What happens if the axillary artery is blocked?

What happens if the axillary artery is blocked?

What happens if the axillary artery is blocked?

Plaque, a waxy, cholesterol deposit builds up on the inside of the artery wall causing it narrow. If that plaque ruptures, the artery can be completely occluded by a thrombus (clot) and blood supply is lost beyond the obstruction. This is the mechanism that causes a heart attack or stroke.

What are parts of axillary artery?

It has three branches that are variable in their order: the subscapular trunk, the anterior humeral circumflex artery, and the posterior humeral circumflex artery. The subscapular trunk is typically the largest branch of the axillary artery.

Where is artery in arm for blood pressure?

The brachial artery is a major blood vessel located in the upper arm and is the main supplier of blood to the arm and hand. The brachial artery continues from the axillary artery at the shoulder and travels down the underside of the arm.

What happens if an artery is blocked?

A buildup of plaque can narrow these arteries, decreasing blood flow to your heart. Eventually, the reduced blood flow may cause chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, or other coronary artery disease signs and symptoms. A complete blockage can cause a heart attack.

HOW BAD IS 140 90 blood pressure?

Your blood pressure is considered high (stage 1) if it reads 130/80. Stage 2 high blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. If you get a blood pressure reading of 180/110 or higher more than once, seek medical treatment right away. A reading this high is considered “hypertensive crisis.”

What does pain under your left armpit mean?

Your armpit is a sensitive area containing nerves, blood vessels, and lymph nodes. So it’s not uncommon to experience discomfort and pain in the left armpit. This pain can range from mild to severe and is often the result of an infection, inflammation, or irritation.

How do you learn the relationships of axillary arteries?


  1. S: superior thoracic artery (from 1st part)
  2. A: acromiothoracic (thoracoacromial) artery (from 2nd part)
  3. L: lateral thoracic artery (from 2nd part)
  4. S: subscapular artery (from 3rd part)
  5. A: anterior humeral circumflex artery (from 3rd part)
  6. P: posterior humeral circumflex artery (from 3rd part)