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What is symptoms of splenic artery aneurysm leaking? I have a 1.9cm that has bit changed in 2 years

What is symptoms of splenic artery aneurysm leaking? I have a 1.9cm that has bit changed in 2 years

Artery leak: Artery bleeding is usually quite brisk but with slower bleeding within the spleen, weakness, fatigue and left upper abdominal discomfort may be noted. I assume you're being followed by a vascular surgeon for the aneurysm. Read more

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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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Swollen lymph node on coroided neck artery. Can this kill me? No noticeable size change. Been there three years. Recent dizziness.

Swollen lymph node on coroided neck artery. Can this kill me? No noticeable size change. Been there three years. Recent dizziness.

Lymphadenopathy: 1) is your lymph node swollen (lymphadenopathy, lad) or just palpable? Somtimes thin people can feel lymph nodes easier than others, 2) is it stable (3yrs) or growing? 3) is the dizziness (a non-specific and common symptom) related to the dizziness. Lad has a broad ddx: http://www. Matheny. Info/files/habermann_mayo_clin_proc_2000_75_723.Pdf - see table 3 especially - LAD a-z. Read more

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Once effient is started must you wait one year before it can be changed? I have 2 stents in LAD artery.

Once effient is started must you wait one year before it can be changed? I have 2 stents in LAD artery.

Effluent for a year: There are a number of medications in that class of drugs that may be substituted for Effient if there is a problem with taking it. Ask your heart doctor. Read more

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Calcified Splenic artery aneurysm went from 15x15x15 to 19mm in one year is this a cause of alarm or diff drs reading it makes it change.?

Calcified Splenic artery aneurysm went from 15x15x15 to 19mm in one year is this a cause of alarm or diff drs reading it makes it change.?

Depends: There may be some variation in measurements from scan to scan based on CT slice registration and measurement technique. However, and enlarging aneurysm may be at risk of rupture. Suggest consultation with Interventional Radiology Read more

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How long does it take for arteries to become blocked? 20, 40 years?

How long does it take for arteries to become blocked? 20, 40 years?

Varies: Arteriosclerosis or hardening of the arteries tends to run in the family dna, and some are prone to develop blockage early in the teen years, especially when associated with juvenile diabetes. The blockage starts with a fatty streak in the wall of arteries, and this is seen in teen years/early twenty, and progresses so that blockage is seen in every decade thereafter. Read more

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How can someone knows how old are his arteries, for example:if I am 37 years old, how do I detect how old my arteries age, any method I can follow?

How can someone knows how old are his arteries, for example:if I am 37 years old, how do I detect how old my arteries age, any method I can follow?

Arteries are ur age: Arterial duplex can assess segments of some arteries for arteriosclerotic plaque formation. Even if no plaque visualized, the artery may have early plaque or yellow streaks which is arteriosclerotic disease. If you image the carotids in the neck, you can still have carotid disease in the intrathoracic or the intracranial segments of the artery. So even if the neck portion isokyoucanstillhavestroke. Read more

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I had slightly elevated cholesterol for last 10 years Age 35 Total 200~240. Is there any test to access the damage I have done so far to arteries.?

I had slightly elevated cholesterol for last 10 years Age 35 Total 200~240. Is there any test to access the damage I have done so far to arteries.?

High cholesterol: Hi. Total cholesterol is a fairly uninformative number, and treatment decisions should not be based on it. It helps to know your overall profile. If "high" is due to HDL, no problem. If "high" is due to LDL, that is a risk for atherosclerosis. Are your triglycerides high or normal? Hi triglycerides correlate with low HDL, which is another risk for atherosclerosis. So without more information... Read more

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If I am now 32 years old and have pain in my chest, am I too young to have clogged arteries?

If I am now 32 years old and have pain in my chest, am I too young to have clogged arteries?

Chest pain: 32 is not to young to have atherosclerosis. This does not mean that your chest pain is caused by atherosclerosis however. At 32 other things are higher probability. Read more

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I had an ekg and ecg 2 years ago all normal, would this have detected any blockages in my arteries? I am 32 years old

I had an ekg and ecg 2 years ago all normal, would this have detected any blockages in my arteries? I am 32 years old

ECG: The ECG doesn't detect coronary artery lesions that aren't causing a problem. If you are concerned about your arteries work with your doc, eat a Mediterranean diet, get regular aerobic exercise, don't smoke and stay on the program. Read more

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With all the breakthroughs and cures, surely an artery can be unblocked. In 3 years all ive had is statins asprin and get exercise, and dumped?

With all the breakthroughs and cures, surely an artery can be unblocked. In 3 years all ive had is statins asprin and get exercise, and dumped?

Only short term: All the "breakthroughs" in treating block arteries including balloon dilatation, stents, ultrasound and surgeries are meant for temporary relief which is easy. The big challenge is how to keep the artery open on a long term basis and there is so far no substitute for a healthy lifestyle including stop smoking, healthy diet and regular exercise plus aspirin, statin. Control of BP and diabetes also Read more

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How long does it usually take for some salt in your diet to clog arteries? Does it take many years? Will my doctor let me know if this is a problem?

How long does it usually take for some salt in your diet to clog arteries? Does it take many years? Will my doctor let me know if this is a problem?

Sodium, sodium...: Salt does not clog the arteries. Sodium sensitizes the arteries to adrenaline, so they may go into spasm, and your blood pressure goes up. If this happens every day for many years, your blood pressure will be elevated all the time, and this does damage the arteries, because their natural repair mechanism is with cholesterol, that does clog the arteries. Try sodium free salt (yes, it's available. Read more

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What's a woman's odds of having plaque in her arteries by age 56? Angiogram showed clean, but she's been obese for many years. Could it be false neg?

What's a woman's odds of having plaque in her arteries by age 56? Angiogram showed clean, but she's been obese for many years. Could it be false neg?

I trust it: Obesity itself is actually not a risk, though it is a marker for hypertension, diabetes, and lack of exercise which are. The sumo athletes of Japan are obese but have no coronary risk. And I have autopsied plenty of obese folks with great vessels. A lot is genetic. Read more

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Should I take Calcium with D? Had been taking it off & on for years but recentky discontinued due to reading that it caused calcification of arteries.

Should I take Calcium with D? Had been taking it off & on for years but recentky discontinued due to reading that it caused calcification of arteries.

Ask doctor to check: Many middle age and older adults have low vitamin D3 levels which causes bone problems, increased risk for lung infections and probably increased risk for diabetes of older age. However, high doses of vitamin D and high doses of calcium can cause problems with bones (as seen in a study in Britain several years ago) and with blood vessel calcium deposits. Check the vitamin D and calcium level first Read more

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Are there less invasive procedures for bifemoral artery bypass surgery? Had the cath done for years ago and they said it was too advanced for that.

NO: When you need an aortobifemoral graft you need an aortobifemoral graft, period. When that is what you need, nothing else will give the long term patency. Lesser procedures have suboptimal flows and lesser 5 year patency rates. Read more

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17 yrs old Is it bad to eat cheese everyday with butter n semi-skimmed milk? 1-2 times a day for a couple of years not overweight. Clog up arteries?

17 yrs old Is it bad to eat cheese everyday with butter n semi-skimmed milk? 1-2 times a day for a couple of years not overweight. Clog up arteries?

Unhealthy: I would consider this very unhealthy because of the high levels of saturated fats contained in those foods. I recommend that you get your serum lipids (cholesterol with hdl, ldl and triglycerides) measured if your diet has been this high in saturated fats and if your family history is positive for hyperlipidemia, premature coronary heart disease or ischemic stroke. Learn to eat healthily now. Read more

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If I've sat around and not done much for 8 years, sedentary, and am 26, eating lots of fast food, is this enough time to get clogged heart arteries?

If I've sat around and not done much for 8 years, sedentary, and am 26, eating lots of fast food, is this enough time to get clogged heart arteries?

It is possible: Age correlates with presence of atherosclerosis or plaque and will be more likely with more risk factors. The answer to you question is based on a postmortem study on Korean war and Vietnam war combatants. Prevalence of "clogged arteries " was almost 75% and blockage of > 75% was 1/10. Average age was in the 20's. So is it possible to have clogged arteries by the mid 20's Read more