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What procedure is done for a blocked aretery.
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What procedure is done for a blocked aretery.

I have Cryoglobulinemia, Vasculits, Neuropatjy and Myoclonus. I've been dx with a 100%  blocked in my leg. Could this be from the vasculits or is it hereditary as my mother had the same blockage as well a my brother. Also what is the usual procedure for this type of blockage?
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Not knowing your other medical history including cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and weight, your blocked leg artery may be caused by a number of other medical condtions. Vasculitis may affect the large or the small vessels.of the body. The options for treatment include bypass surgery, angioplasty, stenting or atherectomy. thanks
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