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What is arterial occlusion? Is there no blood flow at all?
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Dr. Daniel McGee
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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Dr. Robert Vorhies
Fortunately if arterial occlusion is the result of slowly accumulated atherosclerosis, the body naturally creates collateral circulation to compensate. These collateral vessels can often be adequate for daily activity and avoiding amputation or even any surgery.
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