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Aneurysm Vs Blood Clot
Very different: Blood clots when you are cut or injured and bruising is a feature of that. Abnormal intravascular clotting is a serious problem, in veins or arteries with different diagnosis and treatments. Aneurysms in general are of arteries with enlargement to significant size- usually twice the normal vessel size. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI and MRA brain: Yes, an MRI can visualize blood vessels but not well; an MRA (MR angiogram) is the optimal MR test. It uses gadolinium which is not a radio-iodine and is not kidney toxic. Gadolinium can be eliminated slowly however, if a person has kidney impairment, and then the gadolinium can enter dermal tissues. Radiologists are aware. ...Read more
History of clots and stroke. Off blood thinners since 2008. Hypercoaguable state of undetermined origin. Pain in arm pos. Radial artery. Is asprin ok?
Radiologic-surgical: Brain aneurysms that are susceptible to form thrombosis, meaning blood clots, can be treated by either neurosurgical clipping or neuroradiologic coiling depending on the associated neurological symptoms, location of aneurysm, and size of the aneurysm. Various radiologic techniques can be used to further evaluate these aneurysms and thus will dictate treatment options. ...Read more
Big difference: A blood clot in an artery results in less or no blood going to the area that the artery supplies. This has the potential to result in loss of a limb or even death. A blood clot in a vein can occur in a superficial or a deep vein. These are usually treated with local care or blood thinners. Clots in both arteries and veins could be serious problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please explain why is pulmonary arterial blood pressure less than systemic arterial blood pressure?
PAP: The resistance to flow of blood is much lower in the lung than in the systemic circulation, this is why the pa pressure is normally lower than systemic pressure, the blood flow in both circuits is normally the same and pressure equals flow times resistance. ...Read more
Depends: It depends if the vessel is an artery or a vein, the size of the vessel, collateral circulation, co-existing illnesses etc. Blood clot in a vein can travel to lung and cause lung infarction. Clot in an artery may damage the tissue/organ supplied by that artery. Heart attack is one example of clot in an artery. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Tell us more details: Where is the blood clot? Is it in the leg or in the lungs? The disease process of clots is called dvt. Most times DVT occurs without a clear cause. But pateints with occult cancers can, sometimes have a blood clot. Most doctors would screen you for any cancer in your body by doing a ct scan of abdomen and a chest x-ray, besides a good physical exam. Pet scan is another good cancer screening test. ...Read more
No: An aneurysm is an abnormal dilation or bulging of the wall of the blood vessel. If that dilated segment becomes very fragile and thin it can rupture due to the pressure of the blood and bleeding occurs into the brain. This bleeding can cause spasm of surrounding vessels. But most of the vessels do not become "occluded". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers