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Occlusion Of An Artery
When you have a disease that causes occlusions in digital arteries (toes, not ankles or above), w/o gangrene, what is the best exercise or other lifestyle tip to accelerate healing & collaterals?
Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more
Can cysts at c6-7 nf cause pressure or occlusion to vertebral artery? Ex. Different head/neck pos. Or...
Size and location.: If cysts are enlarging, and close to foramen transversarum in the neck, there could be potential for pressure on vertebral artery unilaterally, but more often this mechanism due to degenerative arthritic bone spur near the artery, or significant acceleration/deceleration trauma such as chiropractic "adjustment". See a neurosurgeon and get this addressed. ...Read more
Can you tell me in occlusion of the femoral artery at the level at which the profunda femoris is given off, arterial inflow to?
Calf and foot: When the femoral artery decides the profunda feed the muscles of the thigh and the superficial femoral feed the leg from the knee down. There are some connections between the two protecting the leg. ...Read more
Is it true the heart can build more capillaries with strong diet and exercise? Can it save you from complete occlusion of artery?
Will cardiac MRI show if there is a total occlusion of mid LAD artery? Had that in past and think its possible again but don't want cath to find out.
Family history of Carotid Artery Occlusion.Good Angiogram Clear Artery's,had Mitral Valve Repair.Is Aspirin necessary?Surgeon says not really, agree?
Yes: When you are told "clear arteries" by angiogram, I suspect the doctors means "no obstructive coronary artery disease". That is not the same as saying as you have pristine arteries. There is likely some intimal thickening and or mild cholesterol buildup at your age, therefore one baby asprin 81 mg is probably the best thing u can do for yourself to reduce your risk of stroke and/or heart attack. ...Read more
Can tias over time be caused by temporary or partial occlusion of vertebral or carotid arteries and cause foci or lesions?
Yes: Tia's are short-lived, about 20-30- minutes and usually fully reverse. If not, it is a stroke with tissue damage, and then can be seen on an mri. The event heralds risk, and preventative treatment with an antiplatelet drug should be started. An embolism from say the heart or aorta, may need anti-coagulation. The greatest future risk of TIA is a stroke within one year. ...Read more
How serious is an occlusion of the left circumflex artery if your heart is left-side dominant? Would an MI from that likely be fatal?
What is the treatment and prognosis for someone with a combination of carotid occlusion/stenosis and occlusion/stenosis of the basilar artery?
Depends: Artery disease in the neck vessels (carotid/basilar) is associated with risk for stroke. Your doc, vascular provider can best assess all the associated factors and give you a risk assessment. Treatments vary from medical management, nicotine cessation, stenting, surgery and combinations of them all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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