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Atherosclerotic Vascular Calcification
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
What is atherosclerotic vascular calcification? I have a cyst behind my left knee that is 2c by 2c by 5c.
Atherosclerosis : Atherosclerosis is buildup of cholesterol and fatty plaque in the blood vessel. However it is not necessarily related to a patient's weight and can occur even in very thin individuals. This buildup can get calcium deposited in it as well, which makes it stiff, hence the term "hardening of the arteries". The cyst behind your knee sounds like it may be a separate issue, called a "baker's cyst". We get these cysts behind our knees for no apparent reason. They swell and sometimes can rupture. They often however cause no problem. They are usually identified on an ultrasound study. If you had worsening pain, redness, leg pain, or new symptoms then it would need to be immediately evaluated. ...Read more
Is Atherosclerotic vascular calcification found on a CT scan dangerous? Is there way to reserve it with lifestyle changes or with medication?
CT showed mild cardiomegaly and Atherosclerotic vascular calcification but echocardiogram showed no issues. Should I consult a cardiologist?
Symptoms?: Are you having symptoms? If yes then it would be worthwhile to obtain a cardiac evaluation. If you are not having chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations or exertional restriction, your primary health care provider can most likely manage your issues. Sounds like you would benefit from life style modification to reduce cholesterol and lipids and monitor blood pressure. Stop smoking if you do. ...Read more
My friend who's 24 yrs old is having vascular calcification, and big lumps appeared on her elbows, she had one removed but drs. Cant find the cause.?
Inherited disorder: Familial hypercholesterolemia, an inherited disease of elevated LDL "bad" cholesterol causes early atherosclerosis resulting in vascular calcifications in the arterial wall plaques (lesions). Fatty deposits in the skin called xanthoma are found around the eyes, elbows, knees & other joints. Read more about this at http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001429/. Get a good endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, usually...: Seeing renal vascular calcification is not uncommon and usually an incidental finding on imaging studies for other causes such as hematuria, kidney infection, stones, etc. . Of course, such patient needs to look into if having similar calcification in other arteries like aorta, since it is merely a part of systemic vascular disease. Besides, kidney function and size have to be watched and.... ...Read more
Generally speaking, is vascular calcification behind both ankles in an elderly person of any potential importance?
Occur with age: Calcium deposits in the walls of the arteries contribute to the narrowing and stiffness. The effects of these deposits may be seen on ordinary X-rays.Vascular calcifications are age related changes which happen in arteries as we get older. Basically calcium is deposited around the vascular system. These calcifications may be in heart, aorta, etc.. They can be related to cardiovascular disease. ...Read more
Superficial lipoma confirmed in ultrasonograpghy on shoulder.3cm wide and 27mm tall.No necrosis or vascular calcification. Advised to remove ?
Vascular calcificati: Read this: http://atvb.Ahajournals.Org/content/24/7/1161.Abstract.Get a more detailed answer ›
I recently fell and needed an X-ray on my left knee. They incidentally found vascular calcification on the xray. Is it unusal to find it on xray?
No.: Vascular calcification is often seen on xray as you get older. You are a bit young to have this noted at your knee level and it may indicate that you have a predisposition to vascular disease. I would discuss this with your doc to see if further studies are warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an X-ray of the spine and it indicated vascular calcification.I am also in stage 2 of chronic kidney failure. What does this mean for me and should I be concerned? I am 66 years old.
Vessel calcification: If you have calcification (c) of your arteries, you should see a physician to be tested for more advanced chronic kidney disease as well as being evaluated for diabetes and high cholesterol levels. Depending on the results of your examination, more tests may need to diagnose if you have peripheral arterial disease (pad). If you have pad, you may have disease the arteries in your heart and brain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
44yo healthy male, 25bmi, Cho 199 HDL80, bp130/85, GFR 93 Had a lumbar x-ray, report said "Some vascular calcification" FHx CHD mom's side, worrisome?
Calcification: This is a sign of inflammatory atherosclerosisAnd likely reflects you'll following in mother's footsteps. Talk to a physician in regards to changes in lifestyle( diet, exercise, substance use) and to access prescribable medicines that can in combination helped to significantly slow down the rate of progression and possibly induce partial regression ...Read more
Can you tell me what vascular calcification in the aorta and iliac vessels and pelvicaliectasis bilaterally mean ?
I don't have a left ovary but CT said dermoid tumor or vascular calcification w/possibility of aggressive lesion. Please explain.
Need information : If it is dermoid cysts of ovary , you are born with it , is there all your life .It contain embryonal elements skin , bone , teeth hair, etc the reason for confusion and majority are benign , if you have children , sonogram might have detected . Speak to your gyn doctor , get it removed , will make your mind at ease. ...Read more
Explain Findings- right extrarenal pelvis of normal variant, free fluid & multiple vascular calcification's in pelvis, simple right renal cyst <1.0cm.
I fell a while cycling and broke my coccyx. Xrays were done again yesterday.The doctor conf that the transvere fracture through the S3 VERTEBRA IS NOTED AND IT APPEARS UNCHANGED.What does BENIGN VASCULAR CALCIFICATION NOTED IN PELVIS MEANS? THANKS
Calciifcation: You have a little ca?cium laid down in your arterial walls but not enough to be of any consequence ...Read more
Benign or PAD: Vascular calcifications may be benign or malignant. The calcifications may be related to peripheral arterial disease. I would suggest a initial diagnostic lower body arteriography. Sometimes vascular calcifications may be related to benign aging process. As we age, our arteries start to stiffin with fibrin and calcium deposits. This may lead to older onset hypertension and erectile dysfunction. ...Read more
US shows Multinodular thyroid (.6 cm, .4 cm)goiter but predominate solid nodule is 3.2cm has new calcific and increased vascularity what does this mean?
Needs further workup: Any nodule over 1cm should undergo at the very minimum a fine needle aspiration biopsy. A recommendation may also be made to bypass the needle biopsy and proceed to thyroidectomy given the new calcifications which place the nodule in a higher risk category. Discuss these and other options with your primary care physician and/or specialist. ...Read more
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
Due to damage to the inside layer of coronary (heart) arteries, cholesterol and other cells deposit in between the layers of the artery. There are various names- cholesterol plaque, atheroma, "blockage", etc. As these plaques advance, the body will calcify them. The presence and degree of coronary calcification can be measured easily with special software ...Read more
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