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What are the treatment options for blocked carotid arteries?

What are the treatment options for blocked carotid arteries?

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 more

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Artery (Definition)

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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I had a stroke and both arteries in my neck are blocked. What are my treatment options?

I had a stroke and both arteries in my neck are blocked. What are my treatment options?

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 more

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What treatment for occluded left vertebral artery ?

What treatment for occluded left vertebral artery ?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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What treatment for occluded left vertebral artery in the brain?

What treatment for occluded left vertebral artery  in the brain?

Monitor, aspirin: If the artery is completely occluded, there is likely no medication or surgery that is needed. Reopening a totally occluded artery can actually cause injury to the brain. You should be evaluated by a neurologist to evaluate why the occlusion happened, such as whether there is a clotting disorder. Sometimes blood thinners such as daily Aspirin are needed to prevent further occlusions. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a blood clot in mid brain and a blocked artery?

What is the treatment for a blood clot in mid brain and a blocked artery?

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

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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?

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?

Tough to say: Over the computer is is tough to say, but with any heart palpitations and dizziness you need to be evaluated and properly diagnosed to assure at the least that you have no abnormal heart issues causing your symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for internal carotid artery (tortuous) with left ear constant whooshing, mitral valve prolapse too?

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 more

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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?

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