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Is a blocked artery and a blocked vessel the same thing or not?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
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Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology

In brief: Yes

A vessel refers to an artery, a vein or rarely lymphatic vessels.
So the term blocked artery is more precise.

In brief: Yes

A vessel refers to an artery, a vein or rarely lymphatic vessels.
So the term blocked artery is more precise.
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care

In brief: Blocked Blood Vessel

An artery and vein can both be blocked.
A blocked artery can be due to placque or to a clot that develops usually in relation to a piece of plaque. Plaque is the term we used for the cholesterol-laden deposits formed inside of arteries.Veins also can have blockages. These are most often due to blood clots also but do not have a direct relationship to plaque formation.

In brief: Blocked Blood Vessel

An artery and vein can both be blocked.
A blocked artery can be due to placque or to a clot that develops usually in relation to a piece of plaque. Plaque is the term we used for the cholesterol-laden deposits formed inside of arteries.Veins also can have blockages. These are most often due to blood clots also but do not have a direct relationship to plaque formation.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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