Learn About Arterial Insufficiency

What is the definition of Arterial Insufficiency?

Arterial insufficiency is any condition that slows or stops the flow of blood through your arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to other places in your body.

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What are the causes of Arterial Insufficiency?

One of the most common causes of arterial insufficiency is atherosclerosis or "hardening of the arteries." Fatty material (called plaque) builds up on the walls of your arteries. This causes them to become narrow and stiff. As a result, it is hard for blood to flow through your arteries.

Developmental process of atherosclerosis

Blood flow may be suddenly stopped due to a blood clot. Clots can form on the plaque or travel from another place in the heart or artery (also called embolus).

What are the symptoms of Arterial Insufficiency?

Symptoms depend on where your arteries become narrowed:

  • If it affects your heart arteries, you may have chest pain (angina pectoris) or a heart attack.
  • If it affects your brain arteries, you may have a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke.
  • If it affects the arteries that bring blood to your legs, you may have frequent leg cramping when you walk.
  • If it affects the arteries in your belly area, you may have pain after you eat.
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University Hospitals Health System

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave 
Cleveland, OH 44106

Mehdi Shishehbor is a Cardiologist and an Interventional Cardiologist in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Shishehbor has been practicing medicine for over 23 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Arterial Insufficiency. He is also highly rated in 12 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Peripheral Artery Disease, Arterial Insufficiency, Atherosclerosis, and Angina. He is licensed to treat patients in Ohio. Dr. Shishehbor is currently accepting new patients.

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Jefferson Health

Jefferson Vascular Center - Center City

111 S 11th St 
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Paul Dimuzio is a Vascular Surgeon and a General Surgeon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Dimuzio has been practicing medicine for over 33 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Arterial Insufficiency. He is also highly rated in 9 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Arterial Insufficiency, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, and Arterial Embolism. He is licensed to treat patients in Pennsylvania. Dr. Dimuzio is currently accepting new patients.

 
 
 
 
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I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University Of The RF Ministry Of Public Health

Moscow, MOW, RU 

Maxim Kuznetsov is in Moscow, Russian Federation. Kuznetsov is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Arterial Insufficiency. He is also highly rated in 2 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Arterial Insufficiency, Peripheral Artery Disease, Atherosclerosis, and Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis.

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Who are the sources who wrote this article ?

Published Date : September 24, 2019
Published By : David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

What are the references for this article ?

Goodney PP. Clinical evaluation of the arterial system. In: Sidawy AN, Perler BA, eds. Rutherford's Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2019:chap 18.

Libby P. The vascular biology of atherosclerosis. In: Zipes DP, Libby P, Bonow RO, Mann, DL, Tomaselli GF, Braunwald E, eds. Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2019:chap 44.