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Treatment For 95percent Blocked Left Artery
Just depends: There are a lot of options when discussing carotid artery disease. The treatment guidelines are very strict and are based on symptoms and the degree of narrowing found on tests. The options range from observation to placing a stent or surgery to remove the blockage. It is really hard to tell which one is the right treatment until evaluated by a vascular surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Medication: Mledications to keep platelets from clumping may help. Also ensure that the arteries are completely blocked (if there is even a slight opening, surgery/stenting may be possible (but not if they are completely blocked). It may be worthwhile to discuss (somewhat controversial) surgical options like eca-ica bypass with your physician if there are complete blockages of both ica arteries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: The treatment options for occluded vertebral arteries are not as well defined as those for carotid artery stenosis. That said, there is a possibility of vertebral artery angioplasty, but your doctor will better be able to assess the risks and benefits after determining the degree of occlusion of the artery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have 1 or more 80-90% blocked artery to or from heart and still have a 'normal' heart? Will stress test show blockage? Treatment?
See answer below:: Stress test would show this abnormality. Next step would be cardiac catheterization. Coronary artery bypass is a potential treatment if severe. Medications like aspirin and cholesterol lowering medications are recommended in people with coronary artery disease. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Antiplatelet meds: First, why is artery occluded? Could be due to local thrombosis, but could also be due to traumatic or spontaneous dissection. Secondly, are there risks for stoke such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol/triglycerides, high homocysteine? Talk with your doctor re prevention, perhaps clopidogrel, aggrenox. Many areas need to be addressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on timing : If this stroke patient has no bleeding and got to the hospital early enough , then the patient may benefit from thrombolytic treatment as long as no contraindication for the lytics. If you are asking about blocked carotid artery then if stenosis is above 50% and is the source of clot (although unusual for midbrain) then surgery or stent ...Read more
I have pain in left artery in neck, have had problems with heart palpitations also and feeling dizzy. What is causing this & any treatment available?
Father, 67, had silent heart attack 1 month back. Angiogram revealed 100% lesion in left anterior & circumflex. Bypass was suggested but later rejected due to deceased artery. Treatment options needed?
Is there a treatment for internal carotid artery (tortuous) with left ear constant whooshing, mitral valve prolapse too?
Yes : For the noise in your ear they make noise damper devices. There is no medication in surgery would do a lot more harm than good as long as the blood flows normal in your Carotid artery. As far as mitral valve prolapse and you do have to have more information from your doctor cardiologist regarding treatment in most prolapse and without Regurgitation mitral valve does not require any treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat renal stenosis: The treatment of a blocked kidney artery is controversial. The 3 ways would be medications, surgery, or arterial stents. There is evidence that all 3 work equally well, even in severe cases, although there are some cases where surgery or a stent may yield a better outcome. However, the risk of surgery or stents is not small, and therefore, a conservative approach with medicine is often best. ...Read more
I discoveredthat my ed condition is caused by arterial insufficiency on the left side of my penis. The right side is ok. Is pentoxifyline a lower cost alternative? How about shockwave treatment?
Lower than what?: Lower cost than what? Pentoxiflyline 400 mg 3X a day as a generic meds cost $120 a month and is indicated for claudication, not ED. I'm not aware that either pentoxifyline or shock wave treatment is effective. How was the diagnosis made? If you had an arteriogram, I suspect angioplasty is your best bet, but at your age, 37, I suspect either you have small vessel disease or the dx is wrong. ...Read more
No: Chelation therapy is not a part of the therapy behind atherosclerosis when you have blocked arteries. When you do have a blockage, you need to mechanically reduce the obstruction. That can be done through angioplasty and potentially putting a stent in to keep that artery open. Subsequently one should be on cholesterol lowering medicine to prevent this from occuring again. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No, sorry...: The best approach to blocked arteries is prevention & picking your parents carefully. Failing that, aggressive lifestyle changes and judicious use of appropriate medications to achieve targets based on compelling objective clinical trials data are your next best option. If significantly blocked arteries remain, then angioplasty ± stents, or bypass surgery. Massage rx will not open blockages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally it is: Called atherosclerosis or arteriosclerosis( depending on the size of the artery involved ) . It is usually caused by accumulation of cholesterol crystals and inflammatory cell and their products . The treatment is usually ant inflammatory medication and anti cholesterol medication . For detail understating talk to your doc. ...Read more
Another idea: Narrowing of coronary arteries usually is a result of atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque on the arterial walls. It is the long term effect of inflammation, cholesterol and aspects of lifestyle. If someone is motivated to change exercise habits, stress levels and diet, investigate the insurers- and medicare-approved program of dr. Dean ornish (www.Pmri.Org). It's work but can reverse this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the treatment for paraophtalmic artery aneurysm and are there any precautions prior to treatment?
Talk to your Doctor: This is an aneurysm of an artery by the eyes and heading towards the pituitary. The treatment can be open via opening the skull or fixing it with an internal stent. There are many potential problems which you should discuss with your doctor. It would not be prudent for me to have this type of discussion in this forum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Calcification of any artery, by itself, does not warrant any type of intervention or follow up. If that calcification is associated with a stenosis ("narrowing") of the artery, then that may require follow up and/or an operation. The carotid arteries are very often calcified and if associated with a high grade stenosis, may portend a higher risk of stroke. Discuss with a vascular surgeon. ...Read more
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