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A friend of mine has 100% blocked arteries in her neck, is she going to be okay?

A friend of mine has 100% blocked arteries in her neck, is she going to be okay?

Probably so: The answer of can a person be ok with a blocked neck artery depends upon two things: which artery it is which is blocked and what is the status of the remaining 3 vessels? A blocked vertebral artery can likely be better tolerated than a blocked carotid artery. If a carotid artery is blocked and the remaining carotid artery exhibits significant blockage then there is greater danger. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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


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How can blocked arteries be cleared in your neck w/o surgery?

How can blocked arteries be cleared in your neck w/o surgery?

NOT REALLY: To eradicate the plaque, surgery is needed, but there are clear indications for surgery. Some patients can be managed with Aspirin or other anti platelet medications. Ask for an opinion by a reputable vascular surgeon. Your doctor can help you make these arrangements. ...Read more

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What to do if a friend of mine has 100% blocked arteries in her neck, is there something - or anyone who can help her?

What to do if a friend of mine has 100% blocked arteries in her neck, is there something - or anyone who can help her?

Vascular disease: Occlusion of the neck artery (carotid or vertebral) is usually treated medically. Individuals who have such occluded artery should be on intensive medical therapy to help prevent progression of cardiovascular disease and/or stroke. Other vasculature e.g. Heart and lower extremities should also be evaluated and treated. To start, see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What symptoms would a person have with blocked arteries? My aunt died yesterday from severely blocked arteries. She had symptoms but ignored them.

What symptoms would a person have with blocked arteries? My aunt died yesterday from severely blocked arteries. She had symptoms but ignored them.

Heart disease: I assume your aunt died due to blockage in the coronary artery, which supply blood to heart muscle, thus causing a "heart attack". The most ccommon symptoms are chest discomfort, difficulty breathing, excecessive sweat, fatigue and so on. Not all people will experience these symptoms. Therefore, if you have any cardiac risk factors, please get evaluated. My condolences for your loss! ...Read more

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Is it have blocked arteries in your early 20's from having a bad diet?

Very unlikely: Very unlikely that you do at such a young age. Still, that is not an excuse for having a bad diet. Eat healthy young lady! ...Read more

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Is having blocked arteries a serious condition?

Is having blocked arteries a serious condition?

Depends where: A blocked artery can cause the death of the organ supplied by that artery, or a portion thereof. If the main artery of your heart is blocked, this is of course a serious condition that few survive if the blockages complete. If it is a small artery to a small portion of an unimportant organ, you may not even notice. Disease in one vessel usually means there is also disease in other vessels. ...Read more

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How do you know if you might have blocked arteries?

Depends: Different organs act differently when their blood supply is diminished. Pain is generally involved, but there can be painless loss of function. A better answer could be crafted if I knew what part of the body you were concerned about. ...Read more

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Do blocked arteries show up in chest xrays?

XRay: Xrays are customarily not ordered by vascular surgeons to detect arterial stenosis or blockage in the arteries. You'll need an ultrasound or a ct scan to make that determination. See a vascular surgeon to have your arteries assessed and insure that there is no critical ischemia. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called blocked arteries.?

Explain the condition called blocked arteries.?

Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is a hardening of the arteries, it is secondary to fat, cholesterol, and other substances deposition on the walls of arteries which forms hard structures called plaque. ...Read more

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How can a person remedy multiple blocked arteries?

How can a person remedy multiple blocked arteries?

Quit smoking now: Quit tobacco and get your medical issues under control (diabetes, cholesterol, lipid, excess weight) will help. Your doctor will likely prescribe medications to get your blood flowing better. Get friendly with a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a teenager to have blocked arteries?

Is it possible for a teenager to have blocked arteries?

Very rare: The vast majority of teenagers will not have blocked arteries. Rarely, heavy smokers develop buerger's disease, or thromboangiitis obliterans, a rare disease in which blood vessels swell and become blocked with blood clots. It usually affects men and women ages 20 to 40, but it is possible in teenagers! Don't smoke! ...Read more

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Is angioprim or cardio effective to clear blocked arteries?

Is angioprim or cardio effective to clear blocked arteries?

Blocked arteries: Arteries develop plaque, aka atherosclerosis. On average when plaques are partial, diameter reduction below 50 % of the lumen, medical therapy is most beneficial: antiplatelet, anti hypertensives, lipid lowering therapies, manage diabetes and stop nicotine. If plaque progresses above 70% diameter reduction, then balloons, stents and bypass surgery are a benefit. Each case has nuances. See your doc. ...Read more

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Am I not going to get any blocked arteries eating 4 eggs a day?

Am I not going to get any blocked arteries eating 4 eggs a day?

Maybe: The potential may be there. I would have your cholesterol level checked so you know where you stand on your trig and chol level. ...Read more

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Can exercising prevent blocked arteries even if you are a smoker?

Can exercising prevent blocked arteries even if you are a smoker?

No, but...: It will slow the process of atherosclerosis, but alone, it will not prevent it. If you are health serious, quit tobacco. But continue to exercise doing sporting activities you enjoy. Your weight will be kept in control. You will have better endurance and strength! ...Read more

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

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 more

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Is there any other non-invasive way to check blocked arteries than angiogram?

Several: Angiogram is the "gold standard" but ct or mr angiography (which do not require a catheter) can provide useful information. Some arteries can be assessed by ultrasound, but this is less precise. Nuclear stress tests do not show arteries but shows areas of the heart where the arterial supply is insufficient. ...Read more

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Is there any other non-invasive way to check blocked arteries besides angiogram?

Is there any other non-invasive way to check blocked arteries besides angiogram?

Yes: The simplest and least invasive option is to have abi/pvr. This is a noninvasive test that measures the blood pressure of the arms and compares it to the pressure in various parts of the legs. This along with the waveforms will give your vascular surgeon an excellent idea of where a blockage may be located. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is dangerous to have 2 blocked arteries? Is it deadly? Can it be cured?

Blocked arteries: You have many arteries in your body. Some are more important and others. Some smaller arteries can be blocked with no consequences what so ever. How serious your situation is depends on which arteries are the blocked ones. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any alternatives to clearing blocked arteries from angioplasty, stents or laserplasty?

Does anyone have any alternatives to clearing blocked arteries from angioplasty, stents or laserplasty?

If yes, billions!: Once established there are a few options to provide urgent clearance of blocked arteries other than the ones you have mentioned. Some physicians have shown long term decrease in the size of plaques with te statin medications. ...Read more

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Could echos sometimes detect artery malfunctions or blocked arteries?

Yes: By echo I am assuming you are talking about an ultrasound. If that is true, the ultrasound machine is more than capable of detecting occluded vessels (arteries or veins) by an experienced ultrasound technician. The ultrasound is a very valuable tool used by vascular surgeons to help diagnosis disease processes. ...Read more

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What is the non-surgical cure for blocked arteries?

What is the non-surgical cure for blocked arteries?

No cure: Truly there is no cure but we can manage occlusive arterial disease to prevent progression like using anti platelet agents like aspirin, anti cholesterol meds like Lipitor (atorvastatin), walking, stop smoking. Sometimes endovascular options including balloon angioplasty and stenting is option that is invasive but not like open bypass surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a way to check for blocked arteries in the penis?

Is there a way to check for blocked arteries in the penis?

Yes: Penile brachial index. Ask your local vascular lab if they do this. This compares the blood pressure getting to your penis to your arm pressure. A low penile brachial index reflects poor circulation. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Busuttil
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Blocked Arteries (Definition)

Blocked arteries is a condition in which a person has decreased or no blood flow in one or more of his arteries, due to obstructions inside the artery such as thick plaques, floating clumps of broken plaques, blood clots, etc... Severe compression due to a problem on the outside of an artery can also ...Read more