine a scenario where the hernia is blocking blood supply. Whatever is going through the hole can have its blood supply pinched off, and in its most severe form is called a strangulated hernia. ...Read more

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Hospitalized because one of the arteries (or vein, what could it be?

Hospitalized because one of the arteries (or vein, what could it be?

More info needed: You can be hospitalized with problems related to either an artery or a vein. Speak to the doctors or nurses caring for you - they should be able to tell you why you were admitted and where the problem lies. ...Read more

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Which is bigger: a vein or an artery?

Which is bigger: a vein or an artery?

Veins are...: Veins are usually bigger when compared to their anatomical counterpart, the arteries, as veins have a thinner vessel wall and tend to be distended. ...Read more

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Why do people get blocked veins and arteries?

Why do people get blocked veins  and arteries?

Family DNA: Arteries become blocked with arteriosclerosis, and it tends to run in the family, and diet/lifestyle contributes to the progression. Veins become blocked with blood clots, and heredity can make one more prone to development of blood clots. Venous clots occur in the deep and superficial veins, and the former type requires anticoagulation. Prolonged travel, surgery are risk factors for clots. ...Read more

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What are the similarities of veins and arteries?

What are the similarities of veins and arteries?

Part of a system: Both carry blood and are composed of three layers—the intima, media, and adventitia. Inside both vessels are covered by a specialized set of cells called endothelium. ...Read more

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How are arteries, veins and capillaries different?

How are arteries, veins and capillaries different?

Anatomy: Arteries what carries blood from the heart to organs and tissues. Vein take blood from organs back to the heart . Both are connected with capillary network. ...Read more

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What are the differences between arteries and veins?

What are the differences between arteries and veins?

High vs low pressure: Arteries take blood from the heart to the tissues of the body under high pressure. Veins take blood from the tissues back to the heart under much lower pressure. Arteries are thicker and have muscle in the walls, veins are thinner. ...Read more

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Where can I find a list of arteries and veins to study?

Textbook or internet: Any textbook of anatomy would have most listed and diagrammed. ...Read more

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For what length of time do veins and arteries take to heal?

Depends: This depends on what caused the injury. If it is related to a surgery, then it could take a few weeks for the pain to subside. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly where are your main veins and arteries?

Can you tell me exactly where are your main veins and arteries?

Deep in your body.: The main vein and arteries lie deep in your body usually under the muscles or within the abdominal and chest cavity. Any anatomy book will show you where they are located. The key is deep not superficial location. Examples include aorta, iliac, femoral, popliteal and tibial arteries and corresponding vena cava, iliac, femoral, popliteal and tibial veins. ...Read more

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Can you enumerate at least 5 major arteries and 5 major veins.?

Can you enumerate at least 5 major arteries and 5 major veins.?

See below: arteries: aorta, carotid, iliac, femoral, subclavian veins: inferior vena cava, superior vena cava, jugular, femoral, popliteal ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the main difference between the artery and the vein?

I was wondering what are the main difference between the artery and the vein?

Structure and action: arteries have thicker, muscular walls. They carry oxygen and nutrients out to the body so it can be used. Veins are thin walled, elastic vessels that carry 'used' blood (less oxygen and waste products of metabolism) back to the body and heart. ...Read more

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If you draw back in an artery is it easily to know it was an artery instead of a vein? Can the effects from doing so be settle to barely any?

If you draw back in an artery is it easily to know it was an artery instead of a vein? Can the effects from doing so be settle to barely any?

Bright vs dark: Arterial blood is bright red due to oxygen. Venous blood is dull dark red due to lack of oxygen. Could do an internet search for images showing the difference. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more