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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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How serious is an occlusion of the left circumflex artery if your heart is left-side dominant? Would an MI from that likely be fatal?

How serious is an occlusion of the left circumflex artery if your heart is left-side dominant? Would an MI from that likely be fatal?

Serious: Left dominance means the circumflex artery supplies the major back portion of the heart rather than the right artery So occlusion of this artery compromise a large area of heart muscle that can lead to death by fatal arrhythmia or by heart failure ...Read more

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MRA shows possible right vertebral artery occlusion, second MRA shows the right vertebral being a lot smaller than left. Is it occluded or small?!

MRA shows possible right vertebral artery occlusion, second MRA shows the right vertebral being a lot smaller than left. Is it occluded or small?!

That is a question-: -U need ask Ur provider. 2 MRI's of the same area can show occlusion or narrowing, as the position of the patients may vary a small amount, & the true pathology may not B Cn. ...Read more

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Basiler artery and left verebral artery occulsion, what is this?

Basilar artery: Basilar artery is formed by the confluence of the vertebral arteries. Vertebral arteries are branches off the subclavian arteries. They supply the posterior aspect of brain and flow into the circle of willis. Vertebral occlusions can occur due to atherosclerotic disease and dissection from trauma. ...Read more

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What exactly is renal artery occlusion?

What exactly is renal artery occlusion?

Blockage / narrowing: Of renal artery caused by atherosclerotic plaque or in few instances by fibromuscular dysplasia which occurs mostly in younger women, or from a fibrous obstruction in people with nerofibromatosis. ...Read more

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Is playing a sport good for artery occlusion?

Is playing a sport good for artery occlusion?

Please clarify.: Participating in sports, as a component to a healthy lifestyle, may prevent an artery occlusion but it might not be safe for you to participate in a sport if you currently have an artery occlusion. ...Read more

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Can renal artery occlusion be cured?

Can be relieved: Renal artery occlusion, a chronic condition can usually be relieved rather than "cured". Cure usually suggests that problem has completely resolved. Complete occlusion of renal artery would mean non function of kidney and can not be cured. 25% of people have two renal arteries and second artery can maintain function in part of kidney. Optimal treatment is stent placement by x-ray interventionist. ...Read more

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What are the tests for renal artery occlusion?

What are the tests for renal artery occlusion?

Vascular studies: A renal artery doppler, mr angiography, IV contrast angiography, co2 angiography, ct angiography are helpful. Older tests include ace inhibitor challenges, searching for drug mediated creatinine rise. This is not much used. ...Read more

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What is cerebral artery occlusion?

What is cerebral artery occlusion?

Clot: It is when something blocks blood flow through one of the cerebral arteries or their branches; often, this is a clot, and can result in a stroke. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for renal artery occlusion?

Is there a cure for renal artery occlusion?

Depends: "occlusion" means 100% blockage. "stenosis" means <100% blockage. If you have abrupt or very recent occlusion or stenosis, the artery can be dilated and stented using a wire & balloon (angioplasty). If there is chronic occlusion, the kidney has been permanently damaged and there's no benefit in doing anything further to the artery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in occlusion of the femoral artery at the level at which the profunda femoris is given off, arterial inflow to?

Can you tell me in occlusion of the femoral artery at the level at which the profunda femoris is given off, arterial inflow to?

Calf and foot: When the femoral artery decides the profunda feed the muscles of the thigh and the superficial femoral feed the leg from the knee down. There are some connections between the two protecting the leg. ...Read more

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Explain briefly about retinal artery occlusion?

Explain briefly about retinal artery occlusion?

See a retina special: A blocked retinal artery (usually from an embolus that traveled from somewhere else in the body like the carotid artery or the heart) can lead to vision loss. It could be a branch or the central retinal artery. There are no good treatment, but a systemic workup to look for the source is required (carotid ultrasound and echocardiogram). A rarer cause is giant cell arteritis. ...Read more

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What is the actual prognosis for renal artery occlusion?

What is the actual prognosis for renal artery occlusion?

Atrophy: If the vessel is truly totally occluded the kidney will shrink or atrophy. As long as the other kidney is ok, you should be too. See a good nephrologist and endovascular suegeon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Renal artery occlusion?

What is the definition or description of: Renal artery occlusion?

A blockage: Of the renal artery, the main artery supplying the kidney. Can lead to renal damage and hypertension. ...Read more

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I've developed renal artery occlusion. What should I be watching out for in the future?

I've developed renal artery occlusion. What should I be watching out for in the future?

High blood pressure: If your artery to the kidney is completely blocked, there is no reason to restore flow. However, you should be sure that it is completely blocked, rather than a very tight narrowing, which would require treatment.
The artery to your second kidney should be monitored to make sure that there is not an issue there. Losing flow to both kidneys would result in kidney failure, and dialysis. ...Read more

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How do you typically diagnose renal artery occlusion?

How do you typically diagnose renal artery occlusion?

See below: The gold standard for detecting renal artery occlusion is a renal angiogram, which is injecting a iodinated dye into the blood vessel and taking images. The dye itself can cause some reversible renal injury, and should be used weighing the risk and benefit. Other rare but serious complication is cholesterol embolii syndrome. Other tests eg ultrasound and MRI may not be conclusive. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of a renal artery occlusion?

What are the common symptoms of a renal artery occlusion?

No common symptoms: This problem is most commonly found, without symptoms, during testing for high blood pressure. The common causes are chronic occlusion from atherosclerosis or hyperplasia of the artery.

Acute embolic occlusion may result in severe flank pain. This is uncommon. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get renal artery occlusion?

How common is it for somebody to get renal artery occlusion?

Not so common: Depends on your age, BP level- less than 1% of patients with moderate or gr 2 (BP more than 160/100) high blood pressure will have renal artery stenosis or blockage. More common in caucasians than african americans. Usually don't have to screen for ras unless patient is on multiple medications, unable to tolerate medicines, severe high BP requiring hospitalization or kidney function is affected. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting renal artery occlusion?

Yes: The most common cause of renal artery stenosis is an obstructing plaque which is due to atherosclerosis. A history of smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes can cause a blockage to form in these arteries. Another rarer cause is blockage due to thickening within the arterial wall due to inflammation. This tends to occur in women, usually 30-50s, with little or no other risks. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have total occlusion of the carotid artery?

What does it mean if I have total occlusion of the carotid artery?

Total Occlusion: Total Occlusion means that it is completely blocked and no blood can flow through it. That is very bad. The brain is where the blood is going!

If you have disease in any artery, you probably have disease in other arteries. Inflammation is one of the main causes. ...Read more

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How do you effectively prevent renal artery occlusion?

Placing a stent: Renal artery stents can dilate a stenosed or narror renal artery and prevent occlusion. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I could get renal artery occlusion?

Are there some genetic reasons I could get renal artery occlusion?

Yes: There are inherited disorders of clotting that can predispose you to arterial disease in the kidney and elsewhere. Additionally there are familial disorders of metabolism that cause accelerated atherosclerosis. A strong family history of premature arterial disease or heart attacks raises one's suspicions. These conditions can be mitigated through judicious use of medications. ...Read more

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Is there any medication for superficial femoral artery occlusion?

Is there any medication for superficial femoral artery occlusion?

Periph. Art. Dis.: Yes & No. Atherosclerosis is slowed by using meds. Such as antiplatelets (aspirin etc etc), potent statins (atorva., rosuva, .etc);ACEI's (lisinopril etc) or ARB's;some betablockers, and other meds such as cilastozol etc. A complete or high grade occlusion however will need either antegrade or retrograde mechanical revascularization as well as meds. If in area seek my practice out as we can help ...Read more

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Is central retinal artery occlusion correctible, and if so, then how much time do you have?

Is central retinal artery occlusion correctible, and if so, then how much time do you have?

Not correctable: Occlusion of the vessel can occur from a plaque, clot, emboli, irregular heart beat, etc. Eye can worsen (glaucoma/pain) even if vision improves some, which is rare. The important task to do is to prevent more events in eyes and brain, see your family doctor to determine what caused this occlusion. ...Read more

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Is it true the heart can build more capillaries with strong diet and exercise? Can it save you from complete occlusion of artery?

Is it true the heart can build more capillaries with strong diet and exercise? Can it save you from complete occlusion of artery?

Great question: Its true the heart can grow its own bypass, a very providential fact when it comes to survival. ...Read more

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radial artery is narrowed in calibre with eccentric calcific foci in its midportion causing partial occlusion. What is calcific foci?

radial artery is narrowed in calibre with eccentric calcific foci in its midportion causing partial occlusion. What is calcific foci?

Plaque: Is built up in that location and there is some calcium within it. Unless it is appreciably slowing the blood flow there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What is total radial artery occlusion? Is this good or bad? What is treatment?

Radial artery: Occlusion may or may not be symptomatic depending upon the level ie wrist, forearm level, the collateral circulation ie other avenues for blood flow, the pattern of the baseline circulation to the hand and fingers as some have a radial artery that never contributed much to the hand ie an ulnar dominant pattern and if the thrombosis itself is causing symptoms via alternative nerve pathways. ...Read more

Obstruction (Definition)

Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more


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Occlusion (Definition)

This refers to how the teeth come together. There are 3 classifications: normal or class i, an excessive overbite or class ii, and an ...Read more