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Arterial tortuosity

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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Usually: None.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
32 years experience Vascular Surgery
None: Tortuosity of blood vessels occurs with advancing age. Arteries tend to get longer and stature tends to get shorter.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Wandering artery: In the normal anatomy of the arterial system, arteries take the most direct or straight path to their destination. Tortuosity or ectasia occurs as we ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Kagan
30 years experience Vascular Surgery
None needed: Tortuous arteries (as long as they are not blocked or aneurysmal) do not require treatment.
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Atheroslerosis: Serious often lethal condition if early diagnosis and intervention is not done, most common cause is atherosclerosis, slow flow state will also caus ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Vertrebrobasilar: Were you started on full anticoagulation (warfarin/coumadin)? If so the bleeding gums could be secondary to therapy. The vertebrobasilar arterial bloc ... Read More
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Dr. Karen Shackelford
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends on size: You should have this monitored regularly and at a certain point your doctor will recommend surgery, if aneurysm continues to grow. Take his advice. I ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Dourron
26 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends on severity: A twisted or distorted aorta can cause blood flow to be blocked from the narrowing of the aorta.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
32 years experience Cardiology
Carotid: Possibilities include age, chronic hypertension and smoking.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Risk: An individuals risk of coronary artery disease increases significantly when he or she has a first degree relative with cad, particularly if the relati ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
38 years experience Radiation Oncology
Atherosclerosis: Usually it is the result of the build up of atherosclerotic plaques over time due to the buildup of cholesterol.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Benign: Tortuosity of the blood vessels in the retina. An incidental finding of no consequence.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Test Result: I find it is best to discuss any test result with the physician who did the test or ordered the test. They can interpret it knowing all the clinical h ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Blood vessel disease: Any disease affecting blood vessel is angiopathy, or disease of blood vessel.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: A 400-letter space is impossible to address many indicated subjects as questioned here. Why not type in the terms as keywords to search online? Thereb ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Leaming
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Eye vessel problem: Retinal vein occlusion is blockage of the blood vessels returning from the eye to the body. Common retinal vascular disorder. Clinically it presents w ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Not clear: Your question is not clear. Please reframe the question to get correct answer.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
See a doctor: Enlarged heart and tortuous aorta could be serious like Aortic aneurysm. Please see a doctor.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
No: But it doesn't have to be. It's a benign condition.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CAD: CAD is the same as pvd, it just is the term for the same disease located in the coronary arteries. The disease is all over the body.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Collateral: The palm and finger vessels are fed by multiple sources including radial, ulnar and less so the interosseous. These are interactive interconnected an ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: Coronary artery bypass can be done with either the internal mammary arteries under ther sternum (there is one on each side), the radial arteries in th ... Read More

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