Can you live with a 100 percent blocked artery?

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asked Jan 7 in Other- Health by phucat (880 points)
Can you live with a 100 percent blocked artery?

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answered Jan 7 by Carrie123 (14,510 points)
You can live with a 100 percent blocked artery if you get treated for the blocked artery and have the artery unblocked or have a stent put in.

When one or more of the coronary arteries suddenly becomes completely blocked, a heart attack (injury to the heart muscle) may occur.

If the blockage occurs more slowly, the heart muscle may develop small collateral blood vessels (or detours) for other coronary arteries to reroute the blood flow, and angina occurs.

The symptoms of clogged arteries include shortness of breath, chest pain, heart palpitations, sweating, nausea, dizziness and weakness.

Clogged arteries result from a buildup of a substance called plaque on the inner walls of the arteries.

Arterial plaque can reduce blood flow or, in some instances, block it altogether.

Clogged arteries greatly increase the likelihood of heart attack, stroke, and even death.

A buildup of plaque can narrow these arteries, decreasing blood flow to your heart.

Eventually, the reduced blood flow may cause chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, or other coronary artery disease signs and symptoms.

A complete blockage can cause a heart attack.

Some common warning signs of clogged arteries are, shortness of breath, chest pain, heart palpitations, sweating, nausea, dizziness and weakness.

When your arteries are clogging then it reduces the blood flow to your heart and brain and then you can have a heart attack, stroke etc.

If you think your arteries are clogging or are clogged you should go to the emergency room or urgent care and have tests done.

A stress test can help detect really clogged arteries.

Clogged arteries need to be remedied soon because when left untreated the clogged arteries can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, strokes and even death.

You can pass a stress test and still have a blockage of your arteries.

A stress test can only really detect if the arteries are blocked 70 percent or more.

If your arteries are not blocked at least 70 percent or more then you may still have an artery blockage even though you passed the stress test.

A stress test is a good test though that can help detect blockages but the only really true and 100 percent way to detect a blockage in your arteries is to have a Electrocardiogram, Chest X Ray, MRI or PET scanning and a Cholesterol Screening.

If you need your arteries cleaned then they can usually clean your arteries through a surgical procedure and may even need to put in artery stents to prevent a blockage.

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