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Blocked Blood Vessel

Blocked blood vessels occur from the build-up of plaque (fatty deposits) on the blood vessels' inner hollow. Such blocked blood vessels increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. Some factors that increase the risk of the blood vessels getting blocked are high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, obesity, stress, and a sedentary lifestyle.

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My father have low ejection fraction rate. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 56 years old and is suffering from a low ejection fraction rate of 25%. Is there any way of recovery?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This depends on the cause. If the cause is ischemic, meaning it has occurred due to blockages and the heart muscle is already dead, then it is unlikely to improve or improve slightly. And if the heart muscle is not dead, then opening the blocked vessel will help in i...  Read Full »

Is bypass, angioplasty, or EECP better for my 51-year-old father?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 51 years old with normal weight (fit), yet he has diabetes and now a heart problem. Just got an angina attack. Doctors say bypass or angioplasty are the options since three of his heart valves are 70 to 80 % blocked. He is on a strict diet with no oil at all and only sala...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Science is based on evidence and experiment. As for as three-vessel disease and diabetes mellitus, the evidence favors CABG (bypass) if there are suitable targets (which means vessels can be attached as a bypass). There are many trials which support this decision. Anoth...  Read Full »

I have chest pain while walking far. Kindly check.

Query: Hello doctor, A vein is blocked near the heart. The doctor told that he checked up today and there is a pain in the chest when he walks far. He is 45 years old, what should be done?  Read Full »

Dr. Ohams Ike Henry

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Blocked artery in the heart causes pain especially when one is engaged in activities like walking due to increased heart rate during activity which reduces blood supply to the heart muscles leading to ischemia and pain. This condition is called angina pectoris. It is a ...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of blood clots in the body?

Query: Hello doctor,What are some of the symptoms when you have blood clots in your body?  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pain is the most important symptom of clogged vessels. As a physician, we see different cases of clogged vessels mostly due to atherosclerosis. Obstructed vessels of the heart cause chest pain, obstructed vessels of the legs cause leg pain, and so on. For more informatio...  Read Full »

Why is one of my legs swollen to twice the size of other?

Query: Hi doctor,My left leg is swollen to twice the size of my right leg. I am 65 years old and weigh 72 kg. I am currently on painkillers as it hurts like hell. Could you please advise?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your health query and can understand you are worried about your leg swelling. It can be due to one of the many reasons like: Compromised blood supply to the area. Blocked venous drainage. Blocked lymphatic drainage. Infection. Inflammation of the ...  Read Full »

How to treat swollen foot with bluish discoloration in an 82-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, Patient is an 82-year-old female. She weighs only about 99 pounds. No BP, no diabetes. She is having inflammation and swelling in the right foot. It seems to be a blockage somewhere in the right foot blood vessel and it appears bluish one month back. And now it subsided a bit but the s...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Her foot appears to be in good condition now (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The likely cause for bluish discoloration is blockages only and is called peripheral arterial disease. So of she should be treated on the line of blockages itself. Now bloc...  Read Full »

My grandmother suffers from brain shrinkage. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother is suffering from the problem of brain shrinkage. She is not speaking for the last five days. Doctor informed us that this shrinkage is not going to get better. Kindly help us. Is there any treatment for brain shrinkage?  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand the symptoms and have seen the computed tomography (CT) scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Age related shrinkage is a normal phenomenon. It happens to everyone. We do not expect patients to lose speech because of that. I suspect ce...  Read Full »

My father-in-law's LAD is 100 percent occluded. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My father-in-law is 52 years old, and he is not feeling well for the last few months. The doctor recommended an angiogram. We just did an angiogram and got the results. Now we want to know if we should insert a stent or bypass it, or if it is curable with medicine. If surgery is needed, c...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Bahcivan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, I wish your father a speedy recovery. I examined your patient's history and all tests in detail. Since I could not watch your father's moving coronary angiography images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), I cannot say whether coronary ve...  Read Full »

My father had three blocked arteries. Can a CABG help?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to get a second opinion for my father. He was recently hospitalized for a myocardial infarction resulting from blocked three coronary arteries: the left anterior descending artery, circumflex artery, and right coronary artery. Due to complete stenosis, a percutaneous coronary in...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Bahcivan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I reviewed your father's history. However, since I could not watch your father's moving coronary angiography images, I cannot say whether coronary vessels will be grantable for CABG (coronary artery bypass surgery)....  Read Full »

I have been suggested with open-heart surgery or angioplasty to remove the block. Which is better?

Query: Hello doctor, Do we need to do open-heart surgery to remove the block? And I already know about angioplasty, and some people suggest open-heart surgery.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek S Narayan Pillai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query and description of your problem. This particular angiogram (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) shows the left main disease. That is the feeder vessel to all the left-sided blood vessels of the heart. A few years back, the safe...  Read Full »

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