Symptoms of blocked arteries include chest pain, tightness, and shortness of breath.
Imagine walking down a tunnel.
On Monday, you will face a pile of rubble. The gap is narrow enough to drive through.
On Tuesday, you’re walking down a tunnel and find a giant rock blocking the entire tunnel. There are no gaps.
Now translate these examples into your health. The sinuses are the arteries that carry blood to the heart. Cracks and stones are blockages that cause problems – manifested by symptoms.
Clogged tunnels are not good for traffic and clogged arteries are not good for the heart.
In cardiology, cobblestones are known as chronic complete obstruction (CTO). This means that the artery is completely blocked. It occurs in 15-20% of patients with heart disease. Sometimes there was a complete blockage for months or even years. But only 3-5% of these patients undergo stenting or bypass surgery, so there is a real need to help the untreated patient.
Undiagnosed and undiagnosed CTO can cause symptoms and affect quality of life.
Total congestion effect
Arterial occlusion occurs irregularly. Treating a 97% blocked artery is much easier than treating a 100% blocked artery for a long time. Symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, and shortness of breath may be similar.
Sometimes when the vessels become completely blocked, a new blood supply forms around the blockage. This new blood supply, called collateral, does not deliver as much blood to your heart. This can lead to symptoms such as chest pain and shortness of breath.
If you experience these symptoms, a stress test can help determine whether it’s caused by a blocked artery or something else. The first step is to see a doctor