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If somebody has blocked arteries does he probably also have high cholesterol?

Probably. Statistically speaking, it is likely that the LDL cholesterol (the fraction of cholesterol found in the liporporteins associated with atherosclerosis) is elevated. However, roughly 30% of people may not have elevated LDL cholesterol. The atherogenicity of LDL cholesterol depends on both the amount (the number you refer to) and the type, small dense (which is "bad") or large which are less so. Read more...
Yes. A strong association between blocked arteries and high cholesterol does exist. Bear in mind that an even stronger association exists between smoking and blocked arteries. Read more...

If somebody has blocked arteries do they always or almost always have high cholesterol?

Yes and No. They usually have elevated cholesterol but we have seen some patients with blocked arteries without and elevated cholesterol. Read more...
NO-only 1/2 the time. Actually, half the people with serious cardiovascular disease do not have high cholesterol and many with very high cholesterol do not develop heart disease which is why i can say with confidence that cholesterol does not cause heart disease! see http://www.Cbn.Com/cbnnews/healthscience/2012/october/cholesterol-myth-what-really-causes-heart-disease. Read more...

Are people with high cholesterol more likely to get blocked arteries? If so, what is the percentage?

Yes it causes blocka. High cholesterol especially LDL the so called bad cholesterol gets deposited over the years and causes blockage of the arteries.But high amount of HDL the good cholesterol is good for your arteries.We can not answer what percentage as it depends on many other factors like how high is the ldl, and what is the ratio of HDL and ldl, and how long the LDL is high and what is the age of the person in ques. Read more...

Is it recomemded to check for blocked arteries with a new diagnosis of high cholesterol?

No. At age 30 blocked arteries are very unlikely. Cholesterol is just one risk factor among many that lead to blocked arteries. The best test for blocked arteries may well be exercise. If you can exercise all your extremites without difficulty it is unlikely you have any significant blockage. Read more...

High cholesterol, lots of pvcs, chest pressure and short of breath. I'm worried I have blocked arteries but dr will only get ecg insisting I'm to young?

See a cardiologist . See a cardiology sub specialist in an academic center who may be more in tune with cardiac presentation in women and get you the correct treatment; or reassurance after appropriate testing done. If you reside in Northern Calif go to Stanford's women's heart center. If u love in Southern California go to Cedars Sinai women's heart center. . Read more...

High cholesterol and pain in left neck right where carotid artery is. Could it be blocked?

Very Unlikely. While artery disease typically starts ~age 7, at age 30 closed carotid is still very unlikely. Plaque rupture ; clots produce stroke with loss of brain function ; paralysis on opposite side of body, not pain. Cholesterol, in every animal cell membrane ; made by all human cells, has never been the correct issue. Get an “nmr particle test” ; go for excellence, LDL ?700 nmol/l, large HDL ?9 µmol/l. Read more...
Unlikely. Carotid artery disease in a young woman is highly unlikely regardless of the cholesterol level, and doesn't cause pain when obstructed. The symptoms of a blocked carotid artery is a TIA or stroke. There are a few rare conditions that cause carotid dissection in young women, but rare. Read more...
Unlikely. Carotid artery blockages, of any degree, do not cause neck pain. Blockages of the carotid can cause stroke or mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack, or tia). While carotid blockages from cholesterol plaque is unlikely in your case, you are within the age group for fibromuscular dysplasia. This does not cause pain but can cause stroke or tia. See a board certified vascular surgeon. Read more...
Carotid pain. May be something called carotidynia. Your doctor can check to see if you have inflammation. May need mri. Read more...

I have been troubled by ongoing vertigo, and I also have very high cholesterol, is it possible for blocked carotid arteries to cause dizziness?

Not usually. If you have carotid occlusive disease (carotid stenosis) it can increase risk of mini-strokes (tias) and stroke but not general just vertigo. Read more...
Very unlikely. Typical carotid disease causes stroke or mini stroke with loss of sensory/motor function of one side of the body, speech problem, facial muscle dysfunction . In extreme cases where you have severe stenosis or complete occlusion of both carotids and with occasional hypotension then you could experience dizziness .. Now, the vertebral artery disease can cause dizziness and unsteady gait.Check doctor. Read more...
Problems. With the vertebral arteries may cause dizziness. Better see a neurologist. Read more...
Yes. Talk to your physician & they might get a carotid ultrasound to further assess. Read more...