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Is There Another Way To Find Out Aortic Blockage?

I had an abdominal aortic blockage 2 years ago and a vascular surgeon put a stent in it. One year later my stent became blocked and they put another stent inside the first stent. I have been getting shortness of breath and think it may be clogging up again. is there any way other than a catherization to find out if its blocked again?
Thu, 26 Jun 2014
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Thanks for your query.
Yes, if you want to find out the blockage , the simplest solution is to get an ultrasonography with a color doppler mode to find out if there is a blockage of the abdominal aorta.
You also have to go for an X-ray of the chest to see for the signs of the congestion .

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Is There Another Way To Find Out Aortic Blockage?

Hi. Thanks for your query. Yes, if you want to find out the blockage , the simplest solution is to get an ultrasonography with a color doppler mode to find out if there is a blockage of the abdominal aorta. You also have to go for an X-ray of the chest to see for the signs of the congestion .