What Are the Symptoms of Artery Blockage?
The symptoms ofarterial blockagediffers depending onwhere the blockage is. Any– like, forexample, if thereis a blockage in theblood supply to the heart,and then people tend to havechest pain, very intense chestpains. Or sometimes it canbe weight chest pain,wherin people feel chesttightness and, uh–or some kind of a band aroundthe chest, someone sittingon the chest, which are allvarious presentations of havinga blockage in the bloodsupply to the heart. In addition to that, ifthey have multiple blockagesin the same bloodsupply to the heart,then people can haveshortness of breath,especially when they tryto walk a little distance,and they can havechest pains whenthey walk little distancees. But if someone has a blockage inthe blood supply to the brain,then their symptomscan be, sometimesthey have some lossof vision, especiallyin the particular side. For example, you have one–one artery that supplies bloodto the right side of the brain,and one to the leftside of the brain. So if there’s a blockage onthe right side of the brain,then all of a sudden,sometimes peoplelose vision in theright eye if there’sa blockage in the right side. And immediately, it comesoff in a few seconds, or lessthan a minute, or something. And sometimes, they canhave mini strokes, strokes. Those are all the symptomsof blockage in the bloodsupply to the brain. And people can have blockage inthe blood supply to the legs,wherein it’s thesame problem– whenpeople tend towalk a few blocks,and then they develop pain. And then all of a sudden, whenthey stop walking, the painsubsides. And it’s the samething with the hand. If there’s a blockage in theblood supply to the hand, some,especially women, when they’re–when they’re doing a lotof work at home withthe hands, this–they feel as if the handwhich has a blockageseems to be gettingtired and havinga little bit of uneasiness,heaviness, or weakness, so. And then when theygo to doctor’s, theycheck out and see that they havesome difference in the bloodpressure– that mightbe saying that there’sa blockage in a particular hand.