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I have ehlers danlos hypermobility or classical. Vascular is ruled out. What are the chances of vascular complications like brain aneurism or others?

I have ehlers danlos hypermobility or classical. Vascular is ruled out. What are the chances of vascular complications like brain aneurism or others?

The obvious secret: With EDS you cannot always prevent brain aneurysms, but there some things you can do to reduce your risk. No smoking, no drinking, healthy diet, regular exercise, manage your stress and get screened more often. Take a good care. ...Read more

Vascular System (Definition)

The vascular system performs circulation of blood throughout the body. It consists of the arteries and veins that run everywhere including the head, neck, chest, abdomen and all 4 extremities. The heart might also be included as it is the pump that circulates the blood thru the vascular system. The lymphatics of the body are also considered a third part ...Read more


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I have been told I have a stage five aortic aneurism. I want to locate a vascular surgeon in the Springfield, MA or Albany, NY area.

I have been told I have a stage five aortic aneurism.  I want to locate a vascular surgeon in the Springfield, MA or Albany, NY area.

A teaching hospital.: A University hospital in SpringfieldU Tufts U. Medical Center, or any of the reputed medical centers in New York, such as Mount Sinai, Presbyterial would be excellent choices. I do not know exactly how big the aneurysm is, where is located etc. If you are seeking a specialist in any of these places, please take a copy of the CT or the ultrasound with you and contact them soon. ...Read more

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A 6 mm calcified splenic artery Aneurysm was found because I went to a Dr for back pain and had a cat scan. I have gone to a few vascular drs and th?

A  6 mm calcified splenic artery Aneurysm was found because I went to a Dr for back pain and had a cat scan.  I have gone to a few vascular drs and th?

Artery Aneurysm: Splenic artery aneurysms are the most common type of visceral artery aneurysm and usually require treatment to prevent rupture. At your age of 54 yo & the small size of 6 mm, this aneurysm could be followed until it reaches a larger size (20 mm is usually the size where it needs repair). If the docotors think it is causing symptoms, it could be repaired sooner. Stents or embolization can be used. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an aneurism?

What are the symptoms of an aneurism?

Depends: Symptoms from aneurysms depends on the size of the aneurysm and its location. Need a few more specifics for a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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What is aneurism?

What is aneurism?

Ballooning: This term is usually applied to a balloon like segment of a blood vessel, usually an artery.It implies that there is a weakness in the walls that allows them to be pushed out at standard pressures. ...Read more

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What is an aneurism?

What is an aneurism?

A weakened area: We are not quite sure what actually causes an AAA to form in some people. The leading thought is that the aneurysm may be caused by inflammation in the aorta, which may cause its wall to weaken or break down. Most believe that this inflammation can be associated with atherosclerosis (also called hardening of the arteries) or risk factors for atherosclerosis, such as high blood pressure and smoking. ...Read more

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What is the primaty causes of an aneurism?

What is the primaty causes of an aneurism?

Aneurysms: Age greater than 65 years, being a male, smoking, diabetes, and family history. There are other causes but they are less common. ...Read more

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My aneurism cannot be operated on, what do I do now?

My aneurism cannot be operated on, what do I do now?

Why not?: Where is the aneurysm and why can't it not be operated on? Why does your aneurysm need to be operated on. I would need a lot more information before answering your question. Feel free to email me at [email protected] ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to smoke a year after an aneurism?

Is it a bad idea to smoke a year after an aneurism?

Its a bad idea: To smoke anytime. Bad for your lungs, bad for your heart, bad for your circulation, bad for anybody near you. ...Read more

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Assending aorta aneurism --- when can it burst, what to do?

Assending aorta aneurism --- when can it burst, what to do?

It depends ...: The risk of rupture of an ascending aortic aneurysm is affected by things like the diameter, how fast it is growing, underlying connective tissue problems (marfan syndrome, bicuspid aortic valve, etc), blood pressure, and things like that. You should consult a physician to help deterine the most appropriate therapy for you - surgery or medical therapy with regular follow up. ...Read more

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What is ideal BP for 74 year old male with mild aotic aneurism?

What is ideal BP for 74 year old male with mild aotic aneurism?

Normal: Especially with aortic aneurysm, it is vital to keep blood pressure as close to normal if not low-normal as possible. One is at high risk of rupture. The ideal blood pressure for every adult but especially one with aortic aneurysm is 90-130/60-85 mm hg. ...Read more

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Been having constant migraines for 2 months lasting a week at a time. What could be causing it? What should I do? Aneurism run in family.

Been having constant migraines for 2 months lasting a week at a time. What could be causing it? What should I do? Aneurism run in family.

Headaches: It sounds like you are having constant recurrent headaches that you are calling Migraines . Have you been Diagnosed with Migraines ??? Or are these headaches so bad that you are just referring to them as "Migraines " you need to see a physician or better yet a neurologist to help you sort things out and perhaps get a head scan and maybe get some treatment , if these are true Migrains . ...Read more

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I know someone that was saying to someone that they had to get tested for an aneurism, do people ever get rid of that or do they die from it?

I know someone that was saying to someone that they had to get tested for an aneurism, do people ever get rid of that or do they die from it?

Aneurism: There are surgical and percutaneous options for an appropriate patient, size of aneurism and location along the vascular structure in question. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for patients with aneurism?

What is the best treatment for patients with aneurism?

Depends on details: An aneurysm is a blood vessel (artery) that has a widened (dilated) portion. They can be in many places, such as in the brain, in the heart arteries, in the aorta, in arm or leg arteries, etc... Treatments will depend on where the aneurysm is, how big it is, how likely it is to grow or burst, how healthy the patient is, how easy or how hard it is to get to the aneurysm, etc... Details matter! ...Read more

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Vascular Disease (Definition)

The vascular system is made up with 3 components, arteries, veins, and lymph channels. The most common description of vascular disease is usually associated with arterial insufficiency, also known as PAD. This usually is more of an issue as people age, who also have associated medical conditions to include diabetes, hypertension, heart ...Read more


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Vascular Access (Definition)

Vascular access is a catheter or other small device that IV's can be attached to or needles can be inserted into, in order to give medications to a patient and/or take blood samples from him. Simple vascular access can be placed by a doctor at the bedside, but deeper or complex access is usually done under anesthesia, ...Read more