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Can swelling in the limbs be caused by coarctation of the aorta?

Can swelling in the limbs be caused by coarctation of the aorta?

Usually not: It's unlikely that coarctation of the aorta will cause any form of swelling in the upper extremities or lower extremities. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Can a dilation of the ascending aorta be temporary and caused by infection?

Can a dilation of the ascending aorta be temporary and caused by infection?

Not Temporary: Chagas disease is a tropical parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. It can cause aortic dilation aka aneurysm. Once dilation happens it is not temporary. Close monitoring needed. ...Read more

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Which part of the heart is affected by occluding the following coronary arteries?

Which part of the heart is affected by occluding the following coronary arteries?

See below: Lad ("left anterior descending" artery)--affects anterior (front) wall of the left ventricle, and apex (the tip). Circumflex artery--affects the lateral wall of left ventricle, and usually part of the posterior (back). Right coronary artery--affects inferior (bottom) wall of left ventricle and all of the right ventricle (if occluded proximally enough in its course). ...Read more

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Can small vessel disease of the brain cause pain in the feet?

Can small vessel disease of the brain cause pain in the feet?

No.: Pain in the feet is much more likely to come from small vessel disease in the feet and involvement of distal nerves. ...Read more

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Can tingling and numbness in the cheeks be caused by nerve damage in the arm?

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Can tingling and numbness in the cheeks be caused by nerve damage in the arm?

No: Although inflammation in the hand can cause shoulder pain at times (hand-shoulder syndrome), the face is not neurally connected to the arm. ...Read more

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I have may-thurner syndrome. Can this be the cause of a varicocele? Do any of the veins in the scrotum require outflow through the common iliac vein?

I have may-thurner syndrome. Can this be the cause of a varicocele? Do any of the veins in the scrotum require outflow through the common iliac vein?

Related: Pelvic venous congestion and prominent scrotal veins are in the same family of conditions. Collateral veins take up for obstructions. There are more diagnosed and treated iliac obstructions now with newer techniques. ...Read more

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Can pains in the head be caused by burst blood vessels in the scalp?

Can pains in the head be caused by burst blood vessels in the scalp?

Unlikely!: Although one would expect some tenderness at the site of a injured blood vessel, it should remain superficial and not cause any pain in the head proper. If your CT was of the head and is Neg. and the headaches continue, one should follow up with their physician and /or see a Neurologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is the right pulmonary artery connected to the arch of the aorta, if so, by what?

Is the right pulmonary artery connected to the arch of the aorta, if so, by what?

Ductus arteriosus : The pulmonary artery is connected to the aorta through ductus arteriosus which most often occludes just after birth ...Read more

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Can sterility be caused by a blockage in both of the tubes?

Can sterility be caused by a blockage in both of the tubes?

Yes: Tubal blockage on both sides would prevent sperm and egg from meeting, and thus would be considered sterility. ...Read more

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Which parts of the body can be affected by diabetes?

Which parts of the body can be affected by diabetes?

Many parts: Since diabetes can damage blood vessels, almost any part of the body can be affected by diabetes. Common complications include the eyes (diabetic retinopathy, cataract, and increased risk for glaucoma), peripheral neuropathy, heart disease, kidneys, increased risk for stroke, problems with skin and mouth healing, poor blood flow to feet leading to damage, worsens osteoporosis, and hearing problems. ...Read more

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What complications can accompany the coarctation of the aorta?

What complications can accompany the coarctation of the aorta?

Several: Aortic coarctation is associated with hypertension (high blood pressure). This can develop even years later, after successful surgical correction, due to a diffuse dysfunction of cells lining artery walls. This can also affect coronary arteries (causing atherosclerosis), and the adjacent (non-coarcted) aorta, with risk of aneurysm formation or dissection of the aorta wall. ...Read more

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What happens when the structure and function of the heart are affected by a congenital defect?

What happens when the structure and function of the heart are affected by a congenital defect?

CHD: Congenital heart defects (chd) come in varied forms. Some are common (asd and vsd) and others are very rare (criss cros heart). Some are extremely critical (tapvr) while others may not even be known of (ASD) so structure of heart is different in each. Function also varies. See your pediatric cardiologist for further info on congenital heart defects. ...Read more

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Is coarctation of the aorta caused by genetics?

Sometimes: Some girls with turner syndrome have coarctation of the aorta. In general, congenital heart disease in live births is associated with genetic syndromes at least 30% of the time. Even when a genetic amniocentesis had normal results, neonatologists, pediatric cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons often refer to geneticists for clinical evaluations and further laboratory studies. ...Read more

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Which portion of the brain is served by the anterior and middle cerebral arteries?

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Which portion of the brain is served by the anterior and middle cerebral arteries?

Cerebral Arteries: Anterior supplies the medial portions of the Frontal lobes & Superior medial Parietal lobes. Middle supplies the anterior part of Temporal lobes & the Insular cortices, & many parts of lateral cerebral cortex. ...Read more

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Significance of this? Extrinsic compression on the thoracic esophagus by the aortic arch in what appears to be left main stem bronchus.

Significance of this? Extrinsic compression on the thoracic esophagus by the aortic arch in what appears to be left main stem bronchus.

Odd: I assume you are reading the results of a radiology study (recent imaging procedure). The listed structures all lie in close proximity in the mediastinum, the most posterior of which is the esophagus. Unless you are having difficulty swallowing, a cough, or chest discomfort, I wouldn't worry much about this. You might want to confirm by reviewing the report with your doctor. ...Read more

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What other systems of the body may be affected by coronary artery disease?

What other systems of the body may be affected by coronary artery disease?

Specifically: CAD (Coronary Artery Disease ) effects only the heart muscle (by lowering it's blood supply" but the SAME DISEASE PROCESS generally is also occurring in the general vascular system ( legs and brain) and if the heart fails the kidneys will also be affected.
Hope this is what you are asking!
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Can swelling in the limbs be caused by coarctation of the aorta?

Usually not: It's unlikely that coarctation of the aorta will cause any form of swelling in the upper extremities or lower extremities. ...Read more

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Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more