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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Blocked Artery In Arm

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Are there any natural remedies for a blocked artery in my arm?

Are there any natural remedies for a blocked artery in my arm?

No: Keep trying to be healthy. Please don't smoke. The blocked vessel is unlikely to get better without procedure like stent or surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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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Can a person have a blood pressure reading of 120/80 and still have a partially blocked artery in his arm?

Can a person have a blood pressure reading of 120/80 and still have a partially blocked artery in his arm?

Yes: Blockages in the arteries providing blood to the arms are common. Most often these blockages don't cause any symptoms. It is good to be aware of them as they can give you a false low blood pressure. A simple way to test this is to check the arm pressure in both arms. The higher pressure is the accurate one. A 20mmhg difference is considered significant. An ultrasound can give a more accurate diag. ...Read more

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In what way is an arterial occlusion in the arm treated?

In what way is an arterial occlusion in the arm treated?

Depends on symptoms: If the occlusion has been present for a long time, and you have no problems in your hand, no treatment may be needed. If, on the other hand, a clot has lodged in the artery and your hand is cold and painful, surgery may be needed to remove it. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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How to clear a blocked artery without surgery or angioplasty?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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