Top
30
Doctor insights on: How To Tell If You Have A Blocked Artery

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
1 Doctor shared a insight

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


2

2
Can you tell me how can someone with a huge fear of needles, surgery, doctors and hospitals clear a blocked artery?

Find meaning: Your physician can offer you medication for anxiety, and a short course of psychotherapy may help. But best of all -- think about the people who you love and who love you, and who would be affected by your death (and a blocked artery is life-and-death). Think of the meaningful things you'd miss. To be brave, act brave. I bet you'll find it is easier than you thought. You're brave just to ask. ...Read more

3

3
What should you do when you have a blocked artery?

What should you do when you have a blocked artery?

Blocked Artery: You should see a Vascular Surgeon immediately. They can determine the extent of the blockage and help to restore bloodflow to the area in question. ...Read more

6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
Interested to know how does the problem of blocked artery come about?

Atherosclerosis: Smoking, elevated cholesterol, hypertension, and a family history of artery problems are associated with an increased risk of blockages. ...Read more

10

10
I was diagnosed with a blocked artery and feeling fine, do I need to get it fixed right away?

I was diagnosed with a blocked artery and feeling fine, do I need to get it fixed right away?

Depends: On your symptoms and location of artery. Seems like you are doing ok. You should consult with a vascular surgeon for peripheral arteries or a cardiologist if the artery is in your heart. ...Read more

11

11
How to unblock a blocked artery in your leg?

Surgery???: Either angioplasty or stunting/atherectomy (catheter based therapy) or surgery. surgery may include a plaque removal or bypass. ...Read more

12

12
Why would you need an MRI for blocked artery?

Why would you need an MRI for blocked artery?

To see: The amount of blockage of the artery and to see if there is damage of the organ the vessel supplies. ...Read more

13

13
Can you feel a blocked artery in your neck?

No: There is no feeling in the arteries of the neck. (or most arteries). So no you would not feel it. There can be symptoms that lead to looking in the neck most likely stroke like symptoms. ...Read more

14

14
Can you clear a blocked artery without angioplasty?

Difficult: Aggressive control of risk factors can stabilize and possibly reverse disease, but less invasive procedural interventions, like angioplasty and stenting, may be required. ...Read more

15

15
How can you clear a blocked artery without surgery?

How can you clear a blocked artery without surgery?

Yes: Aggressive control of risk factors can stabilize and possibly reverse disease, but less invasive procedural interventions, like angioplasty and stenting, may be required. ...Read more

16

16
Is there a process of declogging the blocked artery without operation?

Is there a process of declogging the blocked artery without operation?

No: Angioplasty is the non invasive treatment but still this is a procedure that requires intervention. There is no reliable non interventional means to open an artery when it is blocked. The best advice is to decrease the level if risk factors if you have any. ...Read more

17

17
What foods should I eat now, because I had a blocked artery and I had to do angioplasty?

What foods should I eat now, because I had a blocked artery and I had to do angioplasty?

Need complete: Makeover. Get advice from your doctor regarding exercise and diet. May need to see nutritionist. No smoking. If you do these things vessels will stay open longer. ...Read more

18

18
My wife is diabetic and has three blocked artery, so what better medicine and food for her? Because now, she does not take any medicine. I want your own answer in my question, thank you!

My wife is diabetic and has three blocked artery, so what better medicine and food for her? Because now, she does not take any medicine. I want your own answer in my question, thank you!

Diet 4 blocked arter: My wife is diabetic and has three blocked artery, so what better medicine and food for her? The best proven diet is the Ornish plan. Go to ornish. Com. This will likley improve both diabetes and blockage. Effect on blood cholesterol etc will be seen in weeks. You should do it as well so she does not have to take care of you later. Keep us posted. ...Read more

19

19
Blocked artery in neck caused by radiation?

Blocked artery in neck caused by radiation?

Carotid stenosis: Exposure to radiation, usually in the treatment of cancer, is a known cause of stenosis. It doesn't occur in all cases but it can occur. ...Read more

20

20
How dangerous is the blocked artery operation on your neck?

How dangerous is the blocked artery operation on your neck?

Its not minor: A carotid endarterectomy is a major operation but is usually well tolerated. In the hands of a well trained vascular surgeon the risks can be minimalized. Nationally the rate of stroke around the time of the surgery is less then 3% for vascular surgeons. Heart issues is one of the most common complications but is usually treatable. Death is rare less then 1% but can occur. ...Read more

21

21
How to clear a blocked artery without surgery or angioplasty?

Prayer: Prayer. (medications don't work, but sometimes things get better on their own). ...Read more

22

22
How can you clear a blocked artery without surgery or an angioplasty?

Possibly somewhat: In animal studies severe cholesterol lowering has cleared blockages. Some human studies have suggested this effect with high doses of cholesterol medications. Regardless of whether an intervention to open an artery is performed, "statin" medication is almost always appropriate for atherosclerosis, and, many experts believe, treatment should be more aggressive than currently recommended. ...Read more

23

23
Is it possible that feeling tired all the time have anything to do with a blocked artery?

Blocked where?: Vascular disease per se causes ischemia, low-flow to whatever its perfusing. If you have hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes and smoke, these all collude together to occlude arteries, everywhere--it's only a matter of degrees. Yet global fatigue per se is not diagnostic of vascular disease. Clinical depression causes fatigue and burn-out without effecting the vascular tree. ...Read more

24

24
What is the medical term for a blocked artery that's swollen and caused the skin to split?

What is the medical term for a blocked artery that's swollen and caused the skin to split?

Skin splitting: Blocked arteries do not cause the skin to split. This usually occurs when one has eczema, which is not a problem of the circulation. If an artery supplying the skin does get completely blocked, it can cause the area of the skin supplied by that artery to die and to slough off. ...Read more

25

25
Could a partially blocked artery affect sex drive?

Could a partially blocked artery affect sex drive?

Sex drive is fragile: Most things can affect sex drive - positively and negatively. Health issues of all sorts are quite likely to. Part may be related to the physical impact of the malfunctioning and part to the emotional and psychological impact. Patience and trust and finding serenity regarding the medical issues can help with some of it. Symptom relief of the medical issue will too. Happy holidays! ...Read more

27

27
Can a regular CT detect a blocked artery?

Can a regular CT detect a blocked artery?

Less likely: A regular ct not likely to pick up arterial disease. If this was a ct angiogram, higher chance of finding significant disease. If a ct calcium score, less likely, but still better chance to find arterial blockage. ...Read more

28

28
Could a blocked artery increase blood pressure?

Could a blocked artery increase blood pressure?

Yes.: Narrowing or blockage of renal arteries causes the kidney involved to secrete the enzyme renin which activates the renin- angiotensin- aldosterone system (involved with fluid and blood pressure control). There are medications to treat the hypertension. If the high blood pressure cannot be controlled a renal artery stent may be required. Work with your primary care doctor and a nephrologist. ...Read more

29

29
Can a partially blocked artery affect my sex drive?

Can a partially blocked artery affect my sex drive?

Artery: Depends on location & extent of blockabe. ...Read more

30

30
What happens if someone had a blocked artery would it increase their blood pressure?

What happens if someone had a blocked artery would it increase their blood pressure?

High Blood Pressure: Blocked arteries are most often caused by high blood pressure. High blood pressure means that the force exerted against your arteries is too high. This causes damage to the arteries. Damaged arteries accumulate circulating materials such as cholesterol, platelets, fats and plaque builds up. It also cause s hardening of the arteries. ...Read more