• lissette lissette
    August 11, 2008
    what happens after you have 90 percent clogged arteries?
    lissette lissette
    August 11, 2008

    The doctor said that 90 percent of my grandmothers arteries are cloggled. is there any thing we can do about it or is it non refersable?

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    Health Guide
    August 12, 2008
    HealthSupport
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    August 12, 2008

    Lissette,

     

    This is actually a fairly complicated question, and only your physician who has a full history of your grandmother's health can properly answer it. First, there are many arteries in the heart, and the location of the obstruction plays a role in the determination of how to manage the problem. One method of determining the location and degree of obstruction is by catheterizing the heart.  This is done by inserting a wire into the arteries in the groin and floating up to the heart.  Dye is injected through the wire and pictures are taken to visualize the arteries.  If indicated, stents can also be floated up to the arteries to expand them and increase blood flow.  Another method of visualization is done by using a very advanced CT scan.  Finally, if needed, bypass surgery, known as CABG, can be performed where other vessels in the body are sewn onto the heart vessels to create a bridge to bypass the clogged area.  This is usually a last resort.  Additionally, clogging of the arteries is usually irreversible.

     

    Good luck,

    HealthSupport


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  • marla December 13, 2008
    marla
    December 13, 2008

    hi my name is marla and my mom had a heartattack.  and they took her in to surgery and they told my family she only has one arteries working. the other ones are dead so the unclogg the one and he told us its up to god to let her live.and my mom is also a diabetic and she just had kideny faluire. so she is also on dilasie 3 times aweek  how long could my mom live is  there any thing we can do for her.please help me tell me some good news please.

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  • marla December 13, 2008
    marla
    December 13, 2008

    hi my name is marla and my mom had a heartattack.  and they took her in to surgery and they told my family she only has one arteries working. the other ones are dead so the unclogg the one and he told us its up to god to let her live.and my mom is also a diabetic and she just had kideny faluire. so she is also on dilasie 3 times aweek  how long could my mom live is  there any thing we can do for her.please help me tell me some good news please.

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  • James Axe August 11, 2008
    James Axe
    August 11, 2008

    Hello,Sometimes they may do a heart cath and possibly use a stent to keep it open.Jim

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  • sue
    sue
    August 11, 2008
    sue
    sue
    August 11, 2008

    They should have her on plenty of blood thinners/and medicines to break up the clogs.  Bi pass surgery may be needed.

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