Blocked Carotid Artery

Fatty deposits or plaque on the carotid arteries, which are the major arteries in the neck that supply blood to the brain, can block them. This results in reduced or no blood flow to the brain and stroke. The symptoms of a stroke are sudden numbness or weakness in the limbs, dizziness, blurred vision, and severe headache.

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How long can one survive after a triple bypass surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, My dad has had tripple bypass surgery this summer. He does not have a history of stroke and infarction. He is a 54-year-old and has an asymptomatic carotid occlusion. How many years can he survive on an average?  Read Full »


Dr. Sapkal Ganeshrao Patilba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Asymptomatic carotid occlusion as such does not affect survival. Survival depends on left ventricular function on 2D (two-dimensional) Echocardiography. If his left ventricular function is normal, he may have normal survival. In case of a LV (left ventricular) dysfu...  Read Full »

How to treat the blood clots present in the arteries of the neck?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has blood clots in the left and some right side arteries around the neck. The blood is not going to the brain from these clotted arteries. She did not get any brain stroke, but she has tremors, and sometimes she is unable to move her left hand. We took her to the hospital, and...  Read Full »


Dr. Arun Tungaria

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you are talking about carotid vessel disease, with blockage both sides. Management depends on the degree of blockage on an investigation called an angiography. So, the next step is to get a CT or MRI angiography. For more information consult a neurosurgeon onlin...  Read Full »

I have giddiness, shivering, and fast heartbeats in the evening. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,When I reached home after work, I suddenly got giddiness followed by shivering in the whole body with a fast heartbeat. Even my hands and feet also became cold. It lasted for a maximum time of 30 minutes. The event has always happened in the evening and that too after work. In total four t...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Such kind of symptoms are seen only in the following conditions: Acute anxiety. Low blood pressure or hypotension. Carotid artery stenosis. I would recommend you to check your blood pressure at the time of this event. I would also recommend you t...  Read Full »

Is angioplasty or by-pass surgery advisable for my grandfather?

Query: Hi doctor, My grandfather is 82 years old. He has diabetes as well as Alzheimer's. He had a heart attack before 15 days. Doctors are confused whether to go in for angioplasty or bypass considering his age and diabetic history. He had congestion in the lungs and had breathlessness and sleeplessness...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all your grandfather's details (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Angioplasty above the age of 80 is not a good option. The patient is a subject for CABG (coronary artery bypass graft). Ejection fraction of the patient is 35% only,...  Read Full »

Do I need medications for blocked arteries?

Query: Hello doctor, My CT coronary angiography study reveals a sudden cut off at mid LAD at the region of D2 origin. Similar cut off saw at D2 ostium, proximal D1, and proximal LCX due to step artifact due to heart rate variation during the scan. It is not possible to comment on these arteries at these l...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not normal. There are significant blockages in your arteries. You will need medications as well as conventional angiography. So you will need medications like Aspirin and statins (like Atorvastatin), other medicines according to symptoms, and an echo report....  Read Full »

Kindly explain my dad's echocardiography report and further treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, My dad underwent echocardiography. The LVEF % which used to be in the range of 45 % earlier has dropped to 30 % to 35 % range. He had an episode of VT before two years and had ICD embedded. I am attaching his earlier and latest report. Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through his reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Wall motion abnormality is seen in the echo report of your father. The heart is supplied by three arteries LAD, RCA, and LCX that is, left anterior descending artery, right coronary ar...  Read Full »

Should my dad opt for bypass surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 62 year old male. He complained of pain in the chest and became unconscious following sweating. We have been advised to do bypass surgery to cure the disease. My father has never had any heart issue so far and now it is a shock to us. Last year too, he had some chest pai...  Read Full »


Dr. Pramod Bhanudas Narkhede

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I got an idea from the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that the patient is having severe blockages in coronary arteries. These blockages were gradually progressed over years to the present state. The patient if diabetic may not get any signifi...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for peripheral artery disease (PAD)?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 47 year old female, who has had a 90 % blocked carotid artery and subsequent endarterectomy at the age of 42 years. A year later, I had a massive heart attack and 100 % block in my right coronary artery. I was just diagnosed with PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease) last week. Additi...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. Statins are widely used to treat PAD. Depending on other conditions, antihypertensives and medicines to control blood sugar levels are prescribed to patients with hypertension and diabetes res...  Read Full »

What medicines to take for chest pain while urinating?

Query: Hello doctor, My father aged 78 years is suffering from heart artery blockage with COPD. He underwent an angiogram, ECG, and related blood tests. Currently, he is taking the following medications for the last six months as per the doctor's advise. Nitrocontin 6.4 mg two times. Concor Cor 2.5 mg...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Medication wise, your father is on the maximum dosage. You could also try adding Flavedon MR (Trimetazidine) 35 twice a day. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicine with their consent. But, I strongly feel after going th...  Read Full »

I have CT heart artery scan results. I would like it analyzed for blockages.

Query: Hello doctor, I have CT heart artery scan results. I would like it analyzed for blockages. The report says 100 % occluded RCA and some LAD blockage.  Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your uploaded coronary angio CT images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would like to explain that there is extensive calcification inside the RCA (right coronary artery) that seems to produce important coronary narrowin...  Read Full »

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