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Doctor insights on: Anterior Spinal Artery Infarct

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How to treat a case of basilar artery thrombosis with multiple infarcts?

How to treat a case of basilar artery thrombosis with multiple infarcts?

Tough case: This is a pretty rare problem. Without having all the details, I think blood thinners are a must. A good neuro-vascular specialist opinion would be needed. ...Read more

Infarction (Definition)

When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more


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What is lacunar infarct in brain artery?

What is lacunar infarct in brain artery?

Infarct of the brain: Lacunar infarct is a small stroke - death of a small number of brain cells that is caused by closing of a small artery that is supplying them with oxygen. ...Read more

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My husband has a very large splenic infarction caused when they had to embolize his splenic artery. Does his spleen need to be removed?

My husband has a very large splenic infarction caused when they had to embolize his splenic artery.  Does his spleen need to be removed?

Not necessarily: Is he having a lot of pain? Is the original issue that required arterial embolization still active? How much of the vascular arcade was embolized? It is in your husband's best interest to keep in touch with the doc who performed the procedure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about spinal cord infarct?

Can you tell me about spinal cord infarct?

Spinal infarct: Spinal cord infarct is the same as a stroke- sudden decreased blood flow within part of the CNS (central nervous system). Compared to the brain, the spinal cord receives much less blood flow, but like the brain, it can suffer from a stroke. A spinal cord infarct is less common than a (cerebral) stroke. It also tends to affect the legs, as motor supply to the legs must pass through the spinal c. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cerebral artery occlusion with infarction?

What is the treatment for cerebral artery occlusion with infarction?

Nothing: if caught early, thrombolytics (clot dissolving agents) can be instilled. but once infrarction has occurred it is too late for thrombolytics. ...Read more

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Is coronary artery disease also known as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction?

Yes and no: Atherosclerosis is narrowing and hardening of the blood vessels. It occurs in people with high cholesterol , with hypertension and can run in families. Myocardial infarction is a " heart attack" caused by a decreased blood supply to the heart. The most common cause of myocardial infarction is coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis). ...Read more

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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


Infarct (Definition)

It means an area of tissue death due to lack of oxygen most commonly associated with ...Read more