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Are vascular conditions a common complication of lung disease?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of lung disease?

Yes for some lung dz: Any condition that causes pulmonary hypertension (emphysema/copd, sleep apnea, fibrosis, scleroderma, etc) can lead to cor pulmonale (right-heart failure) which stagnates venous flow and cause liver problems. Cancer or infection of the lung can sometimes lead to dic, a life-threatening condition in which clots block small blood vessels all over the body. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Are vascular conditions a common complication of kidney failure?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of kidney failure?

PAD and renal fail: A blockage in the artery that supplies blood to a kidney can diminish the kidney until it is irreversibly damaged. Hypertension and diabetes when out of control can accelerate vascular disease and kidney damage. So yes, pad/ peripheral artery disease can cause or accelerate kidney disease. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of thoracic outlet syndrome?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of thoracic outlet syndrome?

Yes: The thoracic outlet is notable for the presence of arteries, veins, and nerves. This outlet may be compressed to various degrees by various means (position, abnormal anatomy, tumor), impairing arterial blood supply to, or veinous drainage of, the arm. Also, there may be supply/drain complications to the brain. Symptoms include pain, swelling, numbness of the arm, and potentially lightheadedness. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of injury?

Must be ruled out: Vascular conditions must be ruled out as part of the injury evaluation and treatment. Vascular conditions after an injury are not uncommon; they often are missed because they're not suspected and don't have symptoms right away. A missed vascular condition after injury can be devastating. If you are injured, ask your doctor to evaluate you for a possible vascular condition. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of inflammation?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of inflammation?

Yes: Almost all disease states have inflammation as a component. Now some micro-vascular autoimmune diseases are a direct result of an inflammatory process. I need more specifics of type of inflammation you are referring to. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of cancer?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of cancer?

Yes: There is an increased incidence of dvt/ pulm embolism in pts with cancer. Arterial disease is far less common , but may me subject to vascular occlusion from tumor emboli. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of embolus?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of embolus?

Embolism is a vascul: Embolism is when a clot or piece of cholesterol plaque travels from one part of the vascularture to another so by definition it is a vascular disease. Now an embolism can cause new disease where it travels to such as stroke, and ischemia of a limb or intestines. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of endocarditis?

Usually not: Endocarditis is an infection of the endocardium(one of the layers of our hearts) and can be quite severe in untreated. Vascular inflammations(or vasculitis) can be a causative factor leading to endocarditis rather than a complication of. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of atherosclerosis?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of atherosclerosis?

PVD: Peripheral vascular disease is part of the progress of atherosclerosis since there are arteries throughout the body and the plaque can build up anywhere in that system, eg the carotid arteries, the legs, the renal artery - anywhere. This can result in ischemia - insufficient oxygen causing pain and potentially muscle death - people with advance disease can lose a toe or a leg. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Disease (Definition)

Vascular disease is a condition in a person has damage to his large blood vessels, small blood vessels, or both. The damage causes partial or complete blockage of vessels, and leads to organ damage. Causes include high blood pressure, ...Read more


Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Lung Diseases (Definition)

Lung diseases are diseases that interfere with the lung's ability to exchange oxygen. They includes genetic diseases, infections, ...Read more