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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 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
Yes: Depending on your specific circumstances there are lots of options that do not require surgery. For example balloon angioplasty and stenting can be used. There are also some situations where we remove clots with drugs called thrombolytics to remove fresh clot. It really depends on the location of the problem, the cause of the problem, and the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgical opening art: Assuming the clot is lodged in the common carotid or the place where the external and internal carotid arise from the common carotid, the operation requires an incision in the neck, isolation of the common carotid and its two win branches, clamping the three arteries, opening the carotid over the clot, removing the clot and the thickened lining in the artery as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Sometimes: Heart function sometimes improves after opening a blocked artery but not always, especially if you have had a heart attack in the past. Symptoms of heart failure or angina, such as shortness of breath and chest pain are more important than the number attached to your heart function. Best wishes. ...Read more
Heart Surgery: Open heart surgery can mean CABG (bypass surgery), valve surgery, and more. Each process is quite different and complicated. In many cases, the patient receives their anesthesia, the chest is opened and prepared, and the patient is put on a heart lung bypass machine and the surgery is performed, followed by reversal of the steps. In many cases, the surgery can occur while the heart is beating, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the survival chance of a woman of 72years old with the disease of degenerative calcific av of heart artery?Does open heart surgery help her ?
Generally excellent: It is quite common place for patients over age 65 to undergo aortic valve replacement surgery for calcific degenerative disease with or without coronary bypass. The outcomes are quite good, particularly in the hands of trained surgeons that focus primarily on heart surgery, i.e. Cardiac surgeons. http://goo.gl/kawno. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is long term outcome of removal of a large portion of the pericardium? Could stiffening, scar tissue not be evident until surgery for a window?
Depends on disease: Pericardial window , done for varieties of causes from ca , for trauma , heart & liver problems etc , to prevent life threatening taponade of heart.So the out come depends on etiology. Most of the time out come will be good, could recur , scar will contract (constrictive pericarditis ) heart can herniate are all rare complications. ...Read more
What are the typical causes of artery blockage requiring a stent with a patient has low cholesterol?
Blockages: Even people with low cholesterol can form blockages, so that may be a cause. Also elevated triglycerides can cause blockages and are different from cholesterol. Smoking can cause blockages. There are also some types of vasculitis that can cause blockages due to inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medicine or surgery: Clots can sometimes be dissolved with medicine, but, often require a procedure for removal. Surgery id the most common way to remove most arterial emboli to large vessels. ...Read more
Unrelated: If you have blockage, it can be treated with angioplasty (balloon dilation and stenting). If you have paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation on Tambocor, (flecainide) it can be treated with ablation. They are separate issues. Blockage is not a contraindication to ablation. ...Read more
The installation of an IVC filter is all that is needed to avoid most heart attacks, strokes and PE's if there is a history of familial heart disease?
No way;can only trap: large clots traveling from leg & pelvis veins from proceeding to right heart & lungs. Heart attacks & strokes result from clots in arteries leaving left heart, including supplying heart muscle itself. Most are without symptoms, due to plaque rupture or clots from left atria (rarely ventricle), occur without warning. Setup is atherosclerosis, LDL-P, HbA1c & Systolic BP not ?, Large-HDL-P not ?, etc ...Read more
Angioplasty - Bypass: In angioplasty (potentially less invasive) a thin, high tensile strength folded plastic balloon (with or without a stent) is passed into narrowings & hydraulically inflated using pressures 50 to 250 x's arterial pressure to expand the narrowing. In bypass surgery (more invasive) another vessel (commonly a vein) is sewn into an artery prior to a narrowing and again downstream from the narrowing. ...Read more
Is it true that an artery has to be at least 70% blocked, before angioplasty can be performed? Will a blocked artery cause loss of appetite?
Depends: This judgement is made based on age and vascular bed involved and symptoms. Typically 70% diameter reduction translates into over 90% area reduction and intervention is likely to be helpful if there are symptoms. Blockage of bowel arteries can cause pain and hence loss of apetite due to fear of eating. ...Read more
What is done in a PDA surgery ? Is the " hole" simply tied shut or cut off ? What is the chance of the hole reopening later in life ?
Variable: Pda is connection between pulmonary artery and aorta that never closed after birth. Surgery for PDA is variable.Most common method is a left sided thoracotomy, opening chest, and sutures or metallic vascular clips occluding shunt.Sometimes interventional cardiologist via a catheter can place an amplatzer vasculer plug device, spring with two discs occluding ductus.Pda does not usually recur. ...Read more
What is the remedy for a blocked fallopian tube. Are there no purgative or fertility cleans that could flush or dissolve the blockage?
Depends: Where it is blocked, and why it is blocked. Some blockages can be opened by running a tiny wire through the blockage, some might require cutting out the blocked portion and anastomosing the ends...Still others might be opened at the far ends with surgery. Ivf is also a good solution for pregnancy in most of these cases too. ...Read more
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