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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
How much blockage in artery or arteries can cause a heart attack. Also does blockage come from plaque and clot.
Blockage is 100%: to suffer an injury the artery must get closed off for a period of time. Talks about percent stenosis (narrowing) reflect how much of the native artery remains open for flow, that number also gives an estimate about how possible it would be for a small clot to come along and plug up that vessel. The usual way the "door slams shut" is when a clot floats in and finishes making a blockage. ...Read more
LDL Cholesterol: More specifically, LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol gets deposited within the walls of the arteries. These deposits, known as plaque, can continue to build up causing narrowing of the arteries and may lead to blockage. If the involved arteries are in the coronary arteries, this leads to heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carotid disease: If angiogram was "fine" then you must not have any. The best way is to get a piece of the blockage in the carotid and look at it under a microscope. Most common cause would be vascular damage (rust) from smoking, high blood pressure, high lipids or old trauma. Happy to do 2nd Opinion to help narrow this down in you. ...Read more
Can I know what is left cca and left bifurcation atherosclerotic plaque causing less than 50% stenosis. However no significant hemodynamic stenosis ?
Left CCA: Left common carotid artery (CCA) and left bifurcation - where the common carotid splits into external carotid(neck/face arteries) and internal carotid (brain arteries) are less than 50% stenosis- narrowed. We only are concerned if more than 70% because only then is there enough disturbance of flow - i.e. hemodynamically significant- to cause problems like strokes. At 505 follow up every year. ...Read more
Usually none: 0.5-2% of people have an anomalous right subclavian artery. It is rarely symptomatic, but in some people can cause discomfort with swallowing. ...Read more
Have chronic radial artery occlusion. Having pain. When is coronary bypass done. Good flow in ulnar artery. Advice.
When needed: Having occlude radial artery no major problem ulnar art is there as for pain is it chest pain? Then u should be w/u for that with ur cardiologist with stress test or other , there are other options other than ur radial art for bypass ima r or l saph vein r or l but neede to c ur dr for DX and rec"s. ...Read more
Abdominal aorta bypass due to blockage in the aorta. How long is typical for this surgery? Veins in legs are good. Just blockage in aorta is causing almost no blood flow to legs.
Several hours: Aorto-bifemoral bypass is the operation you are likely having. This procedure usually takes 2 to 3 hours in a normal weight patient without prior abdominal surgery. In obese patients or with prior abd. Surgery it can take longer. You probably have minimally diseased arteries in your legs and so you should have a great result. Make sure a board certified vascular surgeon is performing your procedure. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain in Carotids: Inflammation in the carotid arteries may cause pain. More importantly, it is critical that you see a vascular surgeon to have your carotid arteries evaluated. You will need a carotid duplex to assess the amount of stenosis in the arteries, if any. Carotid artery blockage is one of the leading causes of strokes. Have this evaluated today. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk vs Benefit: There is risk with all surgeries even those done with wires manipulated through the arteries (angiography/angioplasty). In experienced hands, these risks are minimal. However, pad if untreated can lead to severe pain, open ischemic ulcers, gangrene and loss of your limb. Given the choice, if you are having symptoms, then treatment is safer than waiting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Artherosclerosis is when plaque builds up occluding lumen of arteries, right. How does this affect blood pressure?
Definition and cause: Angina isused to describe heart pain that specifically comes from an obstruction to the heart muscle's blood supply.The causes can be due to mechanical obstruction like a plaque, a clot or a combination. The heart arteries are muscular and can constricy and relax. Constriction (often found where there is clot and inflammation) of the arteries, or spasm, can contribute or in some cases cause angina. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PVD : Patients who need arterial bypass for PVD usually have coronary artery disease, hypertension and often diabetes. This combination or individually raises the risk of any surgery. When we do PVD surgery it is usually because a limb is threatened, saving a limb is a pretty prominent benefit in most people's risk/benefit equation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abe chronic radial artery occlusion due to thrombosis. Off blood thinners. Was told pain is not due to occlusion. What would cause pain in hand?
Occluded artery: The vascular supply of the hand is very variable. So you need to be evaluated to see if there is a vascular/blood supply issue or if this is a so-called "red herring" and there is another completely different issue. There are many other causes of pain in the hand, too many to list here. Everything from carpal tunnel to tedonitis to arthritis etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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