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Can you tell me how to unblock a blocked artery in your leg?

Can you tell me how to unblock a blocked artery in your leg?

Depends: Arterial blockage caused by a clot can be treated with thrombolytics or surgery. Blockages caused by atherosclerosis can be treated by endovascular techniques or bypass surgery. The first step is medical therapy, which may relieve symptoms and make intervention a secondary option. ...Read more

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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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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
Once
Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
Once
Limit meats, dairy, fats to as little as possible
Once
Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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If your doctor says you have a blocked artery and you are still having problems at times and just keeps you on drugs what do you recomend?

If your doctor says you have a blocked artery and you are still having problems at times and just keeps you on drugs what do you recomend?

Depends: If you are unhappy with the current care you could ask your doctor if something else would help or see another doctor for an opinion. ...Read more

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I have a blocked artery in my right eye. Will I ever be able to regain my lost vision?

I have a blocked artery in my right eye. Will I ever be able to regain my lost vision?

Probably not: Unless is was a temporary blockage that quickly recovered (so the vision came back right away, i.e. Amaurosis). Sometimes neovascularization which can cause further vision loss can be treated. Otherwise systemic workup to prevent future blockages is prudent. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Check & optimize systolic BP to <120 mmHG sitting, relaxed
Monthly
Check & optimize body fat daily by weighing yourself nude, 1st thing AM
Monthly
Focus on high-fiber, low calorie foods to improve issues
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What can cause a blocked artery?

What can cause a blocked artery?

Smoking: The main cause of arterial blockages is the condition known as atherosclerosis, commonly called hardening of the arteries. The major preventable or modifiable risk factor is smoking. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

walking exercise if tolerated
30 Min, Daily, forever
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Please help! what is the procedure for clearing a blocked artery?

Please help! what is the procedure for clearing a blocked artery?

Blocked artery: There are many tools that can be used depending on how long the blockage has been present. These include balloon angioplasty, cutting balloons, stents, stent-grafts, Atherectomy, clot busting medications, or surgery to bypass around the blockage if you can't go through it. ...Read more

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