Eyes Open to Arterial Thrombosis
What is Arterial Thrombosis?
A blood clot within an artery is known as an arterial thrombosis. Arterial thrombosis is responsible for heart attacks, strokes and peripheral vascular disease (blood clot in arm or leg arteries).
Signs and Symptoms
Arterial thrombosis does not usually have any symptoms until it blocks the flow of blood to part of the body, causing serious problems including a heart attack or stroke.
Arterial Thrombosis Risk Factors
Risk factors of arterial thrombosis include:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Older age
- Family history of heart disease
- Being overweight
- Lack of physical activity