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What is done for an arterial occlusion?

What is done for an arterial occlusion?

3 Options: 1) mechanically remove the clot in an interventional procedure 2) dissolve the clot using "lytic" medications 3) do nothing and just try to keep more clots from forming with Heparin or a heparin-like compound. Those are usually the 3 options. Specific choice depends on dozens of individual factors.

Dr. James Chapman
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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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What is arterial occlusion and how serious is it?

What is arterial occlusion and how serious is it?

Very: Any occlusion of artery results in the death of the tissue or organ supplied by that artery.

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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.

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What is arterial occlusion? Is there no blood flow at all?

What is arterial occlusion? Is there no blood flow at all?

Little to none: Arterial occlusion can be partial or complete blockage of an artery leading to comete or partial loss of blood flow to the affected area. An arteriogram and arterial doppler ultrasound can show the degree of blockage and if there is any blood flow.

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What is the treatment for extremely rapid arterial occlusion?

What is the treatment for extremely rapid arterial occlusion?

CLot: Depending on where and how critical the occlusion is, treatment could be anticoagulation, thrombolysis, all the way up to vascular surgery.

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What does arterial occlusion look like on your toe?

What does arterial occlusion look like on your toe?

Depends on the cause: Blue toe syndrome, also called trash foot, is a blue to black discoloration of the toes due to lack of blood flow. The most common cause is when a small piece of arterial plaque breaks off in the abdominal aorta-iliac-formal arterial system (stomach and groin areas) during angiography, cardiac, foot or vascular surgery. It also occurs in conjunction with diabetes, scleroderma and raynauds.

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What is arterial occlusion? What is the treatment for that? How does relate to chronic thrombosis? How di u treat this?

What is arterial occlusion? What is the treatment for that? How does relate to chronic thrombosis? How di u treat this?

Vascular disease: Arterial occlusion is blockage of blood flow thru the artery. It can be caused by a clot or atherosclerotic buildup in the artery. Treatment is anti coagulation occasionally surgery to bypass the blockage and on occasion attempts to remove the blockage with a balloon or chemically.

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Can arterial occlusion near the knee cause a vein or tributary to stick out slightly above the Achilles tendon?

Can arterial occlusion near the knee cause a vein or tributary to stick out slightly above the Achilles tendon?

If there is a: Problem with the artery being occluded I would imagine you would have some sort of pain. Conclusions in arteries are not good. A occlusion in an artery would not cause your vein to bulge if anything if the occlusion was a clot the artery itself might be a little thicker.

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Asd closure after retinal artery branch occlusion. Post procedure = palpitations that felt very irregular. After 6 weeks it improved. My dr thinks I may be in af. Is it possible that af was transient?

A fib: Yes. It is possible in case of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, which is episodic. As you have mitral regurgitation, you are at risk for having atrial fibrillation. As you are already on Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) I don't recommend warfarin which increases bleeding risks. I suggest you to get holter and event monitor to record arrhythmias to get appropriate antiarrythmic therapy.

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Can you tell me in occlusion of the femoral artery at the level at which the profunda femoris is given off, arterial inflow to?

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.

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If doppler arterial ultrasound says ulnar artery is supplying flow and collateral flow is good. What is embolism with branch occlusion.

I will try again: There are several cause of arterial occlusions. There are degrees of arterial blockage. If a clot moves- embolize s it can obstruct multiple vessels and branches causing more tissue to be under circulated-ischemic. The remaining question is why the radial clotted: embolus, trauma, needle sticks, thoracic outlet and aneurysm. Need exam. Doppler helps define the location but not the cause.

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Had arterial doppler ultrasound. Would that show if clot has moved? Have radial artery occlusion. Chest pain and out if breath on and off.

Had arterial doppler ultrasound. Would that show if clot has moved? Have radial artery occlusion. Chest pain and out if breath on and off.

Radial artery occ: The radial artery occlusion will not cause clot move to heart at all. U/s of artery can show blockage with clot if there, but no symptoms of hand may not need too much invasive treatment as the ulnar artery may supply whole hand not to cause pain or ischemia. Diatal arterial blood clots will go down to distal far away from heart, not backward unless clot in the heart with septal defect.

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What exactly is renal artery occlusion?

Blockage / narrowing: Of renal artery caused by atherosclerotic plaque or in few instances by fibromuscular dysplasia which occurs mostly in younger women, or from a fibrous obstruction in people with nerofibromatosis.

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Is playing a sport good for artery occlusion?

Depends on the sport: In general playing sports is good whether you have a blocked artery or not depends on the artery and the sport. Arteries carry fresh oxygenated blood to your cells so if you are running they take blood to your muscles in your legs if you have a blockage you will stop because of pain but if you continue slowly you develop collateralls which bypass the blockage to get blood to your legs.

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Can renal artery occlusion be cured?

Can be relieved: Renal artery occlusion, a chronic condition can usually be relieved rather than "cured". Cure usually suggests that problem has completely resolved. Complete occlusion of renal artery would mean non function of kidney and can not be cured. 25% of people have two renal arteries and second artery can maintain function in part of kidney. Optimal treatment is stent placement by x-ray interventionist.

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What are the tests for renal artery occlusion?

What are the tests for renal artery occlusion?

Vascular studies: A renal artery doppler, mr angiography, IV contrast angiography, co2 angiography, ct angiography are helpful. Older tests include ace inhibitor challenges, searching for drug mediated creatinine rise. This is not much used.

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What is cerebral artery occlusion?

What is cerebral artery occlusion?

Clot: It is when something blocks blood flow through one of the cerebral arteries or their branches; often, this is a clot, and can result in a stroke.

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