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What is the difference between normal collateral vessels and varices?

What is the difference between normal collateral vessels and varices?

Bulging Veins.: Varicose veins are bulging grape-like appearing veins which are most commonly seen on the legs. These are due to leaking(refluxing) valves usually in the saphenous system. Some causes include hereditary, pregnancy, trauma and aging. Varicose veins are abnormal veins. Collateral veins are normal veins that are not bulging and are usually straight. They tend to be blue . ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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Prox RCA 100% stenosis,the distal run off is poor, there is a colateral blood supply to the vessel from the CX,should I have an immediate angioplasty?

Prox RCA 100% stenosis,the distal run off is poor, there is a colateral blood supply to the vessel from the CX,should I have an immediate angioplasty?

Talk to your Doc Now: This is a far too complicated answer than the few words you have described. I can advise you to speak with your physician immediately about this issue, as you very well may be in need of angioplasty or bypass surgery. However, there may be other reasons to aggressively treat this with Aspirin, Statin and B-Blocker therapy. ...Read more

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What is small vessel ischemia?

What is small vessel ischemia?

Ischemia: Ischemia means inadequate blood flow. This can happen because the large size blood vessels are narrowed. It can also happen with normal large vessels and abnormal small blood vessels causing the inadequate flow. This is 'small vessel ischemia'. We don't have surgery or stents for 'small vessels' at this time. ...Read more

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What is small vessel vasculopathy?

What is small vessel vasculopathy?

Inflammation: This is a pathology term related to inflammation and at times occlusion of blood vessels. In the central nervous system including the brain it can occur in the context of any process that increases inflammation. It is thought to contribute to neurodegeneration. There are a wide variety of conditions that can lead to it. Stay safe! ...Read more

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What does three cord vessels seen mean?

What does three cord vessels seen mean?

Reason to smile: Babies' umbilical cords should contain 3 vessels, so it's something we look for on ultrasound and at the time of birth. Sometimes the cord will only contain two vessels, and this is sometimes associated with problems. So if you see only 2 vessels, further investigation may be warranted. But 3 vessels means happy, happy. ...Read more

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What exactly is mild small vessel ischemia?

Poor circulation: Thru small blood vessels typically involving calf and foot, or hands. May be due to blockage (commonly diabetes), spasm, extreme temperature change, ...Read more

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Should I be concerned that my baby only has two cord vessels?

Should I be concerned that my baby only has two cord vessels?

Yes & no: A two vessel cord can present in a child that has other congenital anomalies or a chromosome defect. About 1/2 to 1/100 births have this finding and about 1/3 have other obvious problems. Some recommend a renal ultrasound be done to look for kidney defects if nothing is suspicious on exam. I've seen many over the years & never had a problem show up that wasn't evident on initial exam. ...Read more

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What is chronic small vessel ischemic disease and can it be treated?

What is chronic small vessel ischemic disease and can it be treated?

Misnomer: Great question. Ther is no chronic sm vessel ishchemic disease. It is invented by radiologists. It does not have treatment. ...Read more