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Can my local primary care doctor treat blocked arteries?

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Dr. Linda Harris
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

If your blocked arteries are only mild, they can be managed medically if your physician is comfortable with this.
This does depend on which arteries are involved. For leg arteries, intervention is only needed if the blockage is severe, or if medical management does not help enough and the symptoms are interfering with your daily activities.

In brief: Possibly

If your blocked arteries are only mild, they can be managed medically if your physician is comfortable with this.
This does depend on which arteries are involved. For leg arteries, intervention is only needed if the blockage is severe, or if medical management does not help enough and the symptoms are interfering with your daily activities.
Dr. Linda Harris
Dr. Linda Harris
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

But they can refer you to doctor who does.

In brief: No

But they can refer you to doctor who does.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Govind Sharma
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Blocked arteries

Usually not. Depends on where the block is located.

In brief: Blocked arteries

Usually not. Depends on where the block is located.
Dr. Govind Sharma
Dr. Govind Sharma
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: No

The treatment for a blocked artery varies depending upon the location and the functional significance of the artery.
Some can be opened interventionally and others can be bypassed. In other instances the occluded artery is treated conservatively. A vascular surgeon can help you with this.

In brief: No

The treatment for a blocked artery varies depending upon the location and the functional significance of the artery.
Some can be opened interventionally and others can be bypassed. In other instances the occluded artery is treated conservatively. A vascular surgeon can help you with this.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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