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blockage in the aorta

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Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Usually : Usually 3 to 5 hours.
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
30 years experience Phlebology
Arteries and veins: Veins and arteries are different. Arteries can become blocked with atherosclerotic plaque while the veins in your legs can still be " healthy" veins t ... Read More
Dr. Peter H'doubler
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
Several hours: Aorto-bifemoral bypass is the operation you are likely having. This procedure usually takes 2 to 3 hours in a normal weight patient without prior abd ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
PVCs/occluded artery: On medication like B blockers or amiodarone or bretyllium( rare), calcium channel blockers?, Check electrolytes ,especially magnesium, potassium, avoi ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Cancer needs to be: followed by your doctors Mr.Sunil. You can consult w/them and add a nutritional component to your healing program. The work of Patrick Quillan, PhD ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Xray: This is a chest xray appearance of a widening of the normal aortic arch curve in the superior thorax. It does not necessarily have pathologic import t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
33 years experience Cardiology
2-3.5 PSI: Pressure in the aorta is measured in mm of mercury, or mmhg. To convert to psi, divide normal aortic pressure of 100-180 mmhg by 10 to get cmhg, then ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Vansaghi
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Cholesterol plaques: Atherosclerosis literally means "hardening of the arteries" which is caused by plaques or buildup of cholesterol along with immune cells and scar tiss ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: Intima disorders of sorta and bicuspid aortic valve ...May need a cardiology consult and echo.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
48 years experience Pediatrics
Because heart pumps: Aorta is the largest artery in the body. It carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. The heart pushes the blood into the aorta by contrac ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
43 years experience Cardiology
Ultrasound: Ultrasound is the easiest, safest, and least expensive. Aorta size can also be measured with cross-sectional imaging, such as a ct scan or mr. Final ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Anal blockage: Please go to your emergency room ASAP. That backup can lead to other problems. You also need to find out the cause, which may be a temporary dietary ... Read More

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