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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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Can you die from coronary artery dissection?

Can you die from coronary artery dissection?

Yes: Coronary artery dissection is a serious condition which may mostly lead to a massive heart attack and death. Needs an immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Can you get coronary artery disease from drugs?

Can you get coronary artery disease from drugs?

Yes: "drugs" is a vague term but if you mean recreational drugs then yes. Marijuana is as bad if not worse than cigarettes. No filter, held for extended time in lungs, and often contains unknown contaminants.So if smoking is a known risk factor....Cocaine tends to cause intense coronary artery vasospasm.This can damage the endothelium and allow cholesterol to deposit in the vessels. ...Read more

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Can you develop coronary artery disease from hypertension?

Can you develop coronary artery disease from hypertension?

Yes: Hypertension is one of the many risk factors for atherosclerosis. The others are diabetes, family history, high cholestol, and smoking. ...Read more

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Could someone get a heart attack or stroke from blocked veins?

Could someone get a heart attack or stroke from blocked veins?

Yes, can happen: Typically, may be associated with obstruction of large venous plexi over surface of brain, and may be an association with pregnancy, female hormones, BCP's, and a variety of vasculitides, plus misc other causations. Classical is a sagittal sinus thrombosis. ...Read more

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Could you die by touching the carotid arteries?

Could you die by touching the carotid arteries?

Exceedingly unlikely: The chances of this happening are extremely remote. Having said that we are always extremely cautious in examining patients with carotid artery atherosclerosis. I have personally witnessed at least one patient getting a stroke after a carotid artery examination--fortunately he recovered. So it is theoretically possible to get a stroke large enough to cause death, but the odds are extremely small. ...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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Can you die from vasculitis?

Can you die from vasculitis?

Vasculitis is a: Very complicated illness. It can be mild or extremely severe and yes patients can die from vascuilitis. When vasculitis (or inflammation of blood vessels) affects organs such as the kidneys and/or brain, and bowel for example severe illness can occur and death can follow. There is treatment and you need to work closely with your doctors to prevent end organ damage and potentially death. ...Read more

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Can you die from having pulsatile tinnitus?

Can you die from having pulsatile tinnitus?

Pulsatile tinnitus: Pulsatile tinnitus is the most dangerous kind of tinnitus and may have a vascular source. The best course of action is to visit a doctor in person and get a physical examination. The physician will determine what tests and labs you need. ...Read more

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Can you die from temporal lobe epilepsy?

Can you die from temporal lobe epilepsy?

If untreated maybe: Death risk far higher if seizure generalizes to grand mal, and occurs while at heights or driving. Also, something called sudep, which is death during sleep. But, if one takes appropriate anti-epileptic drugs and prevents the seizures, these episodes are rare, if ever, and may very well have a normal lifespan. ...Read more

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Can you get coronary artery disease from a heart panic attack on ecstasy?

Can you get coronary artery disease from a heart panic attack on ecstasy?

Side effects: No, you cannot get coronary disease from ecstasy. However, you can have side effects from the impurities in the drug. You never can tell for sure what you are ingesting from a street drug. You can have an arrthymia from too high of a heart rate but not coronary disease. ...Read more

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How can you prevent from getting coronary artery disease?

How can you prevent from getting coronary artery disease?

Change life style: To prevent CAD risk factor modification is the key. Keep cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes under excellent control. Beside that cardiovascular exercise daily and do not smoke. Stress management is important as well. These are called the modifiable risk that somone can manage. ...Read more

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Can you die from meningioma?

Can you die from meningioma?

Yes: All abnormal growths in the brain are serious. A meningioma is brain tumor that can vary from very mild to very severe. Some are very slow growing and depending on the patient's age and risks for surgery "might" not be removed. Most are removed, simply because the earlier one can be removed the less the chance it could grow so big as to kill someone. That is too simplistic an answer. ...Read more

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Can you die from a splenic infarction?

Can you die from a splenic infarction?

Yes, but unlikely: A very large splenic infarction can be fatal, but this is unusual. The underlying cause of the infarction needs to be determined, and treatment suggested. Atrial fibrillation or other heart rhythm disturbance is a common cause of splenic infarction. ...Read more

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Can you please describe myotic aneurysm from pancreas transplant artery anastomosis?

Mycotic aneurysm : Is generally an infected area of a blood vessel that is stretched out of its usual cylindrical shape. At an anastomosis between two vessels this could be a false aneurysm, formed when there is some leakage of blood from the anastomosis. This could be quite dangerous, particularly in an immunosuppressed individual after a transplant. ...Read more

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Can you get optic migraines from a brain tumor?

Can you get optic migraines from a brain tumor?

No, but: The visual phenomena of migraines is caused by changes in blood flow as the arteries in the head narrow (spasm). Brain tumors can also cause visual changes, usually loss of peripheral vision, but other visual phenomena similar to migraines are known to occur. Brain tumors are rare; migraines are not. ...Read more

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How do you establish cause and effect in Carotid Artery blockage stroke.?

How do you establish cause and effect in Carotid Artery blockage stroke.?

Carotid disease: If angiogram was "fine" then you must not have any. The best way is to get a piece of the blockage in the carotid and look at it under a microscope. Most common cause would be vascular damage (rust) from smoking, high blood pressure, high lipids or old trauma. Happy to do 2nd Opinion to help narrow this down in you. ...Read more

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Could an acute cerebral vascular accident occur from a carotid endarterectmy?

Could an acute cerebral vascular accident occur from a carotid endarterectmy?

Yes: This is one of the risks of the procedure. More experienced surgeons have lower complication rates. Ask your hospital about complication rates. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Karelis
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Basilar Artery Migraine (Definition)

What we used to call basilar migraines are now usually called complicated migraines with neurologic symptoms accompanying the migraine such as numbness ...Read more