Arterial insufficiency is any condition that slows or stops the flow of blood through your arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to other places in your body.
One of the most common causes of arterial insufficiency is
Blood flow may be suddenly stopped due to a
Symptoms depend on where your arteries become narrowed:
- If it affects your heart arteries, you may have
chest painor a heart attack.
- If it affects your brain arteries, you may have a
- If it affects the arteries that bring blood to your legs, you may have frequent
leg cramping when you walk.
- If it affects the arteries in your belly area, you may have
pain after you eat.