Atherosclerosis In The Extremities And Hypertension?

I just wondered if atherosclerosis in the extremities (arms/legs) also has hypertension as a symptom. I know this is one clue to cardio-athersclerosis, but is this true of cases in the arms/legs and blockages leading to strokes?







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  • Mutual Aid April 10, 2009, 4:49 am

    With any arterial occlusion or blockage the blood pressure will be raised, that's a universal sysmptom of arteriosclerosis. If the blockage is in the arm/leg the immmediate problem is lack of blood flow to the extremity and hence ischaemia, meaning reduced/no oxygen delivery and a number of complications from this including: cramps, loss of sensation, failing wound healing, tissue necrosis/gangrene.

    If it is a blood clot causing the blockage and it travels, stroke is highly possible. Heart attack is the blockage of the coronary artery.