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What is the treatment and prognosis for someone with a combination of carotid occlusion/stenosis and occlusion/stenosis of the basilar artery?

What is the treatment and prognosis for someone with a combination of carotid occlusion/stenosis and occlusion/stenosis of the basilar artery?

Depends: Artery disease in the neck vessels (carotid/basilar) is associated with risk for stroke. Your doc, vascular provider can best assess all the associated factors and give you a risk assessment. Treatments vary from medical management, nicotine cessation, stenting, surgery and combinations of them all. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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What is the treatment for carotid artery stenosis?

What is the treatment for carotid artery stenosis?

See below: Carotid artery disease means that the carotid arteries have blockage, usually in the form of atherosclerosis. This can cause stroke. The more severe the blockage, the greater the risk
in the absence of neurological symptoms, most cases can be handled with medicine and close periodic follow up by a vascular surgeon. However, if the blockage is more than 80%, surgery will reduce the risk of stroke. ...Read more

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I need angioplasty for renal artery stenosis treatment how long should I take off work for?

I need angioplasty for renal artery stenosis treatment how long should I take off work for?

If indicated: The indication for this has been questioned but if its apropiate then a few days at best to let the groin heal up snd your fine. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for renal artery stenosis?

RAS: RAS due to atherosclerosis (ASO) more often than fibromuscular disease (FMD) Medical treatment does not alter RAS but can control BP. RAS can progress to occlusion. Controlling ASO risk factors appropriate. Open renal bypass infrequent. Angioplasty/stent more common but controversial. PTA probably Rx of choice for FMD. PTA/stent for ASO if flash pulmonary edema, uncontrolled BP, renal failure. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for renal artery stenosis?

What are some treatments for renal artery stenosis?

See below: Renal artery stenosis is narrowing of the kidney arteries most commonly due to cholesterol plaques accumulating inside the walls of the blood vessel. There are other causes as well. A cathetor can be inserted into the blood vessel and a balloon can be inflated to restore the lumen size. A stent is inserted to keep it open. There are surgical options in special circumstances,. ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatments for renal artery stenosis?

What are some alternative treatments for renal artery stenosis?

Stent or medical.: There is no difference in outcomes when using a renal artery stent or medical therapy to treat renal artery stenosis. Therefore, a person can get a stent placed by a vascular surgeon to treat the condition or a person can take multiple blood pressure medications without having to undergo surgery to treat the condition as well. ...Read more

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I don't believe in unnecessary medical treatment. Do I really need to treat basilar artery migraine?

I don't believe in unnecessary medical treatment. Do I really need to treat basilar artery migraine?

Depends on how bad i: The answer depends on how bad they are. If you can tolerate them without any issue then the answer is no. If they bother you then avoid triggers, exercise regularly, limit stress and get enough sleep (eg 7-8hrs min). Eat a well-balanced diet, avoid medications and alcohol and smoking. Avoid dairy, caffeine
wheat, chocolate, eggs, rye, tomatoes, oranges. There are some medications — talk to your md. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of basilar artery migraine?

What's the best treatment to get rid of basilar artery migraine?

No cure: Migraine may be controlled, not cured. There are cases of spontaneous cure. ...Read more

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What isa top basilar artery stroke?

What isa top basilar artery stroke?

Basilar for brainstm: The top of the basilar artery is like a fork in the road. When a blood clot affects this area, small strokes can occur in the brainstem, causing numbness, weakness, trouble talking, eye symptoms, or impaired consciousness, and sometimes, more than one stroke occurs at the same time. ...Read more

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Can the basilar artery be stented if it is not occluded?

Can the basilar artery be stented if it is not occluded?

Basilar Artery Steno: Yes it can, but the risk of embolic (blood clot) stroke and benefit compared to risk make the procedure used rarely. Anti coagulation is used more often for intracranial vascular occlusive disease. ...Read more

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How are basilar artery migraines diagnosed by doctors?

How are basilar artery migraines diagnosed by doctors?

Outdated concept: There's no such thing as basilar "artery" migraines. The term basilar migraine dates back to a time when migraine pathophysiology was thought to involve arterial wall constriction followed by compensatory dilation. Basilar migraine was thought due to basilar artery spasm. This notion has been discredited; however, the term is firmly entrenched & we all use it & know what it means & doesn't mean. ...Read more

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What is a basilar artery migraine?

What is a basilar artery migraine?

Brainstem origin: More common in woman, is associated with an aura of < than one hour followed by a headache. The aura produces a field cut (loss of vision) leading to temporary blindness, followed by ataxia, vertigo, tinnitus, nausea, vomiting, slurred speech, bilateral paresthesia, or a change in the level of consciousness. It affects all age groups and both sexes. The presentation can be confusing. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get basilar artery migraine?

Do a lot of people get basilar artery migraine?

Not really: About 10 to 15% of the total population have migraine headaches. Basilar artery migraines are a specific type of migraine and are less common. ...Read more

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What can I eat to avoid basilar artery migraine?

Nothing: Unless you know of some food that triggers your migraine, which you can avoid, you can not eat any food to avoid migraine. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a basilar artery migraine.?

See your doctor: Please consider seeing your doctor and describing your symptoms without use of internet or medical book research. ...Read more

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What are the key symptoms of basilar artery migraine?

What are the key symptoms of basilar artery migraine?

Varied: In about 25% of patients, vertigo, slurred speech, and diplopia imply altered brainstem function. Commonly in adolescent women but also in others, total blindness and sensorial clouding accompanied by vertigo, slurred speech, tinnitus and distal/perioral paresthesias followed by a confusional state. The symptoms usually persist for 30 m followed by a throbbing occipital headache. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a traumatic basilar artery aneurysm?

As the name suggests: It is aneurysm of dilatation of the basilar artery (at the back side of brain) due arterial wall disruption as a result of injury. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of having basilar artery migraine?

Extensive: Manifestations include dizziness, vertigo, ataxia, visual disturbances such as double vision or tunnel vision, numbness and/or weakness in face/arms/legs, clumsy speech. This is often familial. A higher stroke risk exists with this type. Blood clotting abnormalities may be present predisposing to strokes. ...Read more

Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more


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Stenosis (Definition)

Constriction or narrowing of something - duct, artery, passage way such as the outlet of the stomach into the small ...Read more