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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Cardiac Pacing (Definition)

For selected patients with arrhythmias, particularly heart block- electrical, and slow rhythms, pacing can be life saving. Wires are passed, usually transvenous, to the inner - endocardium surface of the heart, tested for stimulus threshold, and connected to the battery-pacer device. All this is implanted under the skin. The new devices are multi-programmable transcutaneous , ...Read more


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What is the new cardiac valvular form of eds?

What is the new cardiac valvular form of eds?

Not: There are 7 forms of ehlers-danlos syndrome. None specifically affect valves. Type IV which is very rare causes fragile blood vessels which can rupture. Type iii is the commonest form and causes hypermobile joints ("double jointedness") and it is benign. My research revealed no "new valvular" form of eds. ...Read more

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What's transmission of eds?

What's transmission of eds?

Genetic: The only common form of eds is type iii. This is because afflicted individuals rarely reach childhood; and, certainly not adulthood. Eds iii is an autosomally dominant gene which means that 50% of children of the affected person will have the disease; or each child has a 50% risk of developing the disease. ...Read more

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How would I get diagnoses for EDS?

Ehlers Danlos? : If you are referring to Ehlers-Danlos, your doctor will do a physical exam of your skin and joints. She may also do a skin biopsy looking for abnormal collagen. ...Read more

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What is inheritance and pentrance of eds?

What is inheritance and pentrance of eds?

Depends: Ehlers danlos is a family of disorders, which has 6 major and several minor types. Given the multiple genes involved, it can be inherited in both autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive patterns, and can even spring from a de novo mutation. Penetrance depends on the type of mutation, and can therefore not be reliably calculated without more information. ...Read more

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Seeking treatment & cure for EDS?

Seeking treatment & cure for EDS?

Just five words?: Question a bit vague; maybe asking about Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS). If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap basic forum is free. Post your question with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors may answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. ...Read more

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What is ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds)?

"Ehlers–Danlos": Ehlers–danlos syndrome (also known as "cutis hyperelastica") is an inherited tissue disorder caused by a defect in the body's synthesis of collagen. Collagen in connective tissue helps tissues to resist deformation. In the skin, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels and organs, collagen plays a very significant role and with increased elasticity or "stretchiness" they may not work right. ...Read more

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Do people with eds have more hernias?

Yes: I presume you mean ehlers-danlos syndrome, and yes, patients with this connective tissue disorder are more probe to hernia formation. ...Read more

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Can i have eds and lupus at the same time?

Yes.: EDS has 11 types, all hereditary,all with gene mutations causing problems with collagen in skin,bone,blood vessels.Symptoms include stretchy easily bruised skin, double jointedness,back pain,flat feet,early arthritis,etc. Lupus, an autoimmune disease, requires 4 of 11criteria.MalarorDiscoidrash,Photosensitivity,OralUlcers,Arthritis,Serositis,KidneyDz,Neurologic Sx's,Blood abn,immunologic,ANA. ...Read more

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What does injection treatment for eds involve?

What does injection treatment for eds involve?

Mitochondrialsupport: Many enzymatic cofactors necessary for mitochondrial energy production, as well as antioxidants to clear up the free radicals which are produced by the working mitochondria which would otherwise injure them. Cofactors commonly injected include L-carntine (Carnitor)_ and vitamin B12, and a mix inositol, choline, and folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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Do gastrointestinal issues/problems occur with eds?

Not common: It depends on the subtype of ehlors-danlos syndrome, but not a common feature except in the most severe subtypes with excessive tissue tears without much trauma. Speak with york physician to see if you have any of those subtypes. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Marfan syndrome and eds?

What's the difference between Marfan syndrome and eds?

Stature and heart: Marfans people are tall, skinny, with valve problems, joint instability, but also have aortic problems. Ehlers danlos has hypermobility, subluxations, but also certain types of eds have tissue fragility, spontaneous pneumothorax, joint subluxation, and has difficulty healing. ...Read more

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Is there a way that heredity affects body weight like eds?

Is there a way that heredity affects body weight like eds?

Yes: Pima indians of the desert southwestern us live where food is scarce. Therefore, a gene that makes food storage into fat very efficient so that they survive the desert. Taken out of the desert, and fed a standard american diet, they will gain weight. Similar genes are certainly present that will soon be described once the human genome is fully known. ...Read more

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Do poor healing wounds often have connection to marphan or eds?

Do poor healing wounds often have connection to marphan or eds?

Yes: These disorders as well as several others can be evaluated by overall clinical picture and genetic testing. ...Read more

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What is the average life span of someone who has eds or marfans?

What is the average life span of someone who has eds or marfans?

Generally, normal: People with eds generally have a normal lifespan. Though, those with the rare vascular type of eds have a high risk of sudden death from organ or vessel rupture. Heart-related complications can shorten the lifespan of people with marfan syndrome, though many live into their 60's and 70's (i.e. Normal lifespan) with careful medical management. ...Read more

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What would be the initial and average cost of injection therapy if eds?

What would be the initial and average cost of injection therapy if eds?

$120: A small amount of a chemical is injected directly into the corpora cavernosa. These chemicals are smooth muscle relaxants and thus help increase blood flow into the penis. ...Read more

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Is hypermobility syndrome different from the EDS hypermobility type? is so, how?

Hyper mobility: Yes there is a large difference as hyper mobile joints is just about flexibility where EDS is a genetic problem of connective tissue so involves several organs. ...Read more

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How come many patients with clinical eds diagnoses do not test positive yet have vascular issues?

How come many patients with clinical eds diagnoses do not test positive yet have vascular issues?

No simple test: Eds in one form (vascular eds) can cause weakness of the blood vessels. If the vessel ruptures seriousl consequences can occur. Eds causes a weakness or loss of elasticity which can lead to stretching, ballooning out and eventual rupture. Probably easiest way to diagnose is with ultrasound or ct with contrast. ...Read more

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Cardiac Catheterization (Definition)

This is a procedure where narrow, flexible tubes are inserted into a peripheral artery through a cut in the skin, and advanced to the heart. Dye can be injected through the catheters into the arteries of the heart to look for blockages ("angiogram"), or to measure pressure within the cardiac chambers ("right heart cath"). Arteries can be opened with balloons/stents at the ...Read more


Dr. Martin Bress
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Cardiac Rehabilitation (Definition)

After a major cardiac event your physician may refer you to cardiac rehabilitation. This is a course of physical therapy and education to reverse cardiovascular disease and deconditioning in a safe, monitored, and progressive pattern of arm, leg, and heart exercises. Typical equipment include treadmill, bicycle and arm bicycle. You learn a new lifestyle ...Read more