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What is total radial artery occlusion? Is this good or bad? What is treatment?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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In brief: Radial artery

Occlusion may or may not be symptomatic depending upon the level ie wrist, forearm level, the collateral circulation ie other avenues for blood flow, the pattern of the baseline circulation to the hand and fingers as some have a radial artery that never contributed much to the hand ie an ulnar dominant pattern and if the thrombosis itself is causing symptoms via alternative nerve pathways.

In brief: Radial artery

Occlusion may or may not be symptomatic depending upon the level ie wrist, forearm level, the collateral circulation ie other avenues for blood flow, the pattern of the baseline circulation to the hand and fingers as some have a radial artery that never contributed much to the hand ie an ulnar dominant pattern and if the thrombosis itself is causing symptoms via alternative nerve pathways.
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