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Can You Join The Us Military With A Coarctation Of The Aorta
Aorta coarctation: I do not believe that the army will allow you to join ranks. Aortic coarctation is a condition that often requieres surgery at early age and patients need a very good blood pressure control often with medications. You might need to choose a different carreer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doubtful: I'm not an army medical officer and I don't play one on TV, but I doubt you'd qualify. ...Read more
Can u see all of the thoracic aorta with echocardiogram or just the root, ascendens and arch? if u ask the doc if ha can look at all of the aorta?
Bypass channels: The fetus/baby developed & is more or less normal in appearance at birth.That would only occur with the bodies ability to bypass the narrowing of a coarctation by channeling needed blood flow though other blood vessels(collaterals). A kid may go for a few years before the coarctation is discovered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Correct: No congenital heart disease can be "cured". We can fully correct some types though, and coarctation is one of those. But we can never make the heart/vessel the same as if the lesion never occurred (which is the definition of cure). Again, semantic but important point because anyone with coarctation should have life-long follow-up with a cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why or how?: The how is already answered by dr. Rubin. If your question is why treat coarctation it is to improve blood flow to the organs of the lower part of the body, prevent severe high blood pressure in upper part of body causing headache, dizziness, nosebleeds, shortness of breath and to prevent eventual development of enlarged heart and heart failure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you give me some clarification and feedback on a stroke caused by a clot in the portion of the heart not used after child birth?
Be more specific: Are you referring to a stroke caused by a blood clot which traveled from the heart to the brain after delivery? Blood clots can form in the heart for several reasons. If there is clot in the atria (or atrial appendage) and it breaks loose, it can travel to the brain and cause a stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Who is the best doctor in the country to treat severe stenosis in the distal p2 segment of the right posterior cerebral artery?
Yes: If there's a strong family history of any serious medical condition e.G heart attack, diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer, it's worth mentioning to your primary doctor and be pro-active about this so he/she can order regular blood testing or diagnostic work-up specific for a particular body system. Be frank and mention to your doctor of any lingering symptoms so appropriate work-up can be done. ...Read more
How can you get rid of a clot that occurs in the anterior descending branch of the left coronary artery?
I will undergo an MRI of the aorta, what will the doctors be able to see except the aorta? will they take pics from the side or from above my body?
Aortic valve: If there isn't a valve to keep the blood from sloshing back into the left ventricle when the left ventricle relaxes, the systemic blood flow will be compromised and the left ventricle will be volume overloaded. This is what happens with severe major aortic valve insufficiency. ...Read more
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